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Arizona Wildcats football: Wildcats to play BYU in Glendale

2013-04-12T10:09:00Z 2013-04-24T16:25:09Z Arizona Wildcats football: Wildcats to play BYU in GlendaleDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 12, 2013 10:09 am  • 

The Arizona Wildcats this morning announced a three-game series with BYU that will start in 2016. The first game of the series will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, the home of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals.

The Wildcats will host the Cougars in 2018. The UA will travel to BYU to Provo, Utah in 2020. The UA announced the series this morning via social media. 

Arizona hasn't played a game in the Phoenix area against a team other than Arizona State since 1994. Then, UA's "Desert Swarm" beat Miami 29-0 in the Fiesta Bowl.

BYU and Arizona last met in 2008 when the Wildcats beat the Cougars 31-21 in the Las Vegas Bowl. Overall, the two programs have met 22 times with Arizona leading the all-time series 12-9-1.

UA athletic director Greg Byrne has spent the past few years looking for a neutral-site partner. BYU appears to be a good fit: The Cougars have a large following in the Phoenix valley, and should help fill the 63,400-seat stadium. 

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