The BYU Cougars and the Virginia Cavaliers have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2013 and 2014, the two schools announced today.
BYU will travel to face Virginia at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville on Aug. 31, 2013. The Cougars will then host the Cavaliers at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Sept. 20, 2014.
“I really like this series with Virginia,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. “It’s been more than a decade since we played at Virginia. It should be a great game for BYU fans in that part of the country and will provide a unique travel experience for both teams.”
In their last meeting in 2000, BYU defeated Virginia 38-35 in Charlottesville. The Cavaliers were victorious in the other two meetings, 22-16 in the 1987 All-American Bowl and 45-40 in Provo in 1999.
“We feel fortunate that we were able to schedule a series with BYU, a school with a strong football tradition, on such short notice,” Virginia Executive Associate Director of Athletics Jon Oliver said. “Historically the games have been very competitive and we look forward to opening the season against them in 2013 in Scott Stadium.”
BYU now has 12 games scheduled for 2013, although one or two teams reportedly backed out. The Cougars have yet to announce who those teams are.