BYU Football Releases Depth Chart For Oklahoma Game
Nov 13, 2023, 3:14 PM | Updated: 3:15 pm
PROVO, Utah – The latest BYU football depth chart is out as the Cougars prepare to take on No. 14 Oklahoma in Provo.
BYU hopes to end a three-game losing streak, but they’ll have to do it against the nation’s number four scoring offense (41.8 points per game).
Entering the one-time Big 12 matchup, a big question for BYU is at quarterback. Kedon Slovis has been sidelined the past two weeks due to injuries, placing Jake Retzlaff into the starting lineup.
Kalani Sitake on QB's Kedon Slovis availability this week against Oklahoma: Remains banged up and isn't at 100% yet.
— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) November 13, 2023
Retzlaff struggled last week against Iowa State, throwing an opening play interception that put BYU in a hole before it could blink. But he did show an ability to take off and run.
On this week’s depth chart, Kedon Slovis is listed at the top, but right after, his name is an OR, including Retzlaff.
Changes to the depth chart
There’s no longer an OR at nose tackle. Caden Haws has been dealing with an injury that has kept him sidelined for the past two weeks. The clear-cut starter at nose tackle is senior Atunaisa Mahe.
BYU freshman defensive end John Henry Daley was removed from the depth chart. Head coach Kalani Sitake said in his weekly press conference that Daley is in “redshirt mode.” The former Lone Peak High star has only appeared in three games this season. It’s believed that players can play in four regular season games plus a bowl game and still maintain a redshirt season.
The safety position saw some shakeup as Crew Wakley was switched from free to starting strong safety. That puts Ethan Slade at the starting free safety spot.
Talan Alfrey is included in the depth chart at safety for the first time this season. Alfrey played against Iowa State on Saturday, his first game action this season since suffering an injury in fall camp. The redshirt sophomore is a backup to Wakley at strong safety.
BYU Football Depth Chart: Oklahoma Week
Here’s how BYU’s personnel will stack up against the Oklahoma Sooners.
-OR- Jake Retzlaff
-OR- LJ Martin
-OR- Miles Davis
-OR- Kody Epps
-OR- Parker Kingston
-OR- Jojo Phillips
-OR- Keelan Marion
-OR- Fisher Jackson
-OR- Ace Kaufusi
Chaz Ah You
-OR- Raider Damuni
-OR- Chika Ebunoha
BYU vs. No. 14 Oklahoma
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium
Kickoff: 10 a.m.
Radio: KSL NewsRadio (102.7 FM, 1160 AM)
Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow Mitch’s coverage of BYU in the Big 12 Conference on X and Threads: @Mitch_Harper.
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