BYU, Miami Home-and-Home Football Series Canceled

Jan 12, 2023, 3:48 PM | Updated: Jan 13, 2023, 10:00 am

PROVO, Utah – The future football series between BYU and Miami is reportedly off the books.

Veteran Miami Herald reporter Barry Jackson reports that BYU has canceled the two games with the Hurricanes for the 2026 and 2028 seasons.

While BYU was an FBS Independent from 2011-2022, they had a clause in all scheduling agreements that would allow them to cancel a series without financial penalty if they moved to a Power Five conference. As a result, BYU has canceled numerous home-and-home’s because they are moving to the Big 12 Conference.

The home-and-home with Miami was initially announced in August 2021, weeks before BYU received an official invitation to be a member of the Big 12 Conference.

BYU Football non-conference schedules in 2026 & 2028

Erasing Miami from the future schedules leaves BYU with three non-conference opponents for the 2026 season and two in 2028. The 2026 game against Miami was scheduled to be played at Hard Rock Stadium. With that game gone, BYU’s remaining three out-of-league games are all in Provo against Utah Tech (Sept. 5), Arizona (Sept. 12), and USF (Oct. 17).

In 2028, BYU was scheduled to open the season against Miami for the Hurricanes’ first visit to Provo since 1990. The 1990 game is one of the iconic games in BYU football history. BYU defeated the defending National Champion Hurricanes behind a heroic effort from Heisman Trophy Winner Ty Detmer. That return to the Wasatch Front is now gone.

What’s left for BYU in 2028 is a road game at rival Utah and a home game against Ole Miss.

The Big 12 Conference requires its member institutions to schedule at least one Power Five opponent in non-conference schedules to go along with the nine-game league schedule.

BYU’s 2023 and 2024 non-conference schedules are likely a blueprint the Cougars will typically follow as a Big 12 program. An FCS opponent, one Power Five, and a Group of Five team. In 2023, BYU hosts Sam Houston State and Southern Utah, then has a trip to the SEC to face Arkansas.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow Mitch’s coverage of BYU moving to the Big 12 Conference on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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