BYU Football: Did you know? (BYU vs. Mississippi State, 2017)

Tanner Balderee (Gene Sweeney, Jr., Getty Images)

The BYU Cougars will take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs this weekend. Here are trivia and fun facts to get you ready for the game.

Did you know the first meeting between these two schools was in 2000?

Did you know the 2001 meeting was moved from September 15 to December 1 because of the September 11 terrorist attacks?

Did you know that three members of BYU's current coaching staff played against Mississippi State during their Cougar careers? (Kalani Sitake, 2000; Reno Mahe and Jernaro Gilford, 2001)

Did you know that BYU has had a different starting quarterback in every meeting? (Charlie Peterson, 2000; Brandon Doman, 2001; Taysom Hill, 2016; Tanner Mangum, 2017)

Did you know Tanner Balderee made big plays in both overtime sessions in 2016 to help win the game?

Did you know that Reno Mahe had a career high 189 yards receiving at Mississippi State in 2001?

Did you know Aaron Edmonds averaged 53.2 yards on six punts in 2000?

Did you know that Jonny Linehan's 62-yard punt in 2016 is the longest punt by a BYU player?

Did you know Jamaal Williams broke the BYU record for career rushing yards against the Bulldogs in 2016?

Did you know that Luke Staley has the most rushing yards by a BYU player against Mississippi State with 149?

Did you know there has been a touchdown of 44 yards or longer in each of the first three meetings?

Did you know Brandon Doman had career highs of 390 yards passing and five touchdowns in 2001?

Did you know Francis Bernard made 16 tackles in the 2016 game?

Did you know BYU leads the series 2-1?

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