Van Noy said the energy created from last Friday's comeback win in the fourth quarter against Utah State isn't something the Cougars are necessarily trying to ride into the San Jose State game this Saturday.
"It really goes back to practice and just how hard we practice. That game is over and done with. We are looking at San Jose State. They are a good team with a good quarterback and running back and skilled position players."
Van Noy said SJSU reminds him of Utah State, as far as talent and quickness and ability to put the ball in the hands of playmakers.
He sees the Spartans as another big challenge.
"We're trying to look at them and what they can do best and what we can do best. We expect it will be another big battle."
Van Noy said Tuesday's BYU practice was very tough. "It was like an actual game out there. It's how Mendenhall wants it."
Trust is a big word being used in the Cougar camp right now.
Said Van Noy, "The more you trust each other, the more it enables you to do your assignment the best you can, and you do it the best you can because you want to play hard for the guy next to you."
And he still wants Texas and Utah mulligans — do-overs.
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