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BYU announces 2012 schedule, new scoreboards

Posted on: February 13, 2012 11:54 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

Unlike the Big 12 or the Big East, BYU does not have to wait for any legal proceedings to release their 2012 football schedule. Preparing to enter their second season as an FBS football independent, BYU announced the dates of their 2012 schedule on Monday.

Coming off an 10-3 season and a No. 25 finish in the Coaches Poll, the Cougars will have plenty of opportunities in their schedule to make a statement to prove themselves on a big stage. BYU faces Boise State, Notre Dame, and Georgia Tech on the road, while hosting Mike Leach's return to college football when Washington State comes to Provo on Sept. 1. Seven opponents return from the inaugural independent schedule - Utah, Oregon State, Utah State, Hawaii, San Jose State, and New Mexico State - for the next contest in the series. The matchup with the Fighting Irish on Oct. 20 will be the first of six scheduled games between the independents.

Check out the full schedule below:

Sept. 1
Washington State

Sept. 8
Weber State

Sept. 15
at Utah

Sept. 22
at Boise State

Sept. 29

Oct. 5
Utah State

Oct. 13
Oregon State

Oct. 20
at Notre Dame

Oct. 27
at Georgia Tech

Nov. 3

Nov. 10

Nov. 17
at San Jose State

Nov. 24
at New Mexico State

It was a big day for the BYU PR department, also announcing plans to replace the video walls and scoreboards in LaVell Edwards Stadium. Sounds pretty cool, according to the release.

"The project will include state-of-art LED video walls in the north and south end zones, as well as LED ribbon boards across the top of both end zones."

Artwork below, via Like it? Hate it? Really wishing football was going on in that stadium RIGHT NOW? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Since: Jan 16, 2010
Posted on: February 14, 2012 11:03 pm

BYU announces 2012 schedule, new scoreboards

Well I for one am not pleased that the program I support ECU will be joining the scraps conference of CUSA and the MWC. BYU draws the largest crowds of the non AQs and we are second on that list. ECU ranks 40th in the country for attendence outdrawing 29 other programs that play in AQ conferences. I was hoping at somepoint we would be added to an AQ league however that seems it will never happen. I was hoping our AD was going to come out and suggest we go the INDY route ourselves but all you hear about is how tough it is to complete a schedule. I know we have games against BYU in the future. My question is how has the Indy thing been working and how tough has it been finding games against quality opponets?

Since: Aug 11, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2012 4:14 pm

BYU announces 2012 schedule, new scoreboards

UM....BYU was not the cause....just as my Huskers were not the cause of them leaving the big 12. In my opinion, the old WAC plus a few others is what's really needed out there. If it exhisted, it would include these schools and would be a dang good conference. But none of them have got the BALLS to come together for something like that.

Utah St.
Air Force
New Mexico
Boise St.
Arizona St.
Colorado St.

Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2012 3:50 pm

BYU announces 2012 schedule, new scoreboards

I can see 4-5 going into the Bye at worse and and 5-3 going into the bye at best.  I would not be shocked to see them to lose the home opener and their first two road games.  They will not be considered for a BCS bowl or even decent bowl game due to all of the bowl game guarantee spots being handed out.

Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2012 3:27 pm

BYU announces 2012 schedule, new scoreboards

8-4 or 9-3. Georgia Tech is a toss up.

Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2012 3:21 pm

BYU announces 2012 schedule, new scoreboards

Reminds you of the Notre Dame way

Since: Feb 14, 2012
Posted on: February 14, 2012 2:24 pm

BYU announces 2012 schedule, new scoreboards

If you remember it was Utah leaving the MWC that set the wheels in motion.  BYU would not have gone independent if Utah had stayed in the MWC.

If the PAC-10 had been succsesfull in raiding the Big-12 like it wanted to...then Utah would have never gotten the invite to the PAC and the MWC would still be together with the addition of BSU and would be a shoe-in to qualify for BCS conference. 

Of course with the talk of the AQ rule being eliminated it might not matter anyway.

It's unfortunate that BSU got stuck with their best option being the Big Least...but it is better than playing in the WAC or in the shambles of a MWC.

As far as the schedule...if BYU had a real QB I would expect a competitive game in Boise.  As it is I think Boise wins easily even w/out Moore.

Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2012 1:11 pm

BYU announces 2012 schedule, new scoreboards

What I see is six games against marginal teams and six against decent ones.  I'm still upset that BYU trashed the MWC and helped set off the conference reallignment derby that put my team into a geographical monstrosity that still calls itself the Big East.  Yuck.  I am glad to see BSU and BYU in a long series, everyone in Boise is excited about it.  Boise might as well be an independent if they are going to play more road games on the East Coast than in the Mountain Time Zone.

The problem is that Boise quickly discovered the lousy media deal that the MWC signed.  It's a pity that the Almighty dollar has become so important that even BYU threw so many of its sports under the bus chasing more money.  I'm ashamed to be a college football fan.

I apologize for the rant, but it's getting ridiculous.  Folks used to slam the NFL for only caring about money, now college football is every bit as bad, if not worse.  At least the NFL practices fairness in scheduling, most major college teams play 7 or 8 home games and only 4 or 5 on the road.  I'm glad to see that BYU is travelling more.

Since: Feb 14, 2012
Posted on: February 14, 2012 3:05 am

BYU announces 2012 schedule, new scoreboards

Anything better or worse would be a surprise. But they should at least be competetive on the road...

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2012 1:58 am

BYU announces 2012 schedule, new scoreboards

I see 8-4 with that schedule.

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