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Published: Thursday, Nov. 15 2012 1:23 p.m. MST

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Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

I like the way BYU is scheduling. A little MWC, ACC, Big 10, WAC and PAC 12 action. That's the plus side of being an independent. The down side is the bowl opportunities. All of the bowl tie ins are bascially set, and leave BYU with a limited selection. It seems like the options are Poinsetia (sp) bowl or BCS; but nothing in between.

byufan1993
Provo, , UT

Before everyone complains about why we are scheduling a lower tier team I think this a good game to play. We do have a lot of fans in Las Vegas and this helps with recruiting. Every team has some easy teams on their schedule and UNLV has shown it can be a trap game. Look what they almost did to Utah State. Looking forward this series!

phoenix
Gilbert, AZ

As Holmoe said:

"We have a very large fan base in Las Vegas who was incredibly supportive of our football team during the five-straight years we played in the Las Vegas Bowl, and all the conference games we played at UNLV."

The 2015 contest will be a fun game for BYU fans in Nevada, Arizona and S. California to attend as BYU continues to fulfill its promise to play teams from throughout the country in order to give BYU fans in all parts of the country a chance to attend BYU games in person.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

I think this is a great pick-up for the Cougars. Las Vegas has a great fan base for both teams, and there enough history between the teams to keep things interesting. It should be a gimme game for the Cougars but I would take UNLV over Idaho or New Mexico State anytime.

Fred Vader
Oklahoma City, OK

Even as a Cougar fan, I'm going to save Chris B. the trouble...

Seriously, BYU? UNLV for a home and home in November? Were Idaho and New Mexico too busy?

Yes, a UNLV game in September is fine, but let's get someone decent to play/watch for November...

U 90
Corona, CA

This will be a lightening rod for the fans for two reasons (1) home and home (2) November

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

UNLV is pretty dang good.

LindonMan
Lindon, UT

@ Fred Vader

Relax! That's a clown question bro.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Much better competition than the New Mexico States of the world, BYU is really building nice schedules going forward!

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

Congrats to UNLV for scheduling a big name punching bag. That will help BYUs strength of schedule that is sure to grab the attention of BCS playoff & bowl decision makers.

Still Blue after all these years
Kaysville, UT

Sorry Tom, not that impressed. For UNLV, it should have been a 2 home, 1 away. If we want to get serious about football, we need a coach who will play the best kids, not the ones he likes the best and we need an AD who will work and be willing to pay for better programs than UNLV. Take that $1.3 mil from Michigan and put it to good use.

sammyg
Springville, UT

When the Utes get blanked by UNLV it's understandable that they would not want to schedule them ANYTIME soon.

This is a nice 'local' flavor addition to the schedule and a noticeable improvement over the Weber State issue.

What will Utah do with their Northern Colorado game... play it again?

Utah'95
FPO, AE

Looks like a good selection for the Cougars. Good luck.

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

It's too bad that college football what it has. Any team should be able to schedule these regional rivalries without a second thought. But, since Division I Football is all about looking glamorous and having the "premier" schedule, many of these regional match ups get tossed out the window.

I for one, am VERY happy to see BYU scheduling these games. This interests me a lot more than BYU playing Georgia Tech. I know, sounds crazy. But UNLV is my home town team, and BYU is my Alma mater. That makes it a lot more meaningful for me than when they play somebody thousands of miles away.

Sambonethegreat
LOGAN, UT

@byufan1993

"Look what they almost did to Utah State."

My sides still hurt from laughing over that quote. They almost won in a 35-13 rout, right?

UNLV isn't very good. They are better than their record suggests, but they still likely wouldn't pose much of a challenge to most half-decent FBS teams.

Wildcat
O-town, UT

The hits just keep on coming!

UNLV is 0-2 in their last two against against the Big Sky. Looks like USU better stop the two-for-one with BYU now.

It's a nice game for fans in Las Vegas and good for recruiting (look at USU's running back Kerwynn Williams), but please don't try and insult fans by saying that BYU is trying to play a tough independent schedule to compete for a national championship. Look at Notre Dame's schedule this year, and then look at the teams BYU has been scheduling lately: Virginia, Middle Tennessee State, Southern Miss, UNLV, etc.. They all seem to fit into Bronco's "green light" game philosophy of scheduling.

It won't take two undefeated seasons to "convince" voters Bronco. This isn't 1984 where you can back into a national championship. With the four team playoff coming soon, BYU will have to beat a good team for that to happen. With their latest scheduling, it is clear BYU cares nothing about national contention, but ensuring at least seven wins a year.

If it makes you happy, it can't be that bad!

Thinkman
Provo, UT

UNLV is a good pickup for late November, considering who is available that late in the season. They have a decently balanced schedule as an independent. Tough enough to be attractive to BCS if they go 12-0 or even 11-1 yet not too tough to put them in danger of going worse than 8-4 each year.

If/when they get invited to the Big 12, this is the best BYU will be able to do. Holmoe is doing as well as anyone at scheduling.

Esquire
Springville, UT

Idaho was busy?

CO Ute
PARKER, CO

I give the Cougs a nod for scheduling a variety of teams from various conference is different geographic areas. That part is a positive for both the fans and for recruiting. However the strength of schedule will speak for itself. Sure a team like Houston can be very good one year but overall?? For every good team there seems to be 2 that aren't very strong. Look at the current records
Virginia 4-6
Ga Tech 5-5
Houston 4-6
UNLV 2-9
Hawaii 1-8
So Miss 0-10
MTSU is a Sun Belt Team

Downtownchrisbrown
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Mmmmmmm, cupcakes.

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