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BYU Cougars season in review

Sept. 3

Boston College 20, BYU 3

BOTTOM LINE: The Eagles host Army next week in their home-opener before beginning Atlantic Coast Conference play at home against Florida State.

Sept. 10

E. Illinois at BYU

1 p.m., KSL

Last week:

E. Illinois 24, Indiana St. 13

BOTTOM LINE: Relax, Cougar fans. Coach Bronco Mendenhall should earn his first career victory next week against the Div. I-AA Panthers.

Sept. 24

TCU at BYU

1 p.m., KJZZ

Last week:

TCU 17, Oklahoma 10

BOTTOM LINE: Suddenly, the Horned Frogs look much tougher than they did before Saturday. They visit arch-rival Southern Methodist this week.

Oct. 1

BYU at San Diego St.

8 p.m., ESPN Classic

Last week:

UCLA 44, SDSU 21

BOTTOM LINE: The Aztecs are now 0-20-1 all-time against the Bruins. They open Mountain West Conference play next week at Air Force.

Oct. 8

BYU at New Mexico

6 p.m., KSL

Tonight:

UNLV at New Mexico

BOTTOM LINE: This is the first major Mountain West Conference road test for the Cougars.

Oct. 15

Colorado St. at BYU

TBA

Last week:

Colorado 31, Colorado St. 28

BOTTOM LINE: The Rams gave the Buffaloes all they could handle before falling on a late field goal. They travel to Minnesota next week.

Oct. 22

BYU at Notre Dame

12:30 p.m., NBC

Last week:

Notre Dame 42, Pittsburgh 21

BOTTOM LINE: The Fighting Irish looked good in coach Charlie Weis' debut. Can they sustain that kind of output next week at Michigan?

Oct. 29

Air Force at BYU

TBA

Last week:

Air Force 20, Washington 17

BOTTOM LINE: The Falcons earn a win over a Pac-10 team. Next week they host San Diego State in the MWC opener for both teams.

Nov. 5

BYU at UNLV

TBA

Tonight:

UNLV at New Mexico

BOTTOM LINE: By this time this game could be a make or break game in the Mountain West Conference standings.

Nov. 12

BYU at Wyoming

TBA

Last week:

Florida 32, Wyoming 14

BOTTOM LINE: The Cowboys survived their trip to The Swamp against Urban Meyer. They get a much easier test this week at home against La.-Monroe.

Nov. 19

Utah at BYU

TBA

Last week:

Utah 27, Arizona 24

BOTTOM LINE: Even without Urban Meyer and Alex Smith, the Utes continue to roll with a victory over a Pac-10 team. They host Utah State next week.