LLOYD: BYU football adds home-and-home with Washington in 2018, 2019

2014-08-20T13:10:00Z 2014-08-21T14:29:08Z LLOYD: BYU football adds home-and-home with Washington in 2018, 2019Jared Lloyd Daily Herald Daily Herald
August 20, 2014 1:10 pm  • 

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe didn't make any football scheduling announcements during his interview with reporters Wednesday morning.

That news came a couple of hours after he completed answering questions.

Once again, the Cougars have lined up another PAC-12 team as BYU has agreed to a home-and-home deal with Washington.

The Huskies, who beat the Cougars 31-16 in the Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco last December, will host the first of the two-game set on Sept. 29, 2018.

BYU will then welcome Washington to Provo on Sept. 21, 2019.

This is another excellent addition to the Cougar schedule, in my opinion, particularly if you believe the Huskies can return to national prominence under the guidance of Chris Peterson.

If Peterson can enjoy some of the success he had at Boise State (not easy to do, just ask Dan Hawkins), then these could be contests against a Top 25 opponent.

Even if that isn't the case, a game against a PAC-12 foe is always fun to watch, so when this one eventually rolls around, it should draw plenty of attention.

Here is the complete release from BYU:

"PROVO, Utah (Aug. 20, 2014) — Brigham Young University and the University of Washington today announced the schools have agreed to a home-and-home football series for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

"The Cougars and Huskies are scheduled play at Husky Stadium in Seattle on Sept. 29, 2018, with the second game of the series scheduled for LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, on Sept. 21, 2019.

“'We’re excited to announce this series with the Huskies,' said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. 'Washington has a great football tradition and they fit well with our philosophy of scheduling regional games. It gives our fans in the Pacific Northwest an opportunity to see our football team play live.'

"BYU and Washington have played nine times previously in a series that dates back to BYU’s 31-3 victory in 1985. The Cougars and Huskies split the first eight contests, each going 3-1 at home, before Washington claimed a 5-4 series edge with last year’s Fight Hunger Bowl victory in the first postseason meeting between the two programs. Washington won four straight games in the series from 1986 to 1998 while BYU won three straight from 1999 to 2010.

"With Washington now on the schedule, BYU has 22 future games scheduled with nine different teams from the Pac-12 Conference from 2014 through 2025.

"Kickoff times and broadcast plans for the Washington games will be announced at a future date."

Daily Herald sports editor ​Jared Lloyd can be reached at 801-344-2555 or jlloyd@heraldextra.com. Twitter: @JaredrLloyd. Instagram: @JaredrLloyd.

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