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BYU, Utah State extend series out two more years

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One of the more fierce under-the-radar rivalries with an in-state twist won’t be going away anytime soon.

Wednesday afternoon, BYU and Utah State announced that the two schools have reached an agreement to extend the existing series between the two football programs.  The Cougars will travel to Logan Sept. 29, 2017, while the Aggies will head to Provo Oct. 5, 2018.

The agreement means the two programs now have games scheduled for 2014-2018.

“I appreciate the working relationship I have with Scott Barnes at Utah State,” said BYU athletic director  Tom Holmoe in a statement. “Scott has done an outstanding job at USU and is great to work with. We value the longstanding in-state rivalry with Utah State and look forward to these future games.”

Outside of the University of Utah, BYU-USU is the most-played rivalry for both sides.  The two teams have played a total of 83 times, with the first coming in 1922 and the last coming this season.

The Cougars hold a 46-34-3 edge in the all-time series, although they have won 23 of the last 25 times the two teams have met.

“We are excited to continue our home and home series with BYU long-term,” USU AD Barnes said. “This rivalry is important to both institutions and the state of Utah.”

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