According to comments made yesterday by Utah athletics director Chris Hill, the BYU Cougars are scheduling a three-game football series with the Stanford Cardinal beginning in 2020.
Hill’s comment on BYU-Stanford came while talking to reporters after he announced that Utah and BYU were close to completing a contract to play in 2017 and 2018.
Hill also said late-season games with BYU won't be regular because of BYU-USC series and BYU-Stanford series beginning in 2020.
— Mike Sorensen (@sorny8) July 9, 2013
According to Utah AD Chris Hill, BYU and Stanford will play 3-game series starting in 2020.
— Jeff Call (@AJeffreyCall) July 9, 2013
Neither BYU or Stanford have made an official announcement yet, so it’s not clear if the two teams have a signed contract or are in discussions for a series.
If it’s a three-game series as Hill mentioned, it would certainly be a 2-for-1 in Stanford’s favor.
BYU and Stanford have met twice in their history, a home-and-home series played in 2003 in Provo and 2004 in Stanford. The Cardinal beat the Cougars 18-14 and 37-10, respectively.
Last month, BYU announced a similar 2-for-1 series with the USC Trojans. The Cougars will host USC in 2019 and will travel to Los Angeles in 2021 and 2023. The two road games are both on Thanksgiving weekend.
With USC lined up for 2019, 2021, and 2023, some are speculating that the Cougars will likely play Stanford in 2020, 2022, and 2024.