BYU's upcoming Big 12 non-conference schedule

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BYU's upcoming Big 12 non-conference schedule

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We know that the 2023 out of conference schedule will look like this to kick off BYU's inaugural Big 12 season:
Week 1: Sam Houston State @ Provo - Sam Houston State is making the jump to FBS and joining Conference USA just in time to be the opening game of the season.
Week 2: Southern Utah @ Provo - FCS Southern Utah will help BYU tune up for their conference schedule as they were retained on the schedule and moved from a November date to week 2.
Week 3: Arkansas @ Fayetteville - The return game in the H/H with Arkansas is the big OOC game.

Looking ahead, this is how the next couple of seasons look so far:
Week 1: Nevada @ Provo
Week 2: Utah @ Salt Lake City
Week 3: This is open but will likely be Utah Tech rescheduled from November. Other possibilities that haven't been cancelled or rescheduled are @ Wyoming and @ East Carolina.

Week 1: Southern Utah @ Provo
Week 2:
Week 3:
Utah @ Provo needs to have a date set, and a road game will be found among rescheduled games I'd bet.

Week 1: Troy @ Troy
Week 2: Arizona @ Provo
Week 3: Miami (FL) @ Miami Gardens
Also Utah @ Salt Lake City
Also USF @ Provo (week 7 currently)
Holmoe has some work to do here, but could very likely keep USF as the G5 home game (this was announced as a rescheduled date from its 2023 original spot) and then choose from Troy, Miami, and Utah as the road game. The final spot would likely be a FCS game.

This is enough to pick out the pattern going forward. The typical season will have a FCS game -- probably from among in-state options, a home game and an away game--one being a P5 and one being G5. That should keep the games balanced and use the "easier" games on the schedule better as warm ups before the team rolls into the conference schedule.

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