The BYU Cougars and the USC Trojans have scheduled a three-game football series for 2019, 2021, and 2023, BYU announced today at their Media Days.
In the first game of the series, BYU will host USC at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Sept. 14, 2019.
The second and third games of the series will both be played at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Thanksgiving weekend in 2021 (Nov. 27) and 2023 (Nov. 25).
“We have a huge number of Cougar football fans in Southern California who will love having a chance to see their team play twice against one of the best programs in all of college football,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. “Cougar Nation will also be excited to have USC come to Provo.”
BYU and USC have only met twice on the football field. The Trojans defeated the Cougars in both games, 35-18 in 2003 in L.A. and 42-10 in 2004 in Provo.
BYU now has five games scheduled in 2019 and two in both 2021 and 2023. In 2019, the Cougars also host Nevada and Boise State and travel to Virginia and Washington State.
The Trojans now have two games slated in 2019 and 2023 and three in 2021. USC also plays Notre Dame each season and is supposed to play Tennessee in 2021 at a site to be announced.