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BYU to play San Diego State at LaVell Edwards Stadium in December

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Brigham Young University is slated to play San Diego State in Provo days before Christmas. (Photo: KUTV)

Brigham Young University is slated to play San Diego State in Provo days before Christmas.

The game will take place at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Dec. 12.

The universities were originally scheduled to play on Nov. 14, prior to the Mountain West Conference’s decision on Aug. 10 to postpone its 2020 season due to the COVID-19 virus.

This will be the first football game at the Provo stadium that will be played in December.

“We are excited to have the Aztecs back on the schedule,” BYU Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe stated in a news release. “We share a long history of exciting games over many decades.

We are pleased the Mountain West Conference determined to play football in 2020 and worked with San Diego State to allow this previously scheduled non-conference game to be played.

The following information was provided by BYU:

San Diego State is coming off a 10-win season in 2019 that included a 13-3 victory over BYU in San Diego. The Aztecs capped off their 10-3 campaign with a dominating 48-11 win over Central Michigan in the New Mexico Bowl.

San Diego State and BYU will meet at LaVell Edwards Stadium for the first time since 2010 when the two schools were both members of the Mountain West Conference. The Cougars beat the Aztecs 24-21 in 2010. Brady Hoke, entering his second stint as the head coach at San Diego State in 2020, coached the Aztecs in the 2010 game. BYU leads the all-time series 28-8-1.

With the San Diego State game back on the schedule, BYU currently has 10 football games scheduled in 2020. Kickoff times and broadcast plans for the San Diego State game will be announced at a later date.

On Thursday, Boise State University released its schedule, including a game against BYU in Idaho on Nov. 7. This will be the ninth year in a row that the teams will face each other.