BYU Football Earns 600th Win In Program History

Oct 31, 2021, 12:20 AM
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Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Jaren Hall (3) sets for a pass as BYU and Virginia play at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. (Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News)
(Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News)

PROVO, Utah — BYU football records its 600th win in a long history of winning in Provo. The Cougars defeated the Virginia Cavaliers 66-49 in the return of long-time head coach Bronco Mendenhall.

BYU’s first official collegiate season was in 1922; they won just a single game in their inaugural season. The Cougars became the 60th program in the history of college football to win 600 games.

In its first 47 seasons, until LaVell Edwards was hired as the head coach, BYU won 173 games. Since 1972, in Edwards’ first season, the Cougars have won 426 games. Edwards won 257 games (Tied for 7th all-time in FBS), Gary Crowton won 26, Bronco Mendenhall 99 and Kalani Sitake has won 45.  BYU is eighth nationally among all college football programs in total wins since 1972.

Since Kalani Sitake took over the BYU football program in 2016, the Cougars have accounted for 45 wins with the sixth-year head coach leading the way.

Dallen Graff is a KSL Sports Contributor. He is the Producer of Cougar Sports Saturday (SUBSCRIBE) on KSL NewsRadio. Follow him on Twitter.

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