The 18th-ranked Cougars will host Troy in Saturday’s home opener in Provo (8:15 p.m. MT, ESPN). And while BYU has the AP Top 25 ranking and a national television audience, the Trojans aren’t afraid of the big stage.
Ryan Pugh has walked the sidelines of LaVell Edwards Stadium so many times that Saturday evening’s game will be a homecoming — except he’ll be wearing a Troy shirt and trying to beat the BYU Cougars, including his protege Jeff Grimes.
Due to the state’s mandate moving Provo and Orem from “yellow” or low restriction levels to the “orange” or moderate risk level of coronavirus restrictions, no fans will be permitted inside the stadium for this weekend’s game against Troy as well as for the Oct. 2 kickoff against Louisiana Tech.
BYU quarterback Zach Wilson said he’s planning on moving out of his apartment and into a single-space studio as soon as he can, to help eliminate any contact tracing that might cause him to miss 14 more days of the season.
There were only 20 games played in the third week of play, and most games went as expected. This made for a relatively similar ballot as the one I submitted last week, though there were some adjustments.
The Nov. 25 start date across college basketball isn’t even guaranteed. But what it did offer Pope and the Cougars was a little structure, a lot of stability, and — perhaps most importantly — hope for the chance of a 2020-21 season.
BYU didn’t release how many constitutes a “small number” of positive test results for COVID-19 within the program Monday, but the head football coach said he’s in full support of the decision by both universities to move the game.
Moss ran for 11 yards on nine carries, but also caught three passes for 16 yards — including his first career touchdown — in the Bills' 27-17 win Sunday over the New York Jets in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season.
The Cougars' upcoming road tilt at Army, originally scheduled for next Saturday, Sept. 19, has been delayed because of a "small number" of positive tests for COVID-19 found within BYU's program, the school announced Saturday afternoon.
BYU's plan, which now allows up to 1,500 fans in each of LaVell Edwards Stadium’s four grandstands and will be amenable from week-to-week, could allow as many as 24,000 fans in the stadium in future games, the school said Friday.