BYU announced Thursday afternoon that they will play Boise State Saturday, November 7 in Boise — the original scheduled date before the season started was November 6.
“The annual game between BYU and Boise State has become a much-anticipated regional rivalry between two universities with great football traditions,” said Tom Holmoe. “We are pleased the Mountain West Conference determined to play football in 2020 and worked with Boise State to allow this previously scheduled non-conference game to be played.”
The MWC commissioner hinted last week that this game would be added to the schedule. With the addition of the Broncos, BYU now has 9 games on its schedule. Boise State immediately becomes BYU’s best opponent and adds a much needed quality opponent to BYU’s schedule. The Broncos are coming off a 12-2 season and finished the year ranked 19th.
UCF was a rumored opponent to be added November 7th, so it makes it tougher to add them now. The AAC has its championship scheduled December 5th, but they recently moved the Houston-Memphis game to that date. If the AAC postpones their championship to the 12th, December 5th could be a spot where BYU and UCF play each other.
Overall, a great addition for BYU and Boise State to schedule each other. Both have New Year’s 6 bowl hopes and need this game in order to boost their strength of schedule.