“We are very pleased to add the series with BYU to our football schedule,” said O’Brien. “BYU has an excellent football tradition and will be a very attractive opponent on our 2019 home schedule. We also look forward to making the trip to Provo, Utah next season.”
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In order to accommodate the BYU series, Toledo’s contest originally scheduled at Tulsa in 2016 was moved to 2020 by mutual agreement of the two schools. Tulsa will play at Toledo in 2017. Also, the Fresno State game in Toledo in 2016 originally scheduled for Oct. 1 has been moved to Sept. 17, while the return game in Fresno in 2018 has been moved from Sept. 15 to Sept. 29.
The Rockets also announced the addition of two other home games. Maine will come to the Glass Bowl on Sept. 10, 2016 while Elon will be the season-opening opponent on Aug. 31, 2017.