Pogue’s Ponderings: Mormon Faith Unites BYU

Nashville, TN, United States / The Game Nashville
Pogue's Ponderings: Mormon Faith Unites BYU

MURFREESBORO – The brand that is Brigham Young football goes beyond a tradition that includes the 1984 national championship and the coaching back in the day of legendary LaVell Edwards.

There’s the long line of former Cougars star quarterbacks like Steve Young, Jim McMahon and Ty Detmer, the 1990 Heisman Trophy winner.

The university is the crown jewel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the formal name for the Mormon religion of 14 million worldwide, including 5.5 million in the United States to make it the fourth-largest denomination in the country.

That’s why when the Cougars come calling on Floyd Stadium for their rematch Saturday with MTSU, there will be Mormon contingents coming from across the Southeast and Midwest to cheer their team making a rare appearance in the Southeast, although they did play earlier this season at Central Florida.

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