BYU football report card: Cougars recover from lackluster start to beat Nevada

Published: Saturday, Nov. 30 2013 7:29 p.m. MST

RENO, Nev. — BYU overcame a terrible and uninspired start to win a hard-fought road game against Nevada on Saturday, 28-23. The Cougars looked like a completely different team in the second half — particularly on offense — to wrap up the regular season with an 8-4 record.

Grades are in for each position group and the coaching staff for how they performed in the victory.

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Cinci Man

Incredibly generous on every point. It's very rare to see a BYU team so play so badly. They did not deserve the win, since the quality of play mirrored what they did against Virginia and Utah. There was a lot more to play for than the team seemed to realize. I'm sure that every broadcaster or fair-minded follower of football nodded their heads and said something like, "BYU is not a top 50 team this year. They show signs of brilliance in some games, but cannot get up for every game." In my opinion, the good teams are up for more games than the Cougars were up for this year. I hope Hill works very hard on his game (more than his running plays) and I hope very large shoes of the seniors can be filled next year. Let's hope that BYU can get up for their Hunger Bowl Game. There's a lot at stake when they play an average PAC-12 team. Anae and Mendenhall did not coach well at all this game.

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