BYU vs. No. 10/14 Oregon State - Homecoming
BYU will host No. 10/14 Oregon State during Homecoming weekend on Saturday, Oct. 13, with kickoff set for 1:30 p.m. MDT. The game will be broadcast live from LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on ABC and KSL Radio 1160 AM, 102.7 FM and ksl.com.
No. 10/14 Oregon State (4-0, 3-0) at BYU (4-2)
Oct. 13, 2012
1:30 p.m. MDT
LaVell Edwards Stadium
Saturday’s game marks BYU’s annual Homecoming contest. The Cougars have a 44-21 record all-time on Homecoming games, including a 6-1 record under head coach Bronco Mendenhall. BYU has a 26.9 - 15.0 scoring margin in those seven games and a 30.2 - 11.2 margin in the six victories.
For the first time in the modern era the Cougars will wear a black uniform, specially created by Nike. Fans are being encouraged to support the team by wearing black to the game that will air regionally on ABC at 1:30 pm MT (3:30 pm ET).
NFF AND BYU TO HONOR DETMER
Brigham Young University and The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame will jointly honor Ty Detmer with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute.
The NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute program is a hallowed tradition that began with the inaugural class in 1951, and to this day the salutes remain the first of numerous activities in each inductee’s Hall of Fame experience. During the NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salutes, each inductee returns to his alma mater to accept a Hall of Fame plaque that will remain on permanent display at the institution. The events take place on the field during a home game, and many inductees cite the experience as the ultimate capstone to their careers, providing them one more chance to take the field and hear the crowd roar their name. More information on this will be provided at a later date.
This is the 11th meeting between BYU and Oregon State. The series is tied 5-5, with the Cougars winning last year’s meeting in Corvallis 38-28. Oregon State won the last matchup in Provo with a 10-7 victory in 1986.
MENDENHALL AND OREGON STATE
Bronco Mendenhall played and coached for the Beavers. A two-year starter at safety and linebacker (86-87) and team captain in ‘87, Mendenhall was part of Oregon State’s 10-7 win over BYU in 1986. He went on to work as a graduate assistant (89-90), defensive line coach (‘95), secondary coach and defensive coordinator (‘96) for the Beavers.
BYU AND RANKED TEAMS COINCIDENCE
BYU has not defeated a ranked team since it beat No. 18 Oregon State 44-20 in 2009 in the Las Vegas Bowl. The 2012 Beavers, ranked No. 10 in the AP Poll and No. 14 in the USA Today Coaches Poll will be the first ranked opponent the Cougars have faced this season. BYU will also have its first opportunity to beat a top 10 team since 2009 as well when the Cougars took down No. 3 Oklahoma 14-13 in 2009.
12 STRAIGHT SINCE THE BEAVERS
Oregon State is the last team to have over 300 total yards on BYU’s defense, a span of 12 games. In 2011’s 38-28 BYU win, the Beavers totaled 365 yards, including 306 passing and 59 rushing yards. The Cougars’ defense has held teams to an average of 246.75 yards per game during the streak.
ONE OF THE 13
During the Mendenhall era, BYU has had just 13 games (out of 96) allowing 300 passing yards, including last year’s 306 to the Beavers. The Cougars are 7-6 since 2005 when allowing 300 yards in the air.
BYU wide receiver Cody Hoffman has a caught a pass in 25 straight games, tied for the 10th longest streak in the nation. He has caught a pass in 31 of 32 career games. Oregon State’s Markus Wheaton has caught a pass in 28 straight, tied for No. 7 nationally.
TWIN BROTHERS, COUGARS AND BEAVERS
BYU linebacker Uani 'Unga transferred from Oregon State. ‘Unga’s twin brother Feti ‘Unga (Taumoepeau) is still at Oregon State, both play middle linebacker and both wear jersey No. 41. Feti is wearing Taumoepeau on his jersey this season to honor their mother with Taumoepeau being her maiden name.
BYU football wrapped up its first week of fall camp with its fifth practice on Saturday morning.