The TV and kickoff time for the UCLA Football team’s match up with the BYU Cougars has been announced.
The UCLA Football program has just announced a 7:15 pm PT kickoff for their week 3 game against the BYU Cougars on September 17.
The game, which is the second part of a home-and-home series with the Cougars, will take place at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah and will be broadcast on either ESPN or ESPN2.
This contest against BYU will be the third and final game of UCLA’s 2016 non-conference schedule. The week after, the Bruins start Pac-12 play at the Rose Bowl against Stanford.
Last season, the Bruins and then-true freshman quarterback Josh Rosen got their first big test of 2015 when the Cougars showed up in Pasadena. The Bruins had cruised to two easy victories in the previous weeks against Virginia at home and at UNLV.
This year, the path to Provo will be slightly more difficult as the UCLA Football team opens up aganst Texas A&M in College Station. The Bruins then get a breather at home against UNLV before they make that treacherous trip to Utah.
Last year, UCLA had one heck of a time against BYU as the Cougars defense pressured and flustered the young Rosen. BYU had led most of the game and was up 23-17 with just over five minutes left.
With what looked like their final drive, the Bruins marched down the field on the backs of Paul Perkins and Nate Starks, with the latter scoring from three yards out to tie the game at 23. A Ka’Imi Fairbairn extra point gave the Bruins a 24-23 lead with 3:21 to go.
With one last effort, BYU tried to do their own marching in hopes of pulling out the win, but in his final game (before a season-ending injury) Myles Jack intercepted a Tanner Mangum pass at the Bruin’s 39-yard line to seal the win.
Hopefully Rosen and Co. have an easier time this year against BYU, but as history has proven, UCLA’s trips to the state of Utah are never that easy. Go Bruins!