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Independence and Future Opponents

When BYU announced it was going independent in football, one of the driving forces was an opportunity for national exposure through a partnership with ESPN and BYU Broadcasting. The Cougars also sought better access to television games for its national fan base and the opportunity to schedule high-profile opponents.

Since embarking on football independence beginning with the 2011 season, BYU has faced over 30 different teams from 20 different states, representing 12 different conferences and fellow independent Notre Dame. BYU has nearly 40 future games scheduled with teams from the Power 5 conferences. The map below represents the teams and locations BYU has played since 2011, along with future opponents on the schedule.

 

 

Below is a year-by-year breakdown of the announced opponents (in no particular order) on future BYU football schedules:

FUTURE OPPONENTS
YEAR HOME/AWAY/NEUTRAL OPPONENT STADIUM LOCATION
2017 Home

Utah
Boise State
San Jose State
UMass
Wisconsin
Portland State

LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo, Utah
  Away Utah State
Mississippi State
East Carolina
Fresno State
Hawai'i
UNLV
Maverik Stadium
Davis Wade Stadium
Dowdy-Ficklin Stadium
Bulldog Stadium
Aloha Stadium
Sam Boyd Stadium
Logan, Utah
Starkville, Miss.
Greenville, N.C.
Fresno, Calif.
Honolulu, Hawai'i
Las Vegas, Nev.
  Neutral site  LSU NRG Stadium Houston, Texas
         
2018 Home California
Utah State
Northern Illinois
Hawai'i
McNeese State
 
LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo, Utah
  Away Arizona
Wisconsin
Washington
Boise State
Utah
UMass
Arizona Stadium
Camp Randall Stadium
Husky Stadium
Albertsons Stadium
Rice-Eccles Stadium
Gillette Stadium
 
Tucson, Ariz.
Madison, Wisc.
Seattle, Wash.
Boise, Idaho
Salt Lake City, Utah
Foxborough, Mass.
2019 Home

USC
Washington
Boise State
Utah
Idaho State
Liberty

LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo, Utah
  Away

Toledo
Utah State
Washington State
UMass
San Diego State
Tennessee

Glass Bowl
Maverik Stadium
Martin Stadium
Gillette Stadium
Qualcomm Stadium
Neyland Stadium
Toledo, Ohio
Logan, Utah
Pullman, Wash.
Foxborough, Mass.
San Diego, Calif.
Knoxville, Tenn.
         
2020 Home Michigan State
Utah State
Missouri
San Diego State
 
LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo, Utah
  Away Arizona State
Boise State
Northern Illinois
Stanford
Minnesota
Utah
Sun Devil Stadium
Albertsons Stadium
Huskie Stadium
Stanford Stadium
TCF Bank Stadium
Rice-Eccles Stadium
Tempe, Ariz.
Boise, Idaho
DeKalb, Ill.
Stanford, Calif.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Salt Lake City, Utah
         
2021 Home Arizona State
Boise State
Virginia
Utah
 
LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo, Utah
  Away

South Florida
USC

Baylor

Raymond James Stadium
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
McLane Stadium

Tampa, Fla.
Los Angeles, Calif.

Waco, Tex.

  Neutral site Arizona Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, Nev.
         
2022 Home

South Florida
Baylor

LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo, Utah
  Away Boise State
Stanford
Oregon
Utah
Liberty

Albertsons Stadium
Stanford Stadium
Autzen Stadium
Rice-Eccles Stadium
Williams Stadium

Boise, Idaho
Stanford, Calif.
Eugene, Ore.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Lynchburg, Va.
         
2023 Home Stanford
Boise State
Tennessee
 
LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo, Utah
  Away

USC

Virginia

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Scott Stadium

Los Angeles, Calif.

Charlottesville, Va.

         
2025 Home Stanford
Virginia
Minnesota
LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo, Utah
         
2026 Home Arizona LaVell Edwards Stadium Provo, Utah
         
2027 Away Arizona Arizona Stadium Tucson, Ariz.