The BYU Cougars have announced their 2013 football schedule, which features games against Boise State, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.
BYU announced their schedule this evening on BYUtv. The 2013 season will be the third for Brigham Young as an independent in football.
Due to the Mountain West Conference expending to 12 teams and adding a championship game, BYU and Hawaii have canceled their 2013 contest which was scheduled for Dec. 7.
BYU opens the 2013 season at Virginia on Aug. 31 and then returns to Provo for their home-opener against Texas on Sept. 7. Following an open date, the Cougars host in-state rival Utah (Sept. 21) and Middle Tennessee (Fri., Sept. 27) at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
The following week, the Cougars will play their second consecutive Friday game when they travel to face Utah State on Oct. 4. Eight days later, Georgia Tech visits Provo on Oct. 12, which is the final game of a two-game series.
BYU then travels to face Houston on Oct. 19, likely at Reliant Stadium. Houston’s on-campus home, Robertson Stadium, was recently demolished and a new stadium will be built on the same site.
Boise State visits LaVell Edwards Stadium on Oct 26. It will be the first visit to Provo for the Broncos since 2003.
After their second open week, BYU travels to face Wisconsin (Nov. 9) and then returns home to host Idaho State (Nov. 16).
BYU closes out the 2013 regular-season with back-to-back road games at Notre Dame (Nov. 23) and at Nevada (Nov. 30). The Nevada game is part of a 3-game series that was announced earlier today.
“I really like the way this schedule came together,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. “I like the balance of home and away games and the opportunity to play in different regions of the country. It’s one of the best schedules in program history.”
Future Schedule Updates
On BYUtv tonight, BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe stated that the series with Hawaii has been cancelled. The two schools were set to play almost every season through 2020.
In addition, Holmoe indicated that the Cougars will open the 2017 season at home vs. Wisconsin. That date will likely be Sept. 2, 2017.