Men's Football Blog

Shirley Johnson retires after three decades of service

Sep 05, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 12:44 pm | Permalink

Shirley Johnson, a native of Salt Lake City, was hired in 1980 as the football office secretary and has served the BYU football team since. After 32 years of service, Johnson retired this week.

Johnson has worked for three head coaches, including LaVell Edwards who hired her. During her time with the Cougars, she saw BYU win its first bowl game (“The Miracle Bowl”), watched the Cougars claim a national championship and witnessed Ty Detmer win the Heisman Trophy.

Friel receives National Tight End of the Week accolades, Johnson DB of the Week honorable mention

Sep 03, 2012 - Posted by at 8:34 pm | Updated: September 3, 2012 8:47 pm | Permalink

BYU tight end Kaneakua Friel has been named the College Football Performance Awards National Tight End of the Week for his play in BYU's season-opening 30-6 victory over Washington State. Cougar defensive back Jordan Johnson received honorable mention for Defensive Back of the Week. 

Fourth Quarter: BYU vs. Washington State

Aug 30, 2012 - Posted by Jamie Morris at 11:43 pm | Updated: August 31, 2012 3:51 pm | Permalink

It was a record night for multiple BYU wide receivers. Junior Cody Hoffman brought his consecutive games of catching a pass to 20 and ended the night with three receptions and 46 yards.  Junior Skyler Ridley’s touchdown reception in the first quarter was his first career catch. He finished the night with 54 yards on six catches.

Third Quarter: BYU vs. Washington State

Aug 30, 2012 - Posted by Jamie Morris at 11:06 pm | Updated: August 30, 2012 11:07 pm | Permalink

Washington State took charge of the ball to start the half but gave it away quickly with an interception pass to BYU’s Jordan Johnson. The catch marked Johnson’s third career interception. Last year, BYU’s defense combined for 13 interceptions and held opponents to 13 touchdowns. Tonight, the defense has held Washington State to zero touchdowns and already picked up two interceptions.

Second Quarter: BYU vs. Washington State

Aug 30, 2012 - Posted by Jamie Morris at 10:09 pm | Updated: August 31, 2012 12:40 am | Permalink

BYU struck early in the second when quarterback Taysom Hill came in to finish off the drive with an 18-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kaneakua Friel. The play marked Hill's first collegiate appearance. After their own 57-yard drive, Washington State answered back to put themselves on the scoreboard with a 47-yard field goal.

First Quarter: BYU vs. Washington State

Aug 30, 2012 - Posted by Jamie Morris at 9:14 pm | Updated: August 31, 2012 12:44 am | Permalink

BYU’s defense was forced to go to work early with Washington State on the offensive. After marching 60 yards, the Washington State offense found themselves at 3rd and 11 on BYU's 20-yard line. With the pressure mounting, Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel rolled out of the pocket to find an open receiver but instead found BYU linebacker Uona Kaveinga to send the favor back to BYU.

BYU vs WSU – Ticket and Broadcast Plans

Aug 29, 2012 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 11:53 am | Updated: August 30, 2012 1:52 am | Permalink

Tickets

Tickets to the BYU season opener vs. Washington State are still available. Contact the Marriott Center Ticket Office at 801-422-BYU1to purchase tickets, or order online at BYUtickets.com.

Broadcast Plans for Thursday, Aug. 30

Below is a list of television and radio programming for the first game of the 2012 football season.

6-7 pm MT (8-9 pm ET) — BYUtv: Cougar Conversations

Opponent No. 1 - A look at Washington State

Aug 27, 2012 - Posted by Kenny Cox at 11:33 am | Updated: August 27, 2012 3:06 pm | Permalink

With the season kickoff less than four days away we are starting a new series of opponent previews on the football blog. Up first is the Washington State Cougars.

Series Information:

BYU leads: 2-1
Last Meeting: BYU won 50-36, 9/15/90
H/A/N: 1-1/0-0/1-0

Meet the No. 4's

Aug 24, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 11:18 am | Permalink

Next up on our list of Q&A’s with members of the BYU football team are the two players wearing No. 4. 

No. 4 Uona Kaveinga, Sr., LB, Hawthorne, CA

Cougar Kickoff

Aug 23, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 4:32 pm | Updated: August 24, 2012 10:09 am | Permalink

In preparation for the upcoming fall 2012 season, BYU athletes and Cougar Nation met together Tuesday evening at Haws Field for the eighth annual Cougar Kickoff. 

Athletes from the football, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and cross country teams signed autographs at the event and ran drills for fans to participate in.