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BYU-Houston Game Moved From Provo to Houston, Game Time Announced

BYU has one less home game this season (for now).

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Just when we felt like we had some clarity with BYU’s schedule, another change happened.

Luckily it’s only a change of venue and not a complete loss of a game. BYU’s scheduled match-up with the University of Houston has been moved from Lavell Edwards Stadium to Houston’s turf at TDECU Stadium. The game will still be played on Friday, Oct. 16th and broadcasted on ESPN2. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 MDT.

The change comes as a result of travel issues for the University of Houston stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The game is part of a home-and-home series that BYU and Houston set up in 2017. The first game of that series was to be played this season in Provo, with the return match in Houston. The two schools agreed to switch the order of the games in order to better deal with the difficult nature of the current year. The second game of the series was scheduled for Oct. 7, 2023. In the press release, BYU announced the second game will be played on “a date to be determined” — look for the 2023 game to be in Provo.

2020 isn’t a bad year to have road games. BYU’s main source of revenue is ticket sales, so they can get much more revenue for the future home with 60,000 fans as opposed to however many fans would be allowed in Lavell Edwards Stadium this season.

This leaves 5 home games on the current schedule for BYU this year: Troy, UTSA, Texas State, Western Kentucky, and North Alabama.