A nice regional rivalry has started to develop between BYU and Boise State and it looks like that will continue well into the future.
BYU announced today that the Cougars and Broncos will extend their current series, an addition that will have the teams facing off ten more times in 2025-2034. In the same release BYU announced that they will be playing Southern Utah in 2023, the first time facing off against the Thunderbirds since their 37-7 win in 2016.
The new series with Boise State leaves a one year gap in 2024.
BYU announces football games with Boise State and Southern Utah— BYU Cougars PR (@BYUCougarsPR) September 10, 2019
The Cougars and Broncos have agreed to play a series of 10 games from 2025 through 2034
BYU and Southern Utah will play in 2023
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Boise State has a 7-2 advantage in the series that has featured some very entertaining contests in the last few years. Two times the Broncos snuck away with one point victories at home, first in 2012 and again in 2016, and then the Cougars won in dramatic fashion in 2015 thanks to some last minute heroics from Tanner Mangum. Just this last year BYU came close to stealing a win in Boise but the Cougars fell short when a potential go-ahead drive stalled at the goal line.
This year the Broncos will be coming to Provo on October 19th for BYU’s homecoming game. Based on the announced agreement there will be a one year break where BYU and BSU won’t be playing each other, which will fall in 2024.