BYU, USU football: Breaking down the Aggie offense vs. the Cougar defense

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 2 2013 3:30 p.m. MDT

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by Williams

Keeton has improved by leaps and bounds each season, but early in his career the Cougars have had his number. Two of his worst games have come against BYU. As a true freshman he finished just 13-25 for 122 yards in Provo and last season was just 22-38 for 202 yards. With another year of experience and the crowd on his side this year, look for Keeton to improve upon those efforts in Provo. If Keeton can take care of the ball and manage around 250 yards and a couple of touchdowns, that would be an excellent game for the junior.
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Gorum The Old
Madison, AL

The auther seems to have a serious misconception of BYU's ability to deal with running QBs. Let me put down some numbers to enlighten him:

Against Teams not named BYU, David Ash is averaging 7.9 ypc. Against BYU he averaged 2.1.
Against Teams not named BYU, Travis Wilson is averaging 10.2 ypc. Against BYU he averaged 0.9.

Keaton will doubtless have at least some success moving the ball through the air, but he isn't going to get much on the ground against these Cougars.

Oatmeal
Woods Cross, UT

It will be a tight game with both sides really battling for every yard. BYU's defense will play Keeton nearly as tough as USC's defense did. But Keeton and company will see the end zone several times. They are good. The bottom line is this: IF BYU is able to move the ball effectively and not stall or fumble in the "blue zone," and put 28 points on the board, they will win this one. If they don't score effectively, this one could easily go to the Aggies.

Either way, it is fun to have an in-state rivalry game without the bitterness and hate that the "Holy War" entails. Enjoy this one!

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