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Go Army vs. BYU: Cougar football to meet Army on Sept. 19 at West Point, New York

Matchup would be the first-ever meeting between college football independents; Source tells Deseret News Army will return the game in Provo in the future

20171210 Army Cadets cheer during the second half of an NCAA college football game between the Army and the Navy, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Philadelphia. Army won 14-13. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Matt Rourke AP
20171210 Army Cadets cheer during the second half of an NCAA college football game between the Army and the Navy, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Philadelphia. Army won 14-13. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Matt Rourke AP
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PROVO — It appears that BYU has another football game set up with a service academy.

Late Monday, a source confirmed to the Deseret News a report in the Times Herald-Record of Middletown, New York, that BYU and Army will meet on Sept. 19 at Michie Stadium in West Point, New York.

BYU is scheduled to open its season on Sept. 7 against Navy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Like BYU, Army is a college football independent that had its original schedule shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It would be the first-ever meeting between BYU and Army.

A source with knowledge of the agreement confirmed that Army will return the game in Provo at LaVell Edwards Stadium at a future date yet to be determined.

Army is scheduled to open the season against Middle Tennessee State on Sept. 5 and will stay home for a Sept. 12 matchup with Louisiana-Monroe.

The Cadets lost games against Buffalo, Oklahoma, Eastern Michigan, Princeton and Bucknell because those schools either canceled their entire seasons, or cannot play more than one non-conference game in the case of Oklahoma.

The traditional Army-Navy game is still scheduled for Dec. 8.

If true, BYU would have five games on its 2020 schedule. The Cougars are scheduled to host Troy on Sept. 26, Houston on Oct. 16 and North Alabama on Nov. 21.