BYU, Stanford extend football series by four games

Stanford wide receiver Donald Stewart (8) scores a touchdown against California during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

BYU and Stanford on Wednesday announced they were extending their football series by another four games, extending the series to eight games overall.

The two teams have met twice previously in 2003 and 2004. The Cougars and Cardinal are set to meet again this year in the regular-season finale at Stanford on Nov. 28, the the first of four previously announced matchups.

The extension adds contests in 2026 and 2028 in Stanford and 2031 and 2035 in Provo to the games already set for 2020 and 2022 in Stanford and 2025 and 2029 in Provo.

The two teams will meet on Thanksgiving weekend for the announced dates at Stanford Stadium, with season-ending games also slated for Nov. 26, 2022, Nov. 28, 2026 and Nov. 25, 2028. The Cougars will host the Cardinal at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Sept. 13, 2025, Sept. 1, 2029, Aug. 30, 2031 and Sept. 1, 2035.

Stanford leads the series 2-0 after defeating the Cougars 18-14 in Provo on Sept. 20, 2003, and again the following year 37-10 at Stanford on Sept. 11, 2004.


Nov. 28, 2020 at Stanford

Nov. 26, 2022 at Stanford

Sept. 13, 2025 at BYU

Nov. 28, 2026 at Stanford*

Nov. 25, 2028 at Stanford*

Sept. 1, 2029 at BYU

Aug. 30, 2031 at BYU*

Sept. 1, 2035 at BYU*

*Games added in the extension