Boise State vs BYU Football

Boise State linebacker Kekaula Kaniho (28) brings down BYU wide receiver Gunner Romney (80) during a game on Nov. 3, 2018, at Albertsons Stadium in Boise. The Broncos won the game, 21-16.

Boise State and BYU announced a new 10-year agreement Tuesday that will begin in 2025 to continue the rivalry on a near-yearly basis through 2034.

The two teams are in the middle of a 12-year deal that expires after the 2023 season. They will take a one year break in 2024 before resuming the yearly meeting in 2025 for the start of a 10-year deal that will run through the 2034 season.

“It’s been a good rivalry over the years,” former Boise State running back and current running backs coach Lee Marks said. “We’re a neighboring state so it’s a big one. A lot of guys whether they are from Idaho or maybe a few guys are from Utah, but they grew up watching these two teams play.

“I think it’s a really big deal to keep that going. We wanted it and they wanted it, so it will be good.”

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BYU and Boise State started playing on a yearly basis in 2012. The Broncos have a 7-2 lead in the series and have won three straight, but many of the games have been memorable over the years. Boise State stopped BYU short of the goal line on the final play to win 21-16 last year in Boise.

The two teams will play Oct. 19 in Provo this year.

The new series will start Oct. 25, 2025, at Albertsons Stadium. The Broncos will host in odd years during the series, and BYU will host in even years.

Boise State’s future schedules are mostly full, but the Broncos do have an opening for one game each in the 2024 and 2025 seasons.

B.J. Rains is the Boise State beat writer for the Idaho Press and a two-time winner of the NSMA Idaho Sports Writer of the Year Award. Follow him on Twitter @BJRains.

B.J Rains has covered Boise State athletics for the Idaho Press since 2013. He is an Associated Press Top 25 men's basketball poll voter, and also contributes to KBOI-TV as a Boise State insider.

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