Must-know facts and stats going into BYU-MTSU game

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 25 2013 11:08 p.m. MDT

Following a bitter home loss to Utah, BYU looks to bounce back with a win in a showdown against the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders on Friday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. MDT at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

This will be the first meeting between these two teams. BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall enters Friday’s game with a 4-1 record against Conference USA opponents.

Meanwhile, the Blue Raiders currently lead the East Division of Conference USA, with a 1-0 conference record and a 3-1 overall record.

As BYU and Middle Tennessee State prepare for the game, here are 10 must-know facts and stats.

Michael Chase is a graduate of Dixie State University and Deseret News contributor. He is the owner of Mike's Professional Editing LLC, which provides proofreading and audio transcription services. EMAIL: mikesprofessionalediting@gmail.com

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Idaho Falls, ID

Do heads roll if we miss a bowl?

The Solution
Las Cruces, NM

The blue zone stat is incorrect. 12 of 14 suggests we've only missed on 2 scoring attempts. We missed more than that in the Utah game alone. To the author, what do you define "red" zone as?

The Middle Of, UT

Blue Zone = Red Zone ?

Is there a wiki/faq/dictionary available for BYU football terminology?


Not so, The Solution, I checked the play-by-play just to be sure and BYU made it into the red zone 5 times against Utah and scored 2 field goals and a TD. The misses were an incomplete pass on 4th and 4 (to Thornton on the goal-line) and a missed field goal.

I checked the other games as well. A "perfect" 9 for 9 (4 TDs and 5 FGs).

Note: The only other scores for BYU all year have been on T. Hill rushes of 26 and 68 yards respectively.

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