Brigham Young University began its football program officially in 1922. The Cougars found their greatest success when they hired LaVell Edwards as head coach in 1972, and he implemented his unorthodox aggressive passing scheme while other college football teams were relying on run-heavy offenses. BYU's ability to rack up points fast is something still seen in Provo today. Edwards coached until 2000. They would win a national championship in 1984 and 19 conference titles under coach Edwards. BYU still shows a powerful passing game today and is always an exciting team to watch. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for BYU Cougars football tickets.
2013 BYU Season Preview
Coming off an 8-5 season and entering their third season as an independent, BYU appears ready to make a run at a BCS bowl game. Bronco Mendenhall enters his 9th season as the Cougars head coach and has compiled 74 wins in that span. The defense returns many starters from a squad that finished ranked 3rd in total defense and scoring in 2012. Offensively, Mendenhall will have to find a starting quarterback. Sophomore Taysom Hill is the frontrunner after playing well last season before going down with a knee injury. The running game will be by committee, with the receiving core being led by Cody Hoffman. The senior is a star and put off entering the NFL to come back for one more season. Hoffman finished 2012 with 100 catches, 1,248 yards, and 11 touchdowns. Hoffman is as steady as they come, and barring injury, Hoffman should leave BYU as the program’s all-time leading receiver. If the Cougars earn a BCS bid, they would have earned it. BYU will travel to Wisconsin and Notre Dame, and host Texas, Georgia Tech, and Boise State.
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BYU Cougars Football at LaVell Edwards Stadium Address: 1700 North Canyon Road Provo, Utah, 84604
The BYU Cougars play their home games at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah. The stadium was opened in 1964 and holds just over 64,000 spectators. LaVell Edwards Stadium is one of the most picturesque settings in all of college football with the Wasatch Range as backdrop and the enormous white stone "Y" on the side of one of the mountains. The BYU Cougars home bench is on the LaVell Edwards Stadium sideline with sections 31-37. LaVell Edwards Stadium parking information is covered in our Cougars event guide.
BYU vs. Utah
The “Holy War” is between the two oldest universities in the state of Utah. Separated by only 50 miles, the competition between these universities is so fierce that they cannot even agree when the first game between them was played. This has been one of the closest rivalries in recent years, with a majority of the games decided by 7 points or less. With allegiances dividing the state, this is the can’t miss game in the state of Utah.
BYU vs. Boise State
Although no longer conference opponents, this young rivalry has proven to be one of the best games outside of the major conferences. With games scheduled for the next decade, competition and tradition between these two universities is only sure to grow. Boise State hopes that by beating BYU they can follow in the Cougars footsteps and win a National Championship from a non-major conference, while BYU hopes to return to the top step, by facing an always-tough Broncos squad.
BYU Cougars in the BCS National Championship and Bowl Games
Having played in over an impressive 30 bowl games, the BYU Cougars are the most successful team to ever play in the Western Athletic Conference. The 20 plus conference titles they have accumulated across the Western Athletic Conference and Mountain West Conference is staggering and the Cougars are always a threat to add to their already impressive resume each and every year. Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games.
BYU Cougars Event Guide
Do my kids need a ticket?
Children 2 years and younger do not need a ticket but will need to sit on a parent’s lap.
Where’s a good place to eat before a game in Provo?
Breakfast/brunch at Communal is always a great choice and it’s only 6-7 blocks south of campus. If you’re looking for a burger, Cubby’s Chicago Beef is your spot.
What time do gates open before a BYU football game?
Gates will open two hours before kickoff for all home games.
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byu BYU games are so much fun! The fans are always positive and its a blast to get to know the surrounding fans around you as well! Im gonna be sad when the season ends. October 6, 2012