Washington State has moved their 2013 football game against BYU to the 2019 season, WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced today. The new date is now Sept. 14, 2019.
“At our request BYU has agreed to move our 2013 game to the 2019 season,” Moos said. “This move will provide greater balance to our future schedules.”
Washington State and BYU finalized a 2012-13 home-and-home football series last December, and the first game was played in Provo back on Aug. 30. BYU crushed Washington State 30-6.
With BYU off the schedule in 2013, Washington State has added a home contest against Southern Utah for Sept. 14. The move completes WSU’s non-conference schedule, which features a season-opener at Auburn on Aug. 31 and a visit from Idaho on Sept. 21.
Reading between the lines of Moos statement, it’s obvious that Washington State made the move to lighten their non-conference schedule for next season. The Cougars are currently in their first season under head coach Mike Leach and are experiencing some growing pains (2-7 overall, 0-6 in the Pac-12).
Meanwhile, BYU replaced the postponed Washington State contest with Virginia. The Cougars announced yesterday that they will travel to Virginia on Aug. 31, 2013 and will host the Cavaliers on Sept. 20, 2014.