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BYU football: Cougars schedule long series with Boise State Broncos, one game with Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Zach Wilson runs the ball against Boise State Broncos safety Tyreque Jones and linebacker Jabril Frazier during NCAA football in Boise on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018.
FILE: Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Zach Wilson runs the ball against Boise State Broncos safety Tyreque Jones and linebacker Jabril Frazier during NCAA football in Boise on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018.
Ravell Call, Deseret News

The BYU Cougars football program announced on Tuesday a long future series with a familiar foe and one game with an in-state opponent.

The Cougars will play the Boise State Broncos each year from 2025 to 2034 and one game in 2023 against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds.

Given that BYU and Boise State have a current series that will run through 2023, the two sides will face one another 14 times over the next 15 years.

The first game of the series starting in 2025 (Oct. 25) will be played in Boise, with the location alternating between there and Provo each year. The 2026 game is scheduled for Nov. 7, and the remaining contests in the series will be played in September.

The Broncos lead the all-time series 7-2. This year’s matchup will be played Oct. 19 in Provo.

Boise State is ranked 22nd in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll.

The Cougars’ game against the Thunderbirds is scheduled to be played Nov. 18, 2023, in Provo. Even though they’re both in-state schools, they’ve faced each other just once before. On Nov. 12, 2016, BYU beat SUU 37-7 in Provo.