BYU football: Again, BYU falls short against Top 10 foe

Published: Saturday, Oct. 20 2012 6:57 p.m. MDT

Junior defensive captain, linebacker Brandon Ogletree said he thought scoring 14 points on Notre Dame, a team that nobody’s been scoring on and only Purdue (17) had more this season, was enough.

“I thought 14 was enough, yes,” Ogletree told reporters afterward.

“Our goal is to hold teams to under 24 and for our offense to score 24. When that happens, we usually win. But, yes, 14 should have been enough," he said.

It’s tough to find a goat in BYU’s loss. The Cougars were two-touchdown underdogs to Notre Dame. Few, if any so-called experts, picked an BYU upset.

Yet…, Hoffman…, wide open…, a stadium filled with Notre Dame fans groaning…, and the pass bounced harmlessly away.

“Nothing to do but get back and work harder,” said Ogletree.

“We don’t like losing, none of us do,” said Nelson.

Indeed. It can be haunting.

Dick Harmon, Deseret News sports columnist, can be found on Twitter as Harmonwrites and can be contacted at

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