Men's Football Blog

Following options for BYU vs. Boise State

Oct 24, 2014 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 8:46 am | Permalink

The BYU at Boise State game will be broadcast live on ESPN Friday, with kickoff at 7:01 p.m. MDT. Friday's matchup will be BYU's sixth appearance on ESPN and seventh appearance on one of the ESPN family of networks. Fans can also tune in on WatchESPN.

Radio coverage is provided by the Cougar IMG Sports Network, available on Sirius XM 143, KSL 1160 AM or 102.7 FM, BYUcougars.com and the BYU Cougars app. Coverage begins at 5 p.m. MDT.

Football travels and preps for Boise State

Oct 23, 2014 - Posted by McKay Perry at 11:39 pm | Updated: October 24, 2014 12:51 am | Permalink

BYU football departed Provo Thursday and continued preparations ahead of Friday night's matchup with Boise State.

After some meetings and practice in the morning, the team took off early in the afternoon on a flight up north to Boise. Following the arrival at the team hotel, ESPN meetings and dinner, busses took the Cougars to the Meridian Idaho East Stake Center for the customary BYU football fireside.

BYU falls to Nevada 42-35

Oct 19, 2014 - Posted by Nicholas Henderson at 12:10 am | Permalink

Nevada capitalized on the BYU turnover at the beginning of the fourth quarter, going 48 yards in 11 plays and scoring a touchdown to bring the Wolfpack within two points. Fajardo connected with Richy Turner in the corner of the endzone for the 18-yard score. Nevada converted a two-point conversion to knot the score up at 28-28 after Fajardo found Hasaan Henderson in the endzone on a roll-out pass. 

Fajardo gave the Wolfpack a 35-28 lead with a 26-yard touchdown run with 7:34 left in the fourth quarter. The score was Fajardo's second rushing touchdown of the game. 

BYU holds 28-20 lead after third quarter

Oct 18, 2014 - Posted by Nicholas Henderson at 11:08 pm | Permalink

After a missed field goal by BYU on its opening drive of the second half, Nevada went on a 13-play, 74-yard scoring drive that concluded with a 1-yard touchdown run from Wolfpack quarterback Cody Fajardo. The score left Nevada down only eight, at 28-20.

The Cougars took the ball down to the Wolfpack 29, but the Wolfpack's Randy Uzoma recovered a fumble after a reception by Terenn Houk to end the drive. 

BYU went into the fourth quarter up by eight points.

 

BYU up 28-13 at halftime

Oct 18, 2014 - Posted by Nicholas Henderson at 10:07 pm | Permalink

On the first play of the second quarter Paul Lasike once again found the endzone on a 20-yard touchdown run. The score by Lasike capped a 14-play, 73-yard scoring drive for the Cougars. Stewart extended the drive two times with 12-yard and 10-yard scrambles on 3rd and 10. A key 4th down conversion in Nevada territory on a 6-yard pass from Stewart to Jordan Leslie set up the scoring run from Lasike to put the Cougars in front, 14-3

BYU leads 7-3 after first quarter

Oct 18, 2014 - Posted by Nicholas Henderson at 9:16 pm | Permalink
The Nevada Wolfpack put three points on the scoreboard on its opening drive with a 44-yard field goal by sophomore Brent Zuzo. The drive began on Nevada's own 25-yard line. Senior quarterback Cody Fajardo completed 3-of-6 passes including a 19-yard screen pass to junior running back Don Jackson that put the Wolfpack on BYU's 29-yard line. The Cougar defense stiffened and held Nevada to the field goal.
 
BYU took the lead with four minutes left in the first quarter on a 1-yard run that capped a 12 play, 97-yard scoring drive.

BYU voted most worthy of Power 5 inclusion by FBS head coaches

Oct 18, 2014 - Posted by Brett Pyne at 12:26 pm | Updated: October 18, 2014 7:30 pm | Permalink

BYU was voted as the non-Power 5 school most worthy to be in a Power 5 conference in ESPN's weekly college football poll of the FBS head coaches.

This week's poll, released Saturday, asked FBS head coaches which school currently not in a Power 5 conference deserves to be in a Power 5 conference. BYU topped the poll with 24 percent of the votes, followed by East Carolina at 21 percent and Boise State at 19 percent.  

Mahina selected as CFPA National Tight End of the Week

Oct 14, 2014 - Posted by McKay Perry at 1:09 pm | Updated: October 14, 2014 1:13 pm | Permalink

Based on his performance in Orlando against UCF, senior Devin Mahina was selected by the College Football Performance Awards as the National Tight End of the Week Monday. 

Mahina hauled in two touchdown receptions 25 seconds apart in the 31-24 overtime loss to UCF. 

The senior's two scores were the most for a BYU tight end since Kaneakua Friel's two touchdown catches in a 30-6 win over Washington State in 2012.

Football team travels, preps for UCF

Oct 08, 2014 - Posted by McKay Perry at 10:54 pm | Updated: October 8, 2014 11:45 pm | Permalink

On Wednesday in Orlando, Florida, the BYU football team made its final preparations for the Thursday night game against UCF.

The day actually began with early morning meetings and a practice session in Provo before heading out to catch the team charter flight to Florida. After arriving in Orlando, some coaches spoke with the ESPN broadcast crew before the team departed for the traditional fireside, which was held at the Lake Nona/Hunters Creek Wards Meetinghouse in Orlando.

Getting to know Christian Stewart

Oct 07, 2014 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 10:37 am | Permalink

What is one thing only a few people know about you?

I have no toenail on my pinky toe, my dad tied my baby shoes too tight and they fell off

Why BYU?

I came here for an accounting degree and ended up playing football. I got lucky.

Do you have any pregame rituals?

I listen to the same four songs. Nobody has ever heard of them, “Gotta understand” by Jurassic Five, “Definition” by Black Star, Blue Scholars and Common Market. Nobody knows any of them.