Nov. 24, 2012; Logan, UT, USA; Utah State Aggies spirit squad member Julia Williams performs during the fourth quarter against the Idaho Vandals at Romney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas C. Pizac-USA TODAY Sports

BYU Football: Cougars will Play Utah State in November for 2015 & 2016 Seasons


The Battle for the Old Wagon Wheel extends its series today.  BYU and Utah State have made some changes and added additional games to their scheduling agreement.  The most notable addition is two games will be played in the month of November.  November 28, 2015 BYU will travel to Logan, and in 2016 BYU will host the Aggies on November 26, 2016.

Here’s BYU Athletic Director Tom Holmoe’s thoughts on the added games from BYU’s press release:

I appreciate the working relationship I have with Scott Barnes at Utah State,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. “We needed to make some adjustments to our 2014 and 2015 football schedules and in the process were able to add an additional game to the series. Scott has done an outstanding job at USU and is great to work with. We value the longstanding in-state rivalry and look forward to the next four games with Utah State.

At first glance, many people will probably be upset with the move to make a series with Utah State a home-and-home.  Over the next four years BYU will go to Logan twice, and the Aggies will come to Provo twice.  But the fact that this game gets moved to November is huge, and important.  The biggest obstacle in front of BYU right now is scheduling quality home games in the month of November.  Adding an in-state rivalry game for a Senior Day is great.  Beats sending out the Cougars Senior classes against the likes of New Mexico State, Idaho, and Idaho State.

BYU currently has three home games and five road games for the 2015 schedule.  For 2016, BYU has two neutral site games, three road games, and now one home game in Utah State.

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