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10 memorable plays from BYU football season

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 4 2012 8:04 p.m. MST

Tom Smart, Deseret News
PROVO — The 2011 season saw many great plays from the BYU football team en route to a 10-3 record. Deciding on the top 10 plays wasn't an easy task as a result with top plays being made on offense, defense and special teams throughout the year. But here are a few that really stood out.
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MC Ute
Midvale, UT

Actually the best play was the Swan Lake performance by Jake Heaps on Sept. 17

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

I liked the fumble by Riley at the end of the BYU-Utah game that resulted in a fumble recovery and 45 yard touchdown run for a freshman Utah linebacker.

BluCoug
Provo, UT

The KVN, sack, fumble recovery for the touchdown is the best of the best. KVN BYU's 2011 MVP!

GaryUte
WOODS CROSS, UT

I have 2. The first play of the Utah-BYU game where the ball sailed into the end zone for a Utah touchdown. The other was the muffed kickoff which Utah recovered.

MC Ute
Midvale, UT

@GaryUte I could not agree more (read my comment above). That first play was the best Ballet I have seen in a long time:)

AKFan
JUNEAU, AK

This is horrible. Not only can't you guys use the correct pictures, but this right up about the Reynolds block is all wrong. The block came near the end of the first half, with BYU down 14-3. The block enabled Nelson to connect with Hoffman who shed a couple of Tulsa tacklers and stretched the ball over the plane of the goal. The score after that play was Tulsa 14 BYU 10. It wasn't in the third quarter as you state and it didn't result in a BYU lead. That took place in the third quarter and there was no de-cleating block associated with that play. PLEASE pay attention.

islandboy
Honolulu, HI

I like the play in the first quarter of the BYUvUT game where Christopher got his bell rung in the end zone and dropped the ball.

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

Since some of U brought Utah into the conversation. My favorite was the one where the Utah players sat on their hands most of the Colorado game and effectively shot themselves in the foot over and over again, ending the best chance of getting into the PAC championship game they will probably have in their first 10 years in the league.
But that's just my opinion.

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