Cougars Garner National Exposure

PROVO -- The 13th ranked Cougars (6-0, 2-0) will be featured Saturday morning, Oct. 20, during a segment of ESPN's College GameDay. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. (MT), featuring Chris Fowler, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit.

During the broadcast, Steve Cyphers, who spent some time with the Cougars during the week, will present an in-depth look at BYU's success this season.

"I pitched this story a few weeks ago," Cyphers said. "BYU has put up some impressive statistics this season, and combined with the great record and the powerful offense, we felt it was a story that had a lot of national appeal. This is going to be a feature that looks at a team that is off to a great start, led by a guy who was charged with replacing a legend -- LaVell Edwards -- which is no easy task. But so far, so good."

ADDITIONAL NATIONAL EXPOSURE:

ò BYU's Brandon Doman will be featured in next week's edition of Sports Illustrated. Reporter Kelli Anderson spend some time with Doman, as well as other coaches and players, during the week and will discuss the senior quarterback's career from a third-stringer to becoming the only BYU QB since Robbie Bosco to win his first eight games as a starter. The feature is expected to appear in the Inside College Football section of the nation's leading sports magazine.

ò USA Today's Kelly Whiteside will be on hand for Saturday's game (vs. Air Force) to look report on the game, as well as highlight the Cougars' season.

ò ESPN The Magazine is also slated to do a feature on BYU early next week. The article is expected to run in the magazine in two weeks.

ò Saturday's game will be broadcast to a national television audience on ESPN2. Game time is slated for 3:45 p.m. (MT)

ò Regionally, Luke and Dustin Staley will be featured in the Portland Oregonian on Friday, Oct. 19.

ò Junior offensive lineman Dustin Rykert was named a first-team mid-season All-American by CNN.SI this week. Doman earned CNN.SI mid-season All-America honorable mention honors.