BYU Sets Sights on Another World Record


BYU football games generally garner the attention of Utah County, but now the Cougars will try to grab the attention of the world.

BYU fans will attempt to set the world record for the largest number of people playing a word game during halftime at the football game against Idaho on Nov.10th. A large-scale version of Word on the Street, an Out of the Box Games product, will be played on the field.

This is the first time BYU football has attempted something this big and the unique nature of the world record attempt may qualify them for a spot in the Alternative Book of Records.

“We’d like to thank Alternative Records Company for being here and Word on the Street for attempting to make this happen,” David Eberhard, BYU football marketing coordinator. “It’s exciting to be a part of this kind of event.”

Word on the Street is a competitive game that divides players into two teams, who compete by answering a number of questions and moving the corresponding letters on the board. BYU’s halftime event will feature a larger game experience with adapted rules that are sure to bring additional competitive spirit to everyone involved.

The 60,000 fans in LaVell Edwards Stadium will be separated into two competing teams. The BYU Cougarettes and Cheer Squad will represent each team down on the field as they try to shout, jump and lead their side of the stadium to victory.

The fans will have the opportunity to participate in this tug-of-words by cheering for their favorite responses to categories that will appear on the field’s scoreboard. After receiving the audience’s response, Cougarettes and Cheer Squad members will move colorful jumbo game pieces across the field.

BYU has previously set world records for largest water balloon fight, capture the flag, and rock-paper-scissors.

The game’s opening kick-off is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. For more information, visit

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