Texas Tech-BYU Fan Guide: Game Info, What To Wear, Top Storylines

Oct 20, 2023, 1:16 PM | Updated: 2:47 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – The BYU Cougars will host the Texas Tech Red Raiders for the first time in program history during Week 8 of the 2023 college football season.

Texas Tech vs. BYU Football Game Guide

Game Information

The Cougars will host the Red Raiders for homecoming at LaVell Edwards Stadium (Capacity: 63,470) in Provo, Utah on Saturday, October 21.

RELATED: Forecast For BYU vs. Texas Tech From KSL Weather Team

Texas Tech will arrive in Utah with a 3-4 record on the season, including 2-2 in Big 12 play.

After opening the season with losses to Wyoming and No. 13 Oregon, Texas Tech beat the Tarleton State Texans. The Red Raiders then suffered a loss on the road against West Virginia. After falling to the Mountaineers, the Red Raiders responded with wins against Houston and Baylor. Texas Tech is coming off a loss to Kansas State.

After opening the season with three straight wins over Sam Houston, Southern Utah, and Arkansas, the Cougars are 1-2 in their last three contests.

BYU fell at Kansas, beat Cincinnati at home, and got crushed at TCU. The matchup with the Red Raiders will be BYU’s second of three consecutive games against teams from the Lone Star State.

The Red Raiders and Cougars will compete moving forward as members of the Big 12. However, the 2023 meeting will only be the second-ever contest between Texas Tech and BYU.

The 2023 edition will also be the Red Raiders’ first trip to Provo. BYU and Texas Tech’s only previous matchup game was in Lubbock in 1940. The Red Raiders beat the Cougars, 21-20.


Fans interested in tailgating before the game can do so in Lot 18 beginning at 8 a.m. (MDT) on game day.

Other Homecoming Activities

Friday, October 20

Baseball Game – Blue and White

  • 6 p.m. (MDT)
  • Larry H. Miller Park Complex

Women’s Volleyball Game – vs. Iowa State

  • 7 p.m. (MDT)
  • Smith Fieldhouse

Formal Dance

  • 7-10 p.m. (MDT)
  • Sleepy Ridge

ROC Fan Jam

  • 8-11 p.m. (MDT)
  • West Parking Lot of LaVell Edwards Stadium

Saturday, October 21

Cougar Run 5K, Kids Races, & Blue Pancakes

  • 8:45 a.m. (MDT)
  • Clarence Robison Field

Cougar Canyon

  • 1:30 p.m. (MDT)
  • West of LaVell Edwards Stadium

What channel is BYU football on?

The BYU football game against Texas Tech will be broadcast on FS1, KSL NewsRadio,, and the KSL Sports app. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. (MDT).

Click here for more information on how to watch the Texas Tech vs. BYU game.

What to Wear

BYU has encouraged fans to wear royal blue for Cougar football games both away from home and at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

The Cougars announced that they would wear a royal blue uniform, white pants, and a white helmet with a royal blue facemask for the game.

Texas Tech will wear black pants with a white jersey and black helmet.

Top Storylines for Texas Tech-BYU Game

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for He’s also co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on X/Twitter (@kyleireland), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl), and Threads (@kyleirelandksl).

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Texas Tech-BYU Fan Guide: Game Info, What To Wear, Top Storylines