We have a season opener.
BYU officially announced that it will open the 2020 season on Monday, September 7 (Labor Day) at Navy on ESPN at 8pm EDT. The game is part of a two-game series with Navy, with the return game in Provo at a undetermined future date.
BYU will open the 2020 season in a nationally featured game on ESPN against the Naval Academy on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland.— BYU FOOTBALL (@BYUfootball) August 6, 2020
Kickoff is set for 8pm EDT/6pm MDT.#BYUFOOTBALL #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/ms13Dl70nc
Navy is coming off a 11-2 season in which they were co-champions of the West Division in the AAC. Navy is of course coached by Ken Niumatalolo, a member of the LDS Church and candidate for the BYU coaching spot in late 2015 after Bronco Mendenhall left.
If the game happens as scheduled (fingers crossed), it should be one of BYU’s highest rated games ever. With no NFL games on, Labor Day night on ESPN is always a spot that gets a ton of views.
As part of the announcement, BYU said they will announce games as they become finalized.