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BYU drops out of AP Top 25 after back-to-back losses; Utes receiving votes

BYU drops out of AP Top 25 after back-to-back losses; Utes receiving votes

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 12:16 p.m.

The Cougars' time in the national rankings has come to an end … at least for now.
Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Purdue plays spoiler as Oklahoma finds dynamic QB

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Purdue plays spoiler as Oklahoma finds dynamic QB

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 10:01 a.m.

The Iowa loss was the biggest upset of Week 7 as seven team went undefeated on their bye weeks.
The message Baylor had for BYU was clear: Welcome to the Big 12; now get ready for it

The message Baylor had for BYU was clear: Welcome to the Big 12; now get ready for it

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 8:04 a.m.

Saturday's 38-24 loss on the road in a future conference rival's home stadium didn't just end anything but a Independence Bowl bid for the Cougars, but showed just how far the program needs to grow to live up to the Big 12's standard.
Physical Baylor rolls No. 19 BYU, handing Cougars consecutive losses for first time since 2019

Physical Baylor rolls No. 19 BYU, handing Cougars consecutive losses for first time since 2019

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 16 - 6:51 p.m.

Gerry Bohanon recorded his first interception of the season, but also threw for 231 yards and a touchdown while Baylor piled up 303 yards on the ground in a 38-24 win over BYU.
Game Center: No. 19 BYU at Baylor

Game Center: No. 19 BYU at Baylor

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Oct. 16 - 1:30 p.m.

Follow along as the No. 19 BYU Cougars take on the Baylor Bears at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas, with KSL.com's live Game Center.
From Grimes to Ika, storylines aplenty as No. 19 BYU visits Baylor (+ how to watch, stream, listen)

From Grimes to Ika, storylines aplenty as No. 19 BYU visits Baylor (+ how to watch, stream, listen)

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 6:38 p.m.

Baylor offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes, who held the same position at BYU as recently as a year ago, isn't the only common connection between Kalani Sitake's team and Dave Aranda's Bears.
KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 7 of college football

KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 7 of college football

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 10:34 a.m.

Each week, we'll release the KSL.com sports staff picks for you to see. Can you do a better job than us? Probably, but that's the fun of it all.
BYU Midseason Awards: No. 19 Cougars still a work in progress at halfway mark of 2021

BYU Midseason Awards: No. 19 Cougars still a work in progress at halfway mark of 2021

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 14 - 3:02 p.m.

Let's take a look back on the first six games with some midseason superlatives.
BYU picked No. 2 in WCC preseason poll; Barcello, Lohner named to 1st team

BYU picked No. 2 in WCC preseason poll; Barcello, Lohner named to 1st team

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 14 - 11:43 a.m.

The Cougars were in a familiar position following the release of the West Coast Conference preseason coaches' poll.
Big 12 preview? BYU's road game at Baylor as much about past, present as future

Big 12 preview? BYU's road game at Baylor as much about past, present as future

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 13 - 6:34 p.m.

The Cougars' first trip outside of the intermountain corridor of the year will be to a place the program hasn't been since the season opener in 1983.
Patrick Kinahan: Bitter loss won't stop BYU from outstanding season

Patrick Kinahan: Bitter loss won't stop BYU from outstanding season

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 10:33 a.m.

Palatable disappointment marks the first half of BYU's football season even as the team on is on a pace to win 10 games this season.
KSL.com Pick'em: Aggies, Utes fans earn top prizes following chaotic Week 6 action

KSL.com Pick'em: Aggies, Utes fans earn top prizes following chaotic Week 6 action

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 10:02 a.m.

Even on a bye week Utah State found a way to win ... or at least two of its fans did.
Locals in the NFL: Devontae Booker goes from inactive to featured back (+ complete Week 5 roundup)

Locals in the NFL: Devontae Booker goes from inactive to featured back (+ complete Week 5 roundup)

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 11 - 9:39 p.m.

Two weeks ago, former Utah running back Devontae Booker was inactive as he clung to a reserve role with the New York Giants. Now he could be all the featured back in the Big Apple.
After crushing loss, BYU's next objective is clear: Don't let the Broncos beat you twice

After crushing loss, BYU's next objective is clear: Don't let the Broncos beat you twice

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 11 - 7:49 p.m.

Whether you agree or not, the No. 19 Cougars can still play for a great season.
What went wrong in BYU's season-changing loss to upset-minded Boise State?

What went wrong in BYU's season-changing loss to upset-minded Boise State?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 10 - 4:17 p.m.

Uncharacteristic turnovers and a one-dimensional offense turned BYU's perceived strengths into weaknesses in a stunning 26-17 loss to Boise State that knocked the Cougars from the ranks of the unbeatens.
Sunday Afternoon QB: 3 lessons from BYU's first loss to Boise State since 2018

Sunday Afternoon QB: 3 lessons from BYU's first loss to Boise State since 2018

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 10 - 4:11 p.m.

Here are three lessons from BYU's loss to unranked Boise State.
BYU falls 9 spots to 19th in AP Top 25, No. 20 in Coaches Poll after stumbling to first loss of season

BYU falls 9 spots to 19th in AP Top 25, No. 20 in Coaches Poll after stumbling to first loss of season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 10 - 12:10 p.m.

The Cougars' undefeated season is over. So, too, is the Top 10 national ranking.
Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Chaos continues to rule college football β€” and it's great

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Chaos continues to rule college football β€” and it's great

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 10 - 11:02 a.m.

If there's one word to define the 2021 college football season, it's chaos.
Recruiting roundup: Here's a look at BYU's Class of 2022

Recruiting roundup: Here's a look at BYU's Class of 2022

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 10 - 9:15 a.m.

Recruiting is the lifeblood of any collegiate program, and it's no different at BYU.
Boise State upends BYU's undefeated season, handing No. 10 Cougars first loss

Boise State upends BYU's undefeated season, handing No. 10 Cougars first loss

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 9 - 6:44 p.m.

Cyrus Habibi-Likio ran for 75 yards and a touchdown, and Andrew Van Buren added 54 yards and a score as Boise State upended BYU, 26-17 to hand the 10th-ranked Cougars their first loss of the season Saturday afternoon in front of a sellout crowd of 63,470 fans at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Game Center: No. 10 BYU vs. Boise State

Game Center: No. 10 BYU vs. Boise State

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 1:30 p.m.

Follow along as the No. 10 BYU Cougars take on the Boise State Broncos at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah, with KSL.com's live Game Center.
KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 6 of college football

KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 6 of college football

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 11:04 a.m.

Each week, we'll release the KSL.com sports staff picks for you to see. Can you do a better job than us? Probably, but that's the fun of it all.
BYU and Boise State is officially a rivalry, so No. 10 Cougars better be ready for one

BYU and Boise State is officially a rivalry, so No. 10 Cougars better be ready for one

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 9:36 a.m.

Morgan Pyper wants to be clear about one thing: he was never a Boise State fan.
Why BYU receivers still play pivotal role in Cougars' power-run offense

Why BYU receivers still play pivotal role in Cougars' power-run offense

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 7 - 11:04 a.m.

The most memorable moment for Puka Nacua was a downfield block propelling Tyler Allgeier toward the end zone for one of his three touchdowns.
Former BYU tight end, CFB Hall of Famer Gordon Hudson dies at 59

Former BYU tight end, CFB Hall of Famer Gordon Hudson dies at 59

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 6:33 p.m.

Gordon Linn Hudson, 59, died Monday, Sept. 27 of natural causes in San Jose, where he was living, according to a Legacy obituary published Wednesday.
Defense, top 10 running back are best friends for No. 10 BYU's quarterbacks

Defense, top 10 running back are best friends for No. 10 BYU's quarterbacks

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 6:33 p.m.

The Cougars are 5-0 after playing three quarterbacks, a top 10 running back nationally in Tyler Allgeier, and a defense that shut out Utah State in the third quarter and held the Aggies to just 7 points in the second half.
KSL.com Pick'em: BYU fans, Utah fan claim top prizes in Week 5

KSL.com Pick'em: BYU fans, Utah fan claim top prizes in Week 5

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 5 - 11:46 a.m.

It's another week where BYU fans are cleaning up the top prizes in KSL.com College Football Pick'em.
What ever happened to the Beehive Boot, and can BYU take it back?

What ever happened to the Beehive Boot, and can BYU take it back?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 5 - 8:37 a.m.

The Beehive Boot was founded in 1971 by former BYU sports information director Dave Schulthess as a way to reward winner the annual round-robin series between the three schools.
Welcome back to the Top 10, BYU: Cougars up 3 spots after chaotic week in AP Top 25

Welcome back to the Top 10, BYU: Cougars up 3 spots after chaotic week in AP Top 25

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 3 - 12:35 p.m.

After back-to-back 5-0 starts for the first time in program history and the first true road win of the 2021 season, BYU is back in the top 10.
Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: A chaotic week of college football leads to big changes

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: A chaotic week of college football leads to big changes

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 3 - 10:01 a.m.

If you love chaos in college football, Week 5 of action was for you.
Saturday Morning QB: 3 lessons from BYU's in-state win against Utah State

Saturday Morning QB: 3 lessons from BYU's in-state win against Utah State

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct. 2 - 10:47 a.m.

There were some highs and some lows from BYU and the 5-0 team seems to be developing some patterns. Here are three lessons from BYU's win over USU.
How freshman QB Jacob Conover did in first career appearance for No. 13 BYU

How freshman QB Jacob Conover did in first career appearance for No. 13 BYU

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 2 - 8:36 a.m.

After Baylor Romney's first-half injury, it was up to Conover, the true freshman quarterback just over a year removed from a church mission to Paraguay who hadn't played a snap of competitive football in more than three years, to figure things out on the road for BYU.
Tyler's High Five: Allgeier's career night leads BYU to win over Utah State, 5-0 start

Tyler's High Five: Allgeier's career night leads BYU to win over Utah State, 5-0 start

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct. 2 - 12:34 a.m.

Good thing the No. 13 Cougars had Tyler Allgeier on Friday night.
Game Center: No. 13 BYU vs. Utah State

Game Center: No. 13 BYU vs. Utah State

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Oct. 1 - 7:00 p.m.

Follow along as the No. 13 BYU Cougars take on the Utah State Aggies at Maverik Stadium in Logan, Utah, with KSL.com's live Game Center.
What is the Old Wagon Wheel? History of the 99-year-old BYU-Utah State series

What is the Old Wagon Wheel? History of the 99-year-old BYU-Utah State series

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 1 - 11:26 a.m.

The Old Wagon Wheel will be at stake Friday night at Maverik Stadium in Logan, with the winner earning the spoils and the chance to roll it home for at least one more year.
KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 5 of college football

KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 5 of college football

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Oct. 1 - 10:02 a.m.

Each week, we'll release the KSL.com sports staff picks for you to see. Can you do a better job than us? Probably, but that's the fun of it all.
The Wesley Way: A family's basketball journey

The Wesley Way: A family's basketball journey

Tom Ripplinger, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 30 - 10:32 a.m.

A story that follows five Wesley brothers as they excelled on Utah's basketball floors and even worldwide.
After 4 straight home-like games, BYU faces stiff test at hostile Utah State

After 4 straight home-like games, BYU faces stiff test at hostile Utah State

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 30 - 9:28 a.m.

The Cougars' first true road tilt comes Friday night in one of the most hostile environments the program faces on a consistent basis: Utah State (7 p.m. MT, CBS Sports Network).
Depth and effort: Mark Pope's 3rd season at BYU opens with promise, athleticism and two-a-day practices

Depth and effort: Mark Pope's 3rd season at BYU opens with promise, athleticism and two-a-day practices

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 29 - 9:01 a.m.

The Cougars open a season of potential promise β€” their penultimate in the West Coast Conference before joining the Big 12 β€” in search of another NCAA Tournament after breaking a five-year drought last March.
BYU, Notre Dame will meet in Las Vegas next year, finalizing 12-game 2022 schedule

BYU, Notre Dame will meet in Las Vegas next year, finalizing 12-game 2022 schedule

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 28 - 1:53 p.m.

The Cougars and Fighting Irish will meet as part of Notre Dame's Shamrock Series on Oct. 8, 2022 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, a game televised by NBC.
Patrick Kinahan: Utah State belongs on BYU schedule going forward

Patrick Kinahan: Utah State belongs on BYU schedule going forward

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 28 - 10:29 a.m.

As a consequence of BYU's inclusion into the Big 12 for the 2023-24 academic year, the football program will face scheduling difficulties likely requiring wholesale shuffling.
KSL.com Pick'em: 2 BYU fans, 1 Utah fan claim top prizes in Week 4

KSL.com Pick'em: 2 BYU fans, 1 Utah fan claim top prizes in Week 4

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 28 - 10:08 a.m.

It's another week where BYU fans are cleaning up the top prizes in KSL.com College Football Pick'em.
Locals in the NFL: These locals hosted watch party while Dalton Schultz went off on MNF

Locals in the NFL: These locals hosted watch party while Dalton Schultz went off on MNF

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 10:25 p.m.

Former BYU running back Jamaal Williams, Desert Hills lineman Penei Sewell hosted the NFL's watch party on Instagram during Monday Night Football on ESPN, when Bingham High alum Dalton Schultz had the first multi-touchdown game of his career.
Was BYU's defense against South Florida as bad as it appeared? Yes, but Sitake believes it to be 'fixable'

Was BYU's defense against South Florida as bad as it appeared? Yes, but Sitake believes it to be 'fixable'

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 27 - 2:27 p.m.

USF finished with 367 yards of offense, 23 first downs, and 35 minutes in time of possession as it trimmed the three-score game down to one.
'Everyone was calling me Jaren': How this Timpview junior, BYU recruit became a meme

'Everyone was calling me Jaren': How this Timpview junior, BYU recruit became a meme

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 6:33 p.m.

JJ Tuha's face was being shown across the ESPN2 telecast, introduced as starting quarterback Jaren Hall when the broadcast was opening the game with news that backup quarterback Baylor Romney would start his first game of the season during the Cougars' 4-0 start.
BYU climbs 2 spots in AP Top 25 to No. 13; No. 15 in Coaches Poll

BYU climbs 2 spots in AP Top 25 to No. 13; No. 15 in Coaches Poll

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 12:22 p.m.

The Cougars inched up two spots to No. 13 Sunday morning in the latest Associated Press Top 25 after its win over South Florida that moved BYU to 4-0 for the second consecutive season.
Sunday Morning QB: 3 lessons from BYU's close win over South Florida

Sunday Morning QB: 3 lessons from BYU's close win over South Florida

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 11:56 a.m.

BYU came away with a win behind backup QB Baylor Romney and remain unbeaten on the season, but it got ugly for the Cougars in the second half. Here are three lessons from BYU's win against USF.
Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: CFP powers Clemson, Oklahoma fall as BYU inches up poll

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: CFP powers Clemson, Oklahoma fall as BYU inches up poll

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 10:02 a.m.

For the first time since 2014, Clemson has two losses during the regular season.
As injuries piled up against USF, BYU's protection of player health became a priority

As injuries piled up against USF, BYU's protection of player health became a priority

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 2:17 a.m.

Perhaps the MVP of BYU's closer-than-expected 35-27 win over South Florida should be the Cougars' medical staff, which attended to the triage tent of ailments, primarily on defense.
No. 15 BYU holds off South Florida for first back-to-back 4-0 starts in program history

No. 15 BYU holds off South Florida for first back-to-back 4-0 starts in program history

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sept. 26 - 1:07 a.m.

Tyler Allgeier ran for 81 yards and two touchdowns, and Baylor Romney completed 20-of-25 passes for 305 yards and three scores as No. 15 BYU got a win over South Florida.
Game Center: No. 15 BYU vs. South Florida

Game Center: No. 15 BYU vs. South Florida

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Sept. 25 - 8:15 p.m.

Follow along as the No. 15 BYU Cougars take on the South Florida Bulls at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah, with KSL.com's live Game Center.
Is it a trap? USF Bulls have BYU's full attention, despite 1-2 record

Is it a trap? USF Bulls have BYU's full attention, despite 1-2 record

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 25 - 9:36 a.m.

The Bulls (1-2) have yet to beat an opponent from the Football Bowl Subdivision, and snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 38-15 win over Florida A&M last weekend.
KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 4 of college football

KSL.com Pick'em: Staff picks for Week 4 of college football

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Sept. 24 - 10:02 a.m.

Each week, we'll release the KSL.com sports staff picks for you to see. Can you do a better job than us? Probably, but that's the fun of it all.
Meet the former rugby standout from Olympus High tasked with replacing BYU's leading tackler

Meet the former rugby standout from Olympus High tasked with replacing BYU's leading tackler

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 23 - 8:32 p.m.

Ben Bywater will line up at the 'mike' linebacker position Saturday night when the Cougars (3-0) host South Florida at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Jury awards Reno Mahe family $25M in lawsuit over 3-year-old's death

Jury awards Reno Mahe family $25M in lawsuit over 3-year-old's death

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sept. 23 - 11:26 a.m.

The family of a former BYU football player and coach has been awarded $25 million in damages following a lawsuit against a window blinds manufacturer.
Why Provo-based SmartyStreets and its #GirlDad CEO entered into $2M agreement with every BYU female athlete

Why Provo-based SmartyStreets and its #GirlDad CEO entered into $2M agreement with every BYU female athlete

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 23 - 9:31 a.m.

Every BYU female athlete has been offered a deal that would pay up to $6,000 individually for promoting Provo-based SmartyStreets on social media and participating in various company events and promotions.
Jimmer Fredette headlines latest Hall of Fame class in BYU Athletics

Jimmer Fredette headlines latest Hall of Fame class in BYU Athletics

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 22 - 11:10 a.m.

Whether or not his professional basketball career continues, Jimmer Fredette will join former BYU baseball star Brian Banks, tracks and field jumper and All-American Amy Menlove Otis, golfer and current women's coach Carrie Summerhays Roberts, and legendary athletic trainer Gaye Merrill.
'He's unbelievable': It's early, but BYU punter Ryan Rehkow one of best in nation

'He's unbelievable': It's early, but BYU punter Ryan Rehkow one of best in nation

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 22 - 9:34 a.m.

With his 83-yard punt against Arizona State, Ryan Rehkow already owns the school record for the longest punt. And he's only a freshman.
Patrick Kinahan: Exploding interest in Sitake may open BYU's coffers

Patrick Kinahan: Exploding interest in Sitake may open BYU's coffers

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 10:31 a.m.

His players and staff are fully on board, passionately recognizing Kalani Sitake is the right coach to lead the BYU football program.