UTSA, Texas State to visit BYU; Cougars’ schedule fills out to eight games

(Photo courtesy of Jaren Wilkey | BYU) The BYU football team practices in Provo, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe just won’t quit.

Due to his latest endeavors, the 15-year AD has willed BYU to an eight-game season.

The Cougars have officially added a pair of Texas opponents, The University of Texas at San Antonio and Texas State University, on Oct. 10 and Oct. 24, respectively.

“We are fortunate that UTSA and Texas State had open dates on their schedules which allowed them to travel to Provo,” Holmoe said in a statement. “We look forward to hosting them in LaVell Edwards Stadium and are excited to play football this fall.”

UTSA, whose football program is as old as BYU has been an independent, is coming to Provo under the direction of first-year head coach Jeff Traylor. The Roadrunners are part of Conference USA.

Texas State, in San Marcos, has a longer history of playing football, having started in 1904 and is a member of the Sun Belt Conference. The Bobcats are led by second-year coach Jake Spavital.

Holmoe may continue to look to add another opponent or two, but as the sole team in the West, the Cougars have now gotten a good number of games in place, all things considered.


• BYU at Navy, Sept. 7

• BYU at Army, Sept. 19

• Troy at BYU, Sept. 26

• UTSA at BYU, Oct. 10

• Houston at BYU, Oct. 17

• Texas State at BYU, Oct. 24

• Western Kentucky at BYU, Oct. 31

• North Alabama at BYU, Nov. 21