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BYU's Big 12 Home Opener Against Cincinnati is Nearly Sold Out
By Casey Lundquist,
BYU's first Big 12 conference home game is trending towards a sellout. As of Monday morning, only 58 single game tickets remained on the BYU tickets website. Those 58 unclaimed seats, most in the north endzone, were scattered in random sections around the 63,470 capacity stadium. Earlier this year, a BYU spokesperson confirmed that all season tickets have been sold, so once those single game tickets are sold, the game will be sold out.
Friday will be an historic moment for the BYU football program. The Cougars (3-1) host fellow Big 12 newcomer Cincinnati (2-2) in the first Big 12 game at Lavell Edwards Stadium. Friday will be a celebration of more than 50 years of college football accomplishments.
It's also a critical game on BYU's 2023 schedule. BYU is 3-1 with an opportunity to improve to 4-1 before the bye week. Unlike last year when BYU lost to Oregon, BYU still has everything to play for after losing to Kansas on Saturday. A big-time bowl game is still possible. A conference championship is still possible. Bowl eligibility is possible and the bowl opportunities are much better in the Big 12 than they were in the era of independence.
Cincinnati is coming off a hard-fought loss to Oklahoma. The Bearcats failed to capitalize on multiple scoring opportunities in a 20-6 loss to the Sooners.
BYU and Cincinnati have played two times - a home-and-home series in 2015-2016. BYU won both of those games.