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PROVO, Utah (Sept. 3, 2010) — Brigham Young University and the University of Central Florida today announced the two schools have agreed to a home-and-home football series for the 2011 and 2014 seasons.
The series with UCF starts with a home game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Sept. 23, 2011, with the Cougars making the return trip to Orlando and Bright House Networks Stadium on Sept. 6, 2014.
“We are pleased to announce this series with Central Florida,” said BYU Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe. “With our recent move to independence we are looking to fill our schedule with quality home opponents and opportunities for our fans to see us play in different venues around the country. This series is a great fit for BYU.”
The Cougars and the Knights have never met before in football. BYU has played in the Orlando area twice, matching up against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 1985 Florida Citrus Bowl, and the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the 1976 Tangerine Bowl.
“The series with BYU should be an exciting one,” said UCF Director of Athletics Keith Tribble. “Their football program has always been one to follow, seeing all of the success it has sustained over so many years.
UCF has been a member of Conference USA since 2005. Current head coach George O’Leary took over the program in 2004 and has led the Knights to three bowl games (2005, 2007, 2009), and a conference championship in 2007.