On the Site:


BYU/Kansas Will Be Played In Front Of Sold Out Crowd

Sep 19, 2023, 1:32 PM

Follow @kslsports...

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Saturday’s BYU/Kansas game will be packed.

Kansas announced on Tuesday that the Big 12 Conference showdown will be played in front of a sold out crowd. The capacity at David Booth Memorial Stadium is 47,233.

BYU is expected to have a strong presence of fans inside Memorial Stadium on Saturday for the program’s first-ever Big 12 Conference game.

BYU/Kansas: Big 12 matchup sold out

Last week, BYU officials estimated that 5,000 Cougar fans were in Fayetteville for BYU’s 38-31 upset win over Arkansas.

Kansas athletic director Travis Goff told Phog.net last week that he expected a good turnout from BYU.

“We do know there’ll be more visiting fans here than we would typically have even with a bordering state Big 12 opponent,” Goff told Phog.net on September 13. “BYU fans both travel, we also know there are a number of fans in the Kansas City area. And so they’ve been buying more than you would see in almost any other visiting situation. And they’re going to have a little presence. So we need to be a sellout for all the right reasons but we also need it to be as full of Jayhawk fans as possible, because I think BYU fans will make their presence felt in there.”

Saturday will be the first regular season meeting between BYU and Kansas on the gridiron. The two programs have only met once all time, that was in the 1992 Aloha Bowl. A game Kansas won 23-20 over BYU.

Both teams come into the league tilt with 3-0 records. BYU defeated Sam Houston, Southern Utah and Arkansas in non-conference action. Kansas took down Missouri State, Illinois, and a road contest against Nevada from the Mountain West.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by KSL Sports (@kslsports)

The last time BYU traveled to a Big 12 venue was in 2021 against Baylor in Waco. That was one month after being officially invited to the conference. Like this week’s game against Kansas, that one was also a sell-out with a strong presence from BYU fans.

BYU’s other Big 12 road games this season include trips to TCU, Texas, West Virginia, and Oklahoma State.

BYU (3-0) vs. Kansas (3-0)

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023

Location: David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, Kansas)

Kickoff: 1:30 p.m.


Radio: KSL NewsRadio (102.7 FM, 1160 AM) — Extended pregame coverage begins at 9 a.m.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow Mitch’s coverage of BYU in the Big 12 Conference on X and Threads: @Mitch_Harper.

Take us with you wherever you go.

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio, video and stay up to date on all of your favorite teams.

Are you on Threads yet? Let’s connect, give us a follow @kslsports.

KSL 5 TV Live

KSLSports Feed

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Sports

Utah Jazz Trade For Russell Westbrook, Again

For the second time, the Utah Jazz are acquiring Russell Westbrook, this time in a sign and trade for guard Kris Dunn.

37 minutes ago

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Sports

Are NBA Summer League Struggles A Cause For Concern?

The NBA offseason is driven by recency bias and high expectations, with Summer League players feeling that pressure the most.

1 hour ago

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Sports

Real Salt Lake Escapes With Draw Against West Leading LAFC

It wasn't without some intense moments, but Real Salt Lake stole a road point from LAFC in the 1-1 draw at BMO Stadium. 

15 hours ago

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Sports

Brayan Vera Scores Real Salt Lake Equalizer Late In First Half

A free kick and an LAFC deflection allowed Brayan Vera to score Real Salt Lake's first goal of the match, knotting things at one in the 33rd minute.

16 hours ago

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Sports

Taylor Hendricks Thrives In Jazz Win Over Raptors

Taylor Hendricks had the best performance of his basketball career against the Toronto Raptors scoring 23 points and grabbing nine rebounds.

20 hours ago

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Sports

Team U.S.A Beach Volleyball Teammates Share Special Bond Heading To Paris Olympics

Team U.S.A. beach volleyball teammates Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes are no strangers to each other after playing together at USC.

20 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

young male technician is repairing a printer at office...

Les Olson

Unraveling the dilemma between leasing and buying office technology

Carefully weigh these pros and cons to make an informed decision that best suits your business growth and day-to-day operation. 

A kitchen in a modern farmhouse....

Lighting Design

A room-by-room lighting guide for your home

Bookmark this room-by-room lighting guide whenever you decide to upgrade your lighting or style a new home.

Photo courtesy of Artists of Ballet West...

Ballet West

The rising demand for ballet tickets: why they’re harder to get

Ballet West’s box office is experiencing demand they’ve never seen before, leaving many interested patrons unable to secure tickets they want.

Electrician repairing ceiling fan with lamps indoors...

Lighting Design

Stay cool this summer with ceiling fans

When used correctly, ceiling fans help circulate cool and warm air. They can also help you save on utilities.

Side view at diverse group of children sitting in row at school classroom and using laptops...

PC Laptops

5 internet safety tips for kids

Read these tips about internet safety for kids so that your children can use this tool for learning and discovery in positive ways.

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why printer security should be top of mind for your business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

BYU/Kansas Will Be Played In Front Of Sold Out Crowd