BYU-Troy to play Sept. 26, announce a two-game football series

first_imgAugust 13, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local BYU-Troy to play Sept. 26, announce a two-game football series FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah (Aug. 13, 2020) — Brigham Young University and Troy University today announced the schools have agreed to a home-and-home football series, with the first game being played on Sept. 26, 2020, in LaVell Edwards Stadium. The second game between the Cougars and the Trojans is scheduled for Sept. 5, 2026, at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Alabama. The game in Provo will be broadcast on an ESPN network with the kickoff time announced at a later date.“Troy has been one of the top football programs in the Sun Belt Conference for many years,” said BYU Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe. “Despite the uncertainty surrounding the 2020 college football season, we worked out a contract with Troy over the past three weeks and look forward to facing the Trojans.”The two universities have never met before in football. Troy was founded in 1887 and is celebrating its 100th season of collegiate football. The Trojans have won 21 conference championships, including six Sun Belt Conference titles in the past 14 years (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2017). Troy has also won its last four bowl games, including a 42-32 victory over Buffalo in the 2018 Dollar General Bowl. Before becoming a DI FBS program in 2001, the Trojans won three national football titles in 1968 (NAIA) and 1984 and 1987 (DII). Former BYU offensive line coach Ryan Pugh is currently the offensive coordinator at Troy.  Tags: BYU Cougars Football/Troy Trojans Written by Robert Lovelllast_img read more