The BYU Cougars and the Arizona Wildcats are set to get the 2021 season underway.
Arizona is entering a new era. After things didn’t work out between the Wildcats and former head coach Kevin Sumlin, Arizona decided to move on and hire Jed Fisch in hopes of finding some form of success going forward.
Similarly, BYU is headed into something of a new era as well. The Cougars aren’t breaking in a brand new head coach, but they will be working to replace one of the best quarterbacks in the country. Zach Wilson is no longer with the Cougars and losing him will have a huge impact on how effective their offense runs this season.
Now the Wildcats and Cougars are set to get their new eras, as well as the 2021 season, started this weekend in Las Vegas.
BYU vs. Arizona odds for Week 1
According to the folks over at WynnBET, the BYU Cougars are favored to come out on top of this contest. BYU is a 12.5 point favorite and the over/under is currently at 54 points. For more information on the odds for the game between BYU and Arizona, click here.
BYU vs. Arizona injury report for Week 1
Both teams are pretty healthy heading into this contest, but the Cougars are likely going to be missing Brayden Cosper this season. Meanwhile, there is a chance that Arizona will have to play this game without Jabar Triplett.
BYU vs. Arizona prediction for Week 1
While it can be incredibly difficult to replace a remarkably talented quarterback like Wilson, that’s nothing when compared to the difficulty of getting a new coaching staff figured out. Arizona may find some success this season, but it seems likely that the Wildcats experience plenty of ups and downs along the way.
The Cougars will be turning to quarterback Jaren Hall as their starter in hopes that he’ll be able to get their offense going. He hasn’t had much meaningful in-game experience up to this point, which makes this match-up intriguing.
Prediction: BYU 31, Arizona 20
BYU next game & schedule
After facing off against Arizona in Allegiant Stadium this week, the Cougars will return home to Provo, Utah next week when they host the Utah Utes. BYU and Utah will kick off at 9:15 p.m. CT and the game will be broadcast on ESPN.
Arizona next game & schedule
Following their match-up with the Cougars, the Arizona Wildcats will face off against San Diego State. That game is scheduled for 9 p.m. CT and will be available to watch on the Pac-12 Networks.
What channel is the BYU vs. Arizona game on in Week 1?
The game between the Cougars and Wildcats will be broadcast on ESPN. Kickoff is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. CT.
BYU vs. Arizona live stream
If you won’t be able to catch the game on TV but are interested in streaming it, check out FuboTV.