Thursday BYU announced that they will be playing a home-and-home series with UCLA in 2015 and 2016. The first game will be played in Pasadena, California at the Rose Bowl on September 19, 2015. The Bruins will make the return trip to Provo, Utah to play the Cougars on September 17, 2016 at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Tom Holmoe, the BYU Athletic Director, stated, "I'm excited for this series with UCLA. It's a great matchup versus an opponent rich in football tradition, and a team that will be fighting for a Pac-12 championship. It's also a great opportunity for our large fan base in Southern California to see the Cougars play in the Rose Bowl-one of the most storied football venues in the country."
BYU and UCLA have played each other ten times, with the Bruins leading the series 7-3. The last game between the two was in 2008 in Provo, with the Cougars winning 59-0. They played each other twice in 2007; Bruins won the regular season game 27-17 and then Eathyn Manumaleuna preserved the 17-16 Las Vegas Bowl victory with a blocked field goal.
BYU has eight PAC-12 schools on future schedules for a total of 19 games. The Cougars also have 7 away games and 5 home games scheduled for 2015, as of right now. It is highly unlikely that will remain the case and much of the speculation is that the Southern Miss game will be moved to another season to accommodate a 6-home, 6-away, game schedule.