Cougar Nation

Cougar Nation is a postgame reaction from the most recent BYU football game. Listen every Monday throughout the fall from 6-7 p.m. MT as Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down the game’s key plays and take calls from listeners. It’s all on the legacy home of the BYU Cougars, KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM, and on


  • September 26, 2023

    Kansas Recap: What was the most significant cause for the loss?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their takeaways from the Cougars' loss in their first Big 12 game and name the players they give helmet stickers to this week. Listeners call in and sound off on their biggest concerns and predictions for the rest of the season.

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  • September 19, 2023

    Arkansas Recap: Is the BYU defense for real?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take a look back at the Arkansas game to uncover what led to the big BYU win in SEC country. Hear which players they felt stood out and what they anticipate seeing in this week's Big 12 contest against Kansas. Cougar Nation chimes in with their thoughts on the wide receiver, running back, and defensive line positions by calling in throughout the show.

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  • September 12, 2023

    SUU Recap: Slovis shines, but is BYU ready for an uptick in competition?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte recap the Cougars game against Sam Houston and talk about what things they liked and didn't like in the 41-16 win. Find out who they give helmet stickers to, and what things are trending up/down for BYU football. Callers share their thoughts and concerns heading into Arkansas week; hear what Mitch and Matt have to say about the Cougars' chances this week in Fayetteville.

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  • September 5, 2023

    Sam Houston Recap: Is it too early to be worried about the BYU offense?

    Riding solo this week, Mitch Harper breaks down the game that was between BYU and Sam Houston. Hear what his main takeaways were and which players he felt performed the best in the Game 1. Mitch answers the questions of whether or not it's too early to: 1) be concerned about the offense, and 2) feel great about the defense. As always, Cougar Nation shares their thoughts and concerns throughout the show by calling in. 

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  • August 29, 2023

    Previewing Sam Houston & Bold predictions for 2023

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk about the Cougars upcoming matchup with Sam Houston in the season opener and talk about the first depth chart of the season that was released earlier this week. Hear sound clips from head coach Kalani Sitake before Mitch and Matt share their bold predictions for 2023. As always, Cougar Nation chimes in throughout the show to share their thoughts and opinions.

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  • August 22, 2023

    What does a successful year look like for BYU in 2023?

    In the debut of Cougar Nation, Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte are joined throughout the show by several callers and share what they think would make this BYU football season a success. Learn what is trending up and what is trending down in the program, as well as some insight on what to expect from the new Cougar defense.

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