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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
WAC champion
Holiday Bowl, L 14–65 vs. Texas A&M
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
APNo. 22
1990 record10–3 (7–1 WAC)
Head coachLaVell Edwards (19th season)
Home stadiumCougar Stadium
Seasons
← 1989
1991 →
1990 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 22 BYU $ 7 1 0     10 3 0
Colorado State 6 1 0     9 4 0
San Diego State 5 2 0     6 5 0
Wyoming 5 3 0     9 4 0
Hawaii 4 4 0     7 5 0
Air Force 3 4 0     7 5 0
Utah 2 6 0     4 7 0
New Mexico 1 6 0     2 10 0
UTEP 1 7 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:00 PMat UTEPNo. 16W 30–1029,033
September 85:30 PMNo. 1 Miami (FL)*No. 16W 28–2166,235
September 1512:00 PMWashington State*No. 5
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, Utah
W 50–3665,848
September 221:00 PMSan Diego StateNo. 4
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, Utah
W 62–3466,044
September 291:30 PMat Oregon*No. 4ABCL 16–3245,022
October 1312:00 PMColorado StateNo. 13
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, Utah
KSLW 52–965,922
October 291:30 PMNew Mexico No. 9
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, Utah
W 55–3166,086
November 312:00 PMat Air ForceNo. 10W 54–726,513
November 102:00 PMat No. 25 WyomingNo. 8ESPNW 45–1434,231
November 1712:00 PMat UtahNo. 5W 45–2233,515
November 247:00 PMUtah State*No. 4
  • Cougar Stadium
  • Provo, Utah
KSLW 45–1065,876
December 110:00 PMat HawaiiNo. 4L 28–5945,729
December 295:30 PMvs. Texas A&MNo. 13ESPNL 14–6561,441
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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RosterEdit

1990 BYU Cougars football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 57 John Ashman So
G 70 Jim Balmforth Sr
HB Captain 8 Matt Bellini Sr
WR 17 Andy Boyce Sr
T 71 Scott Brumfield Jr
FB 43 Scott Charlton Jr
FB 31 Brad Clark So
HB 21 Stacey Corley Sr
QB Captain 14 Ty Detmer Jr
WR 80 Eric Drage Fr
WR 18 Mike Eckel So
QB 7 Joe Evans Jr
T 76 Neal Fort Sr
G 69 Jon Garber So
C 63 Kent Griffith Jr
T 54 Kyle Harris Jr
WR 84 Kirk Holle Sr
G 79 Mike Jenkins Jr
C 52 Bruce Jenne Jr
WR 6 Drew Johnson So
TE 85 Fotu Katoa Sr
T 61 Mike Keim Sr
T 75 Tom Ladd Jr
WR 82 Micah Matsuzaki So
T 72 Brian May Jr
HB 27 Eric Mortensen Jr
WR 29 Brent Nyberg Sr
T 67 Garry Pay So
TE 95 Byron Rex So
FB 22 Mike Salido Sr
HB 26 Jason Schmidt So
QB 15 Brent Smith So
TE 94 Chris Smith Sr
RB 23 Eric Snyder Jr
G 73 Kevin Souza So
C 58 Robert Stephens Sr
FB 32 Peter Tuipulotu Jr
G 74 Garrett Tujague Jr
WR 3 Nati Valdez So
G 66 Scott VanWoerkom Sr
T 60 David Vimahi Jr
TE 89 Matt Zundel Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 20 Josh Arnold Jr
LB 45 Rocky Biegel Jr
LB 46 Bill Bryant So
DB 34 John Christensen So
DL 92 Chris Conners Jr
DB 1 Chris Connors So
DB 24 Tony Crutchfield Jr
NG 93 Stephen DeSantis Jr
DB 2 Norm Dixon Sr
LB Captain 37 Alema Fitisemanu Sr
LB 47 Scott Giles Jr
NG 90 Lenny Gomes So
DB 5 Derwin Gray So
DT 49 Eddie Green Sr
LB 50 Shad Hansen So
DB 38 Tau Harrington Jr
DT 55 Pete Harston Sr
DB 10 David Henderson Jr
LB 33 Mike Hoggan So
LB 48 Steve Holmes So
DT 98 Brad Hunter So
NG 97 Fred Katoa Sr
DT 59 Rich Kaufusi Sr
DB 28 David Kinard Jr
LB 56 Jared Leavitt Jr
DB 9 Ervin Lee Jr
LB 41 Drayton Martin Fr
DB Captain 30 Brian Mitchell Sr
DT 96 Scott Moberly So
LB 44 Kevin Nicoll Jr
DT 99 Greg Pitts Fr
LB 39 Dave Porter Jr
LB 42 Joe Richardson Jr
DB 11 Kyle Roberts So
DB 25 Kapi Sikahema Jr
LB 53 Randy Slayton Jr
NG 91 Mark Smith Sr
DL 87 Doug Stone So
NG 77 Rick Wilson Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K/P 86 Earl Kauffman Jr
K 19 Keith Lever Jr
P 13 Robert Stark Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Claude Bassett – Inside Linebackers
  • Robbie Bosco – Quarterbacks
  • Norm ChowCo-Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers
  • Dick Felt – Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
  • Roger French – Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • Chris Pella – Kickers
  • Tom Ramage – Defensive Line
  • Lance Reynolds – Running Backs
  • Ken Schmidt – Linebackers

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

Roster
Last update: 2011-01-02

PreseasonEdit

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.[2]

Game summariesEdit

Game 1: UTEPEdit

1 2 34Total
BYU 7 14 3630
UTEP 7 3 0010

at Cougar Stadium, Provo, Utah

Game 2: Miami (FL)Edit

1 2 34Total
Miami (FL) 7 7 7021
BYU 0 17 11028

at Cougar Stadium, Provo, Utah

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Highlights


UtahEdit

1 234Total
BYU 14 21010 45
Utah 10 066 22

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StatisticsEdit

PassingEdit

Player G/GS Comp Att Yards TD INT
Ty Detmer 12/12 361 562 5,188 41 28
Joe Evans 5/0 11 16 148 0 1
Matt Bellini 11/9 1 2 43 0 0

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Awards and honorsEdit

  • Heisman Trophy: Ty Detmer [6]
  • Maxwell Award: Ty Demter [7]
  • Davey O'Brien Award: Ty Detmer[8]

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 [5]

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.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Neal Fort Tackle 6 143 Los Angeles Rams
Brian Mitchell Defensive Back 7 172 Atlanta Falcons
Chris Smith Tight End 11 295 Cincinnati Bengals

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com
  2. ^ Sports Illustrated. 3 Sept 1990.
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 10 Sept 1990.
  4. ^ "BYU bags another WAC title, 45-22." Eugene Register-Guard. 1990 Nov 18.
  5. ^ a b CougarStats
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2007-04-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://football.about.com/cs/history/a/maxwellaward.htm
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-18. Retrieved 2007-02-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1991.htm