PROVO — ESPN and BYU officials announced Tuesday morning that the Cougars' 2013 home opener against Texas on Sept. 7 will be televised on ESPN2 in a 5 p.m. MT kickoff from LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Available in nearly 100 million homes, ESPN2 will carry the BYU-Texas game in an East Coast prime-time matchup. BYU ranks No. 5 in total wins (357) since 1972 when Hall of Fame coach LaVell Edwards took over the program, while Big 12 power Texas is No. 7 in overall victories (349) in the same time frame.
One of seven teams that participated in a 2012 bowl game on the Cougars' 2013 schedule, Texas will face off with BYU for the fourth time in series history. The Longhorns edged the Cougars, 17-16, in the last meeting in Austin in 2011 after BYU won the first two matchups with a 22-17 win in Austin in 1987 and a 47-6 triumph in Provo in 1988.
BYU also announced its home game against Idaho State on Nov. 16 will start at 1 p.m. MT and will be televised on BYUtv.
BYU last played Texas during 2011, game the Cougars lost 17-16 in Austin. A full photo gallery from that game can be found above, and here is the full game report from 2011, written by the Deseret News' Jeff Call.
|2013 BYU Football Schedule|
|@ Virginia||Saturday||Aug. 31||1:30 p.m. MT||ESPNU|
|Texas||Saturday||Sept. 7||5 p.m. MT||ESPN2|
|Middle Tennessee||Friday||Sept. 27||TBA||TBA|
|@ Utah State||Friday||Oct. 4||6 p.m. MT||CBS Sports|
|Georgia Tech||Saturday||Oct. 12||TBA||TBA|
|@ Houston||Saturday||Oct. 19||TBA||TBA|
|Boise State||Friday||Oct. 25||6:00 p.m. MT||ESPN|
|@ Wisconsin||Saturday||Nov. 9||TBA||TBA|
|Idaho State||Saturday||Nov. 16||1 p.m. MT||BYUtv|
|@ Notre Dame||Saturday||Nov. 23||1:30 p.m. MT||NBC|
|@ Nevada||Saturday||Nov. 30||1 p.m. MT||CBS Sports|
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