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Brigham Young Cougars football
2013 BYU Cougars football team
BYU Athletic Logo.svg
First season1922
Athletic directorTom Holmoe
Head coachBronco Mendenhall
7th year, 72–28  (.720)
Other staffRobert Anae (OC)
Nick Howell (DC)
Home stadiumLaVell Edwards Stadium
Stadium capacity63,470
Stadium surfaceNatural grass
LocationProvo, Utah
ConferenceIndependent (2011-present)
Past conferencesMWC (1999-2010)
WAC (1962-1998)
Skyline (1938-1961)
RMAC (1922-1937)
All-time record484–369–26 (.565)
Postseason bowl record13–17–1 (.435)
Claimed national titles1984
Conference titles
  • 1965
  • 1974
  • 1976
  • 1977
  • 1978
  • 1979
  • 1980
  • 1981
  • 1982
  • 1983
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1989
  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 1993
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1999
  • 2001
  • 2006
  • 2007
Heisman winnersTy Detmer (1990)
Consensus All-Americans
Current uniform
Independent-Uniform-BYU.png
Colors

BYU Blue and White

          
Fight songThe Cougar Song
MascotCosmo the Cougar
Marching bandThe Power of the Wasatch
Websitebyufootball.com
 
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Brigham Young Cougars football
2013 BYU Cougars football team
BYU Athletic Logo.svg
First season1922
Athletic directorTom Holmoe
Head coachBronco Mendenhall
7th year, 72–28  (.720)
Other staffRobert Anae (OC)
Nick Howell (DC)
Home stadiumLaVell Edwards Stadium
Stadium capacity63,470
Stadium surfaceNatural grass
LocationProvo, Utah
ConferenceIndependent (2011-present)
Past conferencesMWC (1999-2010)
WAC (1962-1998)
Skyline (1938-1961)
RMAC (1922-1937)
All-time record484–369–26 (.565)
Postseason bowl record13–17–1 (.435)
Claimed national titles1984
Conference titles
  • 1965
  • 1974
  • 1976
  • 1977
  • 1978
  • 1979
  • 1980
  • 1981
  • 1982
  • 1983
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1989
  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 1993
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1999
  • 2001
  • 2006
  • 2007
Heisman winnersTy Detmer (1990)
Consensus All-Americans
Current uniform
Independent-Uniform-BYU.png
Colors

BYU Blue and White

          
Fight songThe Cougar Song
MascotCosmo the Cougar
Marching bandThe Power of the Wasatch
Websitebyufootball.com

The BYU Cougars football team is the college football program representing Brigham Young University, a private research university owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and located in Provo, Utah, United States. The Cougars began collegiate football competition in 1922, and have won 23 conference titles and 1 national title. The team has competed in several different athletic conferences during its history, but since July 1, 2011, it has competed as an Independent. The team plays home games at the 63,470-person-capacity LaVell Edwards Stadium on the university's campus.

History[edit]

The early years[edit]

The school's first football team won the regional championship in 1896.

BYU traces its football roots back to the late 19th century. Benjamin Cluff became the third principal of Brigham Young Academy (the precursor to BYU) in 1892 (the school was converted into a university in 1903) and was influenced by his collegiate studies at the University of Michigan to bring athletic competition to Brigham Young. The first BYA football team in 1896 played the University of Utah (winning 12-0), the Elks, the Crescents, the YMCA of Salt Lake City, the Wheel Club of Denver, and Westminster College; and it ultimately won the championship.[1] In its second year of competition, the BYA football team won the championship too, but as a result of an accidental football-related death in Utah in 1900, football was banned from all LDS Church schools until 1919.[2]

After a twenty-year ban on football, the sport was brought back to BYU on an intramural basis in 1919, and intercollegiate games were resumed in 1920 under coach Alvin Twitchell.[3] BYU was admitted to the Rocky Mountain Conference in 1921 and had its first winning year in 1929 under the helm of coach G. Ott Romney, who BYU recruited from Montana State University the year before.[4] Romney and his successor Eddie Kimball ushered in a new era in Cougar football in which the team went 65–51–12 between 1928–1942. In 1932, the Cougars posted a 8–1 record and outscored their opponents 188-50, which remains one of the school's finest seasons on record. The university did not field a team from 1943–1945 due to World War II, and in 1949 suffered its only winless season, going 0–11.

The team began to rebuild in the mid-1950s, recruiting University of Rhode Island head coach Hal Kopp to lead the Cougars, whom achieved back-to-back winning seasons in 1957 and 1958, led by southpaw quarterback Jared Stephens and nose tackle Gavin Anae. In 1961, Eldon "The Phantom" Fortie became the school's first All-American, and in 1962, BYU moved to the Western Athletic Conference. In 1964, Cougar Stadium was built, which included a capacity of 30,000, and in 1965, head coach Tommy Hudspeth led the Cougars to their first conference championship with a record of 6-4.

LaVell Edwards era (1972-2000)[edit]

In 1972, assistant coach LaVell Edwards was promoted to head coach replacing Kopp. Edwards and his staff installed a drop-back passing game considered to be an early implementation of the West Coast offense, resulting in Cougar Pete Van Valkenburg as the nation's leading rusher for that year. The following year the Cougars struggled to a 5-6 finish, but this would be Edwards' only losing season during his run as BYU coach over the next three decades. In fact, the Cougars won the conference championship every year except one from 1974-1985, including the national championship in 1984. However, the Cougars lost their first four bowl games. Their first post-season win came in the 1980 Holiday Bowl, which has come to become known as the "Miracle Bowl" since BYU was trailing SMU 45-25 with four minutes left in the game and then came back to win.[5] BYU would win its 1981, 1983 and 1984 bowl games as well; and it earned the nickname "Quarterback U" for consistently producing All-American quarterbacks, which included Gifford Nielsen, Marc Wilson, Jim McMahon and Steve Young. During this period, Young finished second for the Heisman Trophy in 1983 and McMahon finished third for the trophy in 1981.

In 1984, BYU was declared the NCAA Division I-A National Champion. The undefeated Cougars (12-0-0) opened the season with a 20-14 victory over Pitt, ranked No. 3 in the nation at the time and finished with a victory over the Michigan Wolverines (6-5-0). BYU defeated Michigan 24-17 in the Holiday Bowl, marking the only time a national champion played in a bowl game before New Year's Day. Coupled with the 11 consecutive wins to close out the 1983 season, BYU concluded the 1984 championship on a 24-game winning streak. Some college football pundits argued that BYU had not played a legitimate schedule and thus should not be recognized as national champion. Nonetheless, at the end of the season, BYU received the number-one ranking in all 4 NCAA sanctioned polls AP, Coaches, NFF and FWAA.

In 1985, quarterback Robbie Bosco finished third in the Heisman balloting; in 1986, defensive lineman Jason Buck became the first BYU player ever to win the Outland Trophy; and in 1989, offensive lineman Mo Elowonibi also won the Outland Trophy. In 1990, the Cougars achieved their first victory over a top-ranked team when they defeated the #1 Miami Hurricanes early in the season, and the season culminated with quarterback Ty Detmer becoming BYU's first and only Heisman Trophy winner. In 1996, BYU won the first ever WAC Championship Game in Las Vegas and earned a bid to play in the Cotton Bowl against Kansas State of the newly formed Big 12 Conference, making it BYU's first ever New Year's Day bowl game, which they won 19-15. BYU finished ranked No. 5 in both the Coaches and AP polls, and became the first team in NCAA history to win 14 games in a season.[citation needed]

In 1999, BYU left the WAC along with seven other teams to form the Mountain West Conference, with the Cougars winning a share of the inaugural MWC championship. Just prior to the 2000 season, Edwards announced that it would be his final year as the program's head coach, and prior to Edwards' final home game, LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley announced that Cougar Stadium would be renamed "LaVell Edwards Stadium".[6] Edwards was carried off the field following the season closer against the Utes.

2001-present[edit]

Fans storming the field at LaVell Edwards Stadium in 2009 after #19 BYU beat #21 Utah 26-23 in overtime
BYU wide receiver making a catch at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon in a 2011 game against Oregon State, which the Cougars won 38-28

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Gary Crowton was hired to replace Edwards. His first season was successful, earning a 12-2 record and running back Luke Staley earning the Doak Walker Award, but the Cougars posted losing records the following three seasons and received negative publicity for infractions of the university's honor code.[7][8] Crowton resigned on December 1, 2004.

Bronco Mendenhall, who had been brought into the program a year earlier as defensive coordinator, was named the next BYU head football coach. BYU returned to post-game play under Mendenhall's leadership and has competed in a bowl game each year of his tenure. During his tenure, Mendenhall has earned the 7th best winning percentage of all active coaches (.733).[citation needed] The Cougars' 2006 win over the Pac-10 Oregon Ducks in the Las Vegas Bowl (38-8) was BYU's largest bowl margin of victory in school history and BYU's first bowl win since the Cotton Bowl Classic on New Year's Day 1997, ten years earlier. The Cougars finished the year 11-2 (8-0 in conference), and ranked 15th in the nation, their first top-20 ranking since 2001. The 2009 season for BYU began against 3rd ranked Oklahoma at the Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas, winning 14-13. The Cougars would go on to finish 11-2 overall and 7-1 in MWC play, losing only to conference champion TCU in October in a game preceded by the first-ever visit to Provo by ESPN College GameDay.

On September 1, 2010, BYU announced it would begin competition as a football independent starting in the 2011 season, following years of frustration with the lack of TV coverage and poor football competition in the Mountain West Conference. BYU later entered into an 8-year contract with ESPN in which 11 games would be broadcast on one of the ESPN networks and BYU would retain the rights to utilize its on-campus broadcasting facilities and nationally syndicated station. The Cougars were reportedly invited to the Big East for all sports during this period, and in February 2011, CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award Ben Cahoon joined the coaching staff as the wide receivers coach.[9]

In 2011, BYU changed quarterbacks mid-season from sophomore Jake Heaps to junior Riley Nelson, and in 2012 three different quarterbacks were utilized at different points in the season. During the 2012 offseason, graduated defensive end Ziggy Ansah was drafted as the #5 overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, tied for the highest draft BYU alumnus with Jim McMahon '82.[10] For the 2013 BYU football season, the Cougars were slated to compete against four pre-season-ranked teams.

Record book[edit]

BYU has had 18 final season rankings in the Top 25. The team has made 31 Bowl appearances, winning 13, losing 17, and tying 1. They have played in the Holiday Bowl (4 wins, 6 losses, 1 tie), the Cotton Bowl Classic (1 win), the Las Vegas Bowl (3 wins, 2 losses), the Copper Bowl (1 win), the Tangerine/Citrus Bowl (2 losses), the Freedom Bowl (1 win, 1 loss), the Liberty Bowl (2 losses), the Aloha Bowl (1 loss), the Fiesta Bowl (1 loss), the Motor City Bowl (1 loss), the All-American Bowl (1 loss), the New Mexico Bowl (1 win), the Armed Forces Bowl (1 win) and the Poinsettia Bowl (1 win).

Bowl Games[edit]

DateBowlW/LScore
December 28, 1974Fiesta BowlLBYU6Oklahoma State16
December 18, 1976Tangerine BowlL#17 BYU21#14 Oklahoma State49
December 22, 1978Holiday BowlLBYU16Navy23
December 21, 1979Holiday BowlL#9 BYU37Indiana38
December 19, 1980Holiday BowlW#14 BYU46#19 SMU45
December 18, 1981Holiday BowlW#12 BYU38#18 Washington State36
December 17, 1982Holiday BowlLBYU17#16 Ohio State47
December 23, 1983Holiday BowlW#9 BYU21Missouri17
December 21, 1984Holiday BowlW#1 BYU24Michigan17
December 28, 1985Citrus BowlL#9 BYU7#17 Ohio State10
December 30, 1986Freedom BowlLBYU10#15 UCLA31
December 22, 1987All-American BowlLBYU16Virginia22
December 29, 1988Freedom BowlWBYU20#20 Colorado17
December 29, 1989Holiday BowlL#16 BYU39#18 Penn State50
December 29, 1990Holiday BowlL#9 BYU14#19 Texas A&M65
December 30, 1991Holiday BowlTBYU13#7 Iowa13
December 25, 1992Aloha BowlL#23 BYU20Kansas23
December 30, 1993Holiday BowlLBYU21#10 Ohio State28
December 29, 1994Copper BowlW#19 BYU31Oklahoma6
January 1, 1997Cotton Bowl ClassicW#5 BYU19#14 Kansas State15
December 31, 1998Liberty BowlLBYU27#10 Tulane41
December 27, 1999Motor City BowlL#25 BYU3#11 Marshall21
December 31, 2001Liberty BowlL#17 BYU10#22 Louisville28
December 22, 2005Las Vegas BowlLBYU28California35
December 21, 2006Las Vegas BowlW#19 BYU38Oregon8
December 22, 2007Las Vegas BowlW#17 BYU17UCLA16
December 21, 2008Las Vegas BowlL#16 BYU21Arizona31
December 22, 2009Las Vegas BowlW#14 BYU44#16 Oregon State20
December 18, 2010New Mexico BowlWBYU52UTEP24
December 30, 2011Armed Forces BowlWBYU24Tulsa21
December 20, 2012Poinsettia BowlWBYU23San Diego State6
Total31 bowl games13-17-1723819


Top 25 Finishes[edit]

SeasonOverall RecordAP RankingCoaches RankingBCS Ranking
19779-22016did not exist
197911-11312did not exist
198012-11211did not exist
198111-21311did not exist
198311-177did not exist
198413-011did not exist
198511-31617did not exist
198910-32218did not exist
199010-32217did not exist
19918-3-22323did not exist
199410-31810did not exist
199614-155did not exist
200112-22524unranked
200611-2161520
200711-2141417
200810-3252116
200911-2121214
201110-3unranked25unranked


Record by Coach[edit]

NameSeasonsRecordPCT
Alvin Twitchell1922-245-13-1.289
C. J. Hart1925-276-12-2.350
G. Ott Romney1928-3642-31-5.571
Floyd Millet19422-5-0.286
Eddie Kimball1937-41, 46-4834-32-8.514
Chick Atkinson1949-5518-49-3.279
Hal Kopp1956-5813-14-3.483
Tally Stevens1959-606-15-0.286
Hal Mitchell1961-638-22-0.267
Tommy Hudspeth1964-7139-42-1.482
LaVell Edwards1972–2000257-101-3.716
Gary Crowton2001-0426-23-0.531
Bronco Mendenhall2005–present56-21-0.727


Season-by-Season Record[edit]

YearCoachOverallConferenceStandingBowl/playoffsCoaches#AP°
Rocky Mountain Conference (1922–1938)
1922Alvin Twitchell1-51-58th
1923Alvin Twitchell2-51-5T-7th
1924Alvin Twitchell2-3-11-3-1
1925C.J. Hart3-33-3T-6th
1926C.J. Hart1-5-11-4-19th
1927C.J. Hart2-4-12-47th
1928G. Ott Romney3-3-11-3-110th
1929G. Ott Romney5-34-24th
1930G. Ott Romney5-2-44-1-13rd
1931G. Ott Romney4-42-37th
1932G. Ott Romney8-15-12nd
1933G. Ott Romney5-45-35th
1934G. Ott Romney4-53-57th
1935G. Ott Romney4-43-4T-6th
1936G. Ott Romney4-54-46th
1937Eddie Kimball6-35-2T-2nd
1938Eddie Kimball4-3-13-2-12nd
RMC Totals:63-62-9 (.504)48-54-5 (.472)
Mountain States/Skyline Conference (1939–1961)
1939Eddie Kimball5-2-22-2-24th
1940Eddie Kimball2-4-22-3-14th
1941Eddie Kimball4-3-23-1-22nd
1942Floyd Millet2-51-4T-6th
1943
1944
1945
1946Eddie Kimball5-4-13-2-14th
1947Eddie Kimball3-71-57th
1948Eddie Kimball5-61-35th
1949Chick Atkinson0-110-56th
1950Chick Atkinson4-5-11-3-15th
1951Chick Atkinson6-3-12-3-15th
1952Chick Atkinson4-63-45th
1953Chick Atkinson2-7-11-5-1T-7th
1954Chick Atkinson1-81-68th
1955Chick Atkinson1-90-78th
1956Hal Kopp2-7-11-5-17th
1957Hal Kopp5-3-25-1-12nd
1959Hal Kopp6-45-23rd
1959Tally Stevens3-72-5T-5th
1960Tally Stevens3-82-55th
1961Hal Mitchel2-82-4T-5th
MSC/SC Totals:65-117-13 (.367)38-75-11 (.351)
Western Athletic Conference (1962–1998)
1962Hal Mitchel4-62-2T-2nd
1963Hal Mitchel2-80-45th
1964Tommy Hudspeth3-6-10-45th
1965Tommy Hudspeth6-44-11st
1966Tommy Hudspeth8-23-2T-2nd
1967Tommy Hudspeth6-43-23rd
1968Tommy Hudspeth2-81-57th
1969Tommy Hudspeth6-44-33rd
1970Tommy Hudspeth3-81-6T-7th
1971Tommy Hudspeth5-63-44th
1972LaVell Edwards7-45-2T-2nd
1973LaVell Edwards5-63-44th
1974LaVell Edwards7-4-16-0-11stL Fiesta
1975LaVell Edwards6-54-3T-4th
1976LaVell Edwards9-36-11stL Tangerine
1977LaVell Edwards9-26-1T-1st1620
1978LaVell Edwards9-45-11stL Holiday
1979LaVell Edwards11-17-01stL Holiday1213
1980LaVell Edwards12-16-11stW Holiday1112
1981LaVell Edwards11-27-11stW Holiday1113
1982LaVell Edwards8-47-11stL Holiday
1983LaVell Edwards11-17-01stW Holiday77
1984LaVell Edwards13-08-01stW Holiday11
1985LaVell Edwards11-37-11stL Citrus1716
1986LaVell Edwards8-56-22ndL Freedom
1987LaVell Edwards9-47-12ndL All-American
1988LaVell Edwards9-45-3T-3rdW Freedom
1989LaVell Edwards10-37-11stL Holiday1822
1990LaVell Edwards10-37-11stL Holiday1722
1991LaVell Edwards8-3-27-0-11stT Holiday2323
1992LaVell Edwards8-56-2T-1stL Aloha
1993LaVell Edwards6-66-2T-1stL Holiday
1994LaVell Edwards10-36-2T-2ndW Copper1018
1995LaVell Edwards7-46-2T-1st
1996LaVell Edwards14-110-0T-1stW Cotton55
1997LaVell Edwards6-54-45th
1998LaVell Edwards9-57-22ndL Liberty
WAC Totals:288-147-4 (.661)189-71-2 (.725)
Mountain West Conference (1999–2010)
1999LaVell Edwards8-45-2T-1stL Motor City
2000LaVell Edwards6-64-3T-3rd
2001Gary Crowton12-27-01stL Liberty2425
2002Gary Crowton5-72-57th
2003Gary Crowton4-83-43rd
2004Gary Crowton5-64-33rd
2005Bronco Mendenhall6-65-3T-2ndL Las Vegas
2006Bronco Mendenhall11-28-01stW Las Vegas1516
2007Bronco Mendenhall11-28-01stW Las Vegas1414
2008Bronco Mendenhall10-36-23rdL Las Vegas2125
2009Bronco Mendenhall11-27-12ndW Las Vegas1212
2010Bronco Mendenhall7-65-3T-3rdW New Mexico
MWC Totals:96-54 (.640)64-26 (.711)
Independent (2011–present)
2011Bronco Mendenhall10-3n/aW Armed Forces25
2012Bronco Mendenhall8-5n/aW Poinsettia
2013Bronco Mendenhall7-4n/a
Independent Totals:20-10 (.667)n/a
Total:518-383-26 (.573)
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.

Awards[edit]

Team awards for the BYU Cougars include 23 conference titles and one national championship in 1984. For player awards, BYU has produced 51 All-Americans (13 Consensus All-Americans),[11] and one Heisman Trophy winner (Ty Detmer in 1990). Other BYU players finishing in the top ten in Heisman voting include Gary Sheide (8th in 1974), Gifford Nielsen (6th in 1976), Marc Wilson (3rd in 1979), Jim McMahon (5th in 1980, 3rd in 1981), Steve Young (2nd in 1983), Robbie Bosco (3rd in 1984 and 1985), and Ty Detmer (9th in 1989, Winner in 1990, 3rd in 1991). Detmer also won the Maxwell Award (best football player) in 1990.

Four BYU players have won the Davey O'Brien Award (best quarterback)—Jim McMahon, Steve Young, and Ty Detmer twice—more than any other school; and seven players have won the Sammy Baugh Trophy (best passer): Steve Sarkisian (1996), Gary Sheide (1974), Marc Wilson (1979), Jim McMahon (1981), Steve Young (1983), Robbie Bosco (1984), and Ty Detmer (1991). Luke Staley won the Doak Walker Award (best running back) and Jim Brown Trophy (best running back) in 2001. Two players earned the Outland Trophy (best interior lineman): Jason Buck (1986) and Moe Elewonibi (1989).

For coaching, LaVell Edwards received the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award in 1979,[12] the AFCA (Kodak) Coach of the Year Award in 1984, and the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award (career achievement) in 2003.

Six player have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (Gifford Nielsen in 1994, Marc Wilson in 1996, Jim McMahon in 1999, Steve Young in 2001, Gordon Hudson in 2009, and Ty Detmer in 2011) and LaVell Edwards was inducted as a coach in 2004.

Uniforms[edit]

From the 1970s to 1999—a period coinciding with the some of the school's best and most prominent football seasons—BYU school colors were royal blue and white. The football team generally wore royal blue jerseys and white pants at home, and white jerseys and royal blue pants on the road.

In 1999, Coach Edwards' penultimate year, the school colors switched to dark blue, white, and tan, and the football helmets switched from white to dark blue. The block 'Y' remained on the sides of the helmet but received a new, more current treatment. The home uniforms consisted of dark blue jerseys with white "bib" and dark blue pants, and the away uniforms consisted of white jerseys with white pants. These new uniforms were disliked by both the conservative fans in Provo and the NCAA, who required the team to remove the white bib on the front of the blue home jersey in 2000 (NCAA rules require that a team's jersey have a single dominant color). The home jersey thereafter was modified with blue replacing the white on the bib area.

These uniforms lasted until 2004, when a uniform new style incorporating New York Jets-style shoulder stripes was introduced (the helmets remained the same). The new uniforms were worn in a "mix-and-match" strategy—e.g., the home blue jerseys were worn with either blue or white pants and the white away jerseys were worn with either blue or white pants. This uniform incarnation lasted for only one season.

Ultimately, the traditional design with the white helmet and former logo was re-introduced for the 2005 season. While the uniforms were also changed to be similar to the 1980s uniforms, the darker blue remained instead of the former royal blue, but all tan highlights were eliminated. This change was done at the insistence of new head coach Bronco Mendenhall, who wanted to return the team to the successful traditions of the 1980s. Normally, it takes a minimum of 1–2 years to create, design and approve a uniform change. When Nike, the team's uniform supplier, said that they could not possibly make the change in just five months, former head coach and BYU legend LaVell Edwards made a call to Nike and asked them to help the new Cougar coach. Edwards had worked with Nike on several occasions since his retirement, and with the legendary coach's weight behind the request, BYU was able to take the field in 2005 in new, traditional uniforms.[13] One slight change in the uniform came in the 2007 season, when a small traditional 'Y' logo was added to the bottom of the collar. In 2009 BYU used a "throwback" jersey paying tribute to the 25-year anniversary of the 1984 National Championship. they were the same design as the current jerseys but royal blue instead of navy blue. They were introduced against Rival University of Utah and again in the Las Vegas Bowl against Oregon St. BYU also introduced new "black-out" jerseys in the 2012 season, debuting at home, also against Oregon St.

Alumni[edit]

As of 2008, 146 BYU Cougars football players have gone on to play professional football. Team alumni have competed in 48 NFL Super Bowls,[14] including Super Bowl MVP Steve Young and two-time Super Bowl winner Jim McMahon.

Rivalries[edit]

BYU's football program has two historic rivalries: one with the Utah Utes in a game referred to as "The Holy War", and another with the Utah State Aggies in a game referred to as the "Old Wagon Wheel". Emerging rivalries resulting from recent and anticipated future consecutive competition include Notre Dame, Hawaii, and Boise State.

Future schedules[edit]

2014[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
August 28at ConnecticutRentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT   
September 6at TexasDarrell K Royal – Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX   
September 20Virginia[15]LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
September 27Houston[16]LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
October 3Utah StateLaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
October 11at UCF[17]Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, FL   
October 18NevadaLaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
October 25at Boise State[18]Bronco StadiumBoise, ID   
November 1at Middle Tennessee StateJohnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, TN   
November 15UNLV[19]LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
November 22Savannah State[20]LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
November 29at CalCalifornia Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA   
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

2015[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 5at Nebraska[21]Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE   
September 12Boise State[18]LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
September 26at Michigan[22]Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI   
October 17at Southern Miss[23]M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS   
October 24Cincinnati[24]LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
October 31ConnecticutLaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
November 7at San Jose StateSpartan StadiumSan Jose, CA   
November 14at UNLV[19]Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV   
November 21Fresno StateLaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
November 28at Utah State[25]Romney StadiumLogan, UT   
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

2016[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 3vs. ArizonaUniversity of Phoenix StadiumGlendale, AZ   
September 10at UtahRice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT   
September 24vs. West Virginia[26]FedExFieldLandover, MD   
October 15at Boise State[18]Bronco StadiumBoise, ID   
November 12at Cincinnati[24]Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH   
November 26Utah State[25]Lavell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

2017[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 9UtahLaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
September 16CalLaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
October 7Boise State[18]LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
October 28San Jose StateLaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
November 4at Fresno StateBulldog StadiumFresno, CA   
November 25at HawaiiAloha StadiumHonolulu, HI   
TBDat East Carolina[27]Dowdy-Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC   
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

2018[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 1at ArizonaArizona StadiumTempa, AZ   
September 15at Wisconsin[28]Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI   
October 20at Boise State[18]Bronco StadiumBoise, ID   
November 17HawaiiLaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
November 24at UtahRice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT   
TBDEast Carolina[27]LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

2019[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
August 29WisconsinLaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
September 7at VirginiaScott StadiumCharlottesville, VA   
September 14USCLaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
September 21NevadaLaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
October 12Boise State[18]LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
TBDat Washington State[29]Martin StadiumPullman, WA   
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

2020[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 12ArizonaLaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
September 19VirginiaLaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
October 17at Boise State[18]Bronco StadiumBoise, ID   
November 28at Stanford[30]Stanford StadiumStanford, CA   
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

2021[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 9Boise State[18]LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
November 27USCLos Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA   
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

2022[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 8at Boise State[18]Bronco StadiumBoise, ID   
November 26at StanfordStanford StadiumStanford, CA   
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

2023[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 2StanfordLaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
October 14Boise State[18]LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
November 25at USCLos Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA   
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

2025[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 13StanfordLaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT   
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

Additional Information[edit]

BYU and Notre Dame announced an additional four games to be played between 2014–2020 in both Provo and South Bend.[31] A home-and-home series with Louisiana Tech scheduled for 2011–2012 will be delayed to a future date.[32]

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