National TV Exposure

From national publications to live television broadcasts, BYU football is one of the more visible programs in the country. Since its first national television appearance in 1974, BYU has posted a 67-45-2 record while playing in front of a national audience, including a 24-17 mark on ABC and a 28-24-2 mark on ESPN. Dating back to 1980, the Cougars have appeared on national television an average of three times per season. The Cougars have played at least five games on national TV over 12 different seasons, including the 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1988 and 1985 seasons. Since 1980, BYU has played in at least one nationally-televised game per season. On Sept. 1, 1984, Robbie Bosco (right) led BYU to a 20-14 victory over Pitt in the first live ESPN College Football broadcast. In the 1990’s, three out of the top 10 largest television audiences ever to watch a college football game on ESPN were BYU football games. In 2006, BYU was also the featured team in the first college football broadcast on Versus, another upcoming cable sports network. In that game BYU upset No.15 TCU 31-17 in front of a national television audience.

National TV Exposure
DATE OPPONENT SCORE (BYU-OPP)
11-26-53 at Utah 32-33 Ntl.
10-23-54 Montana 19-7 Reg.
9-18-54 New Mexico 33-12 Reg.
11-17-56 Wyoming 6-7 Reg.
10-22-66 at New Mexico 33-6 Reg.
10-12-68 Wyoming 17-20 Reg.
10-20-73 at Arizona St. 12-52 ABC
10-26-74 at Arizona 37-14 ABC
11-9-74 Arizona St. 21-18 ABC
12-28-74 Oklahoma St. 6-16 CBS
Fiesta Bowl at Tempe, Ariz.
9-20-75 at Colorado St. 17-21 ABC
11-13-76 at New Mexico 21-8 ABC
12-18-76 Oklahoma St. 21-49 Miz
Tangerine Bowl at Orlando
9-24-77 at Utah State 65-6 ABC
9-23-78 Colorado St. 32-6 ABC
10-7-78 Utah State 7-24 ABC
12-22-78 Navy 16-23 Miz
Holiday Bowl I at San Diego
10-20-79 at Wyoming 54-14 ABC
11-24-79 at San Diego St. 63-14 ABC
12-21-79 Indiana 37-38 Miz
Holiday Bowl II at San Diego
9-13-80 San Diego St. 35-11 ABC
10-18-80 at Utah State 70-46 ABC
12-19-80 SMU 46-45 Miz
Holiday Bowl III at San Diego
9-5-81 at Long Beach St. 31-8 ESPN
10-2-81 Utah State 32-26 ESPN
10-17-81 at San Diego St. 27-7 ABC
11-14-81 at Hawaii 13-3 ABC
12-18-81 Washington St. 38-36 Miz
Holiday Bowl IV at San Diego
9-2-82 at UNLV 27-0 TBS
9-11-82 at Georgia 14-17 USA
10-9-82 at New Mexico 40-12 ABC
10-16-82 Hawaii 39-25 ABC
11-13-82 San Diego St. 58-8 ABC
12-17-82 Ohio State 17-47 Miz
Holiday Bowl V at San Diego
10-1-83 at UCLA 37-35 ESPN
12-23-83 Missouri 21-17 Miz
Holiday Bowl VI at San Diego
9-1-84 at Pittsburgh 20-14 ESPN
10-20-84 at Air Force 30-25 ABC
10-25-84 at New Mexico 48-0 ESPN
12-21-84 Michigan 24-17 Miz
Holiday Bowl VII at San Diego
8-29-85 at Boston College 28-14 Rayc
Kickoff Classic at Meadowlands, N.J.
9-7-85 UCLA 24-27 ESPN
9-14-85 Washington 31-3 ABC
12-7-85 at Hawaii 26-6 ESPN
12-28-85 Ohio St. 7-10 NBC
Florida Citrus Bowl at Orlando
11-29-86 at San Diego St. 3-10 ESPN
12-6-86 at Air Force 23-3 ABC
12-30-86 UCLA 10-31 Miz
Freedom Bowl at Anaheim
9-2-87 Pittsburgh 17-27 ESPN
10-31-87 Air Force 24-13 ESPN
12-5-87 Colorado State 30-26 NBC
at Melbourne, Australia
12-22-87 Virginia 16-22 Miz
All-American Bowl at Birmingham
9-1-88 at Wyoming 24-14 ESPN
9-8-88 Texas 72-6 ESPN
10-22-88 at Hawaii 33-24 ESPN
12-3-88 at Miami 17-41 ESPN
12-29-88 Colorado 20-17 Miz
Freedom Bowl at Anaheim
9-7-89 Washington St. 41-46 ESPN
11-11-89 Air Force 44-35 CBS
11-25-89 at San Diego St. 48-27 Prime
12-29-89 Penn State 39-50 ESPN
Holiday Bowl XII at San Diego
9-8-90 Miami 28-21 ESPN
9-22-90 San Diego St. 62-34 CBS
9-29-90 at Oregon 16-32 ABC
11-10-90 Wyoming 45-14 ESPN
11-17-90 at Utah 45-22 PSN
12-29-90 Texas A&M 14-65 ESPN
Holiday Bowl XIII at San Diego
8-29-91 Florida State 28-44 PSN
Pigskin Classic at Anaheim
9-7-91 at UCLA 23-27 Prime
9-21-91 at Penn State 7-33 ABC
10-31-91 at Colorado St 40-17 ESPN
11-16-91 at San Diego St. 52-52 ESPN
12-30-91 Iowa 13-13 ESPN
Holiday Bowl XIV at San Diego
9-10-92 San Diego St. 38-45 ESPN
9-19-92 UCLA 10-17 Prime
10-24-92 at Notre Dame 16-42 NBC
12-25-92 Kansas 20-23 ABC
Aloha Bowl at Honolulu
10-9-93 at UCLA 14-68 Prime
10-16-93 Notre Dame 20-45 ESPN
10-23-93 Fresno St. 45-48 ABC
11-11-93 at San Diego St. 45-44 ESPN
12-30-93 Ohio State 21-28 ESPN
Holiday Bowl XVI at San Diego
9-10-94 at Air Force 45-21 ESPN
9-24-94 New Mexico 49-47 ABC
10-15-94 at Notre Dame 21-14 NBC
11-10-94 San Diego St. 35-28 ESPN
12-31-94 Oklahoma 31-6 ESPN
Copper Bowl at Tucson
9-2-95 at Air Force 12-38 ESPN
9-9-95 UCLA 9-23 ABC
9-16-95 San Diego St. 31-19 ESPN
9-30-95 at Colorado St. 28-21 ESPN
10-14-95 at Arizona St. 21-29 Prime
11-18-95 Utah 17-34 ABC
8-24-96 Texas A&M 41-37 ABC
Pigskin Classic at Provo
9-14-96 at Washington 17-29 ABC
10-19-96 at Tulsa 55-30 ESPN2
11-23-96 at Utah 37-17 ESPN
12-7-96 Wyoming 28-25 ABC
WAC Champ. at Las Vegas
1-1-97 Kansas State 19-15 CBS
Cotton Bowl at Dallas
9-6-97 Washington 20-42 ABC
9-20-97 at Arizona State 13-10 FOX
10-11-97 at Rice 14-27 ESPN2
11-15-97 at New Mexico 28-38 ESPN2
11-22-97 Utah 14-20 ABC
9-5-98 at Alabama 31-38 ESPN
9-12-98 Arizona State 26-6 ESPN2
9-19-98 at Washington 20-10 ABC
10-29-98 San Diego St. 13-0 ESPN
12-5-98 Air Force 13-20 ESPN
WAC Champ. at Las Vegas
12-31-98 Tulane 27-41 ESPN
Liberty Bowl at Memphis, Tenn.
9-9-99 Washington 35-28 ESPN
9-16-99 Colorado State 34-13 ESPN
9-25-99 Virginia 40-45 ESPN2
10-9-99 California 38-28 ABC
10-30-99 Air Force 27-20 ESPN
11-20-99 Utah 17-20 ESPN
12-27-99 Marshall 3-21 ESPN
Motor City Bowl at Pontiac, Mich.
8-26-00 at Florida State 3-29 ABC
9-2-00 at Virginia 38-35 ABC
9-14-00 Mississippi State 28-44 ESPN
9-30-00 at Syracuse 14-42 ESPN2
10-26-00 Wyoming 19-7 ESPN
11-2-00 at Colorado State 21-45 ESPN
11-24-00 at Utah 34-27 ESPN
8-25-01 Tulane 70-35 ESPN2
9-29-01 at UNLV 35-31 ABC
10-20-01 Air Force 63-33 ESPN2
11-1-01 Colorado State 56-34 ESPN
11-17-01 Utah 24-21 ESPN2
12-1-01 at Mississippi State 41-38 ESPN2
12-8-01 at Hawaii 45-72 ESPN2
12-31-01 vs. Louisville 10-28 ESPN
Liberty Bowl at Memphis, Tenn.
8-29-02 Syracuse 42-21 ESPN
9-6-02 Hawaii 35-32 ESPN2
9-21-02 at Georgia Tech 19-28 ABC
10-12-02 at Air Force 9-52 ESPN2
10-24-02 at Colorado State 10-37 ESPN
9-28-03 Georgia Tech 24-13 ESPN2
9-6-03 at USC 18-35 ABC
10-9-03 Colorado State 13-58 ESPN2
10-25-03 at UNLV 27-20 ABC
10-30-03 Boise State 12-50 ESPN
11-15-03 at Notre Dame 14-33 NBC
9-4-04 Notre Dame 20-17 ESPN
9-11-04 at Stanford 10-37 CSTV
9-18-04 USC 10-42 ESPN
9-24-04 at Boise State 27-28 ESPN2
10-8-04 UNLV 20-24 ESPN2
11-20-04 at Utah 21-52 ESPN2
9-3-05 Boston College 3-20 ABC
10-22-05 at Notre Dame 23-49 NBC
12-22-05 vs. Cal (LV Bowl) 28-35 ESPN
9-2-06 at Arizona 13-16 TBS
9-16-06 at Boston College (2OT) 23-30 ESPN2
9-28-06 at TCU 31-17 Versus
10-28-06 at Air Force 33-14 Versus
11-9-06 Wyoming 55-7 CSTV
11-25-06 at Utah 33-31 CSTV
12-21-06 vs. Oregon (LV Bowl) 38-8 ESPN
9-1-07 Arizona 20-7 Versus
9-16-07 at UCLA 17-27 Versus
9-15-07 at Tulsa 47-55 CSTV
9-29-07 at New Mexico 31-24 CSTV
11-8-07 TCU 27-22 Versus
11-24-07 Utah 17-10 CSTV
12-22-07 vs. UCLA (LV Bowl) 17-16 ESPN

8-30-08

vs. Northern Iowa 41-17 The Mtn.
9-6-08 at Washington 28-27 FSN
9-13-08 vs. UCLA 59-0 Versus
9-20-08 vs. Wyoming 44-0 The Mtn.
10-3-08 at Utah State 34-14 BYU-TV
10-11-08 vs. New Mexico 21-3 The Mtn.
10-16-08 at TCU 7-32 Versus
10-25-08 vs. UNLV 42-35 The Mtn.
11-1-08 at Colorado State 45-42 The Mtn.
11-8-08 vs. San Diego State 41-12 The Mtn.
11-15-08 at Air Force 38-24 CBS-C
11-22-08 at Utah 24-47 The Mtn.
12-20-08 vs. Arizon (LV Bowl) 21-31 ESPN
09-05-09 vs. Oklahoma 14-13 ESPN
09-12-09 at Tulane 54-3 ESPN2
09-19-09 vs. Florida State 28-54 VERSUS
09-26-09 vs. Colorado State 42-23 The Mtn.
10-02-09 vs. Utah State 35-17 The Mtn.
10-10-09 at UNLV 59-21 The Mtn.
10-17-09 at SDSU 38-28 The Mtn.
10-24-09 vs. TCU 7-38 VERSUS
11-07-09 at Wyoming 52-0 The Mtn.
11-14-09 at New Mexico 24-19 The Mtn.
11-21-09 vs. Air Force 38-21 CBS-C
11-28-09 vs. Utah 26-23(OT) CBS-C
12-22-09 vs. Oregon State(MAACO Bowl Las Vegas) 44-20 see
National TV Exposure
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