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BYU, Central Florida agree to home-and-home series

BYU, Central Florida agree to home-and-home series

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PROVO -- Brigham Young University and the University of Central Florida announced Friday that the two teams will play a home-and-home football series in 2011 and 2014 seasons.

The series starts with a home game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Sept. 23, 2011.

The Cougars will travel to Orlando on Sept. 6, 2014.

"We are pleased to announce this series with Central Florida," said BYU Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe. "With our recent move to independence we are looking to fill our schedule with quality home opponents and opportunities for our fans to see us play in different venues around the country. This series is a great fit for BYU."

The Cougars and the Knights have never met before in football. BYU has played in the Orlando area twice, matching up against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 1985 Florida Citrus Bowl, and the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the 1976 Tangerine Bowl.

"The series with BYU should be an exciting one," said Central Florida Director of Athletics Keith Tribble. "Their football program has always been one to follow, seeing all of the success it has sustained over so many years."

Central Florida has been a member of Conference USA since 2005. Current head coach George O'Leary took over the program in 2004 and has led the Knights to three bowl games (2005, 2007, 2009), and a conference championship in 2007.

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