BYU Athletics Blog

Day 1: Travel 9/23

Women's Soccer Blog | Sep 23, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 10:38 pm | Permalink

The BYU women's soccer team plays the University of Oregon tomorrow, Monday Sept. 24, so today they spent traveling to Oregon and get settled into their hotel. 

After traffic delayed the team's departure from Provo, they arrived at the airport with just enough time to run to the gate before their plane took off. A quiet flight landed them in Portland, Oregon, where they hopped on another bus and headed to the house of a friend of the team for some lunch. 

BYU at Boise State Fireside

Football Blog | Sep 19, 2012 - Posted by Kenny Cox at 9:20 pm | Permalink

The BYU football team held a fireside for nearly 1,700 members of the Boise area Wednesday night, with video being streamed to 12 other buildings in the area.

Those in attendance heard spritual messages from receivers and brothers Marcus and Mitch Mathews. Marcus spoke about gaining the proper perspective on life and set the tone for the meeting. His brother Mitch spoke about battling through ups and downs and bore testimony of the Savior.

Hero Ride Update

Football Blog | Sep 18, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 4:22 pm | Updated: September 18, 2012 4:28 pm | Permalink

Day 1 of the Hero Ride for the Holly & Bronco Mendenhall Foundation kicked off yesterday with 87 riders congregating at the football team's practice field and making the first leg of the trip to LaVell Edwards Stadium. 

Nearly every single rider made the trip to LaVell Edwards Stadium before the more experienced riders continued on to complete the first day of the ride in Brigham City, Utah. Click here to see a map of the first day. 

Utah pre-game fireside

Football Blog | Sep 13, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 2:12 pm | Permalink

BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall, his wife, Holly, and members of the BYU football team will participate in an hour-long devotional Friday at 7 p.m. at Assembly Hall at Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City.

Up Close: Reed Hornung

Football Blog | Sep 11, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 12:04 pm | Updated: September 11, 2012 12:28 pm | Permalink

Our next "Up Close" senior spotlight is No. 96 Reed Hornung, BYU's deep snapper from Anoka, Minn.

Favorite cold cereal: Cap’n Crunch

Favorite Bronco Mendenhall Quote: “There are two ways to lose, you die or quit.”

Before a football game, I: Listen to my i-Pod and walk around the field.

How did I spend my off-season: I don’t have an “off” season.

BYU enters AP football rankings at No. 25

Football Blog | Sep 09, 2012 - Posted by Brett Pyne at 1:56 pm | Permalink
 
Coming off a 45-13 victory over Weber State Saturday, BYU (2-0) received a No. 25 national ranking in The Associated Press Top 25 poll released Sunday. The Cougars joined UCLA (No. 22), Tennessee (No. 23) and Arizona (No.

Cougars take down Wildcats, 45-13

Football Blog | Sep 08, 2012 - Posted by Aaron Sorenson at 4:24 pm | Permalink

BYU advanced to 2-0 on the season as it defeated Weber State, 45-13, at LaVell Edwards Stadium. 

In the fourth quarter, senior quarterback James Lark ran six yards for six points, his first career rushing touchdown. Freshman quarterback Taysom Hill also contributed to the scoreboard on a 1-yard run with 3:34 left to play in the game. Three different Cougar quarterbacks scored in today's game.

BYU 31, Weber St 6

Football Blog | Sep 08, 2012 - Posted by Aaron Sorenson at 3:40 pm | Permalink

During the third quarter, BYU scored a touchdown and a field goal while Weber State prevented a shutout with a one-yard rushing touchdown to bring the game score to 31-6. The Wildcats scored on a 75-yard drive, the first touchdown allowed by BYU this season. Immediately after the score, BYU blocked Weber State's PAT.

First half of Weber State game completed

Football Blog | Sep 08, 2012 - Posted by Aaron Sorenson at 2:43 pm | Permalink

With one half of play in the books at LaVell Edwards Stadium, BYU maintains its lead over in-state opponent, Weber State, 21-0. The Cougars scored two touchdowns in the second quarter while keeping the Wildcats scoreless again. 

The half ended with BYU's defnese stopping a last-second drive by Weber State as linebacker Uona Kaveinga recovered a fumble.

1st Quarter vs Weber St

Football Blog | Sep 08, 2012 - Posted by Aaron Sorenson at 1:58 pm | Permalink

After one quarter of play at LaVell Edwards Stadium, BYU leads Weber State, 7-0, thanks to a 37-yard catch by junior Cody Hoffman.  

Senior quarterback Riley Nelson threw a deep pass to Hoffman, who jumped over his defender to catch the ball and quickly sped into the endzone. Hoffman now holds a 21-game streak of snagging at least one reception.

Both teams have had a strong defensive presence in the first quarter. Each team has recovered a fumble.