BYU, Utah State extend football series through 2020

By Kevin Kelley -

The BYU Cougars and the Utah State Aggies have added games in 2019 and 2020 to their existing football series, both schools announced today.

BYU will travel to face Utah State at Romney Stadium in Logan on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The Cougars will then host the Aggies at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.

“I believe it’s important to continue this longstanding football series with Utah State. There is a lot of history and tradition between the two universities and the recent games have been very competitive,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. “Scott Barnes has done an outstanding job at USU, and the Aggies have gained strength in all areas of their football program. I’ve loved the in-state rivalry with USU as a player, coach and administrator and look forward to these future games.”

BYU and Utah State met on Oct. 3 last season with the Aggies coming out on top 35-20. The two schools are also scheduled to meet on Nov. 28, 2015 and Sept. 29, 2017 in Logan and Nov. 26, 2016 and Oct. 5, 2018 in Provo.

The Cougars and Aggies have met a total of 84 times. BYU leads the series 46-35-3 and has won 12 of the last 14.

“We are excited to continue our home and home series with BYU long-term,” said Utah State VP and Director of Athletics Scott Barnes. “This rivalry is important to both institutions and the state of Utah.”

BYU now has eight games tentatively scheduled for the 2019 season and seven in 2020. Opponents include Wisconsin Virginia, USC, Washington, Boise State, Michigan State, Arizona State, Missouri and Stanford.

Utah State is also scheduled to visit Wake Forest in 2019. The 2020 game at BYU is the first announced non-conference game for the Aggies for that season.

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