Utah-BYU announces scheduling agreement - will play one game in November

George Frey

The Utes and Cougars have tentatively announced a two-year extension of the Holy War - with 2018's game taking place at the very end of the season.

I guess this was the perfect week to talk about the rivalry game! Chris Hill took note and decided to release a video updating Utah fans on the continuation of the Holy War. Last summer, the Utes had announced there would be a two-year suspension of the rivalry and that it would resume in 2016 when the two teams met in Salt Lake City.

Beyond that, though, the schedule was up in the air - at least until today ... and only briefly.

Chris Hill Announces Series with BYU (via uathletics)

This agreement, at least in its initial look, will have Utah returning to Provo in 2017 and then Salt Lake City, for that November showdown, in 2018. Hill mentioned the '18 game will prove an 'unusual circumstance', so, this might not be continued with other scheduling agreements.

What do you make of the Holy War being played in November?

I don't like it. I think it's a big advantage to the Cougars solely because Utah will have just been put through the Pac-12 wringer before rolling into a very contentious and emotional game.

Could that prove problematic? Fortunately, we don't have to answer that question for a few more seasons.

But at this moment, the rivalry will continue through to at least 2018.

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