BYU football: 10 facts, stats about the Cougars heading into homecoming vs. Georgia Tech

Published: Thursday, Oct. 10 2013 9:26 a.m. MDT

PROVO — After five games this year, BYU finally has a winning record at 3-2. The Cougars’ homecoming game against Georgia Tech on Oct. 12 marks the sixth game and halfway point of BYU’s regular season. If BYU wins three more games, it will play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Dec. 27 against a Pac-12 team.

BYU currently has a 2-1 record against Georgia Tech. Last year, the Cougars pummeled the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta, 41-17. The last time Georgia Tech visited Provo (2003), BYU won the contest, 24-13.

As the matchup between the Cougars and Yellow Jackets draws near, 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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Bountiful, UT

We need to stop playing it so conservative with our FG kicker. We haven't been that great in the red zone all season and punting when we're in FG range doesn't make sense when we're losing close games to teams we should be beating.

Because we're so inefficient on offense and fail to execute consistently in the red zone, any chance we have to put points on the board we need to take advantage of it. Even if it means kicking a 50 yder. Sorenson has the leg and we need to start taking advantage of it. Its the only way he'll build any confidence. Having Taysom Hill pooch punt on 4th down on the opponents 30 yd line doesn't accomplish anything. Having 3 pts in a close game will.

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