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BYU Football: History in the Last 40 Years Opening a Season on the Road

BYU fell to Shaun Alexander and Alabama in 1998.

Since BYU moved to status as a football Independent, athletic director Tom Holmoe has had a lot of work putting together schedules.  One common thing that we might see a lot in future seasons is BYU opening the road.  It’s something Holmoe has stated himself that he enjoys seeing BYU do to open a season.  This is the second time in three years of Independence that BYU opens the season away from Provo.

How has BYU fared in season openers in true road settings?  Decided to take a look at the last 40 years (since LaVell Edwards took over) and see how the Cougars have fared on the road to open a season.

Here’s the results for BYU in season openers in true road games:

1974:  at Hawaii – L, 13-15

1976:  at Kansas State – L, 3-13

1978:  at Oregon State – W, 10-6

1980:  at New Mexico – L, 21-25

1981:  at Long Beach State – W, 31-8

1982:  at UNLV – W, 27-0

1983:  at Baylor – L, 36-40

1984:  at Pitt – W, 20-14

1988:  at Wyoming – L, 14-24

1989:  at New Mexico – W, 24-3

1990:  at UTEP – W, 30-10

1992:  at UTEP – W, 38-28

1993:  at New Mexico – W, 34-31

1994:  at Hawaii – W, 13-12

1995:  at Air Force – L, 12-38

1998:  at Alabama – L, 31-38

2006:  at Arizona – L, 13-16

2011: at Ole Miss – W, 14-13

2013: at Virginia – ????

Record: 10-8

Topics: Alabama Crimson Tide, BYU Cougars, College Football, History, Virginia Cavaliers

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