For BYU football, the past 33 years have been packed full of championships, bowl games and national honors. Since 1974 BYU has played in 26 bowl games, won a National Championship, claimed 22 Conference Championships and earned 16 national top-25 finishes, including four top-10 finishes. In 2008, BYU will enter the season with the nation’s longest active winning streak at 10 straight games, including a victory over UCLA in the Las Vegas Bowl. Over the past two seasons, BYU has posted a record of 22-4 and has won 22 of the last 25 games it has played. The Cougars have been to three straight bowl games and is currently on a two-game win streak in the post-season. (Both victories came against teams from the Pac-10.)
Since the 1970s, BYU has established itself as one of the top football programs in the West. The Cougars have won nearly 80 percent of their conference games and 70 percent of all their games since 1972.DID YOU KNOW...
- BYU won the National Championship in 1984.
- BYU has participated in 26 bowl games, including three in the past three years.
- BYU has won a total of 23 Conference Championships, including a record four Mountain West Conference titles.
- BYU has a total of 16 top-25 finishes since 1974, including 10 different top-15 finishes and four different top-10 finishes.
- BYU currently has the longest active winning streak in the country at 10 straight games.
- BYU has won 22 of the 25 games it has played.
- Current BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall has posted a record of 28-10 (.737) over the past three seasons, including a mark of 22-4 over the past two years.