BYU football's biggest road wins in school history

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 5 2013 6:43 p.m. MST

Jeffrey D. Allred

As BYU prepares to travel to Camp Randall Stadium to face No. 24 Wisconsin, it's time to look back at the Cougars' biggest road wins.

It's hard enough to beat quality opponents with more than 60,000 fans supporting the Cougars in the friendly confines of LaVell Edwards Stadium. BYU's big wins at home include its 41-37 win over No. 13 Texas A&M in 1996 and its 28-21 upset of No. 1 Miami in 1990.

However, some of BYU's biggest wins have come on the road. After all, what would the 1984 season be without the Cougars' huge win over then-No. 3 Pitt?

Here's BYU's top 10 road or neutral site wins, not including bowl games.

Lafe Peavler is a sportswriter intern at the Deseret News.

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Provo, UT

I think the UCLA was the biggest and second was the win over Texas A & M. Those wins really showed that BYU could play with the big boys.

bountiful, ut

Just win on Saturday... What more needs be said? This season has turned out to be a stunning delight!

Cinci Man

I want to see this week's game. If they can pull this one out, it will rank among the biggest wins. Bring it all to the game Cougars! We know you can do it. Now do it!

Spanish Fork, Ut

Not much of an impressive list considering it goes back 35 years. I don't know if that is more of a reflection of the big road games BYU has lost or the strength of their opponents during this time. One thing is for sure, Bronco needs to win bigger games on the road. BYU loses way too many of them and not usually because they are the weaker team. BYU has an uncanny way of beating themselves. Beating Wisconsin would be huge.

Dietrich, ID

In 1979 a tie game ended in a tie. There was no OT in college football until 1996. That is why going for win or tie was crucial decision. Remember 1991 at SDSU.

Plano, TX

Re the Texas AM game... College football games ended in ties. 1996 is when they started OT.

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