BYU football: The 10 best wins of the LaVell Edwards era

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No. 1: BYU vs Miami – 1990

In the 1980’s there was Miami and everyone else. The Hurricanes captured three titles in the decade. The defending champs rolled into Provo in September 1990 as 13.5 point favorites. The Cougar faithful poured out – decked out in their Heisman “Ty’s” (really, one of the best marketing campaigns in BYU history) and cheered on their team. They witnessed history as the Cougars, led by Edwards and Ty Detmer defeated a Miami team that had 11 players selected in that year’s NFL Draft. Detmer threw for 406 yards and three touchdowns in the 28-21 victory and four different Cougars caught six or more passes. It was the finest win of Edwards’ career.

LaVell Edwards was a legend in every sense of the word. He will be missed by all of Cougar Nation. Rest in Peace, Coach.