BYU Football Equipment Truck Drivers Named Flag Bearers For Coastal Carolina Game

Dec 5, 2020, 2:45 PM | Updated: 3:29 pm

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The BYU Equipment Truck at Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina. (BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

(BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

PROVO, Utah – The story of how the BYU and Coastal Carolina game being together is unique and historic. One of the great storylines to the game is the BYU Football Equipment crew, who made a cross-country trek from Provo to Conway, South Carolina.

BYU Football Equipment drivers named Flag Bearers

The trip started on Wednesday night before the game became official, and they arrived Friday afternoon near Myrtle Beach.

As a reward for the efforts from truck drivers Hal Morrell and Fili Taufa, the BYU football team let the two-person driving tandem carry the team flags out before the undefeated Cougars take the field at Brooks Stadium.

It’s a cool gesture for two men who made a 40-plus hour trip and left Provo without the undefeated showdown being finalized.

BYU and Coastal Carolina are both 9-0 and it’s the first game featuring two undefeated teams with at least nine wins since 2009 when Alabama and Florida met in the SEC Championship that season. It’s only the third team this has happened in the last 20 years of college football.

The other flag bearers for the game include quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava-Peters who will carry the USA flag. Redshirt freshman tight end Hank Tuipulotu, a Fort Mill, South Carolina, will carry out a South Carolina state flag.

No. 13 BYU vs. No. 18 Coastal Carolina

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. (MT)


Radio: KSL NewsRadio (102.7 FM, 1160 AM)

Location: Brooks Stadium (Conway, South Carolina)

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 and the KSL Sports app.

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BYU Football Equipment Truck Drivers Named Flag Bearers For Coastal Carolina Game