The BYU Cougars and the UCLA Bruins have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2015 and 2016, both schools announced today.
In the first game, BYU will travel to face UCLA at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sept. 19, 2015. The Cougars will host the second and final game of the series at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Sept. 17, 2016.
“I’m exited for this series with UCLA. It’s a great matchup versus an opponent rich in football tradition, and a team that will be fighting for a Pac-12 championship,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. “It’s also a great opportunity for our large fan base in Southern California to see the Cougars play in the Rose Bowl—one of the most storied football venues in the country.”
BYU and UCLA have met ten times with the Bruins holding a 7-3 advantage in the series. In their last meeting in 2008, BYU beat UCLA 59-0 in Provo.
For UCLA, the BYU series in 2015 and 2016 replaces a previously scheduled series against Nevada. The Bruins also have future series set against Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Fresno State, San Diego State, Rutgers, LSU and Michigan.
BYU now has 12 games scheduled for the 2015 season, but there will likely be a change to their current lineup since only five games are at home.
Good upgrade! Nice work Tom.
Southern Miss game will likely be moved or canceled. FCS replacement?
Don’t remind them.
Happy to see UCLA again. Good to see another home and home. I’m just curious what away game is getting bumped…. I’m with the comment above. Southern Miss will get bumped and someone else will be added.
BYU has a really interesting 2015 schedule. We’ll be exciting to see how that plays out for them.
At least this year and 2015 have 12 games. After that, future years are why Bronco just threw up the prayer of getting into the Big XII. They may or may not bite… depending on whom teams 12, 13, and 14 would be. Certainly they’re still at the top of the XII call list. Unfortunately for them, Cincinnati still is an overall turnoff (although Tuberville makes them more interesting if he’s successful), UNI needs to grow a bit more, Houston is in the wrong state to be interesting, and SMU still carries the stink of death.
True, it is probably pretty difficult scheduling 12 games. That said, Holmoe has done it for the first 5 years. I’m sure that he can schedule for ’16 and beyond…. as needed.
Also, Bronco has asked and responded that he would love to play in the B12. Hardly ‘a prayer’. Would you have answered the question any other way? As everyone knows, NO conference will add BYU unless it is a financial no-brainer. If the TV money is right, the B12 will bite.
So excited to see this on the schedule. Way to go Tom. Replacing the 7th away game will interesting. Replacing So Miss will give them 4 home games in October which is lame so hopefully, they can move some stuff around.
Southern Miss would Crush BYU. Sounds good to me!
perhaps BYU can manage with only 5 home games because they would receive nice visiting team paychecks when they visit Michigan, Nebraska, and UCLA.
They are getting some nice checks from Michigan and Nebraska. Nebraska is playing Southern Miss $2.2M for a one and done. (Nebraska has played 8 home games these last two years–hopefully, it starts counting against their SOS).