In 2019, then-Southern California quarterback Kedon Slovis made the second begin of his collegiate profession at BYU, throwing three interceptions in a 30-27 extra time loss.
On Saturday night time, Slovis will play a recreation in Provo, Utah, for the primary time since that contest. Solely this time, he can be sporting the BYU jersey because the beginning QB in its season opener and debut recreation as a Massive 12 Convention faculty when it battles Sam Houston.
“It has been nice being a part of the offense, the tradition and the household, however I got here right here to play video games and that is all coming to fruition,” Slovis stated. “If I execute the offense, do what I’m purported to do and what I’m able to doing, the whole lot else will handle itself.”
Slovis enters his preliminary recreation as a Cougar needing simply 27 passing yards to succeed in 10,000 for his profession. After throwing for 7,576 yards in three years at USC, he performed final yr at Pittsburgh, throwing for two,397 yards with 10 touchdowns, giving him 68 TDs for his profession.
BYU, which completed 8-5 final yr with a season-ending, four-game successful streak, was picked to complete eleventh within the 14-team Massive 12.
In the meantime, Sam Houston is debuting as an FBS program with this recreation. The Bearkats, who received the spring 2021 FCS title, went 5-4 final yr of their closing FCS season. They redshirted a half-dozen starters final season after 4 video games to subject a stronger workforce this yr, together with linebacker Trevor Williams and move rusher Markel Perry.
“Figuring out the schedule we’ve got developing creates some pleasure and motivation,” Williams stated. “Having that time period allowed me to develop and be a greater individual. I believe it is given me the power to arrange and be excited.”
Sam Houston joined Florida Worldwide in being tabbed to share final place in Convention USA. Coach Okay.C. Keeler is 259-100-1 general in 29 seasons, together with an 86-26 mark with the Bearkats.
This would be the first assembly of Sam Houston and BYU.
—Area Stage Media