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Virginia and BYU Add Additional Games to Football Series
Cavaliers and Cougars Will Meet Four Times in Next Eight Seasons
Charlottesville, Va. – Virginia and BYU announced today the addition of games in 2019 and 2020 to their future football series. The two schools previously announced a two-game series for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
The specific dates and locations for the games are:
Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 – Charlottesville, Va.
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 – Provo, Utah
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 – Charlottesville, Va.
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 – Provo, Utah
“The extension of the series with BYU is a result of our efforts to adjust our non-conference schedule in 2013,” said Virginia Executive Associate Director of Athletics Jon Oliver “We look forward to the four-game series against aquality football program with a proven track record of success.”
The 2013 season opener will be the fourth meeting in the series between the teams. Virginia defeated BYU 22-16 during the 1987 All-American Bowl in Birmingham, Ala. The Cavaliers defeated the Cougars 45-40 in Provo, Utah, in 1999 and the following season BYU downed UVa 38-35 in overtime in Charlottesville.
Let the rumors start. We're going independent.
Can somebody explain to me what benefit we get from playing in Provo? Once maybe but twice?
That's easy....the benefit is that they actually agreed to the extension!!!
We are still not at a level where we can force another programs hand that doesn't play in the Sun Belt or C-USA. Some day, real soon, we will be able to demand such things just because a team wants the showcase shot. We're on the way. Just not there quite yet.
I like it. This is the caliber of program we should be scheduling OOC. Certainly not a cupcake, but also not Oregon coming to stomp a 50-point mudhole in our backside.
Since we're doing all of this Westward scheduling, why not Cal? Aren't they our natural academic rival? Let's play them in football!
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