For those longing for the days of the WAC, do we have a (future) treat for you.
Arizona State and BYU both announced Thursday that the two schools have reached an agreement on a future home-and-home series. The two teams will meet in Tempe Sept. 19, 2020, and then square off in Provo Sept. 18, 2021.
“This football series with Brigham Young University renews one of our oldest and most interesting rivalries,” said ASU’s Ray Anderson in a statement. “These two institutions and the communities they represent enjoy a long, rich history and a lot of common bonds between them. Also, it fulfills a need for us to schedule home/home series with institutions that are located in the Western portion of the United States.”
The Sun Devils and Cougars have faced each other 27 times previously, with ASU holding a 20-7 edge in the series. of those meetings, 13 came when both programs were members of the Western Athletic Conference (1962-1977).
The teams first met in November of 1935. The last meeting came in September of 1998.
“BYU-ASU is a great regional matchup that dates back to the 1930s,” said BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe. “As charter members of the Western Athletic Conference, we’ve enjoyed a rich football rivalry. We look forward to playing in Tempe again, where we have a lot of Cougar fans and alumni. It will also be exciting to have ASU back in Provo.”