BYU’s Game Against UMass Will Cost Cougar Fans Serious Amount Of Money

Nov 17, 2019, 11:40 PM | Updated: 11:44 pm
Photo Courtesy of BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey...
Photo Courtesy of BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey

SALT LAKE CITY – Remember when BYU was on ESPN+ to take on Toledo back in September and it cost a measly $4.99 to sign up? Well, Cougar fans prepare to pony up a lot more money this week to watch BYU take on the worst team in college football.

BYU’s game this Saturday at UMass will be televised on FloFootball.

Wait, what? Yes, you read that right, FloFootball. to be exact.

Don’t be ashamed if you haven’t heard of it. Until researching for this article, I hadn’t heard of it either. Even college football junkie Phil Steele had issues finding a UMass game on FloFootball last month.

On the FloFootball website, there’s a landing page for the BYU-UMass game coming up this weekend. There you’ll see a link that leads to a signup page with pricing options on how to watch the game.

FloFootball is a subscription-based service so you have two choices. One, sign up for an annual subscription to FloFootball at a $150 price tag. Or you can sign up for the monthly option at $19.99 per month.

So unless you want to spend $150 for an annual service to watch FloFootball broadcasts, you’ll probably want to pick the monthly option that costs $19.99.

After spending that $20, you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to watch BYU take on a 1-9 UMass team.

FloFootball’s FAQ page on their website says you can cancel your monthly plan at any time.

Why is this game not on BYUtv?

This is the second year in a row that BYU is traveling to play UMass.

In BYU’s trip to face UMass last year, the Minutemen had a television partnership with a New England based television station called Eleven Sports. It was a regional network that had no reach nationally. To help bring the game to a wider audience, BYU Broadcasting was able to pick up the Eleven Sports feed and simulcast via BYUtv and on the BYUtv apps.

That won’t be the case this year when BYU plays UMass in Amherst this Saturday.

Back in August, UMass announced a two-year contract with to carry their home football games. Home teams always control the broadcasting rights, so once the Minutemen signed their new deal with FloFootball, that was final. Nothing else BYU can do in this matter.

According to Jarom Jordan from BYUtv, BYU Broadcasting tried to pick up this weekend’s game with no success.

Are there any satellite or cable options for this game?

You can watch BYU take on UMass on a linear network called NESN (New England Sports Network).

NESN is available on both DirecTV (channel 628) and Dish (434). But unless you live in the New England area, you’ll have to add the sports pack option to your satellite provider lineup. For DirecTV, the Sports Pack costs $13.99 per month, on Dish, it’s $13 every month.

There was no option for NESN on Comcast Xfinity here in Salt Lake City. NESN is only available on Comcast for residents living in Boston or the surrounding New England areas.

On-Demand Options

This game won’t be available on for on-demand viewing. If you do sign up for the monthly service at $19.99 per month, you’ll be able to rewatch BYU’s game against UMass whenever you wish.

Radio is available

If paying $20 for BYU against UMass isn’t your thing, you can always listen to the game on your legacy home of the BYU Cougars, KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM, 1160 AM, and the KSL Newsradio app.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

BYU Cougars

Brigham Young Cougars guard Dallin Hall (30) lays the ball up during a NCAA basketball game at the ...
Matt Baiamonte

BYU Basketball Questions Answered In Win Against LMU

Considering the circumstances of the three game losing streak, the win against LMU goes down as the best win of the season for BYU basketball.
2 days ago
BYU Basketball, LMU, Fousseyni Traore...
Mitch Harper

Instant Takeaways From BYU’s 89-61 Win Over LMU

BYU basketball rolls through LMU to return to 5-5 in West Coast Conference play.
2 days ago
Kyle Ireland

Tyler Huntley Helps AFC Take Early Lead Over Fred Warner, NFC At Pro Bowl Games

Former Utah QB Tyler Huntley helped the AFC take an early lead over former BYU LB Fred Warner and the NFC at the Pro Bowl Games.
2 days ago
BYU Football, David Latu, Signing Day...
Mitch Harper

BYU Football Recruit Announces Commitment At Father’s Grave

David Latu had one of the more emotional Signing Day announcements you'll watch.
3 days ago
BYU Football - Royal Virgil Helmet...
Mitch Harper

Former Stanford Commit LJ Martin Signs With BYU Football

BYU picked up a talented running back from Texas on Signing Day.
3 days ago
BYU Football, Big 12 Schedule...
Mitch Harper

Five Takeaways From BYU Football’s Inaugural Big 12 Schedule

The key takeaways from BYU's inaugural Big 12 Conference schedule.
4 days ago

Sponsored Articles

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.
KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.
Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.
ksl sports logos...
KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.
Iron Maiden tour...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returns to Utah in 2022 with The Legacy of the Beast tour.
BYU’s Game Against UMass Will Cost Cougar Fans Serious Amount Of Money