1990 BYU Cougars football team
The 1990 BYU Cougars football team represented Brigham Young University (BYU) in the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Cougars offense scored 524 points while the defense allowed 350 points. Led by head coach LaVell Edwards, the club participated in the Holiday Bowl.
|1990 BYU Cougars football|
|Conference||Western Athletic Conference|
|1990 record||10–3 (7–1 WAC)|
|Head coach||LaVell Edwards (19th season)|
|Home stadium||Cougar Stadium|
|1990 WAC football standings|
|No. 22 BYU $||7||–||1||–||0||10||–||3||–||0|
|San Diego State||5||–||2||–||0||6||–||5||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
|September 1||7:00 PM||at UTEP||No. 16||W 30–10||29,033|
|September 8||5:30 PM||No. 1 Miami (FL)*||No. 16||W 28–21||66,235|
|September 15||12:00 PM||Washington State*||No. 5||W 50–36||65,848|
|September 22||1:00 PM||San Diego State||No. 4||W 62–34||66,044|
|September 29||1:30 PM||at Oregon*||No. 4||ABC||L 16–32||45,022|
|October 13||12:00 PM||Colorado State||No. 13||KSL||W 52–9||65,922|
|October 29||1:30 PM||New Mexico||No. 9||W 55–31||66,086|
|November 3||12:00 PM||at Air Force||No. 10||W 54–7||26,513|
|November 10||2:00 PM||at No. 25 Wyoming||No. 8||ESPN||W 45–14||34,231|
|November 17||12:00 PM||at Utah||No. 5||W 45–22||33,515|
|November 24||7:00 PM||Utah State*||No. 4||KSL||W 45–10||65,876|
|December 1||10:00 PM||at Hawaii||No. 4||L 28–59||45,729|
|December 29||5:30 PM||vs. Texas A&M||No. 13||ESPN||L 14–65||61,441|
|1990 BYU Cougars football team roster|
Ty Detmer was entering his third year as a starter and a Heisman Trophy candidate. Head coach LaVell Edwards considered him so valuable that he was allowed to go through spring practice untouched. While Detmer and tight Chris Smith were projected to lead another high-flying BYU offense, Edwards was looking for improvement with the team's defense that had been embarrassed in the Holiday Bowl by Penn State, which had led him to pay a visit to the San Francisco 49ers in the offseason. Even with their defensive deficiencies, BYU was considered a Top 20 squad and expected to once again to win the WAC.
Game 1: UTEPEdit
Game 2: Miami (FL)Edit
- Date: September 8
- Box Score
Awards and honorsEdit
Runner Up WAC Defensive Player of the Year: Alema Fitisemanu
- All-WAC: (1st) Alema Fitisemanu, Matt Bellini, Andy Boyce, Ty Detmer, Neal Fort, Earl Kauffman (P), Rich Kaufusi, Brian Mitchell, Robert Stephens, (2nd) Mike Keim, Rocky Biegel, Tony Crutchfield 
East West Shrine All Star Game: Alema Fiitsemanu, Rich Kaufusi, Chris Smith, Andy Boyce
Team players in the NFLEdit
The following were selected in the 1991 NFL Draft.
|Neal Fort||Tackle||6||143||Los Angeles Rams|
|Brian Mitchell||Defensive Back||7||172||Atlanta Falcons|
|Chris Smith||Tight End||11||295||Cincinnati Bengals|
- College Football @ Sports-Reference.com
- Sports Illustrated. 3 Sept 1990.
- Gainesville Sun. 10 Sept 1990.
- "BYU bags another WAC title, 45-22." Eugene Register-Guard. 1990 Nov 18.
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