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BYU schedules home-and-home football series with Fresno State, moves November’s game at Boise State to a Friday night

Cougars and Bulldogs will meet in 2025 in Fresno, 2027 in Provo; Cougars and Broncos will clash Nov. 6 at Albertsons Stadium, instead of Nov. 7 as previously scheduled

BYU Cougars running back Sione Finau runs the ball against the Boise State Broncos during an NCAA football game in Provo on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. The two teams meet this year on Friday, Nov. 6, in Idaho
Ravell Call, Deseret News

PROVO — BYU made two football scheduling announcements on Thursday.

Most notably, the Cougars said they have agreed to a two-game football series with Fresno State for the 2025 and 2027 seasons.

The Cougars and Bulldogs will meet at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, California, on Nov. 8, 2025, with the second game slated for LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Oct. 9, 2027.

BYU and Fresno State have previously played 11 times in football, including five meetings as members of the WAC from 1992-98. The Bulldogs lead the overall series 6-5.

Kickoff times and television plans for the two games will be announced at a later date.

Fans don’t have to wait five and seven years for the Cougars’ other scheduling adjustment announced Thursday.

BYU’s 2020 game at Boise State has been moved to Friday, Nov. 6, at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. The game was originally scheduled to be played on Saturday, Nov. 7.

Kickoff time and television plans will be announced later, according to a BYU news release. The Mountain West Conference released its football schedule Thursday, and it also shows that BYU’s game against Utah State will be played on Friday, Oct. 2, as expected.

The Cougars’ other Friday night game is against Houston on Oct. 16 at LaVell Edwards Stadium. That change from Saturday to Friday was announced on Feb. 18.

BYU will open the 2020 season at Utah on Thursday, Sept. 3. The Cougars open spring camp on Monday in Provo.

BYU upset No. 14 Boise State 28-25 last year, the Broncos’ only regular-season loss in 2019.