BYU returns home to play the first of a three-game homestand, beginning with the University of Hawai'i on Friday, Sep. 28. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. MT and will be televised live from LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on ESPN and KSL Radio 1160 AM, 102.7 FM and ksl.com.
Fans should tune into the live Countdown to Kickoff pregame show at 5 p.m. MT on BYUtv and BYUtvsports.com. Also tune in to BYUtv and BYUtvsports.com for the live postgame show following conclusion of the game. Pregame radio coverage will begin at 4 p.m. MT on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM and BYU Radio (SiriusXM channel 143).
Hawai'i (1-2, 0-1) at BYU (2-2)
Sep. 28, 2012 6:00 p.m. MT
LaVell Edwards Stadium
This is the 29th meeting between BYU and Hawai’i. The teams renewed an old rivalry last year with BYU winning in Honolulu 41-20. BYU has a 20-8 edge in the series and has never lost in Provo to the Warriors, holding an 8-0 record.
COACH TO CURE MD PATCH
The AFCA will hold its fifth annual Coach to Cure MD effort with the games of September 29. More than 100 FBS schools will be wearing a Coach to Cure MD patch to raise awareness and funding for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research. The BYU and Hawaii coaching staffs will be wearing Coach to Cure MD patches this week to raise awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research. For more information visit www.CoachtoCureMD.org.
Hawai’i head coach Norm Chow coached at BYU for 27 years. Chow coached in numerous capacities including assistant head coach, offensive coordinator, co-offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach, receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. Working under legendary head coach LaVell Edwards, Chow called the offensive plays at BYU from 1982-99.
BYU has four players from the island of Hawai’i. Running back Michael Alisa (Laie), tight end Kaneakua Friel (Kaneohe), and defensive linemen Simote Vea (Hau’ula) and Ian Dulan (Hilo). Players with a polynesian heritage have had a strong showing at BYU with usually 25-35 percent of the roster occupied by polynesians on a yearly basis. Hawai’i has one player from Utah, tight end Harold Moleni, from West Valley and played his high school football at Hunter High.
MOUNTAIN WEST TIES
Hawai’i is playing its first year in the Mountain West where BYU went 64-26 over 12 seasons. Hawai’i moved from the Western Athletic Conference to the MW for the 2012 season. BYU won outright titles three times and tied for another. The Cougars finished lower than third in the conference only two times in 12 seasons.
BYU wide receiver Cody Hoffman has a caught a pass in 23 straight games, the 18th longest streak in the nation. He has caught a pass in 29 of 30 career games. Hawai’i wide receiver Jeremiah Ostrowski has caught a pass in 15 straight for the Warriors.