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.
2016 BYU Season Preview
It was a tale of 2 seasons last for the Cougars last season. BYU opened 4-0, with wins over Texas, Houston, and Virginia. But an injury to star quarterback Taysom Hill contributed to a 4 game slide in the middle of the season, and left BYU fans wondering what could have been. Taysom Hill is back to lead the 2015 BYU Cougars in his senior season, and will be one of the top dual threat quarterbacks in all of college football. Hill will orchestrate an offense made up of seniors, giving the Cougars the talent necessary to make it through a very difficult schedule. The move to become an NCAA independent has increased the difficulty of BYU’s football schedule each season and 2015 is no different. Top games on the 2015 BYU Cougars football schedule are at Nebraska, UCLA, and Michigan, and against Boise State and Fresno State in Provo.
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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 College Football Playoff 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.