BYU releases 2007 football schedule

BYU releases 2007 football schedule

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PROVO, Utah (March 20, 2007) -- In cooperation with the Mountain West Conference, BYU today announced its schedule for the 2007 football season. With the nation's second longest winning streak on the line, the Cougars will open the season playing two Pac-10 opponents during the first three weeks of the season, including the season-opener against Arizona and a trip to the Rose Bowl to take on UCLA. In addition, the Cougars will travel to Tulsa, Okla., to take on the Golden Hurricane.

"We look forward to a challenging 2007 schedule and for the opportunity to defend the Mountain West Conference championship," BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall said.

All totaled, the Cougars will have three road games during the first five weeks of the season -- a challenge Mendenhall and the Cougars will meet head-on.

"We'll play who we're supposed to play, when we're supposed to play them, where we're supposed to play them," Mendenhall added.

The Cougars will begin their MWC title defense on September 22 against Air Force. Following a trip to New Mexico the following week, the Cougars will take a week off in order to prepare for a road game at UNLV. The following week, BYU will take a break from league action, playing Eastern Washington on October 20. The Eagles are no strangers to Division I-A competition. Last season, EWU played both West Virginia and Oregon State.

BYU will look to extend its six-game home winning streak in 2007 with a schedule that includes six games at Edwards Stadium. The Cougars will play host to Arizona in the season-opener on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 3:30 p.m. (MT). After two straight road games, BYU will return to Provo to take on Air Force at 1 p.m. (MT) on Saturday, Sept. 22. Four weeks later, the Cougars will play host to Eastern Washington on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 3:30 p.m. (MT). Following a road trip to San Diego State, the Cougars will play its only back-to-back home games of the season, taking on Colorado State on Saturday, Nov. 3 and TCU on Thursday, Nov. 8. After one final road trip of the season, BYU will return to Provo again on Saturday, Nov. 24 to take on in-state rival Utah. The Battle for the Boot will be contested at 12 p.m. (MT).

The Cougars will have six road games this season, including two road games during the first three weeks of the season. BYU will hit the road with a September 8 date at the Rose Bowl to take on UCLA. A week later, the Cougars will travel to Tulsa, Okla., to take on the Golden Hurricane at 7 p.m. (MT). On Saturday, Sept. 29, BYU will travel to New Mexico for a 6:30 p.m. kickoff against the Lobos. After a bye week, the Cougars will return to the site of their 38-8 victory over Oregon in the Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl to take on UNLV. The Cougars and Rebels will face off at 7:30 p.m. (MT) at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Two weeks later, Saturday, October 27, BYU will face San Diego State in San Diego at 7:30 p.m. (MT). On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Cougars will travel to Laramie, Wyo., to take on Wyoming at 12:00 p.m. (MT).

All 12 of the Cougars' games will be televised this season, including at least five nationally televised games. (Broadcast plans for the BYU-UCLA match-up have not been determined.) BYU's season-opener against Arizona will be broadcast nationally on Versus, along with the Thursday-night tilt against TCU. CSTV will broadcast the Cougars' games at Tulsa, New Mexico and the BYU-Utah game on Nov. 24. The Mtn. will carry all other games, including the Air Force game, the UNLV game, the Eastern Washington game, the San Diego State game, the Colorado State game and the Wyoming game.

2007 BYU FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Date Opponent Location Time Television Sept. 1 Arizona Provo 3:30 p.m. Versus Sept. 8 UCLA Pasadena, Calif. TBA TBA Sept. 15 Tulsa Tulsa, Okla. 8:00 p.m. CSTV Sept. 22 Air Force Provo 1:00 p.m. The Mtn. Sept. 29 New Mexico Albuquerque 6:30 p.m. CSTV Oct. 6 BYE Oct. 13 UNLV Las Vegas 6:30 p.m. The Mtn. Oct. 20 Eastern Washington Provo 3:30 p.m. The Mtn. Oct. 27 San Diego State San Diego 6:30 p.m. The Mtn. Nov. 3 Colorado State Provo 12:00 p.m. The Mtn. Nov. 8 TCU Provo 7:00 p.m. CSTV Nov. 17 Wyoming Laramie 12:00 p.m. The Mtn. Nov. 24 Utah Provo 12:00 p.m. CSTV/The Mtn.


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