1975 BYU Cougars football team

The 1975 BYU Cougars football team represented Brigham Young University during the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. The Cougars were led by fourth-year head coach LaVell Edwards and played their home games at Cougar Stadium in Provo, Utah. The team competed as a member of the Western Athletic Conference, finishing tied for fourth with a conference record of 4–3.

1975 BYU Cougars football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1975 record6–5 (4–3 WAC)
Head coachLaVell Edwards (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorDave Kragthorpe
Defensive coordinatorDick Felt
Home stadiumCougar Stadium
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
1975 Western Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Arizona State $ 7 0 0     12 0 0
No. 18 Arizona 5 2 0     9 2 0
Colorado State 4 2 0     6 5 0
BYU 4 3 0     6 5 0
New Mexico 4 3 0     6 5 0
Utah 1 4 0     1 10 0
Wyoming 1 6 0     2 9 0
UTEP 0 6 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 13Bowling Green*L 21–2329,718
September 20at Colorado StateL 17–2127,491
September 27at No. 13 Arizona StateL 0–2050,944
October 3New Mexico
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, UT
W 16–1525,140
October 11Air Force* 
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, UT
W 28–1430,246
October 25at WyomingW 33–2016,297
November 1No. 17 Arizona
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, UT
L 20–3625,287
November 8at Utah State*W 24–721,594
November 15Utah
W 51–2028,265
November 22at UTEPW 20–107,350
November 29at Southern Miss*L 14–429,262
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1975 BYU Cougars football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
FB 33 Todd Christensen So
WR 88 Jay Miller Jr
QB 14 Gifford Nielsen So
C 55 Orrin Olsen Sr
QB 6 Marc Wilson Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 83 Mat Mendenhall Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster

Game summariesEdit

Air ForceEdit

1 234Total
Air Force 7 700 14
BYU 0 7714 28

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UtahEdit

Gifford Nielsen passed and ran for two touchdowns and Brigham Young's defense turned Utah fumbles into three more scores in the 51-20 rout. Mark Uselman also kicked field goals of 47, 47 and 44 yards as the Cougars won their fourth in a row in the series.[2]

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