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This Saturday won't be the last time the BYU Cougars and East Carolina Pirates play each other. The BYU Athletics Department has just announced the two schools will play another two-game series beginning five years from now.
Read the entire press release here.
The first game will be October 15, 2022, in Provo, Utah. Game two will be two years later on October 19, 2024, in Greenville, North Carolina.
BYU goes into the game this week with a 1-0 series lead. The first game was played just two years ago. BYU won in dramatic fashion as quarterback Tanner Mangum returned from a hamstring injury that he suffered earlier in the game to lead the game winning drive.
"We have enjoyed the opportunity to play teams from the American Athletic Conference, including the current series with East Carolina,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. “ECU is a great matchup and it was an easy decision to schedule another series with them. It provides our team with a unique travel opportunity, and it gives Cougar fans who live in the southeast another opportunity to see us play."
ECU currently has five alumni playing in the NFL. Running back Chris Johnson is the most noteable ECU alum to play in the NFL. In 2009, he set an NFL record with 2,509 yards from scrimmage.
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