It’s official: Fellow football independents BYU and Army to meet for first time

A day after coach Kalani Sitake was mums the word on rumors surrounding a possible game against Army, BYU announced the deal. The Cougars and the Black Knights have agreed to a home-and-home football series.

The first game of the series will be played Sept. 19 at Blaik Field at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y. The game, which is scheduled for a 1:30 p.m. MT kickoff, will be broadcast nationally on CBS.

This will be the first time the two independent programs will meet.

“It’s a real honor for BYU football to play in Michie Stadium, one of the most historic venues in college football,” athletic director Tom Holmoe said. “We are very excited to visit the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and play the Black Knights.”

For fans wanting to see Army at LaVell Edwards Stadium, they'll have to wait a while. The return game in Provo is inked for some time in November 2032.

With the addition of Army to the schedule, BYU is now starting the season by playing at two military institutions. The Cougars are kicking off the season at Navy Sept. 7.

After the two road games, BYU’s remaining games will take place in Provo. However, there’s still a possibility of more games as the Cougars look to fill out their schedule.