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The 1957 BYU Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Brigham Young University in the Skyline Conference during the 1957 college football season. In their second season under head coach Hal Kopp, the Cougars compiled a 5–3–2 record (5–1–1 against Skyline opponents), finished second in the Skyline, and were outscored by a total of 138 to 134.[1][2]

1957 BYU Cougars football
ConferenceSkyline Conference
1957 record5–3–2 (5–1–1 Skyline)
Head coachHal Kopp (2nd season)
Home stadiumCougar Stadium
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 Skyline Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Utah $ 5 1 0     6 4 0
BYU 5 1 1     5 3 2
Denver 5 2 0     6 4 0
Wyoming 3 2 2     4 3 3
New Mexico 2 4 0     4 6 0
Colorado State 2 5 0     3 7 0
Montana 2 5 0     2 7 0
Utah State 1 5 1     2 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The team's statistical leaders included Carroll Johnston with 447 passing yards, Weldon Jackson with 605 rushing yards and 605 yards of total offense, Steve Campora with 19 points, and R. K. Brown with 183 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 21at Arizona*T 14–14
September 28at Kansas State*L 7–36
October 4Montana
W 20–7
October 12at UtahL 0–27
October 19at WyomingT 0–09,018[4]
October 26Denver
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, UT
W 25–6
November 2Utah State
W 14–07,244[5]
November 9at Fresno State*L 14–277,523
November 23Colorado State
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, UT
W 26–96,413[6]
November 30at New MexicoW 14–126,000[7]
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1957 BYU Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  2. ^ "BYU Football 2015 Almanac" (PDF). Brigham Young University. 2015. p. 168. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  3. ^ BYU Football 2015 Almanac, pp. 162-164.
  4. ^ "BYU Holds Pokes to 0-0 Tie". Casper Tribune-Herald & Star. October 20, 1957. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Ray Schwartz (November 3, 1957). "Cats Tip Ags 14-0, Stay on Title Trail: Win Puts BYU in 2nd Place in Standings". The Sunday Herald (Provo, Utah). p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Ray Schwartz (November 24, 1957). "Cougars Hold Second Place with 26-9 Win Over Rams". The Sunday Herald (Provo, Utah). p. 7 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ J.D. Kailer (December 1, 1957). "Brigham Young Edges Lobos in Grid Finale, 14-12: Fumble, Interception Overcome Aroused NM". Albuquerque Journal. p. 33 – via Newspapers.com.