PROVO, Utah – BYU football last but not least observed another activity to its 2020 plan. The No. 13 rated Cougars will vacation to Conway, South Carolina, to deal with No. 18 Coastal Carolina from the Sunlight Belt Meeting.

There was a large amount of chatter yesterday about the probable video game. Now it is official.

This match arrived to be because of to the 9-1 Liberty Flames owning to back out of the video game owing to “COVID concerns” in their application. Liberty’s starting off quarterback Malik Willis is just one of the noteworthy men and women in their application that has examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus.

BYU Football to perform Coastal Carolina

BYU, who has designed it very clear in 2020 that they will be “mobile and flexible” with their agenda, stepped in and agreed to fill the void. A void the Chanticleers required to have crammed due to ESPN’s Higher education GameDay building its initial-ever excursion to Conway, SC.

Acquiring University GameDay was a major rationale why the undefeated Chanticleers preferred to discover an opponent to change Liberty. BYU was delighted to move in on the brief detect.

Yesterday, as documented listed here at KSL Athletics, BYU held a workforce conference with Tom Holmoe current soon after 3 p.m. (MT), informing them the Coastal Carolina match was a risk. The coaching staff members then studied film on Coastal Carolina before taking the field for a late observe on Wednesday night time for the Chanticleers.

BYU coaches stayed up late on Wednesday evening/Thursday morning, planning for the rare undefeated matchup in December. The BYU Soccer Tools truck was found leaving the Provo campus final night for what they identified as a “quick operate to Taco Bell.” Certainly, the generate will consist of a small bit additional than an order of bean and rice and cheese burritos.

Before this year, BYU traveled to Navy in a cross-nation sport and left Provo the day just before the sport. BYU will do the identical this week for the showdown with the Chanticleers who’s campus is 2,208 miles from Provo. Enabling for the Cougars to get another working day of apply before generating the trek to Conway.

First-at any time conference

This will be the initial-ever conference among BYU and Coastal Carolina. The Chanticleers at this time have one particular gain about a CFP Best 25 staff in Louisiana, and they also have a victory in opposition to a Electricity 5 crew to open the season vs . Kansas.

Coastal Carolina is a football software launched in 2003 as a member of the Soccer Championship Subdivision. The Chanticleers made the bounce from FCS to FBS in 2016 and formally joined the Sunlight Belt Conference in 2017.

No. 13 BYU at No. 18 Coastal Carolina

Television set: 3:30 p.m. (MT)

Kickoff: ESPNU

Day: Saturday, December 5th, 2020

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m., KSL Newsradio). Abide by him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper and the KSL Sporting activities application.

By Harriet