Strong, USF eager to welcome BYU to Tampa for first

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28, 2019. The Cougars fell 28-21 to the Rockets. (Photo: Colter Peterson, KSL) Bringing a team like BYU to Tampa is also good for USF in another respect: ticket sales.

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PROVO ‘ Maybe it was a slip of the tongue, or maybe USF coach Charlie Strong has a lot of respect for BYU’s football program.

Either way, South Florida will host BYU in the teams’ first-ever meeting Saturday (1:30 p.m. MDT, CBS Sports). And Strong and the Bulls (2-3) couldn’t be more excited.

‘They are a great program that has some great history, and one that plays really well,’ Strong said during the American Athletic Conference coaches’ teleconference this week. ‘I know this season hasn’t gone as well as they’d like, but they have a win over Tennessee and a win over USC.

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