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Utah State, BYU extend series for two more games

Utah State and BYU added two more games to their series through 2020.

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BYU and Utah State announced on Thursday the continuation of this in-state rivalry through 2020. This adds on a pair of games to the current series; these new games will be played at Utah State on Oct. 4, 2019 and at BYU on Oct. 2, 2020, sticking to the Friday night schedule.

The schedule going forward has Utah State hosting at Romney Stadium in 2015, 2017 and 2019 and at LaVell Edwards Stadium in 2016, 2018 and 2020.

This is a no-brainer decision on both sides. For Utah State they keep getting to play BYU and their national brand, and it keeps in-state games going since Utah is not on the Aggies schedule after the 2015 season.

"We are excited to continue our home and home series with BYU long-term," said Aggies athletic director Scott Barnes. "This rivalry is important to both institutions and the state of Utah."

BYU gets to add a quality opponent as Utah State is on the rise, and it also allows the Cougars to play a team in the state of Utah since the Utes and Cougars do not have a long-term deal in place to play each other.

"I believe it's important to continue this longstanding football series with Utah State. There is a lot of history and tradition between the two universities and the recent games have been very competitive," said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. "Scott Barnes has done an outstanding job at USU, and the Aggies have gained strength in all areas of their football program. I've loved the in-state rivalry with USU as a player, coach and administrator and look forward to these future games."