Heckling BYU Fans Left Impression On USC QB Kedon Slovis

Jun 7, 2021, 12:50 PM | Updated: Dec 7, 2022, 3:28 pm

PROVO, Utah – A College Football gameday at BYU is far different than most programs around the country. USC quarterback Kedon Slovis can attest to that.

Slovis, a popular name linked to pre-season Heisman Watch lists for the 2021 seasons, hopped on the Momentum Podcast hosted by USC QB teammate Mo Hasan. One of the questions asked by the show’s producer was what type of experiences the guys have had with heckling.

Slovis immediately brought up his experience in Provo in an overtime loss to BYU in 2019.

Kedon Slovis has memories from his visit to BYU

“My freshman year, we’re playing at BYU. The craziest thing to me – Provo is a weird place,” Slovis said.

One of the hosts, former Vanderbilt, and NFL wide receiver, Justice Shelton-Mosley, took offense to that commentary saying, “Dude, you guys gotta stop talking about Provo. Provo is dope. …I was fishing in lower Provo last month. Beautiful fly fishing places, but yeah, it’s great.”

Slovis then continued his recollection of his experience at BYU, “But we go in and like, people are smiling, ‘Thank you for coming to play.’ And we’re like, ‘What?’ The people in the stadium are waiting there with like shower bag goodies for after your game. And I’m like, ‘What?’ They’re like, ‘I hope you enjoy. Good luck to you guys.'”

Man, this is classic. What Slovis experienced is likely the kindness of volunteers from BYU’s Student-Athlete Building. Postgame pizza or snacks for the opposing teams that have rolled through have been a staple at BYU sporting events for years. For those who aren’t used to the BYU experience, it definitely would come as a shock. I can’t imagine there are many programs giving postgame teams to opponents.

“They’re not drinking. I think that’s almost more intimidating.”

“Then keep in mind, they’re all Mormon, right,” asked Kedon Slovis. “So they’re not drinking. I think that’s almost more intimidating. Because you’re going in there and usually, kids or people are heckling you and you’re like, ‘alright, they’re just drunk.’ Every person in that stadium is sober heckling you. So then when they heckle at you or like they say stuff, and they’re like not cussing, they’re like, ‘Slovis you stink!'”

Apparently, the sober heckling worked as BYU upset No. 24 USC that day in 2019. Slovis tossed for 281 yards, two touchdowns and threw three interceptions, which included the game’s final play. An interception to former BYU DB Dayan Lake (Ghanwoloku).

“In the back of your mind, you’re like, ‘this dude is sober and he’s just heckling our entire sideline.’ And they’re ruthless. But in the back of your mind, you’re like, ‘they’re not even being drunk and stupid. They are heckling you for the sake of heckling you.'”

This is great content for later this fall when Slovis’ Trojans host BYU in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 27th, to close the 2021 regular season. The last time BYU traveled to Los Angeles to take on USC was in 2003 and the Cougars brought 20,000 fans with them.

Maybe Slovis will have to endure some kind heckling again from the BYU faithful.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) 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

BYU Basketball, Bracketology, Richie Saunders...

Mitch Harper

Bracketology Projections For BYU Entering Kansas Road Swing

BYU basketball bracket predictions before a two-game trip in the Sunflower State.

12 hours ago

BYU/Kansas State, Game Preview, Trevin Knell...

Mitch Harper

No. 25 BYU Looking For Season Sweep Of Kansas State

BYU is making its first trip to Manhattan, Kansas since 1973.

13 hours ago


Kyle Ireland

BYU’s Mark Pope, USU’s Danny Sprinkle Land On Coach Of Year Watch List

BYU's Mark Pope and Utah State's Danny Sprinkle landed on the late season watch list for the 2024 Naismith College Coach of the Year award.

15 hours ago

BYU Basketball, Spencer Johnson, Kansas State...

Mitch Harper

BYU’s Spencer Johnson Questionable Against K-State As He Prepares To Become Father

The status of BYU starter Spencer Johnson is in question as he welcomes his first child into the world.

1 day ago


Kyle Ireland

How To Watch Local Players At 2024 NFL Scouting Combine

Multiple local college football products received invitations to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine as part of the pre-draft process.

2 days ago


Kyle Ireland

EA Sports Says College Football 25 Will Feature All 134 FBS Teams

EA Sports announced that its revived college football video game will feature every Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) program in 2024.

2 days ago

Sponsored Articles


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

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

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.

Heckling BYU Fans Left Impression On USC QB Kedon Slovis