At long last, college football is nearly back. Here’s how to watch BYU Cougars football throughout the 2022 season.
Rise and Shout! Football is almost back – which means we finally have our Saturday rituals back. Here’s how to watch BYU Cougars football in 2022.
BYU Football 2022 Outlook
It’s certainly an exciting time to be a Cougars fan. Next year, BYU will be playing in the Big 12, which brings along plenty of obstacles and opportunities. Plus, it came after years of frustration with being Independent.
But that does mean head coach Kalani Sitake and co. are looking to glide through the 2022 season. The Cougars have high expectations and are looking to get the taste of a bad bowl loss to UAB out of their mouths.
If 2021 was supposed to be a rebuild year for BYU – and after losing Zach Wilson how could you consider it anything but – the Cougars absolutely crushed it. Things felt more like a reloading as BYU went 6-1 against P5 schools (5-0 against the Pac 12).
Now, the Cougars return 18 of 22 starters from 2021. The key will be health and depth. BYU looked incredible last season, but injuries caught up to them.
Jaren Hall returns for what will likely be his final season in Provo. Hall threw for 2,583 yards and 20 touchdowns last year, adding 307 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. If he’s healthy all season long, the Cougars will be a nightmare to stop.
Out goes Tyler Allgeier, but in comes Christopher Brooks to the running back room. Brooks was pursued by Notre Dame before committing to the Cougars and he’s going to make an immediate impact.
Not to mention that BYU can – on a bad day – be eight deep along the offensive line (and probably closer to 10 deep) and there should be plenty of open lanes.
Receivers Puka Nacua and Gunner Romney also return. The pair might be the most talented wide receiver duo we’ve seen at BYU for some time. The two combined for 77 catches, 1,399 yards and nine touchdowns a year ago.
BYU Football Schedule 2022
Currently, the Cougars have 10 games locked into time slots and networks. They are:
Saturday, September 3: at USF (4PM ET, ESPNU)
Saturday, September 10: vs Baylor (10:15PM ET, ESPN)
Saturday, September 17: at Oregon (3:30PM ET, FOX)
Saturday September 24: vs Wyoming (ESPN network)
Thursday, September 29: vs Utah State (8PM ET, ESPN)
Saturday, October 8: Notre Dame (7:30PM ET, NBC)
Saturday, October 15: vs Arkansas (ESPN network)
Friday, October 28: vs East Carolina (8PM ET, ESPN2)
Saturday, November 5: at Boise State (FOX network)
Saturday, November 19: vs Utah Tech (3:30PM ET, BYUtv/ESPN3)
Overall, there’s potential for some magic. The schedule is good enough that the Cougars can make waves nationally without being so brutal that they lose a war of attrition.
We’ll know just how good BYU is early, because five of the first seven weeks might make or break the season. Baylor, Oregon, Utah State, Notre Dame and Arkansas all clash with the Cougars before Halloween. Outside of that, an early November clash with Boise State is all the second half really features.
There’s a chance BYU’s final season in independence will be a memorable one, with a clear path to 9-10 wins on the table. If BYU gets to bowl season with losses to Baylor, Notre Dame and either Oregon or Arkansas, that’s one heck of year.
How to watch BYU football in 2022
The best way to watch BYU football is with fuboTV. Utah fans will get access to all of their local stations (NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX), which will obviously cover a good number of games. For that matter, most major markets in the US get their local channels, too.
Plus, you’ll get ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS and ESPNU, along with FS1 and FS2.
So you’re already guaranteed to see 10 games, with the only question marks being Liberty (Oct. 22) and Stanford (Nov. 26).
fuboTV’s Pro plan includes 128 channels (including all those listed above), a cloud DVR with 1,000 hours of space and unlimited screens on your home Wi-Fi network. You can get a one-week free trial today and after that it’s $69.99 per month.
You can cancel your plan anytime, so if you just want to roll with them from August until January, feel free.
This post contains affiliate links, where we may receive a percentage of any sale made from the links on this page. Prices and availability are accurate as of the time of publication.