No. 9 BYU and No. 14 Coastal Carolina will face off on Saturday in the only battle of unbeaten teams for Week 14.
That said, this game — which will get the “College GameDay” treatment, beating out such matchups as Alabama-LSU and Ohio State-Michigan State — was originally scheduled between the Chanticleers and another ranked non-Power 5 team: the Liberty Flames. But Hugh Freeze’s team is dealing with a COVID-19 situation that made it impossible to play Jamey Chadwell’s team.
Enter BYU (9-0), which was looking for its own opponent to boost its College Football Playoff schedule. And who better to schedule than an unbeaten, top-15 team such as Coastal Carolina?
The Cougars have been absolutely dominant in 2020, made even more impressive considering Kilane Sitake had to completely rework its schedule after its original schedule was gutted as conferences moved to go with league-only schedules. No individual player has been as impressive as BYU quarterback Zach Wilson, however: The junior quarterback has completed 176 of 237 passes (73.4 percent) for 2,724 yards and 26 touchdowns to two interceptions, earning Heisman Trophy consideration in the process.
Don’t think Coastal Carolina’s 9-0 record has been a fluke though. The Chanticleers have their own stud at quarterback in Grayson McCall. The redshirt freshman has been immaculate this year, completing 117 of 174 yards (67.2 percent) for 1,747 yards and 20 touchdowns to just one interception (a 20-1 TD-INT ratio for you stat heads out there). Chadwell will need another efficient game from him if he wants to upset the visiting Cougars.
Can McCall outduel Wilson en route to a program-defining win? We can’t wait to find out.
With that, here’s everything you need to know to watch the BYU-Coastal Carolina on Saturday, including kickoff time, TV channels and more.
What channel is BYU vs. Coastal Carolina on today?
- TV channel (national): ESPNU
- Live stream: fuboTV
BYU vs. Coastal Carolina will air live on ESPNU starting at 5:30 p.m. ET. Bill Roth and Dustin Fox will be on the call.
BYU vs. Coastal Carolina start time
- Date: Saturday, Dec. 5
- Kickoff: 5:30 p.m. ET
BYU football schedule 2020
|1||Sept. 7||BYU 55, Navy 3|
|3||Sept. 19||at Army (postponed)|
|4||Sept. 27||BYU 48, Troy 7|
|5||Oct. 2||BYU 45, Louisiana Tech 14|
|6||Oct. 10||BYU 27, Texas-San Antonio 20|
|7||Oct. 16||BYU 43, Houston 26|
|8||Oct. 24||BYU 52, Texas State 14|
|9||Oct. 31||BYU 41, Western Kentucky 10|
|10||Nov. 6||BYU 51, Boise State 17|
|12||Nov. 21||BYU 66, North Alabama 14|
|14||Dec. 5||at Coastal Carolina|
|15||Dec. 12||vs. San Diego State|
Coastal Carolina football schedule 2020
|2||Sept. 12||Coastal Carolina 38, Kansas 23|
|3||Sept. 18||Coastal Carolina 43, Campbell 21|
|5||Oct. 3||Coastal Carolina 52, Arkansas State 23|
|7||Oct. 14||Coastal Carolina 30, Louisiana 27|
|8||Oct. 24||Coastal Carolina 28, Georgia Southern 14|
|9||Oct. 31||Coastal Carolina 51, Georgia State 0|
|10||Nov. 7||Coastal Carolina 23, South Alabama 6|
|11||Nov. 14||at Troy (postponed)|
|12||Nov. 21||Coastal Carolina 34, Appalachian State 23|
|13||Nov. 28||Coastal Carolina 49, Texas State 14|
|14||Dec. 5||vs. BYU|
|15||Dec. 12||at Troy|