Two days after a report came out that BYU would play Army this season, BYU confirmed Wednesday morning that they will travel to West Point to play at Army Saturday, September 19. The game will be nationally televised on CBS at 3:30 ET. The game is part of a home-and-home series which Army will return November 2032 in Provo.
BYU and Army West Point today announced a home-and-home football series, with the first game on Sept. 19, 2020 in West Point, N.Y. The game will be broadcast nationally on the CBS Television Network at 3:30 p.m. ET.— BYU Cougars PR (@BYUCougarsPR) August 19, 2020
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Normally an SEC game would be reserved for that time slot of CBS, but with Army’s CBS contract and no SEC games until the 26th, BYU-Army is able to fill the slot.
BYU’s games versus the service academies should get huge ratings. BYU-Navy is on a primetime slot Monday night, Labor Day on ESPN and could be the first game of the college football season. BYU went Independent to gain exposure, and they will get just that early in the season. BYU may be the most viewed college program during the month of September.
With the addition of Army, BYU has five games on the schedule. Look for BYU to try to schedule 10 games.
9/7 - at Navy
9/19 - at Army
9/26 - vs Troy
10/16 - vs Houston
11/21 - vs North Alabama