BYU Football Game Week — Iowa State

After back-to-back road games, BYU returns home to host Iowa State at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 8:15 p.m. MST. The game will be televised on ESPN.

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PROVO, Utah—After back-to-back road games, BYU returns home to host Iowa State at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 8:15 p.m. MST. The game will be televised on ESPN. 

Use this page as a one-stop shop throughout the week for everything related to the game. Updates will be made leading up to kickoff, including broadcast plans, news, fan events and game notes. 

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Game Info

BYU (5-4) vs. Iowa State (5-4) Saturday, Nov. 11 Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. MST

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New week. We are obviously disappointed in the way we played last weekend at West Virginia, so ready to get back at it. The guys played hard, but not hard or physical enough as a team to match West Virginia’s aggressive play. We need to have that fixed by the time we hit the field Saturday night. We saw a lot of errors and a lot of things that need to be improved on, but excited for this week and getting after it.

On Iowa State
Iowa State is a really good team. The Cyclones are coached well, and are known for their toughness, and I am looking forward to getting our guys to answer. This team can run the ball, and are big and physical on the offensive side. On defense, they have probably one of the better back fields I have seen. They have a great corner, and they are definitely the conference’s best defense for a reason.

Iowa State knows how to develop its players and put them in schemes that make them perform at a high level. Iowa State has high draft picks, and I see the talent on this team, and the players don’t make a lot of mistakes when it comes to assignments and technique. We are going to have to find a way to compete against this team, we need to match their fight. Both teams are sitting at 5-4, and we are both trying to be bowl-eligible, so there is a lot to play for in this matchup.

On the offensive line
Our offensive line is not getting the job done, that’s for sure. We aren’t going to hide behind anything, they need to do better. Our performance as a team against West Virginia was embarrassing for everybody, including our offensive line, so hopefully they can learn from that game and not allow it to show up again. It comes with a level of toughness and accountability from our guys.

On Player accountability
Playing time is one of the ways we hold players accountable because nobody has a right to be on the field, that is something they have to earn based on performance. We just want guys who do their jobs and keep each other accountable. There are a few ways to get that done; one way is to demand it as coaches, and another is playing time. If one guy isn’t doing his job and executing at a high enough level, we will put someone else in who will. We need to start seeing better production on the field.

On Concerns with rushing yards given up
I am really concerned about how many rushing yards we have given up in the last two games, especially against West Virginia. We have had players who can make those plays, so we need to evaluate that and figure out what’s going on. We have depth and a lot of guys we can play, but for some reason it’s not getting done, and we need to do something about it.

On the leadership of the team to stick together down the stretch
We’ve had some ups and downs throughout this season, and we haven’t had an issue with that. We have really good team culture, especially thanks to Coach Sitake. We definitely have the leadership on this team and guys rally together, guys care about each other. In these tough moments, no one is pointing figures, just collectively as a team, we’ve got to be better.

On the defensive lineman and guarding the run
That’s a big point of emphasis for us. Shutting down the run game starts up front, so that’s something that we have to continue to take big strides in, to limit these teams from getting out and rushing for 10 yards a carry. We’ve got to better, and that’s going to start in practice this week, taking care of that up front and making sure we’re ready for any type of run game that’s thrown at us.

On what it’ll take to cause even more pass disruption
Winning on first and second down, that’s what it really comes down to when you look at it, and that’s something that we’ve struggled in the past couple games. We need to be able to get teams in third and long, make them drop back and pass, and that’s when we’re going to be able to get home and bring quarterbacks down to get those sacks that we need.

On team morale after two losses
It was not how we wanted to go in there and perform and not the outcome we wanted, but the guys are eager to keep working and learn from the film. We’ve got to get better. This is a big one coming up this week, so we’ve got to make sure we learn from our mistakes and clean it up.

On getting bowl eligibility
There’s a ton of urgency especially coming back home against a good appointment. We are super urgent and eager to get to practice. 

I’ve been to a bowl game every year that I’ve played except for that COVID year. There is definitely a huge difference between making a bowl game and not making a bowl game. We’re one game away and we’re eager to get that sixth win this week.

On how the offense can get back on track
I would say just believe in what we’re doing, just keep believing and know that we’re one play, one assignment away from breaking loose and showing the whole country what we can really do.

I believe that we have one of the top receiving cores in the country, some of the best running backs in the country, one of the best quarterbacks in the country and one of the best O-lines. Our offense can be really good, we just need to click together and show what we can do.


Game Day Information

Cougar Canyon & Cougar Walk
Cougar Canyon will take place on the West side of the stadium from 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. on game day. Food trucks and activities for all ages are available. BYUtv's pregame show Sports Nation GameDay and BYU Radio’s Cougar Pregame Live will also be broadcast live from Cougar Canyon. The Cougar Walk will take place from the north end of Cougar Canyon in through the soutwest corner of the stadium, starting at 6:15 p.m.

Cougar Canyon is expanding this season, south of the stadium. Cougar Club members have access to Cougar Club exclusive activities there. There will be activities available to all fans as well.

LaVell Edwards Stadium has adopted a NO bag policy, except for a few exceptions. Small clutch bags, no larger than 5” x 8” x 1”, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium. Medically-necessary bags will be permitted after inspection. One bag per person. No outside Food or drink will be permitted.

To see all stadium policies, go to the LaVell Edwards Stadium venue page.

Enjoy the convenience and reliability of UVX and FrontRunner to get you to and from the BYU vs. Cincinnati football game this Friday. You can ride UVX for FREE and there will be extra service provided before and after the game.  For the best service, please head directly to the stadium stations, or bus, or UVX (it’s FREE!) within 15 minutes following the game. Note that UTA is adding even more busses to run for this 2023 season.

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Parking passes for all designated BYU lots are digital this season. If you are a passholder, you will see the pass available to download in the same location where you download your digital ticket. Please ensure that you download the digital pass before you start driving to the stadium, and have the pass up on your phone and ready to display as you arrive at your designated lot. Also, familiarize yourself with the parking map, if necessary. Having your parking pass ready to display will greatly expedite the process of pulling into the lot. As all parking pass holders get used to this new process, there may be wait times. We encourage you to leave for the game a little earlier than you usually do to allow for some extra time to park.