BYU football extends series with Utah through 2024

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BYU and the University of Utah announced they will extend their rivalry game series through the 2024 football season. (Abigail Keenan)

BYU has agreed to extend their series with rival Utah through the 2024 football season, both schools announced Monday, Jan. 14.

The extension adds two years to the historic series, with both teams now set to face off on Sept. 16, 2023, in Provo and Sept. 7, 2024, in Salt Lake City.

After ending the 2018 regular season with a 27-35 loss to Utah, the Cougars are set to open the 2019 season against the Utes on Aug. 29 at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Future rivalry game dates include Sept. 3, 4 or 5, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Sept. 11, 2021, in Provo and Sept. 3, 2022, in Salt Lake City.

The two teams have played each other nearly every year since the 1922 season, with Utah currently holding a 58-31-4 series advantage over BYU.

Despite not having beat the Utes since the 2009 season, seven of the Cougars’ last eight meetings with Utah were decided by eight points or less.

Although the two teams no longer play in the same conference, both BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe and Utah athletic director Mark Harlan have stressed the rivalry game’s significance to the state in the past and interest in keeping the series’ future alive.

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