No. 16 BYU @ Arizona
Last Season Records: Arizona 0-5; BYU 11-1
What to Know
The BYU Cougars and the Arizona Wildcats will face off at 10:30 p.m. ET Sept. 4 on a neutral field at Allegiant Stadium to kick off their 2021 seasons. BYU ended up 11-1 last season and capped things off with a win over the UCF Knights in the Boca Raton Bowl, so they are on the hunt for another strong season. On the other hand, returning after a rocky 0-5 year, Arizona is aiming to prove that the past does not define them.
A couple last-season offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Cougars were second best in the nation in overall offensive touchdowns, finishing the 2020 season with 68. On the other end of the spectrum, the Wildcats were sixth worst when it came to overall offensive touchdowns last year, with the team coming up with only ten overall. The good news for Arizona, of course, is that these forces working against them might not carry over into the new season.
BYU is the favorite in this one, with an expected 12-point margin of victory. But these early season matchups can go either way as both teams get back into playing shape.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Allegiant Stadium — Paradise, Nevada
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Cougars are a big 12-point favorite against the Wildcats, according to the latest college football odds.
BYU have won both of the games they’ve played against Arizona in the last seven years.
- Sep 01, 2018 – BYU 28 vs. Arizona 23
- Sep 03, 2016 – BYU 18 vs. Arizona 16