Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
BYU Sports
Jay Drew
Jay covers BYU athletics for The Salt Lake Tribune. You can follow him on Twitter @drewjay.

» E-mail

» Subscribe (RSS)

Report: BYU and Middle Tennessee State agree to a home-and-home football series

BYU will play host to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders during the 2013 football season and travel to Murfreesboro, Tenn., for a game against MTSU in 2014, according to a report in The Tennessean newspaper today.

The home-and-home agreement has been signed, according to the paper, but BYU has yet to make a formal announcement.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The schools have never met. No dates have been announced for the series.

MTSU is a member of the Sun Belt Conference and plays its home games at Johnny Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro.

"When (BYU) went independent (after being in the Mountain West Conference), they were looking for games, and I’ve always thought they had a national following," MTSU athletic director Chris Massaro told the Tennessean. "So I am very excited about that home-and-home series."

BYU can schedule 13 games in 2013 because it is traveling to Hawaii (Dec. 7) for a game.

Adding MTSU gives the Cougars 10 known games. They will host Texas, Boise State, Utah, Georgia Tech and MTSU. They will play at Utah State, Houston, Wisconsin, Notre Dame and Hawaii.

It is not clear yet whether BYU will return the game it owes Washington State in 2013, or later. Coach Bronco Mendenhall said he didn't know for sure when asked about it a few days before WSU visited LaVell Edwards Stadium in late August.

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
BYU Football Schedule
BYU Basketball Schedule
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.