Out of the Blue

First Touchdown, First Win!


First Touchdown, First Win Out of the BlueAfter mustering only 3 points in 3 losses to fellow Rocky Mountain Conference foes Utah State, Utah, and the Colorado Mines, BYU football claimed its first official win as a university team on Nov. 11, 1922, against Wyoming. One touchdown on a muddy field, located where the Joseph Smith Building stands today, secured the victory over the Cowboys; the game was the high point of the Cougars’ 1–5 inaugural season. The football from the historic first victory, etched by the players and Coach Alvin Twitchell, was recovered football during a recent Smith Fieldhouse renovation and is now on display in Legacy Hall. This story is part of a comprehensive history of BYU football now available in a collectible scrapbook-style book—BYU Football Vault—written by associate athletic director D. Duff Tittle (BA ’90).