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BYU football schedules: Cougars add Toledo to 2016 schedule with two-game series

BYU announced an addition to the 2016 football schedule.

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BYU announced a new series during football media day Wednesday.

The Cougars have agreed to a home-and-home series with the Toledo Rockets of the MAC. Toledo visits Provo on Fri. Sept. 30, 2016 and BYU takes a trip to Ohio on Sept. 28, 2019.

Toledo is added to a loaded 2016 schedule and is a good balance game to provide a quality-but-beatable group of 5 school. The Rockets have posted five consecutive winning seasons.

2016's schedule now looks like this:

Arizona (Glendale)
at Utah
UCLA
West Virginia (FedEx Field)
TOLEDO
at Michigan State
MISSISSIPPI STATE
at Boise State
at Cincinnati
UMASS
UTAH STATE

There would still be one game to fill in 2016, and it was said on the State of the Program broadcast (as expected) that an FCS team would fill in that final game at home for BYU.

BYU and Toledo have never met on the football field. It seems the Cougars are targeting the MAC a little to fill in some schedule gaps, also having a home-and-home series with Northern Illinois in 2018 and 2020. The Rockets are coached by Matt Campbell, in his fourth season after taking over for Tim Beckman, and posted a 9-4 record in 2014.