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Published: Friday, June 3 2011 11:26 a.m. MDT

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Swoop
Salt Lake City, UT

September 10th, 2011 could be the most momentus regular season day in Utah college football history.

BYU's game at Texas will kick off at 5:00 p.m. MT on ESPN2.

Utah's Pac-12 opener at USC will kick off at 5:30 p.m. MT on Versus.

Good luck Cougs and Utes!

crowntown1
Corona, CA

This just means you will have more people watch you get steamrolled by Texas,TCU,Ole Miss and cruise by Wac teams. How is that good for BYU. YOu have to win the big games and you just don't have the athletes.It's the same old story it started with John Beck and all those years then Max Hall still no BCS bowl and now with Heaps.

anneray
Kosciusko, Mississippi

I am so looking forward to the BYU v Ole Miss game! Rebels here feel it will be a run-away win for them... please prove them wrong Cougars!!! That noise you'll here from MS will be me, yelling as loud as I can!

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

Just so you know, BYUtv is on demand on the web and it is in HD.
Spend $79 bucks on a RoKu and you can connect wirelessly to your router and watch it on your TV.

Who needs a dish and all these games are rebroadcast after the game.

It looks like September is going to be great! (Assuming that the Cougs do as well as expected.)

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

Independence
Sept. 3 at Ole Miss (ESPN) 2:45 p.m. MT
Sept 10 at Texas (ESPN2) 5 p.m. MT
Sept. 17 vs. Utah (ESPN2) 7:15 p.m. MT
Sept. 23 vs. UCF (ESPN) 6 p.m. MT
Sept. 30 vs. Utah State (ESPN) 6 p.m. MT
Oct. 28 vs. TCU (ESPN) 6 p.m. MT
Dec. 3 at Hawaii (ESPN/ESPN2) TBD

-------------vs--------------

PAC 12
Sept. 10 game at USC (VERSUS) 5:30 p.m. MT
Sept. 17 at BYU (ESPN2) 7:15 p.m. MT
Nov. 25 game vs. Colorado (FSN) 1:30 p.m. MT

CougarOnTheProwl
Murray, UT

This new TV is looking better and better with each passing day. Six ESPN games already with more to come and BYUTV to broadcast the others. Thank goodness the days of watching the MTN and Versus are long gone!

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, Utah

"Wait what? BYU is only playing @ 5? Everyone knows the prime time is 6 p.m."

The reason for the time is that games played in the South (such as Texas) as early as September are usually later in the evening to avoid the extreme heat and humidity. Unfortunately for BYU, the Ole Miss game will be in that heat (3:30 game Mississippi time).

Swoop
Salt Lake City, UT

Riverton Cougar

Actually, the Mississippi game is at 4:45 ET (Mississippi time); still hot, but BYU has played in the heat before. Last year's game at Florida State started at 3:30 ET. The Cougars will just have to take lots of pickle juice with them.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

"Exposure" was the main goal of the BYU Cougars in opting to go independent, and it sure looks like they've got it. Now it's only a matter of going out there on the field to perform and win, win, win. Short of that, the exposure will be a very painful experience. Let's hope Heap and company can step up big time and prove we made the right choice in going independent. Go Cougs!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@onelove16

Uh 5pm Mountain time is 6pm Central time. That is the time in Texas where the game is actually being played. You see there are these things called 'time zones' and depending on which 'zone' of the country you are in the time is different than the other ones. This is something the rest of us learned in elementary school. Perhaps the university of utah has a remedial class that teaches these things?

CaliforniaCougar
Lake Elsinore, CA

Not complaining, but isn't one game each year meant to be on ABC? The only game I see left on the schedule that would be worthy of that is Oregon State.

Good job Cougars. This independent thing is way better than the MWC.

COUGARNATE
Lyman, WY

@onelove. Really. You do know that 5 p.m. Mountain time is 7 p.m. Eastern where the majority of people live. I would call that prime time, and even if it was 5 Eastern games last about three hours, which rolls into prime time. Nice try. GO COUGARS!!!

COUGARNATE
Lyman, WY

@utahcountyute Blocked, yes after 3 BYU fourth quarter turnovers,and a BYU that struggled all year moved down the field on your supposedly great defense like they were standing still and by the way 3 out of 5 scoreboard.
Go COUGARS!

COUGARNATE
Lyman, WY

Oh yeah onelove and the other four home games might be on BYUtv, but unlike you ute fans, we actually attend the home games in person not watching them on tv. Also BYUtv is better than no tv, or KJZZ.

Cougar_Independence
OMAHA, NE

@OneLove16 | 4:14 p.m.

"Wait what? BYU is only playing @ 5? Everyone knows the prime time is 6 p.m.

You can go ahead and thank Texas University for the nationally televised ESPN2 game. Your home schedule will be on byutv at least."

1) Time zones One love. Kickoff is at 6 pm central time. 7 pm eastern. That is prime time!

2) 3 out of 7 home games have already been announced will be on ESPN or ESPN2. Also, Tom Holmoe has already said all but 1 home football game will be on ESPN family of networks. My guess is Idaho State will be on BYUTV, all the others will be on ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNU.

Nice try though! How many home football games does Utah have on ESPN?

Go Cougars!

Cougar_Independence
OMAHA, NE

@crown town

"YOu have to win the big games and you just don't have the athletes."

2009 Oklahoma.

And I'm pretty sure since Bronco and Kyle have taken over as head coaches in this state, the 6 holy war games are split 3-3. You're right though, Utah just isn't a big game for BYU. We have bigger and better things to focus on (see 1984).

Go Cougars!

Just the FAX
Olympus Cove, Utah

According to Phil Steele,

BYU is 7th in % of yards returning this season (almost 95%) for a very young offense that improved throughout the season, but especially during the last 6 games.

Five of BYU's opponents lost over 50% of last season's offense and are ranked 90th or lower (out of 120 teams)

Utah 90th
Ole Miss 92nd
TCU 93rd
SJ St 96th
Idaho 101st

rushfari@isu.edu
Pocatello, ID

As a die-hard BYU fan, I do agree that we'll never have the type of athletes necessary to fill out a competitive national championship roster. That said, that's what makes BYU such an amazing place. Just look at what happens at schools that do have those type of rosters, places like Ohio State and USC.

I'd much rather support a roster full of LDS (or non-LDS high-moral) players who play above their potential, winning most of the games they should and a few of the games they shouldn't.

But thanks to Utah, that roster is going to get much stronger in the next few years. For Utah to compete in the PAC-12, they are going to have to recruit away from Utah and into California, Oregon and Washington. That leaves all of the LDS good-but-not-great players available to BYU. And really, as Utah becomes a more secular school, will those LDS players really want to play for them anyway?

Just look at the Ute's current basketball roster: not one Utah kid.

All of this will make the rivalry even better, the Mormons vs. the world.

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

I'm surprised. I thought the Texas game would be on ABC or ESPN. Wonder why ESPN2?

crowntown1
Corona, CA

Wow one reference?You barely beat OU with their backup.How did you finish the year by the way?I don't remember you guys in a BCS game.I think your problem is your pounding your chest about a single achievement and that's your problem.

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