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Top 10 performances of Ty Detmer's BYU football career

Published: Monday, May 14 2012 9:06 p.m. MDT

#10 - Dec. 29, 1988 -- BYU 20, Colorado 17 Next » 1 of 10 « Prev
This was Ty Detmer's coming-out party. After a lackluster first-half performance from starting quarterback Sean Covey, the freshman Detmer was inserted into the lineup and completed 11 of 19 passes for 129 yards. Trailing 17-14 in the fourth quarter, Detmer marched the team into position for two field goals to win. Detmer would be the starting quarterback for the next three years.
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Thanks for the article and yes I remember those games including Utah, SDSU (tied) and Miami. Congratulations to Ty Detmer for enter the College Hall of Fame!

Provo, UT

I remember many of those games well, many of which I saw live thankfully. I was at the U. game in person and it was Jim Fassell's last year there. The Utes defense was truly inept and BYU could have put up 100 points if they wanted to in that game...

Maybe Detmer wasn't the greatest pro but he has to be considered one of the greatest college players that ever lived. To see him and Marshall Faulk do battle was terrific.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

Oh, such nice passing numbers. Seems like just yesterday that a certain BYU OC spoke about returning to the glory years of traditonal BYU offense & vertical passing attack. Silly me. I bought-in to the talk hook, line and sinker..... for about 3-4 games before it was obvious this particular OC was in way over his head.

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