Minnesota and BYU schedule football series for 2020 and 2025

By Kevin Kelley -

The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the BYU Cougars have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2020 and 2025, the schools announced on Wednesday.

Minnesota will host BYU at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sept. 26, 2020. The Golden Gophers will then travel to face the Cougars at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Sept. 20, 2025.

The 2020 game will be the first-ever meeting between Minnesota and BYU on the gridiron. For Minnesota, it’s also their third announced non-conference opponent for that season. The Gophers are also slated to host New Mexico State and Miami (OH).

BYU now has nine games scheduled for the 2020 season. In addition to Minnesota, BYU is slated to travel to Utah, Arizona State, Boise State, NIU, and Stanford.

Home games for BYU in 2020 include Michigan State, Utah State, and Missouri.

“We’re excited to announce this series with Minnesota,” BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe said. “We are always looking for opportunities to schedule storied football programs like Minnesota. It will be a great experience for our coaches, players and fans to visit Big Ten country and we look forward to hosting the Gophers at LaVell Edwards Stadium.”

Minnesota also announced today that they will travel to face Colorado at Folsom Field in Boulder on Sept. 18, 2021. The Gophers will then host the Buffaloes in Minneapolis on Sept. 17, 2022.

The Minnesota-Colorado series has been on the books as far back as 2012. We aren’t exactly sure why they included it in their announcement today.

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  1. Stryker
    October 26, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Should be: “Minnesota is also scheduled to host Miami-Ohio and New Mexico State in 2020. BYU is the Gophers first announced non-conference opponent for the 2025 season.”

  2. Shep
    October 27, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Should be: “BYU realizes they’re not getting into a P5 conference, slam down their sixth Pepsi in self pity and continue future scheduling. Minnesota, disappointed they cannot add Akron to fulfill their P5 commits, begrudgingly signs deal with BYU.”

    • moeman
      October 27, 2016 at 10:59 am

      The reasoning as to why the B12 got cold on BYU is absurd. The LGBT complained they weren’t getting enough respect, and now that they are, they are now in the business of pooping on other peoples culture. The LGBT protested the inclusion of BYU because of their honor code barring homosexual activity. Last I checked, BYU didn’t allow sexual activity period…….don’t know why the LGBT thinks they are so special. They threw a March Madness tournament because one of their starters slept with his girlfriend. I think it’s silly but it is THEIR culture. It’s THEIR standards. You don’t have to attend if you disagree, but that doesn’t mean they should be shunned just like LGBT people used to be.

      At least we know their message of tolerance only applies to themselves and not others.

      (Not a BYU fan by the way, but it would be nice to see the B12 get back to the good number, and they were honestly the best grab)

    • Shep
      October 27, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      And maybe it’s the conference’s culture to not take so kindly to the magic plates, OH WELL. Cincy and Houston are better grabs as a whole, but I would’ve gone Cincy/Memphis for the markets and dollars.

    • JackStriker
      October 27, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      “Minnesota, disappointed they cannot add Akron to fulfill their P5 commits, begrudgingly signs deal with BYU.”

      But when Miss. State schedules (and loses to) BYU it is considered a god OOC game. SEC record vs. P5 thus far is 5-6. Big10 is 8-5.

    • Billy
      October 27, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      Shep, Try to stir the pot all you can, but nothing wrong here with Minnesota and BYU getting together. Minnesota only plays three OOC games and have Oregon State, BYU, and Colorado all in the near future. Not always the strongest schedules in the coming years for Minnesota, but it’s nothing like the continuous weak scheduling of many of the SEC programs. Keep stirring.

    • Joe
      October 28, 2016 at 11:53 am

      The SEC doesn’t have ‘weak scheduling.’ They play just as tough a nonconference schedule as anyone else as well as the most difficult conference schedule.

    • Billy
      October 28, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      Joe You Are Delusional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Adam C.
      October 31, 2016 at 2:49 am

      “…would’ve gone Memphis for the markets and dollars.” Hahahahahahaha. Idiot.

      Trust me, bro…there’s a reason the Big 12 chopped Memphis off the list quick. Try to keep up mang.

  3. JackStriker
    October 29, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Vandy – L – Georgia Tech, 1point W over WKU
    Miss. State – L – South Alabama, L – BYU
    Mizzou – L – Middle Tennessee State, L – West Virginia
    Kentucky – L – Southern Miss

    Records vs. P5 Schools
    Big 10 – is 8-4.
    ACC – 6-6
    Pac 12 – 6-4
    Big 12 – 4-6
    SEC – 5-6

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