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BYU Will Celebrate Halloween With Late-Night Kick Against Western Kentucky

Kalani Sitake in pregame arriving at LaVell Edwards Stadium before No. 18 BYU's game against Troy. (BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

PROVO, Utah – BYU football now has a kick time and TV info set for an upcoming game against Western Kentucky. The message with this announcement, keep winning, and ESPN will reward the undefeated Cougars.

BYU/Western Kentucky kick time, TV info announced

On Monday, ESPN tabbed BYU’s home game on Halloween night (October 31st) against Western Kentucky will air on ESPN and kick-off at 8:15 p.m. (MT). This is the fifth time in 2020 that BYU will play on ESPN.

BYU is one of the hottest teams in the country right now at 5-0 and ranked No. 11 in the Coaches Poll and No. 12 in the AP Top 25. With no inventory out west until the first weekend of November, when the Pac-12 returns, ESPN is showcasing this streaking BYU team to the nation.

BYU and Western Kentucky is a one-game series added to the Cougars schedule back in August, weeks before the start of the college football season. Just months after the two programs had a heated National Championship battle in April to determine who was the top mascot in college sports. Cosmo and his legion of BYU fans defeated Western Kentucky’s Big Red despite accusations of voter fraud.

It’s been a long time since BYU last played on Halloween. You have to go back to 1992 when BYU upset the nationally-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions in Provo to find the Cougars playing on the spooky holiday.

No official announcement has been made by BYU on how many fans will be allowed to attend the game against Western Kentucky. BYU is allowing 6,000 fans to attend the Texas State game on October 24th and they will “consider increasing attendance at future home games as the season progresses based on the new state COVID-19 Transmission Index Metrix and the guidance of state and county public health officials.”

2020 BYU Football Schedule

As of October 19th

Sept. 7th – at Navy – Win, 55-3

Sept. 26th – TROY – Win, 48-7

Oct. 2nd – LA TECH – Win, 45-14

Oct. 10th – UTSA – Win, 27-20

Oct. 16th – at Houston – Win, 43-26

Oct. 24th – TEXAS STATE – ESPN, 8:15 p.m.

Oct. 31st – WESTERN KENTUCKY – ESPN, 8:15 p.m.

Nov. 6th – at Boise State – FS1, 7:45 p.m.



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). Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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