Brigham Young Cougars head coach Kalani Sitake works the sideline during the game against the UTSA Roadrunners at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
The BYU football team’s premier game on its 2020 schedule will be played a day earlier than originally planned.
BYU announced Tuesday that its road contest against the Boise State Broncos — which was scheduled for Nov. 7 — will now be played Nov. 6, with kickoff slated for 7:45 p.m. MT.
It will air on FS1.
The BYU-Boise State game has been moved to Friday, Nov. 6. The game will be broadcast on FS1 with kickoff scheduled for 7:45pm MT.#BYUFOOTBALL #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/0FJbfS9ACT
— BYU FOOTBALL (@BYUfootball) October 13, 2020
The two sides long had that date planned, but it was canceled when the Mountain West Conference, of which the Broncos belong, announced Aug. 10 that it was postponing the start of the season.
Once the conference decided it was going to start playing, however, the game was put back on the schedule, with the announcement coming on Oct. 1.
“The annual game between BYU and Boise State has become a much-anticipated regional rivalry between two universities with great football traditions,” BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said in a statement announcing the game getting back on the schedule. “We are pleased the Mountain West Conference determined to play football in 2020 and worked with Boise State to allow this previously scheduled nonconference game to be played.”
The Cougars and Broncos have played 10 previous times, with Boise State owning a 7-3 record over BYU. The two schools are currently contracted to play through the 2023 season, with another 10-year deal running from 2025 to 2034.
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