BYU football: Top 10 games against Big 12 opponents


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  • Matthew73 Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 7, 2011 3:46 p.m.

    As a BYU fan, I have to say this is pathetic. BYU fans are reduced to reading articles about BYU games played decades ago agains the Big 12, now that we apparently won't be invited to join the conference. I hope someday we get the full story and understand whether in fact BYU was invited to join the Big 12 and turned it down or whether this was all just a pipe dream. Although independence has some advantages, the truth is BYU cannot schedule meaningful late-season games as an independent. Hopefully the powers that be realize BYU would get far more exposure playing in a BCS conference than they will by being able to rebroadcast their games with Weber State or Nevada State. If the Big 12 really extended an invite and BYU turned it down, hopefully it was for some reason more meaningful than not wanting to play football on Conference Saturday or being able to rebroadcast volleyball games. I hope I'm wrong, but I am afraid that BYU may be on a path to long-term football mediocrity and irrelevance.

  • Captain Sweatpants Hampstead, NC
    Oct. 7, 2011 2:52 p.m.

    SLC BYU Fan,

    You said, "BYU from what I understand was given the right of first refusal early last week."

    Who said it?

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 7, 2011 8:44 a.m.


    I wonder what future recruits will think when Utah plays in the rose bowl and fights for a national championship

    "My grandfather said this is even more exciting than when the Utes went to the Sugar Bowl when he was little."

    "My grandfather said Utah would have made it to the Rose Bowl sooner if the Utes hadn't gone 0-3 to start their first year in the PAC."

    "The Utes must be excited to be playing the National Championship game against Vanderbuilt/Duke/Iowa State/Northwestern."

  • Mr. Obvious Sandy, Utah
    Oct. 7, 2011 6:25 a.m.

    Brainwashing time. Take a stroll down memory lane to remember what it feels like to win and forget about this year pathetic season. There is no way Im renewing my season tickets.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 9:54 p.m.


    BYU invited to the BIG 9, 10, 11!

    Oh wait, that was TCU.

    Sorry Cougars!

    Maybe tomorrow.

  • truth_avenger Lehi, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 9:37 p.m.

    Go look at BYU's record against winning opponents.

  • mightymite DRAPER, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 8:36 p.m.

    This article screams of desperation. I truly feel sorry for the decline of byu from the FBS division.

  • davidutefan Evanston, WY
    Oct. 6, 2011 8:30 p.m.

    Not all Ute fans say that BYU hasn't won any big games. Bradford was put out of the game in'09 because the BYU defense looked stellar in that game. I've watched BYU games when my Utes aren't playing. Sometimes I cheer for the Y and sometimes their opponents. I, like most Ute fans, just think it's sad that cougar fans live entirely in the oast and don't even look at their current faults or the current landscape of college football. BYU has everything it needs to put a good team on the field except the players, with a few exceptions. Unfortunately, they seem to be more interested in conversions than recruitment. LaVell knew the difference. It's too bad Bronco can't figure it out. As a Ute fan, 17-16 games are much more exciting than beat-downs.

  • AFCoug Colorado Springs, CO
    Oct. 6, 2011 8:23 p.m.

    Wow Ute fans really hate BYU. Can't even make a posative comment about them. O'well. Have fun in Las Vegas Bowl. Thought you had left for greener pastures. Likely you'll be creamed by Boise St or TCU. And I was rooting for you to make an impact, just not a crater!

  • DC Alexandria, VA
    Oct. 6, 2011 7:19 p.m.

    Memories is all we fans will have soon. BYU football, if it is left out of the BCS conference mix, will soon be done. Thanks, BYU Admin!

  • mgr63 DALLAS, TX
    Oct. 6, 2011 7:12 p.m.

    Why is this article relevant? TCU just got an invite, not BYU. Why not publish an article on BYU's top WAC games........because that is where they are going to be, if the WAC accepts them, after BYU loses the ESPN contract.

  • Darth Vader Ogden, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 6:29 p.m.

    Was there an '84 game with Baylor and BYU winning big?

  • SLC BYU Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 6:13 p.m.

    BYU from what I understand was given the right of first refusal early last week. This one probably has Tom Holmoe contemplating a resignation and President Samuelson reiterment (he was released as a GA over the weekend). Perhaps it's time for BYU to drop football?

  • catram North Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 6, 2011 6:05 p.m.

    Go ahead Utes. Remind us again how the cougs have never beat anyone!!

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 5:53 p.m.

    I have the feeling that we will soon be talking about BYU vs Snow College. BYU can once again be the big fish in the state of Utah ... amoung JC's that is.

    Oct. 6, 2011 5:38 p.m.

    It wouldn't be the first time Holmoe has runined a program, California was ruined for ever, and it won't be the last timea AD almost ruins the program at BYU, the last AD who hired Crowton.

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 4:46 p.m.

    It's understandable why Ponzi schemes work so well in Utah County.
    A pay site says "Big 12 invitation in BYU's hand" and everyone believed it.

    Hopes wouldn't be dashed if you quit putting faith in message boards and rumor mills. Quit taking offense when national media speaks of your program in honest terms. National Media didn't project BYU in the national championship game? Maybe there was a reason. National Media didn't pick Jake "Jimmer" Heaps for Heisman? Maybe there was a reason. National media reported TCU moving up the Big 12's list? Maybe you should have believed them.

  • Hawkyo SYRACUSE, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 4:30 p.m.

    I'm guessing taht the invite was talked about but an agreement on BYUtv could not be reached, or Holmoe really wants to stay indepentent for some reason. All those freaking out about BYU not getting in to the Big 12 may look rather foolish if the conference does end up folding after a short while. If it's the best thing for the Cougars, it will happen, if not, why worry? I wish everything would calm down and get back to football.

  • Mike W Syracuse, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 4:27 p.m.

    What... no 1990 Holiday Bowl vs Texas A&M???

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 4:23 p.m.

    Breaking news: big 12 will add loiusville even if mizzou leaves but mizzou is likely staying. Translation: the football world has spoken. And Byu will not be part of it in the future. Being on espn does not mean a thing if you can't ever go to a prestigious bowl or ever compete for championships.

  • Canyontreker TAYLORSVILLE, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 4:21 p.m.

    I give up. They seem to think if we stay quiet the phone will ring. The ball is already here.

  • Pac12Proud SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 4:16 p.m.

    defibman | 3:58 p.m. Oct. 6, 2011

    Why do byu people insist that byu articles are for their eyes only? Why is that?

    Why do byu people truly believe they make the rules to which others must comply? Why is that?

    Utah articles are riddled with comments from byu fans. So what? Join the discussion.

    What is it with byu people and control??

    To the point of the article, I don't think the Big12 could care less what byu's record is against Big12 opponents over the last 2+ decades. If you believe they really care about that; then you must concede that they are not impressed with the 54-10 pasting at the hands of the Utes.

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 4:06 p.m.

    Oklahoma was ranked No. 3 nationally entering the game and was considered to be a frontrunner for the national championship. BYU dashed those hopes, however, limiting the Sooner offense to just 265 yards in its improbable victory.

    Slightly mis-worded. Should be:
    "BYU dashed those hopes, however, by injuring quarterback Sam Bradford. The Sooners went on to a 7-5 record, the worst under coach Bob Stoops."

  • butters Salt Lake city, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 4:06 p.m.


    not true. auburn won 14 last year. alabama and boise state both won 14 in 2009.

  • UtahSteve85 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 3:59 p.m.

    @AFCoug - What was the final record of the last two National Champions?

  • defibman Syracuse, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 3:58 p.m.

    Yes Chris we know all about your thoughts. But answer me this....Why are you one this article again? Are you so disappointed with your uties not even close to going to the Rose Bowl and a very good chance of finishing this year at or near the bottom of a chumpie conference. Yes, I know, bring up the utes win against the Y this year, but wasn't it you who was predicting a Rose Bowl appearance this year and a possible NC?

    It is very easy for you to "predict" outcomes for the year and very difficult to face the reality of your little brother outlook. Why do you comment so much on BYU articles? It is because we have a NC, Heisman, Outland along with many other awards that the u just hasn't got and never will. Just sit back and be in awe little brother. You can always look forward to another night in which you can dream about winning.

  • flynn is the coolest Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 3:51 p.m.

    Why is the D-news publishing this? To get BYU fans geared up for an invite that may or may not happen, and that may or may not be accepted? If you have some insider info, out with it! Or better yet, publish these types of stories after the Big 12 offer has been accepted. It makes people get upset! Talk about the tail wagging the dog!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 3:37 p.m.

    Will be another twenty years before you play ten more big 12 games. They said no thanks. Just like the PAC 12. I wonder what future recruits will think when Utah plays in the rose bowl and fights for a national championship and Byu is left out of superconferences for good? Bye bye Byu football. If you don't get an invite, which you wont, you will essentially have a division two program.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Oct. 6, 2011 3:33 p.m.

    You might as well write an article detailing BYU's top 10 games against NFL opponents, because based on today's developments, BYU has got as good of a shot at joining the NFL as they do at joining the Big-12.

  • AFCoug Colorado Springs, CO
    Oct. 6, 2011 3:31 p.m.

    The 97 Cotton Bowl saw BYU go 14-1 that year. No tother NCAA football team has ever won 14 games in a season.