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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 7 2012 10:00 a.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

This is Holmoe's attempt to get a BCS win for the frustrated cougar fan base. You guys should schedule Duke and North Carolina in football too, you could really beat your chests then.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Expect that 2014 game to be bought out by Virginia, making this another one-and-done bodybag game for BYU.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Great job BYU, this is yet another team from a part of the country not usually frequented by BYU. Holmoe's doing a great job getting quality opponents for the Cougars.


I like how they are filling the bye week with these announcements to keep things interesting

Cedar City, UT

Awesome! Fans just need to be patient. This Independence thing is already turning out to be a great gig. 10+ games each season on ESPN, and every game on National TV. Increased revenue. Games all over the country, and against a variety of opponents. As soon as the play-off system goes into action in 2014, it wont matter if you are a member of one of the BIG-6 conferences. If you play a tough enough schedule and win out, you will get a shot. BYU has some intense schedules in the coming years, hopefully the staff and athletic dept. can put us in a place to be very competitive.

Saint George, UT

This is good news. I'll take an ACC opponent over a WAC opponent any day. Should be a fun matchup. Kudos to Holmoe for brokering this deal. It also gives the BYU fanbase in the Virginias a chance to see the Cougars in person.

Palo Alto, CA

Chris B

Kinda like Utah playing the dregs of the conference so Utah fans can beat their chests about beating 2- and 3-win "bcs" teams???

btw, Duke(6-4) and North Carolina(6-3) are both having much better seasons than U. Of course, you'd know that, if you actually followed college football, instead of just spouting off.

Salt Lake City, UT

It's hilarious how every BYU scheduling announcement elicits a deluge of inane comments from our jealous little friends on the hill.

Another exciting series for the Cougars and another chance to travel to an interesting part of the country.

Slowly, but surely, BYU's Independent schedule is starting to take shape and every quality opponent added produces more angst amongst our little brothers.

Provo, UT

I like this series, I like how BYU is playing some very diverse teams. Ute fans can't really say that as they continue to get embarrassed week in and week out in the pac12.

Oakley, UT

I am really starting to like this independence thing! BYU all over ESPN and Utah, well I have Direct TV like so many others and haven't been able to see many of there games. Big ouch for recruiting. The future is bright for BYU. Van Noy - please stay one more year!!

Go Utes!
Springville, UT

I like the match-up. its a good get for the cougars and it enhances the notoriety of football in the state of Utah as a whole.

River Falls, WI

This is a great series... a chance to get some early season wins to counter the difficult schedules we have in 2013 and 2014. True, it is against a conference cellar dweller (a la Duke, Utah, Indiana) but we need more confidence early in the season and these games are definitely winable. Go cougs!

Centerville, UT


Remind me what the Utes would be jealous of?? And when I think of a little brother I don't think of 3 consecutive victories and 8 of 11....

West Columbia, TX

So which team scheduled for next year does this replace? Nobody has answered this yet?


Salt Lake City, UT

Ute fans should be excited about these announcements. Any sports fan should be excited about bringing good football to the state. More importantly, it gets the Cougars closer to playing a schedule as rough as what the Utes face. A tougher schedule means more Cougar losses. More losses means more in-fighting. Cougar fans will be busy calling for coaching and quarterback changes, and have less time for snide remarks about Utah's development in the PAC12.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT


The only problem with your logic is that Virginia is not a good team. They are currently ranked 92nd, right behind Ohio, Georgia Southern, and Montana State and the Cavs haven't won a bowl game since 2005.

I don't care how far the away the game is; BYU should win both games easily.

Farmington, UT

Chris B never disappoints. What's his prediction for the Utah/UW game? I hope he picks Utah so that UW actually wins.....that would be too funny.

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

fascinating how haters troll these sites

Gold Canyon, az

Great news, I was there at that last game when BYU won in OT. I enjoyed the drive there passing by a civil war battlefield and visiting the campus that Thomas Jefferson founded. Que viva la indepencia! I like this independence situation, though difficult at first I prefer it over the WAC and MWC. I appreciate seeing the games on TV and the variety in the schedule and places to visit.
As for the Utes who like these BYU articles, please represent the state better. Big losses to ASU are embarrasing to me in these parts.

dallas realist
rockwall, texas

Now that the Holy War is pretty much over for good , can I cheer for both teams?

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