BYU will travel to face Cal at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley on Nov. 29, 2014. The Cougars will then host the Golden Bears at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Sept. 16, 2017.
“This is obviously a unique series for me,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe who coached football at Cal from 1996-2001. “Cal is a world-class academic institution with a historic football tradition. Playing in the newly remodeled Memorial Stadium will be a treat for our team and the Cougar faithful who attend the Berkeley matchup, and having the Golden Bears play at LaVell Edwards Stadium will be a great game for our home fans.”
BYU and Cal have played three times with the last meeting coming in the 2005 Las Vegas Bowl. The Cougars lead the series 2-1.
BYU has now tentatively completed their 2014 football schedule. The Cougars are set to host Virginia, Houston, Utah State, Nevada, Southern Miss, and UNLV and will travel to UConn, Texas, UCF, Boise State, Middle Tennessee, and California.
The addition of Cal in 2017 gives the BYU Cougars six games, four at home and two on the road. BYU is also slated to host Boise State, San Jose State, and Wisconsin and travel to East Carolina and Fresno State.
California has completed their non-conference schedule for the 2014 season. The Golden Bears open the season at Northwestern on Aug. 30 and then host Sacramento State on Sept. 6.
The game at BYU in 2017 is the first announced non-conference game for Cal for that season.