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BYU, Northern Illinois schedule home-and-home series starting in 2018

 Taysom Hill of the BYU Cougars rolls out to pass against the Washington Huskiesin the Fight Hunger Bowl on December 27, 2013 in San Francisco, California. BYU will play a home-and-home with NIU starting in 2018. Photo:

Taysom Hill of the BYU Cougars rolls out to pass against the Washington Huskiesin the Fight Hunger Bowl on December 27, 2013 in San Francisco, California. BYU will play a home-and-home with NIU starting in 2018.

BYU and Northern Illinois have scheduled a home-and-home series that begins in 2018, the teams announced Wednesday.

The schools will play at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah​ on Oct. 27, 2018, and at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, Illinois on Oct. 24, 2020​.

The 2018 game will be the first time the teams ever face each other.

More: Wisconsin AD Alvarez: LSU, 'Bama not interested in home-and-home series

BYU went 8-5 in 2013 and played in the Fight Hunger Bowl, the program's ninth consecutive bowl game.

The Huskies finished the 2013 season at 12-2, but lost to Utah State in the Poinsettia Bowl. 

On Tuesday, NIU announced the team will play a home-and-home series with San Diego State in 2016 and 2017. The school is announcing a new football series every day this week as part of a "SchedulePalooza" promotion.

One June 5, BYU announced the team will playhome-and-home series with UCLA, starting in 2015​.

More: Auburn, Clemson agree to home-and-home series in 2016-17

- Sarah Barshop

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