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Love the Boise State-BYU football rivalry? We’ve got good news for you.

The Boise State vs. BYU football rivalry has been extended.

The two schools announced Tuesday an agreement to resume their series from 2025 through 2034. The current deal, which began in 2012, runs through a 2023 meeting in Provo, Utah. The teams will not play in 2024.

“It’s been a good rivalry over the past years and obviously we are in neighboring states and it’s a big deal,” said Boise State running backs coach Lee Marks, who has played and coached in the series. “... I think it’s a really, really big deal to keep that going. We want it, and I know they want it as well.”

Boise State leads the all-time series 7-2, with its only losses coming at LaVell Edwards Stadium in 2013 and 2015. The Broncos have won the past three meetings, and this year’s game is Saturday, Oct. 19, at BYU. Kickoff and TV information have not been announced.

The new series is scheduled to begin Oct. 25, 2025, at Albertsons Stadium. The Broncos will host in odd-numbered years and BYU in the even-numbered years. The change will balance Boise State’s home schedules a bit, giving the Broncos BYU, Fresno State or Utah State on the home schedule every year. All three of those schools were on the home schedule last year but none of them are this year.

Boise State has averaged 35,858 fans in attendance for its four home games against BYU in the current contract. Two of the four were the highest-attended home games that season and rank No. 1 (36,864 in 2012) and No. 3 (36,752 in 2014) in school history for home attendance.

“It’s always a fun game,” Boise State junior linebacker Riley Whimpey said. “Hearing that it got extended 10 years ... it’ll be fun even after I graduate to be able to come back and watch that game, so it’s exciting to hear.”


2020: Georgia Southern (Sept. 5), Florida State (Sept. 19), at Marshall (Oct. 3), BYU (Nov. 7)

2021: at Houston (Sept. 4), UTEP (Sept. 11), Oklahoma State (Sept. 18), at BYU (Oct. 9)

2022: at Oregon State (Sept. 3), Michigan State (Sept. 17), at UTEP (Sept. 24), BYU (Nov. 5)

2023: Oregon State (Sept. 2), at Michigan State (Sept. 16), Rice (Sept. 23), at BYU (Oct. 14)

2024: at Georgia Southern (Aug. 31), Houston (Sept. 7), at Oregon (Sept. 14)

2025: at USF (Aug. 30), Oregon (Sept. 13), BYU (Oct. 25)

2026: at Oregon (Sept. 5), East Carolina (Sept. 12), at Washington State (Sept. 19), at BYU (Nov. 7)

2027: at Rice (Sept. 4), USF (Sept. 11), Washington State (Sept. 18), BYU (Sept. 25)

2028: Cincinnati (Sept. 2), at East Carolina (Sept. 9), at BYU (Sept. 23)

2029: at Cincinnati (Sept. 1)

2029-34: Annual games vs. BYU, in Boise in odd-numbered years.

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