BYU football: ESPN2 to air Cougars' home opener vs. Longhorns

Deseret News

Published: Tuesday, June 4 2013 10:35 a.m. MDT

PROVO — ESPN and BYU officials announced Tuesday morning that the Cougars' 2013 home opener against Texas on Sept. 7 will be televised on ESPN2 in a 5 p.m. MT kickoff from LaVell Edwards Stadium.

Available in nearly 100 million homes, ESPN2 will carry the BYU-Texas game in an East Coast prime-time matchup. BYU ranks No. 5 in total wins (357) since 1972 when Hall of Fame coach LaVell Edwards took over the program, while Big 12 power Texas is No. 7 in overall victories (349) in the same time frame.

One of seven teams that participated in a 2012 bowl game on the Cougars' 2013 schedule, Texas will face off with BYU for the fourth time in series history. The Longhorns edged the Cougars, 17-16, in the last meeting in Austin in 2011 after BYU won the first two matchups with a 22-17 win in Austin in 1987 and a 47-6 triumph in Provo in 1988.

BYU also announced its home game against Idaho State on Nov. 16 will start at 1 p.m. MT and will be televised on BYUtv.

BYU last played Texas during 2011, game the Cougars lost 17-16 in Austin. A full photo gallery from that game can be found above, and here is the full game report from 2011, written by the Deseret News' Jeff Call.

2013 BYU Football Schedule
@ VirginiaSaturdayAug. 311:30 p.m. MTESPNU
TexasSaturdaySept. 75 p.m. MTESPN2
UtahSaturdaySept. 21TBATBA
Middle TennesseeFridaySept. 27TBATBA
@ Utah StateFridayOct. 46 p.m. MTCBS Sports
Georgia TechSaturdayOct. 12TBATBA
@ HoustonSaturdayOct. 19TBATBA
Boise StateFridayOct. 256:00 p.m. MTESPN
@ WisconsinSaturdayNov. 9TBATBA
Idaho StateSaturdayNov. 161 p.m. MTBYUtv
@ Notre DameSaturdayNov. 231:30 p.m. MTNBC
@ NevadaSaturdayNov. 301 p.m. MTCBS Sports

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