The BYU Cougars have scheduled future football games against five WAC schools for 2011 and 2012. The games are part of a scheduling agreement with BYU and the WAC.
On Tuesday, the Cougars announced that they will leave the Mountain West and go independent in football in 2011. As a result, the WAC has agreed to supply BYU wil five football opponents in 2011 and four in 2012. Listed below are details of each matchup.
BYU vs. Hawaii
BYU leads the overall series against Hawaii 19-8, but the two schools haven’t played since 2002.
BYU vs. Idaho
BYU will host the Idaho Vandals at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo in 2011. The Cougars will not play a return game against Idaho in Moscow.
Idaho is 2-1 all-time against BYU. The two schools played a series of games in 1953, 1954 and 1955.
BYU vs. Louisiana Tech
BYU and Louisiana Tech will play a 2011-12 home-and-home series. BYU will travel to face Louisiana Tech at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston in 2011. In 2012, the Cougars will host the Bulldogs at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo.
The 2011 game will be the first ever meeting between these two schools.
BYU vs. New Mexico State
BYU and New Mexico State will play a 2011-12 home-and-home series. BYU will host New Mexico State in Provo in 2011. In 2012, the Cougars will travel to face the Aggies at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces.
The Cougars and Aggies have never met in football.
BYU vs. San Jose State
BYU and San Jose State will play a 2011-12 home-and-home series. BYU will host San Jose State in 2011 and travel to Spartan Stadium in 2012.
San Jose State leads the series against BYU 9-5. The two schools previously met in 1998, but prior to that they hadn’t played since 1969.