Don’t know why, but it seemed to make sense to me as far back as the 1990s. And it really makes sense since BYU became an independent and has 12 dates to fill every year. I suspect if Michigan had dropped us a little earlier we might have scheduled the Cougars for this season.
And, once again, the RRS end of a home-and-home will be in an odd-numbered year. As long as we’re locked into JerryWorld with the Aggies, that will remain the case.
I have an old SWC Media Guide from the 1980’s that listed future Arkansas schedules, and it listed Brigham Young on one of the schedules for the late 80s. (It also listed Nebraska in another year, but that never came to pass either.)