Provo • Utah State announced Thursday it has extended its football series with instate rival BYU a day after agreeing to play Alabama for nearly $2 million in 2022 .
The Cougars and Aggies have agreed to play in Logan on Oct. 1, 2021 and in Provo on Sept. 30, 2022. They already are scheduled to play each other in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Kickoff times and broadcast plans for the Friday games will be announced at a future date.
“There’s a lot of history and tradition in our longstanding football series with Utah State,” BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said. “I appreciated working with [USU AD] John Hartwell to further extend the series into the future. I have loved the in-state rivalry with USU as a player, coach and now as an administrator. I look forward to these future games.”
The winner of the game takes possession of the Old Wagon Wheel, which USU has after winning the 2017 game in Logan. This fall’s game will be Oct. 5 at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
BYU leads the overall series 48-36-3 and is USU’s second-most played rival, behind only Utah (112 games).
The agreement leaves BYU needing just one more game to complete its 2021 schedule.
The Cougars will open the 2021 season against Arizona in Las Vegas. They will play at USU, Washington State, Georgia Southern, USC and Baylor and will host Utah, Arizona State, South Florida, Boise State and Virginia.