BYU Football: Cougars include Boise State in 2020 schedule


SALT LAKE CITY – BYU-Boise is back at State, giving the Coggers five of their biggest Group of Five rivals for the novel coronovirus-impacted 2020 season.

The Cuppers and Broncos will clash with each other on November 7 at Bozen’s Albertsons Stadium.

On the same date the two programs were scheduled to face each other, ahead of the Mountain West Conference decision on August 10 to postpone the 2020 season due to COVID-19 health concerns. MWC announced last week that it would play a short schedule starting October 24, and released its revised schedule on Thursday.

“The annual game between BYU and Boise State has become a much-awaited regional rivalry between universities with two football great traditions,” BYU Athletic Director Tom Holmo said in a statement. “We are happy with the Mountain West Conference scheduled to play football in 2020 and working with Boise State to allow this previously scheduled non-conference to play.”

Kickoff times and broadcast plans for the football game will be announced later. Also in its 2020 season BYU returns nine current games, one of which was postponed to the military last month.

With Boise State at BYU with a 7-3 record, the Cougars and Broncos have played 10 times. Both schools are currently contracted to play through the 2023 season, another 10-year deal lasting from 2025 to 2034.