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2021 BYU Opponents' Bowl Games

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BYU Opponents' Bowl Games

#11 Utah (10-3) vs #6 Ohio State (10-2) - Sat, Jan 1, 3pm, ESPN
Rose Bowl Game Pres. by Capital One Venture X, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

Arizona State (8-4) vs Wisconsin (8-4) - Thu, Dec 30, 8:30pm, ESPN
SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV

Utah State (10-3) vs Oregon State (7-5) - Sat, Dec 18, 5:30pm, ABC
Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Presented by Stifel, SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA

Boise State (7-5) vs Central Michigan (8-4) - Fri, Dec 31, 12pm
Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl, Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ

#7 Baylor (11-2) vs #8 Ole Miss (10-2) - Sat, Jan 1, 6:45pm, ESPN
Allstate Sugar Bowl, Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Washington State (7-5) vs Miami (7-5) - Fri, Dec 31, 10am, CBS
Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

Virginia (6-6) vs SMU (8-4) - Wed, Dec 29, 9am, ESPN
Wasabi Fenway Bowl, Fenway Park, Boston, MA

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#13 BYU (10-2) vs UAB (8-4) - Sat, Dec 18, 1:30pm, ABC
Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl, Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA


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https://kslsports.com/474219/byu-footba ... -bowl-uab/

PROVO, Utah – BYU football will play in the Independence Bowl against the UAB Blazers in Shreveport, Louisiana.

With a 10-2 record, the Cougars ended up with the postseason they were contracted to all along.

This Independence Bowl bid is BYU’s 39th bowl appearance, where they hold a record in the postseason at 16-21-1. BYU is 3-1 in bowl games under sixth-year head coach Kalani Sitake.

As an FBS Independent, BYU had a contracted postseason tie-in to the 2021 Independence Bowl to face a Conference-USA team. So, after the College Football Playoff Committee ranked BYU below the threshold for a New Year’s Six, BYU’s postseason fate fell in line with so many Independent seasons before it, according to plan.

The Independence Bowl is the NCAA’s 11th-oldest bowl game, established in 1976, the United States Bicentennial year.

BYU has never played in the Independence Bowl. Additionally, this will be only the third time in program history that BYU has played a game in the state of Louisiana (2009 Tulane, 2017 LSU).

UAB finished the 2021 season with an 8-4 record. BYU and UAB have never faced off against one another on the gridiron. The Blazers have qualified for the postseason in each of their five seasons since shuttering their program for two years.

UAB finished second behind UTSA in the Conference-USA West Division standings. UTSA won the Conference-USA title. Conference-USA allows its league champion to pick which bowl they want to play in among the games with C-USA tie-ins.


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Initial point spread per 247: BYU -8


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BYU coach Kalani Sitake said 37 players on the team are married and spouses will accompany players on the bowl trip as a reward for being away from them so much during the season.


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