ASU, BYU to renew football rivalry

Dec 30, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Taylor Kelly (10) takes the snap against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the second half at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Former Western Athletic Conference teams Arizona State University (ASU) and Brigham Young University (BYU) will renew their football rivalry in the next decade with a future home/home series. The agreement was recently announced by ASU Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson.

“This football series with Brigham Young University renews one of our oldest and most interesting rivalries,” says Anderson.  “These two institutions and the communities they represent enjoy a long, rich history and a lot of common bonds between them.  Also, it fulfills a need for us to schedule home/home series with institutions that are located in the Western portion of the United States.”

The games will be played in 2020 at Sun Devil Stadium and in 2021 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo.

“It has been a priority of ours to schedule a future football series with Brigham Young University,” says Sun Devil Head Football Coach Todd Graham.  “Scheduling is so important to the overall success of a program and this is the type of matchup that we are seeking to fulfill our future openings.”

ASU and BYU have meet 27 times on the football field, with ASU leading the rivalry 20-7.  ASU and BYU last played a series in 1997 and 1998 with the Cougars winning both games.

Topics: Arizona State Sun Devils, Brigham Young Cougars

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