The BYU and the University of Wisconsin football teams have announced the first game of a planned series between the two schools.
The first game will take place in Madison on Nov. 9, 2013 in Camp Randall Stadium. Future plans for the series will be announced at a later date once details are finalized.
“Wisconsin is consistently among the top programs in the nation and we are excited to have them as a future opponent,” BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe said. “I was on the 1980 BYU team that last went to Camp Randall Stadium and it is truly one of the great experiences in college football. We look forward to this game and ongoing relationship.”
Wisconsin has been a participant in the last two Rose Bowl games, showing their consistent caliber of producing quality teams. The Cougars have also been consistent with their final rankings, placing in the top 25 in five of the last six seasons.
Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema hopes to develop a future rivalry with BYU with future dates being discussed in addition to the home game in 2013.
“I’m very excited because hopefully it’s something that will continue to grow from here,” Bielema said. “There have been talks beyond next year and that’s very intriguing to me.”
Wisconsin and BYU have played once in the past with the Cougars winning 28-3 in Madison in 1980.