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Published: Wednesday, July 31 2013 5:57 p.m. MDT

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TheSportsAuthority
Arlington, VA

Great job Tom!

A November home-and-home with an up-and-coming program in the heart of fertile California recruiting territory.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Its ironic that Fresno State had already scheduled a series with Utah in the recent past. Fresno is a fairly strong program that typically has a winning record, so it is the type of program I enjoy seeing.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Fresno in November... might as well join the MWC.

Cougar_Independence
OMAHA, NE

Glad to see BYU get more quality November games on the schedule. Also a road game in recruiting hub of California is always nice.

Now watch utah fans try to down play the series, just don't tell them about how Utah didn't have the moxy to play BYU and chose to play this MWC team instead - Fresno State.

At least Fresno State has the moxy to play BYU. Wish I could say the same for the little brother on the hill.

Go Cougars!

deductive reasoning
Arlington, VA

howie

Colorado in November... might as well join the Big Sky.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

BYU needs to schedule Air Force. They have an opening each year beyond 2015. That is really the only game from MWC I miss.

Get AFA inked!!!

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@deductive reasoning

Join the Big Sky... Didn't the Big Sky pass over BYU just like every other football conference in the country?

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

"Fresh Fresno cupcakes... LOL" -- sammyg

"Can we say... desperate to become bowl eligible" -- PAC 10.2 Doormat

"I am certainly enjoying this development. LOL! ... how come utah couldn't get a 2 for 1 with fresno?" -- Duckhunter

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

I'm not thrilled about this matchup for November, but it is a step up from Idaho and New Mexico state, and is consistent with what Holmoe has been doing (placing easier games before difficult contests, i.e. Wisconsin, ND, Nebraska, USC). This is probably a wise move for BYU, it's just hard to get excited about.

talkinsports
Gilbert, AZ

"Utah enhances their exposure into northern CA by playing Fresno" -- Jeeves

"...how many games exactly would be too many to play in a recruiting rich state?... I applaud this decision [by Hill and Whittingham to schedule Fresno State]" -- Naval Vet

"Any chance Utah gets to increase exposure to California schools should be taken." -- ute4ever

"go witt... great selection. fresno state has a stellar track record as a football powerhouse" -- ute alumni

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

talkinsports, first off, "ute alumni" isn't a Utes fan, he/she is a Utes troll.

Secondly, no Utah fans have mocked BYU's series with Fresno, simply pointed out the irony behind BYU getting a home-and-home with them after so many Cougs fans mocked Utah for doing so.

anti BCS
Anaheim, CA

Howard

"Didn't the Big Sky pass over BYU...?"

No, but after seeing Utah get manhandled on their home field by 10-loss Colorado, No. Colorado reportedly asked the Big Sky to extend an invitation to the Utes.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

@talkinsports

Utah plays Fresno as a warmup game in September... BYU plays them in the November, in the heart of the schedule...

That tells you all you need to know about the relative stature of Utah and BYU... and Fresno.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

@Howard,

You are mistaken. Fresno plays Utah as a warm-up game in September not the other way around.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@talkinsports

I agree, it's a great game for recruiting North Cal and it's much better than playing teams like Idaho State in November.

But you are playing 3 MWC teams in Nov 2015. Now if you can only get the Boise game moved to November. If so, then you can unofficially challenge for a MWC title and a chance at the Vegas Bowl.

anti BCS
Anaheim, CA

Howard S.

And Utah plays Colorado in November as what, the annual pillow fight in the Rockies to decide which team gets to spend the next 8 months in the basement?

That tells you all you need to know about just how relevant the Utes are.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Howie---I doubt the utes beat Weber.

UoU 1991
Park City, UT

howie

Remind us how Utah's "warm-up" game with Utah State went last season. As SSJ mentioned, MWC teams have begun to schedule the Utes as a warm-up game.

Smart Aleck
Vancouver, WA

Funny how both BYU AND Utah play Fresno St. in 2015 but some commenters will seek to disparage BYU for scheduling this game.

Nobody gets to schedule EVERY game tough. This is a nice regional game to balance out the schedule.

CougarOnTheProwl
Murray, UT

BYU has not played Fresno State in a long time so it will be good to rekindle an old WAC rivalry. Fresno is a solid program so I am good with this future match up.

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