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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 20 2014 1:20 p.m. MDT

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PAC 12 member by default!
Harrisville, UT

Great news. Hope to see similar games in October and November. Thanks Tom.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

This will probably be totally awesome.

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

Meanwhile, Utah fans get to enjoy home and homes with teams like Washington too. That's way cool!

Go Utes!

West Point , UT

What? A home and home? Didn't the Huskies get the memo the mighty utes and their pseudo AD Chris B are requesting a 2-1? Lol

American Fork, UT

That is a good series to get. Chris Peterson is a great coach and has a quality program. This is a great series for both schools. Congrats BYU

Murray, UT

Meanwhile, according to Holmoe today, Notre Dame is not going to complete their series of games with BYU. Only two were played, both in South Bend. Ouch!!


So, in 2019 BYU's home schedule includes Washington, Wisconsin, Boise State and USC so far. With away games at Virginia and Washington State it is looking like a good year! But, then time will tell, things can change a lot over a short time.

I am pleasantly surprised that BYU has been able to schedule so many good teams as an independent, this year's relatively weaker schedule not withstanding. It is certainly better than if BYU had stayed with the Mountain (really a defunct molehill of a TV channel)!

West Jordan, UT

Solid series. BYU may not be playing 9-10 games per season against P5 opponents but they are playing more of them then they would if they had remained in the MWC, and they are playing them all over the country which gives their national fan base more opportunity to see them play in person. BYU is making the best of the situation they find themselves in and Tom Holmoe deserves a lot of praise for that.

Salmon, ID

How can this be? I thought BYU football was going to cancelled at the end of this season.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Nicely done BYU. Washington also scheduled a home and home series with Michigan.

MN Doug
Rochester, MN

@ Chris B

Gosh we all wish you could play RB for BYU this year. It makes sense, what with your obsession with BYU. Also, as a player, when you refer to a football team as "we" or "us", it would actually make sense. Stay classy Chris.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Very nice! Go Cougars.

Where's @ChrisB for all this?


@Dutchman, Holmoe did not say that Notre Dame is not going to complete the series. As a matter of fact, he stated that he and the ND AD are talking on the phone and trying to figure out how to make the series happen. According to Jeff Call's report, "Holmoe said series with Notre Dame is in question right now, but is hoping things will work out."

Yes, the series may be in "question" but it does not say it will not happen. They may work out a deal with only 2 of the 4 games or something similar. I think that Holmoe and Swarbick will work some magic and come up with something for both teams.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

"Nicely done BYU. Washington also scheduled a home and home series with Michigan."

Therefore, BYU = Michigan? Oh, stop, you're making me blush!

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Pretty good series. Chris Peterson must really love playing BYU.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Ah yes, another one-and-done disguised as a one-and-one. We've seen this show before: BYU schedules a "one-and-one" to save face, the first game is played at the P5 school, and they quietly buy out the return trip - thereby turning it into a de-facto one-and-done.

In other news, today Notre Dame announced that they are buying out the Provo legs of that series, so BYU will play twice in South Bend but Notre Dame isn't coming to LES. So that one-and-one just became a two-and-done.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

By 2018 Chris Peterson will have the Huskies flying pretty high and this will be a big game up in Seattle. Much more prestigious than playing a pac bottom dweller. We won't mention names.

Good job Holmoe!!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Tom in CA

Go ahead and mention the Cal Bears; it's OK.


@ Brave Sir Robin, where's your proof that ND bought out the series? I have seen nothing that says the series is dead. I have seen quotes that the Holmoe and Swarbick are talking and want the series to continue but I can't find one article that there is "other news".

West Jordan, UT

So far BYU is averaging 4.75 games against Power conference oppenents (including Notre Dame) since going indie:

2011 - 5 (Ole Miss, Texas, Utah, Oregon St, TCU)
2012 - 5 (Washington St, Utah, Oregon St, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech)
2013 - 6 (Virginia, Texas, Utah, Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, Notre Dame)
2014 - 3 (Texas, Virginia, Cal)

Admittedly, this season is light on Power conference opponents, but they are still above their average of 2 BCS opponents when they played in the MWC, and they have an infinitely better TV deal with most of their games now being played on ESPN.

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