BYU and Boise State Agree to 8 More Games
Exciting news here from cougarblue.com
BYU and Boise State, already scheduled to play 4 times beginning next year, will continue 8 years beyond that. Good for BYU for using their independence to schedule aggressively. Again, the 2011 home schedule is a bit lite, but going forward, this game and the Utah game should line up as home games in the same year. Who wouldn’t want to see Boise State come to Lavell Edwards stadium every other year. The Broncos are one of the most exciting teams in college football.
Additionally, great piece of scheduling by the Broncos as they are always in need of bolstering their strength of schedule. In fairness to BSU and their strength of schedule; prior to Utah joining the PAC-12, the Utes and Broncos were to play 3 games from 2011-13. When Utah was invited to the Pac-12 in 2010, they backed out of the agreement – understandably so. Utes back out on Broncos
Obviously the change hurt Boise State. With it looking like Boise could run the table again this year, most folks will point to the TCU and Georgia games as Boise’s only marquee match-ups. A win over Pac-12 member, Utah would have really helped as well. Oh well.
As for BYU and Boise State going forward – this series could sure become a fantastic regional rivalry. Not to mention, these two teams could both end up in the Big 12 according to the most recent rumors from the Big 12 merry-go-round. Could BYU, Boise State join Big 12?
Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore takes the field before an NCAA college football game against Tulsa on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won 41-21. (AP Photo/The Press-Tribune, Charlie Litchfield)