Last summer, Utah Athletic Director Chris Hill hinted that BYU and Stanford were in talks about scheduling a series. For one of the few times in human history, a Ute delivered on his word. BYU Athletic Director, Tom Holmoe announced a scheduling agreement today with the Stanford Cardinal.
A four-game series that will start in 2020 and will be completed in 2025. Both games at Stanford will be on Thanksgiving weekend in 2020 and 2022. Then the games in Provo will be in September in 2023 and 2025.
This will be the first time BYU has played Stanford since 2004. Stanford owns a 2-0 lead on the Cougars. Stanford visited BYU in 2003.
Along with a series against Stanford, Holmoe also announced games with Hawaii in 2017 and 2018. When independence was originally announced back in 2010, Hawaii and BYU had a long-term 12 year scheduling agreement. When Hawaii left for the Mountain West Conference in football and hired Norm Chow as their head coach, that threw a wrench in things. Both games against the Rainbow Warriors will be in November.
Finally BYU will be playing Savannah State, an FCS school, on Senior Day in 2014. That gives BYU 13 games on the schedule. That’s a no go by NCAA rules. So there will be a cancellation on the 2014 schedule coming soon. Many believe it is Southern Miss who will be pulling out. Southern Miss if you haven’t heard is on a 17-game losing streak. Maybe Savannah State is actually a better team than Southern Miss. Oh wait, this is Savannah State. The Savannah State team that lost to Oklahoma State and Florida State in 2012 by a combined 139-0. Then lost to Miami this season, 77-7. At least the Tigers will receive a nice payday for their efforts.