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BYU football report card: Cougars put together complete game in win over Boise State

Published: Saturday, Oct. 26 2013 2:21 a.m. MDT

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With a touchdown catch late in the second quarter, senior receiver Cody Hoffman passed Austin Collie as BYU’s all-time career touchdown receptions leader (31). Last week, he became BYU’s career receptions leader.

One week after setting a career record in passing efficiency, quarterback Taysom Hill (27 of 41, 339 yards, three touchdowns) had his second-best outing in the category. He also was interception-free. His first-half performance was the best of his career.

A Ross Apo first-down catch came at a good time. He caught a low Hill throw on third-and-5, enabling kicker Justin Sorensen to make a field goal that gave BYU a three-possession lead midway through the fourth quarter.

BYU ranked 14th in the nation in rushing offense with 263.4 yards per game. The Cougars came a bit short of their average, with 229.

GRADE: B+
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leonard
Oakley, ID

awesome win -- my daughter went to the game and considered that a great birthday present

Stop The Nonsense
El Paso, TX

Great win, BYU! Such a fun game to watch! Here's a question, though: does Bronco ask Anae to not run up the score on opposing teams? I can't understand why we go so vanilla with the play-calling when the 3rd quarter is not even over. Maybe by blowing opponents out, it would burn bridges and make it harder for an independent BYU to reschedule these teams in the future?

Overall, though, great game by BYU! Taysom Hill is an absolute stud.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

The Grading stinks, just discontinue the grading stuff which I think you did worse than those AP and Coaches voters! Sorry, just my opinion.

It was about time we ended this monkeys off our backs!

Surf is Up
Miami, FL

If you are going to grade the offense then you should probably break it down into parts. Once again some of the usual suspects on the O line killed drives deep into the red zone by being unable to remember the snap count.

Ronald Uharriet
SWun City, Ca.

I think that if you are to grade the Cougars and the coaches and the play callers on the game vs. Boise State, you must first
divide the game into two halves.

The first half deserves a grade higher than indicated in your final score. The second half should be graded one grade lower than your indicated score.

Perhaps, averaging the two scores together, you may come close to that which you indicated.

As for me, the first half was very exciting ], like the one vs Houston where we played 4 quarters of exciting football.
However, the second half in the game vs. Boise State was terrible and too bad to keep me awake. Second half was a bore and far too conservative.

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