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BYU, Arizona announce additions, changes to its football series

PROVO, Utah — Brigham Young University and the University of Arizona today announced the addition of a two-game football series scheduled for 2026 and 2027. The Wildcats will travel to Provo for a game at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Sept. 12, 2026. Arizona will then host the Cougars on Sept. 11 2027, at Arizona Stadium in Tucson.

In April 2013, BYU and Arizona announced a three-game series for 2016, 2018 and 2020. The first two games of that series remain as scheduled, while the third game has changed.

The 2016 contest will be played on Sept. 3 in Glendale, Ariz., at University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals and the 2015 Super Bowl. The second game is scheduled for Sept. 1, 2018, in Tucson. Game three will move from Sept. 12, 2020, in Provo to Sept. 4, 2021, in Las Vegas. Game times and broadcast information will be announced at a later date.

BYU and Arizona have met 22 times previously with the Wildcats leading the series 12-9-1. The first game between the two teams came in 1936 and the most recent meeting was in the 2008 in the Las Vegas Bowl, where Arizona defeated BYU 31-21. From 1962 to 1977 the two programs were members of the Western Athletic Conference. During that 16-year stretch, the Cougars captured WAC football titles in 1965, 1974, 1976 and 1977, while the Wildcats won conference titles in 1964 and 1973.