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Cougar Kickoff Countdown: 12 Days

Twelve. Twelve days left to kickoff. Twelve games in the regular season.

George Frey

This season BYU has a favorable schedule and there is no good reason for the Cougars to not go bowling. Of the twelve games on the schedule, there are seven that should be easy wins for the Cougars. Of course anything can happen, remember Michigan lost to Appalachian State in 2007, and that is why they play the game.

GAMES BYU SHOULD WIN

TEAM DATE LOCATION
UConn August 29 East Hartford, Connecticut
Virginia September 20 Provo, Utah
Nevada October 18 Provo, Utah
Middle Tennessee November 1 Murfreesboro, Tennessee
UNLV November 15 Provo, Utah
Savannah State November 22 Provo, Utah
California November 29 Berkeley, California

There are no games on the schedule that look like automatic losses. Texas is the highest profile team on the schedule, but as of right now it is simply too early to anticipate how good they will be this season and first year under Charlie Strong. The remaining five games on BYU's schedule are all winnable. The general consensus of both fans and local media members indicate that anything less than a ten-win regular season will be disappointing.

GAMES BYU COULD WIN

TEAM DATE LOCATION
Texas September 6 Austin, Texas
Houston September 11 Provo, Utah
Utah State October 3 Provo, Utah
Central Florida October 9 Orlando, Florida
Boise State October 24 Boise, Idah