Dick Harmon: BYU needs to focus on craft of quarterbacking
So, the challenge for Anae is to keep working on that philosophy while elevating the pass game. Why? Because teams are stacking the box, daring the Cougars to pass the ball, and that makes the run struggle.
Speaking of quarterbacks, during BYU’s bye week, Anae and QB coach Jason Beck visited Somerset High in Texas, a team coached by Sonny Detmer. There they took a peek at sophomore QB Koy Detmer, Sonny’s grandson and nephew of Ty Detmer. Koy Detmer, so far this season, is 51 of 75 for 927 yards and 12 touchdowns. His Bulldog team is 2-1 and he’s had a pair of passing games over 370 yards.
My leaders for the Heisman race are: 1. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon; 2. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville; 3. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M; 4. A.J. McCarron, QB, Texas A&M; 5. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State.
This week’s predictions:
TCU 37, Southern Methodist 14: Gary Patterson’s defense delivers the Metroplex showdown victory.
LSU 21, Georgia 17: Bulldogs are very good but the Tigers have too much firepower and a solid defense.
Washington 24, Arizona 21: Steve Sarkisian continues to march on.
Alabama 38, Mississippi 28: Ole Miss hasn’t defeated ‘Bama in nine years. Make it 10.
Oregon 45, California 21: The Duck walk continues in the Pac-12.
Arizona State 9, USC 7: The Sun Devils win a defensive battle.
Oklahoma 28, Notre Dame 24: The Fighting Irish don’t have enough weapons.
Stanford 24, Washington State 14: Mike Leach is good, but he needs another season.
Utah State 34, San Jose State 17: Aggies polish up and Chuckie Keeton rolls.
BYU 28, Middle Tennessee State 7: A must-win for Robert Anae and his go-hard and fast offense in search of blue zone points.
Last week, 7-3: Overall 22-9 (.709)
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