BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

It’s Bowl Game Day for BYU football

Dec 21, 2018, 2:51 PM
BYU football head coach Kalani Sitake after the Cougars' annual spring scrimmage, Saturday, April 7...
BYU head coach Kalani Sitake after the Cougars' annual spring scrimmage, Saturday, April 7, 2018 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo. (Photo: Jaren Wilkey/BYU, BYU Photo)
(Photo: Jaren Wilkey/BYU, BYU Photo)

BOISE — Win or lose, head BYU football coach Kalani Sitake says he’s proud of his team and everything they’ve accomplished this season, headed into the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise.

BYU has a 0-5 record against Boise State at Albertsons Stadium, so even though the bowl game opponent is Western Michigan, it’s a chance to finally win in Boise. It’s also the last game for the seniors, Sitake noted.

“More than anything, just seeing them graduate and progress in life. One day they are going to look back at it, be as old as I am, and just really be proud of what they did on the field and off the field,” Sitake said.

The seniors were reflective as well.

“It’s just been an incredible ride, and I’m so grateful I was able to play here at BYU; the friends I’ve been able to make, and the wonderful experiences I’ve been able to have,” said Austin Hoyt.

“You just think back on your time like, man, it came by fast,” said Sione Takitaki.

BYU and Western Michigan had one common opponent this year, Northern Illinois. The Broncos beat them but BYU did not.

The Cougars (6-6) are looking for a “w” today as an early Christmas present and to secure a winning record on the season. The game marks their 36th bowl appearance.

Today’s Top Stories

Brigham Young University

Screenshot from the BYU documentary about the Black 14. 10 of the players are pictured next to a ne...
Chris Jacobs

BYU premieres documentary ‘The Black 14: Healing Hearts and Feeding Souls’

The new BYU documentary, "The Black 14" Healing Hearts and Feeding Souls," focuses on a 1969 football game between BYU and the University of Wyoming.
3 days ago
EUGENE, OR - SEPTEMBER 17: The line of scrimmage between the Oregon Ducks and the Brigham Young Cou...
Curt Gresseth

Reporter talks about ugly chant from students at BYU-Oregon game

A Deseret News reporter tat the BYU-Oregon football game on Saturday talks about the anti-LDS chant heard and filmed from the student section and what may happen next.
6 days ago
BYU Student athletic building. A racist slur was investigated by BYU...
Samantha Herrera

BYU Athletics says investigation found ‘no evidence’ of racist heckling

Weeks after a Duke volleyball student reportedly suffered racist heckling at a match against BYU, the school says it found no evidence of the harassment.
17 days ago
academic website, BYU race...
Becky Bruce

Police report shows authorities can’t prove BYU fan used a racial slur

A police report obtained by KSL shows BYU Police cannot prove a fan used a racial slur toward a Duke volleyball player during a match in Provo.
26 days ago
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 15:  A logo is seen for the National Association for the Advancement of Color...
Curt Gresseth

When you see or hear racism, take action, says Salt Lake NAACP president

If you hear racial slurs, such as a fan at a sporting event, inform someone in authority says the president of the Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP.
28 days ago
The Smith Fieldhouse is full as BYU faces UC Irvine in NCAA volleyball in Provo, Friday, Jan. 18, 2...
Waverly Golden

Duke volleyball players receive racial slurs during a game against BYU

The tweet went on to say how the Duke volleyball player was also threatened by a white male to watch her back.
30 days ago

Sponsored Articles

a worker with a drill in an orange helmet installs a door in the house...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

Home improvement tip: Increase the value of your home by weatherproofing doors

Make sure your home is comfortable before the winter! Seasonal maintenance keeps your home up to date. Read our tips on weatherproofing doors.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
A paper reading IRS, internal revenue service is pictured...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
national heart month...
Intermountain Healthcare

National Heart Month: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make Today to Keep You Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
It’s Bowl Game Day for BYU football