SALT LAKE CITY — BYU-Boise State is back on, giving the Cougars their highest profile Group of Five opponent for the novel coronavirus-impacted 2020 season.
The Cougars and Broncos will face each other Nov. 7 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise.
That’s the same date the two programs were set to face each other, prior to the Mountain West Conference’s decision on Aug. 10 to postpone the 2020 season due to COVID-19 health concerns. The MWC announced last week it will play an abbreviated schedule beginning Oct. 24, however, and released its revised schedule Thursday.
“The annual game between BYU and Boise State has become a much-anticipated regional rivalry between two universities with great football traditions,” BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said in a statement. “We are pleased the Mountain West Conference determined to play football in 2020 and worked with Boise State to allow this previously scheduled nonconference game to be played.”
Kickoff times and broadcast plans for the football game will be announced at a later time. The addition gives BYU nine current games on its 2020 season, with one at Army postponed last month.
The Cougars and Broncos have played 10 previous times, with Boise State owning a 7-3 record over BYU. The two schools are currently contracted to play through the 2023 season, with another 10-year deal running from 2025 to 2034.