Written by January 30, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Football Announces 2020 Schedule Tags: BYU Football Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Late Wednesday, BYU football confirmed the release of their 2020 schedule.The Cougars have a tough slate ahead of them as has proven customary in their history as an independent (2011-present).They will face three Top 25 squads from 2019, No. 10 Minnesota, No. 16 Utah and No. 22/No. 23 Boise State.Furthermore, they draw seven bowl squads from last season.The season commences September 3 at Rice-Eccles Stadium at Salt Lake City against Utah. The Cougars’ home season starts September 12 as they entertain Big Ten foe Michigan State.BYU visits Tempe, Ariz. September 19 to face Arizona State and then draws the aforementioned Golden Gophers at Minneapolis September 26.Utah State visits Provo October 2 after which the Cougars host Missouri of the SEC October 10.A battle of Cougars occurs October 17 at LaVell Edwards Stadium as BYU hosts Houston.BYU then visits the Chicagoland area in facing Northern Illinois at DeKalb, Ill. October 24 and faces Boise State on the famed Smurf Turf November 7 at Albertson’s Stadium, following a bye week.BYU next hosts San Diego State November 14 and NCAA Division I newcomer, North Alabama November 21. The Lions are in only their third season as an NCAA FCS school, but have traditionally dominated NCAA Division II.The regular season concludes November 28 at Stanford. This is only the third time in history the Cougars and Cardinal have met on the gridiron. Stanford leads the all-time series 2-0.