BYU postpones postponed pandemic games with Mizzou, Michigan State to the 2030s


PROVO – The Cougars will meet the Spartans and Tigers in Provo, after all.

Just a dozen or more years later.

Yes, the 2020 lineup to announce a game on three days’ notice, like BYU’s must-see game in Coastal Carolina, has returned to average.

The Cougars’ 2020 home game with SEC nemesis Missouri has been moved to September 8, 2035, the Tigers announced Wednesday in a big dump of new games added to the schedule. The two teams were originally scheduled to meet on October 10 before the Southeastern Conference moved to a conference-only schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BYU will also host the state of Michigan on September 11, 2032, the Spartans previously announced. The Spartans made the announcement when they added Louisiana to the 2024 calendar, while moving a rescheduled contest with Toledo to September 5, 2026.

The Cougars are all-time 1-0 against Michigan State, a 31-14 win at East Lansing in Game 1 of the two-game home and home series starting in 2016 This series was supposed to end in 2016. 2020, but will be pushed back 12 years instead.

The Tigers have also moved a similar non-conference game with Louisiana from 2020 to 2025, among other moves.

The game is currently BYU’s second contracted game for 2035, in addition to Stanford, which is slated for September 1, 2035. This game will feature a group of players who are currently between 4 and 8 years old – or as old as 10, based on factors unrelated to football such as missionary service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Cougars are all-time 1-1 against Missouri, with the Tigers claiming the most recent victory, 20-16 on November 14, 2015 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

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