Under the new contract, Utah State and BYU will play a home and home series during the next four years, replacing the current deal that had USU hosting the Cougars once and playing in Provo twice.
In all, Utah State will host BYU on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 and on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 on Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium and face the Cougars in Provo on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 and on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.
“This is an important scheduling adjustment because it begins a home and home series, which has been our goal, and fills a hole in our home schedule in 2015,” said Utah State athletic director Scott Barnes. “We are excited to keep this historic in-state rivalry going and I appreciate working with BYU Athletics Director Tom Holmoe to get this done now.”
“I appreciate the working relationship I have with Scott Barnes at Utah State,” said BYU athletics director Tom Holmoe. “We needed to make some adjustments to our 2014 and 2015 football schedules and in the process were able to add an additional game to the series. Scott has done an outstanding job at USU and is great to work with. We value the longstanding in-state rivalry and look forward to the next four games with Utah State.”
All-time, Utah State and BYU have faced one another 82 times as the Aggies are 34-45-3 against the Cougars, including an 18-15-2 record in Logan, a 16-27-1 record in Provo and a 0-3 record at neutral sites.