BYU Football Has Never Played In These FBS Stadiums Before

Oct 20, 2021, 2:27 PM | Updated: 2:29 pm
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PROVO, Utah – Coming up on Saturday, October 23, BYU football will play at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington, for the first time in program history. It’s the only venue in the Pac-12 Conference that BYU has not played a game in dating back to its first season in 1922.

So it got me thinking, how many of the current FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) stadiums have BYU not played in over the years?

With BYU currently set up as an FBS Independent (soon to join the Big 12 Conference in 2023), the Cougars have had the chance to play “Coast-to-Coast Football” and play in various stadiums.

History of FBS stadiums BYU Football has not played at over the years

Here’s the list, broken down by conferences of which stadiums BYU has not played in and the ones they have (regular season and postseason) since 1922.

Keep in mind, some of these teams BYU has played games at their former venues, but not at the current ones, such as the teams in the Mountain West Conference, BYU’s old league home.


Temple – Lincoln Financial Stadium

Tulane – Yulman Stadium

Played at: Cincinnati (Nippert); UCF (Bounce House); East Carolina (Dowdy-Ficklen); Houston (TDECU); Memphis (Liberty Bowl); Navy (Navy-Marine Corps); SMU (Gerald J. Ford); Tulsa (H.A. Chapman); USF (Raymond James)


Clemson – Memorial Stadium

Duke – Wallace Wade Stadium

Louisville – Cardinal Stadium

Miami – Hard Rock Stadium

North Carolina – Kenan Memorial Stadium

NC State – Carter-Finley Stadium

Pitt – Heinz Field

Virginia Tech – Lane Stadium

Wake Forest – Truist Field

Played at: Boston College (Alumni); Florida State (Doak Campbell); Georgia Tech (Bobby Dodd); Syracuse (Carrier Dome); Virginia (Scott)

Big 12 (Joining the league in 2023)

Iowa State – Jack Trice Stadium

Kansas – David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium

Oklahoma – Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium

Oklahoma State – Boone Pickens Stadium

Texas Tech – Jones AT&T Stadium

West Virginia – Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

Played at: Baylor (McLane); Kansas State (Bill Snyder Family); Texas (Darrel K. Royal); TCU (Amon G. Carter)

Big Ten

Illinois – Memorial Stadium

Indiana – Memorial Stadium

Iowa – Kinnick Stadium

Maryland – Maryland Stadium

Minnesota – TCF Bank Stadium

Northwestern – Ryan Field

Ohio State – Ohio Stadium

Purdue – Ross-Ade Stadium

Rutgers – SHI Stadium

Played at: Michigan (Michigan Stadium); Michigan State (Spartan); Nebraska (Memorial); Penn State (Beaver); Wisconsin (Camp Randall)


Charlotte – Jerry Richardson Stadium

FIU – Riccardo Silva Stadium

Louisiana Tech – Joe Aillet Stadium

Marshall – Joan C. Edwards Stadium

North Texas – Apogee Stadium

Old Dominion – S.B. Ballard Stadium

UAB – Protective Stadium

UTSA – Alamodome

Western Kentucky – L.T. Smith Stadium

Played at: Florida Atlantic (FAU); Middle Tennessee (Johnny Floyd); Rice (Rice); Southern Miss (M.M. Roberts); UTEP (Sun Bowl)

FBS Independents

Army West Point – Michie Stadium

Liberty – Williams Stadium

Played at: New Mexico State (Aggie Memorial); Notre Dame (Notre Dame); UConn (Rentschler Field); UMass (McGuirk Alumni)


Akron – Infocision Stadium

Ball State – Scheumann Stadium

Bowling Green – Doyt Perry Stadium

Buffalo – UB Stadium

Central Michigan – Kelly Shorts Stadium

Eastern Michigan – Rynearson Stadium

Kent State – Dix Stadium

Miami (Ohio) – Yager Stadium

Northern Illinois – Huskie Stadium

Ohio – Peden Stadium

Played at: Toledo (Glass Bowl); Western Michigan (Waldo)

Mountain West

Colorado State – Canvas Stadium

Hawaii – Clarence TC Ching Athletics Complex

San Diego State – Dignity Health Sports Park

Played at: Air Force (Falcon); Boise State (Albertsons); Fresno State (Bulldog); Nevada (Mackay); New Mexico (Dreamstyle); San Jose State (CEFCU); UNLV (Allegiant Stadium); Utah State (Maverik); Wyoming (War Memorial)


Washington State – Gesa Field at Martin Stadium* (Playing at this venue on Saturday)

Played at: Arizona (Arizona); Arizona State (Sun Devil); California (Memorial); Colorado (Folsom Field); Oregon (Autzen); Oregon State (Reser); Stanford (Stanford); UCLA (Rose Bowl); USC (LA Memorial); Utah (Rice-Eccles) Washington (Husky)


Arkansas – Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium

Auburn – Jordan-Hare Stadium

Florida – Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Kentucky – Kroger Field

LSU – Tiger Stadium

Missouri – Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium

South Carolina – Williams Brice Stadium

Texas A&M – Kyle Field

Vanderbilt – Vanderbilt Stadium

Played at: Alabama (Bryant-Denny); Georgia (Sanford); Ole Miss (Vaught-Hemingway); Mississippi State (Davis Wade); Tennessee (Neyland)

Sun Belt

Appalachian State – Kidd Brewer Stadium

Arkansas State – Centennial Bank Stadium

Georgia Southern – Allen E. Paulson Stadium (Scheduled to play on November 20th, 2021)

Georgia State – Center Parc Credit Union

Louisiana – Cajun Field

South Alabama – Ladd-Peebles Stadium

Texas State – Bobcat Stadium

Troy – Veterans Memorial Stadium

ULM – Malone Stadium

Played at: Coastal Carolina (Brooks)

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.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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