With Tanner Mangum out for the year after undergoing successful surgery this week, BYU coaches have been busy evaluating who will be the starter against UNLV this weekend, and likely for the rest of the season. The coaching staff doesn't have a lot of time to figure it out either...
College Football
What can't Kyle Whittingham do? He led his team to a perfect season which was capped off with an impressive win over then-No. 4 Alabama in the 2009 Sugar Bowl as the Utah Utes crashed the BCS for the second time again after taking down Pittsburgh in the Fiesta Bowl in...
College Football Playoff
With no upsets among the top 5 teams last week, there wasn't any surprises among the top teams during the second edition of the College Football Playoff Rankings, but there was plenty of movement after that with several Big 12 schools looking to help the conference avoid missing out...
Ty Detmer may be a Heisman Trophy winner, but his play calls, especially on fourth-down, have been beyond bad. So just how bad has it been this year? Let's let the stats speak for themselves. After Saturday's loss to Fresno State, in which the Cougars were 0-for-2 on fourth downs, BYU...
Tanner Mangum was having one of his best games of the season Saturday night at Bulldog Stadium as the BYU offense racked up more than 300 yards of total offense under his watch. However, it all came crashing down in the fourth quarter when the junior quarterback went down with...
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What a difference a couple of years can make. After defeating Fresno State, 52-10, two years ago at LaVell Edwards Stadium — in which freshman quarterback Tanner Mangum threw for 336 yards and went on to set several BYU records — the Cougars (2-7) come into Saturday's game against Fresno...
Oddsmakers have Fresno State as a double-digit favorite over BYU heading into Saturday's showdown at Bulldog Stadium. The Bulldogs opened as 11-point favorites, and the line quickly jumped to as high as 16. As of Wednesday morning, Fresno State currently sits as a 14-point favorite at home. BYU is coming off...
College Football Playoff
The first week of the College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday night with a surprise decision by the committee. Although Alabama is ranked No. 1 in both the AP and Coaches' Polls, Georgia, just one of five unbeaten teams left, was chosen as the top-ranked team followed by No....
With 10:43 remaining in the first quarter, San Jose State's Rahshead Johnson took the kickoff near the goal line and started running up field. With his team down 7-0, Johnson was looking for a big block as he looked to tie the score up with a big special teams...
After seven consecutive losses, the BYU football team got back in the win column on Saturday as the Cougars dominated San Jose Sate, 41-20 at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Junior quarterback Tanner Mangum passed for a game-high 283 yards and three touchdowns and sophomore wide receiver Micah Simon hauled in three...
Yup, it’s awkward, alright. BYU (1-7) is off to one of its worst starts in program history and a lot of the blame has now shifted over to offensive coordinator Ty Detmer. The former Heisman Trophy winner has been one of Cougar fans' most beloved players, and now just in...
It's one of the best stories of Brett Favre's storied NFL career and luckily for him, BYU star quarterback Ty Detmer was there to help him out. Favre, an 11-time Pro Bowler and NFL Hall of Famer, had no idea what a nickel defense was during his first few years...
After a tough stretch that featured games against LSU, Wisconsin, Boise State, Mississippi State and rival Utah, many expected the Cougars' struggles to disappear going up against lowly East Carolina who came into Saturday's game with just one win on the year. With BYU averaging just over 10 points per...
NFL: Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers possibly out for season Aaron Rodgers, a two-time NFL Most Valuable Player, was injured in the Packers 23-10 loss to the Vikings, and will likely be out of the season. Rodgers was diagnosed with a broken collarbone after the game after a huge hit in the...
What has happened to Utah State football? Just five years ago, the Aggies were making history as they took down Utah, won a school record 11 games, won the WAC, a bowl game, and finished ranked in all three major polls (AP, Coaches, BCS). Things were looking up for Utah...
Cosmo the Cougar has some moves! The BYU mascot put on a show Friday night as the team took on Boise State in a primetime game on ESPN. While the Cougar football program may be off to its worst start since 1970, at least the fans had something to cheer...
For the first time since 1970, BYU has lost five consecutive games and is off to one of its worst starts in program history. Much of the blame falls on the Cougar offense which ranks at the bottom of nearly every offensive statistical category. So far this season, the offense...
With a number of upsets this past week, there was going to be some big changes in this week's Associated Press Top 25 poll. Among the biggest winners in the polls which was released Sunday afternoon were TCU and Washington State thanks to losses by Oklahoma and Michigan at home...
Despite what most people think, not every NCAA athlete gets a full-ride college scholarship. As coaches have noted throughout the country, there is no better feeling than awarding a scholarship to a player who has been paying his own way. This is what sports should always be about. Hard work, accomplishments...
Heading into Saturday's showdown against No. 10 Wisconsin at LaVell Edwards Stadium, BYU has a shot on national television to make a statement, end its two-game losing streak, and most importantly, put behind its rivalry loss to Utah last week. But it order to have any chance against the Badgers,...
Several teams made big jumps in the Associated Press college football poll on Sunday. Oklahoma (2-0) jumped three spots to come in at No. 2 after taking down then-No. 2 Ohio State (1-1) on the road. Alabama stayed on top as the top-ranked team and Clemson, USC and Penn State...
The Utah-BYU football game was moved from ESPN to ESPN2 last week and likely should have been put on ESPN3 after Saturday night's showing at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Despite being one of the top rivalries in the country, the Utes and Cougars sure didn't show it as both teams put...
The streak continues. Utah (2-0) hung on for another victory at LaVell Edwards Stadium to push its rivalry winning streak to seven games with a 19-13 win over BYU (1-2) in front of 63,470 screaming fans. The win marked the first time the Utes have won seven consecutive games in the...
ESPN’s College GameDay was in Columbus, Ohio Saturday as No. 2 Ohio State (1-0, 1-0) hosts No. 5 Oklahoma (1-0) in a big non-conference showdown at 5:30 p.m. MT on ABC. With the Big 12 and Pac-12 being the only Power 5 conferences to have been shutout of the college...
It's one of the most anticipated days of the year. Saturday night's big showdown between BYU (1-1) and Utah (1-0) is almost here as the two schools meet at LaVell Edwards Stadium for the 98th time in the series. Separated by just 45 miles — and arguably the most underrated rivalry in...
The Holy War showdown between BYU (1-1) and Utah (1-0) is one of the best college rivalries in the country. Throw out the records because the contest almost always comes down to the last play of the game. That's why it is not surprising to see that oddsmakers are having...
Alabama held onto to its reigns as the No. 1 team in the country after the Crimson Tide took down then-No. 3 Florida State, 24-7 on Saturday. The Seminoles dropped to fell seven spots to come in at No. 10 in the Associated Press college football poll. The Crimson Tide...
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Rivalry week is here as BYU (1-1) hosts Utah (1-0) at LaVell Edwards Stadium Saturday night at 8:15 p.m. (MT) on ESPN2. No matter which team you are rooting for, there is some good news and some bad news heading into the Holy War showdown. The good news for BYU...
Week 1 of the college football season delivered a number of memorable moments. There were upsets, last-second victories, comebacks and jaw-dropping plays. Here is a look back at all the incredible moments and stories from the opening week. 1. USC's blind long snapper Jake Olson delivers the perfect pass It was his moment...
For the first time in college football history, two of the top three teams got together Saturday night in the season opener. The game took place at the new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. After a sloppy first half, the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide pulled...
For the first time since 1989, the 17th-ranked Florida Gators lost its season opener against No. 11 Michigan Saturday afternoon at AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. After a disappointing first half, the Wolverines stormed back in the second half to outscore the Gators 20-0 to walk out with...
It's a question everyone wants to know. What is the LSU offense going to look like? With a new offensive coordinator in Matt Canada, the Tigers offense will make its season debut against BYU (1-0) Saturday night in a primetime game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, home of the NFL's New Orleans...
Going up against SEC powerhouse No. 12 LSU (0-0) is no easy task, but for BYU (1-0), they seem to be catching the Tigers at just the right time. Due to the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey, The AdvoCare Texas Kickoff, which was scheduled for NRG stadium in Houston, Texas...
The college football season kicked off on Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium as BYU took down Portland State, 20-6, to win its fourth consecutive season opener. There were plenty of questions heading into the game as the Cougars graduated 21 seniors from last year's team, including stars players such as...
For the second consecutive year, Alabama will start the college football season as the top-ranked team. For the sixth time in its history and the fourth time under head coach Nick Saban, the Crimson Tide are the No. 1 team in the Associated Press preseason Top 25. Alabama also was...
The tight end position at BYU has been a focal point throughout its history. Former NFL and Super Bowl-winning head coach Brian Billick was a standout at BYU along with Clay Brown who caught the famous Hail Mary against SMU in the Holiday Bowl to give BYU its first bowl victory...
For the second consecutive year, college football head coaches have tabbed Alabama as the team to beat this season. The Crimson Tide collected 49 out of 65 first-place votes in Thursday's Preseason Amway Coaches Poll, holding off Ohio State which landed at No. 2. The Crimson Tide lost a number of...
The good news keeps on coming for Cougar football fans. A day after BYU opened up fall camp — signaling the start of the college football season —fans woke up to some more good news Friday morning as the Cougars announced a two-game series with Virginia Tech, with games in 2026...
USC is back on top. During the opening of Pac-12 Media Day, the Trojans were chosen as the favorites to win not only the South Division, but also the 2017 Pac-12 Conference football title. The Trojans received 28 votes to edge defending Pac-12 Champion Washington which received 22 votes. Both programs...
When BYU took on Mississippi State at LaVell Edwards Stadium last year, Cougar running back Squally Canada couldn't get over at how big the Bulldog players were during warmups. "I turned to Jamaal (Williams) and was like, 'man those (SEC) guys are huge,'" Canada recalled. Williams — who finished the year as...
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