Alvin Twitchell served as the first head coach. He had two assistants. Together, they coached the 25 member football team in six games.
The first game was played October 7 against Utah State (known then as Utah Agricultural College). It was a 41-3 loss, but football was up and running.
The first win would come November 11 in game four against Wyoming. It was also the school’s first shutout. The final score was 7-0.
That was the only win of that inaugural season. BYU compiled a 1-5 record and finished eighth in the RMC. The Cougars were outscored 183-10, which equates to an average score of 30.5 to 1.7.
Nevertheless, football was alive. That is what really mattered that year. Little did they know that they were laying the foundation for a program that 90 years later would be nationally recognized.