Friday, December 10, 2010

Brigham Young Cougars 2010 Bowl Primer

The Brigham Young Cougars are set to kick off the college football bowl season by playing in the New Mexico Bowl eight days from today. Here are some BYU bowl game facts to help prime everyone for the 2010 grand finale. (Where possible, I have already included the New Mexico Bowl vs. UTEP.)

Overall Bowl Record: 10-17-1
Bronco Mendenhall’s Bowl Record: 3-2
Longest Win Streak: 2 games (1980-81; 1983-84; 1994, 1996; 2006-07)
Biggest win: 30 points (2006, 38-8 vs. Oregon)

Most yards passing: 576 (1989 vs. Penn State)
Most yards rushing: 173 (2006 vs. Oregon)
Most total yards: 651 (1989 vs. Penn State)

Fewest points allowed: 6 (1994 Copper Bowl vs. Oklahoma)
Fewest passing yards allowed: 38 (1976 Tangerine Bowl vs. Oklahoma State)
Fewest rushing yards allowed: 41 (1997 Cotton Bowl vs. Kansas State)
Fewest total yards allowed: 202 (1984 Holiday Bowl vs. Michigan)

Number of different bowls played in: 13 (Fiesta, Tangerine, Holiday, Florida Citrus, Freedom, All-American, Aloha, Copper, Cotton, Motor City, Liberty, Las Vegas, New Mexico)
Most played in bowl: Holiday (11 times: 1978-1984, 1989-91, 1993)
Bowls played in multiple times: Holiday (11), Las Vegas (5), Freedom (2), Liberty (2)

Most played opponent: Ohio State (3 times—1982, 1985, 1993)
Current conference affiliation for all bowl opponents:
  • Big XII: 8
  • Pac-10: 7
  • Big Ten: 7
  • ACC: 1
  • Big East: 1
  • Conference USA: 4
  • Independents: 1

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