BYU Football Equipment Truck Takes Off For Cross-Country Trek To USF

Aug 30, 2022, 3:25 PM | Updated: 3:50 pm

BYU Football equipment truck...

BYU Football trucks sets off on cross country adventure (Photo courtesy of Deseret News)

(Photo courtesy of Deseret News)

PROVO, Utah – One of the best things that emerged with BYU football amidst the COVID-19 pandemic was the love of the equipment truck.

BYU has always had an equipment truck, as any FBS team does. In its less popular days, the equipment truck featured a truck wrap with former wide receiver Mike Rigell diving out for a touchdown. That was the best wrap the BYU truck has had.

But that truck didn’t have the popularity the equipment truck has today. After the impromptu drive to Coastal Carolina in 2020 without knowing the Chanticleers were officially on the schedule, the BYU Equipment Truck has taken on a life of its own within BYU football fandom.

Two years later, the truck tracker is still rolling. BYU Equipment truck drivers Hal Morrell and Fili Taufa left the Student Athlete Building to take off for another cross-country trip. This time it’s for No. 25 BYU taking on the USF Bulls in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday (2 p.m., ESPNU & KSL NewsRadio).

New BYU Director of Equipment Josh Hewitt tweeted out a video of the two truck drivers leaving the team facility as they begin the 2,346-mile trek to Raymond James Stadium.

BYU Football Equipment truck has loyal fans

To highlight the popularity of the BYU equipment truck since that memorable trip to Conway, South Carolina, two years ago, the BYU Store is now selling replica BYU equipment trucks for fans to purchase.

Hal and Fili will be racking up a lot of miles this season. Along with the Tampa trip, they will also go to the Pacific Northwest to Eugene, Oregon, home of the Oregon Ducks. Then they will go to Las Vegas for a clash with Notre Dame at Allegiant Stadium. Other trips include Boise, Idaho, for one last visit to the blue turf against Boise State, the Bay Area to face Stanford on Thanksgiving weekend, and another cross-country trip to Lynchburg, Virginia, for a unique visit to the Liberty Flames in October.

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.

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

BYU Cougars

BYU Football, Sale Fano, Westlake High Commit...

Mitch Harper

Westlake Edge Rusher Sale Fano Commits To BYU Football

BYU picks up a commitment from a Westlake High School prospect.

1 day ago


Michelle Bodkin

Utah Basketball Mourns Loss Of Kenny Gardner

The Runnin' Utes are mourning the loss of larger-than-life former player Kenny Gardner who passed away at the age of 75. 

3 days ago

BYU Football, Greatest Players, Ty Detmer...

Mitch Harper

BYU Football’s 100 Greatest Players Of All-Time: Nos. 1-25

The best of the best from BYU football.

3 days ago

BYU Basketball, Elijah Crawford...

Mitch Harper

BYU Basketball Lands Former Stanford Signee Elijah Crawford

BYU adds a four-star composite prospect to the 2024-25 roster.

4 days ago

Big 12 Football, Nonconference Games, BYU/SMU...

Mitch Harper

10 Must-Watch Big 12 Football Nonconference Games In 2024

The best nonconference matchups in the Big 12 for 2024.

5 days ago

BYU Football, Isaiah Jatta, Colorado...

Mitch Harper

BYU Football Lands Colorado OL Transfer Isaiah Jatta

Isaiah Jatta committed to the BYU football program.

5 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Give-A-Thon

The KSL Sports Zone, KSL 5 TV, FM100.3, 103.5 The Arrow, and KSL NewsRadio have teamed up to raise money for the kids being served by Primary Children’s Care!


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.

BYU Football Equipment Truck Takes Off For Cross-Country Trek To USF