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Baby Cosmo: BYU Mascot Finds Mini-Me Before Arkansas Game

Oct 15, 2022, 1:52 PM | Updated: 4:30 pm
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Cosmo the Cougar mascot (Courtesy of BYU Photo)
(Courtesy of BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – BYU’s mascot Cosmo the Cougar found his miniature lookalike a couple of weeks before Halloween as fans entered the stadium for a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks.

The Cougars hosted the Razorbacks at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday, October 15.

Before kickoff for the Arkansas-BYU game, Cosmo discovered that a young fan had dressed up for the contest in a similar outfit as the famous costumed character.

The duo interacted for a moment and posed for a photo opportunity. Cosmo the Cougar posted a video of the special moment on his social media account.

“I love you baby Cosmo,” the BYU mascot captioned the video.

@cosmo_cougar I love you baby Cosmo 💙 #cosmo #mascot #minime ♬ Toy Story: You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Geek Music

BYU’s game against Arkansas is broadcast on ESPN and KSL NewsRadio.

Arkansas vs. BYU

It’s the first time these two programs have squared off against one another. BYU will make the return visit to Fayetteville in 2023 as a member of the Big 12 Conference.

Both teams want to start the second half of their seasons with a much-needed win. Arkansas has lost its last three games, while BYU is coming off a setback against Notre Dame that felt like a missed opportunity.

BYU is 4-2 overall and receiving votes in both major polls. Arkansas is 3-3, and their three setbacks have come against Texas A&M in Arlington, No. 3 Alabama, and Mississippi State.

BYU/Arkansas is a matchup that features a pair of talented quarterbacks Jaren Hall for BYU and KJ Jefferson from Arkansas. Both signal-callers were banged up last week. Jefferson was dealing with a head injury while Hall navigated what appeared to be a shoulder injury.

Hall and Jefferson each practiced this week.

Game Notes

  • Today marks only the third time in BYU’s history that the Cougars are hosting an SEC team in Provo. The previous two meetings were against Mississippi State in 2000 and 2016.
  • BYU is 7-7 all-time against teams in the SEC currently.
  • Arkansas ranks 11th in rushing offense, BYU is 100th in rush defense
  • BYU’s passing offense is 43rd in the nation; the Arkansas pass defense is 127th nationally, allowing 307.2 yards per game through the air.
  • A sell-out crowd is expected at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
  • BYU has won their last three games as a home underdog.

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