The BYU Cougars and the Arizona State Sun Devils have scheduled a home-and-home football series for the 2020 and 2021 seasons, both schools have announced.
Arizona State will host the first game of the series at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe on Sept. 19, 2020. In the second and final game, BYU will host ASU at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Sept. 18, 2021.
“BYU-ASU is a great regional matchup that dates back to the 1930s,” said BYU Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe. “As charter members of the Western Athletic Conference, we’ve enjoyed a rich football rivalry. We look forward to playing in Tempe again, where we have a lot of Cougar fans and alumni. It will also be exciting to have ASU back in Provo.”
“This football series with Brigham Young University renews one of our oldest and most interesting rivalries,” ASU Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson said. “These two institutions and the communities they represent enjoy a long, rich history and a lot of common bonds between them. Also, it fulfills a need for us to schedule home/home series with institutions that are located in the Western portion of the United States.”
Arizona State and BYU have met 27 times on the football field. ASU leads the overall series 20-7 but lost the last two meetings in 1997 and 1998.
BYU is the first announced non-conference opponent for the Arizona State Sun Devils for both the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
The Cougars now have five games announced for the 2020 season and three in 2021. In 2020, BYU is also slated to host Arizona (Sept. 12) and Virginia (date TBD) and travel to Boise State (Oct. 17) and Stanford (Nov. 28).
BYU’s 2020 home game against Virginia was previously announced as Sept. 19, but the game date is to be determined since the trip to ASU now occupies that slot.
In 2021, BYU is scheduled to host Boise State on Oct. 9 and travel to USC on Nov. 27.