BYU football was already down two games after the Big Ten announced Thursday it would go to a conference-only format. The Pac-12 following suit late Friday afternoon only made things worse.
With the Pac-12 announcing it would go conference-only this fall, that means the Cougars’ scheduled games at Utah (Sept. 3), at Arizona State (Sept. 19) and at Stanford (Nov. 28) are canceled. BYU lost a home game vs. Michigan State (Sept. 12) and a trip to Minnesota (Sept. 26) on Thursday.
For now, BYU’s schedule stands at seven games, beginning Sept. 26 at Utah State, but with the Big Ten and Pac-12 having already acted, more conference dominoes are likely to fall.
Utah State had a bad Friday, too. With the Pac-12 cancelling non-conference games, a trip to Washington on Sept. 19, complete with a $1.5 million guarantee check, is off, as is the Aggies’ Sept. 5 opener vs. Washington State in Logan. The Wazzu game was the front end of a home-and-home agreement announced in 2016. Utah State is scheduled to travel to Pullman in 2021.