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Future BYU Football Road Game At Fresno State Moved Up To 2023 Season

Nov 10, 2020, 1:41 PM
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BYU tight end Matt Bushman heads up the field after making a catch during the game against Fresno State in Fresno, California, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. (Courtesy BYU Photo)
(Courtesy BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – A future BYU football road game against Fresno State has been moved up two years to the 2023 schedule.

On Tuesday, Fresno State announced the completion of its 2023 non-conference schedule, and with it came a reveal that BYU would be traveling to the Valley on October 7th, 2023. Originally the first of a two-game series was scheduled to begin on November 8th, 2025.

The second game between the two programs is scheduled for October 9th, 2027, in Provo.

BYU’s 2023 schedule originally featured a road date to Houston on October 7th. That date opened up when Houston approached BYU to move the 2020 game in Provo to the Houston campus. Houston will make a return trip to Provo “at a date to be determined.”

BYU and Fresno State used to be old WAC rivals when they joined the conference in 1992, and the Bulldogs lead the all-time series against BYU 6-5.

The last time these two programs met was in 2017, which Fresno State won, 20-13.

BYU now has 10 games on its 2023 schedule, with five games apiece scheduled to be played in Provo and on the road.

2023 BYU Football Schedule

*Subject to change

Sept. 2nd – TENNESSEE

Sept. 9th – at Virginia

Sept. 23rd – at Arkansas

Sept. 29th – RICE

Oct. 7th – at Fresno State

Oct. 21st – BOISE STATE

Nov. 4th – UNLV

Nov. 11th – at UCF

Nov. 18th – SOUTHERN UTAH

Nov. 25th – at USC

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m., KSL Newsradio). Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper and the KSL Sports app.

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