The Washington Huskies have scheduled future home-and-home football series vs. the BYU Cougars and the Michigan Wolverines.
“We are excited about our future football schedules,” Washington director of athletics Scott Woodward said. “Our goal is to win championships, and we will continue to work to supplement our challenging Pac-12 slate with games that are both exciting for our fans and beneficial for our program.”
Washington will host BYU at Husky Stadium in Seattle on Sept. 29, 2018. The Huskies will then travel to face the Cougars at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Sept. 21, 2019.
Washington and BYU have met nine times in a series that dates back to 1985. The Huskies hold a one-game lead in the series (5-4) and took the most recent meeting 31-16 in the 2013 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.
“We’re excited to announce this series with the Huskies,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. “Washington has a great football tradition and they fit well with our philosophy of scheduling regional games. It gives our fans in the Pacific Northwest an opportunity to see our football team play live.”
The Michigan Wolverines will visit Washington’s Husky stadium in the first of a two-game series on Sept. 5, 2020. Washington will then return the trip to Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Sept. 18, 2021.
Michigan and Washington haven’t met on the gridiron since a 2002 matchup in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines nipped the Huskies 31-29 in that game to extend their overall series lead to 7-5.
“We are excited to rekindle a rivalry that has showcased some great games and great teams for both programs,” said Brady Hoke, U-M’s J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach. “There have been some exciting, down-to-the-wire football games between Michigan and Washington and we anticipate the same type of contests when this series is played at the outset of the next decade.”
Washington also announced today that due to a conflict with the Big Ten schedule, Wisconsin canceled the home-and-home series that was scheduled for 2018 and 2021.
Washington now has their future non-conference football schedules almost completely set through the 2021 season. They only need one game each in 2017, 2020, and 2021.
Per their release, the BYU Cougars now have “22 future games scheduled with nine different teams from the Pac-12 Conference from 2014 through 2025.”