Looking at the stats from last week, Rice got 130 yards on the ground! RICE got
130 yards on the ground. With the O-line and the backs that we have, I think the
game plan for the offense needs to be run the football to set up the pass. I
think we can do it, I really don't see why not. If the run stops working, that
should mean that someone should will open in the pass game. For the
defense, obviously we need to stop the run, which I'm not concerned about. I am
worried about the secondary, and if Texas can start slinging the ball around. If
that Jaxon Shipley kid is anywhere near as good as his brother, BYU DBs better
watch out. KVN and JP need to rattle Gilbert and not let him get comfortable. If
we can play the run well and force Gilbert into bad throws, and maybe
interceptions, and make Texas work for everything they got on offense, BYU has a
chance. As a BYU homer I'd like to predict a 28-17 win for the Cougs, assuming
we execute well, but I think this game is a toss up.
The trueth is that Ole Miss was able to move the ball in the air. Texas is much
more proficient in the air and BYU has shown itself to be most vulnerable there.
We play too soft and give too much ground. The secondary has to play tighter
to the receiver and not give so much room.I reallty do not think
Texas will spend too much energy setablishing a running game when they have that
soft underbelly to strike in our secondary.
PerfectCougar......144 yards of passing is moving the ball? Our secondary needs
to step up against Texas but you make it sound like the rebels were able to move
up and down the field.....they did...once! They had 3 drives of over 20
yards...a 26 yard drive, a 70 yard drive, and a 49 yard drive...2 ending in
field goals, one ending in a turnover on downs. I remember one play that we got
beat that was over the top....correct me if I am wrong but that isn't even close
to having a team move the ball in the air.
Let the excuses begin.
Byu needs to bench Heaps. He is overrated, and makes bad passes constantly being
bailed out in many cases by the skill of the receivers. How long is Mendenhall
going to continue throwing this kid out there with all of his sub par
performances? They were lucky to win at Ole Miss after Heaps poor contributions.
If they had a halfway decent quarterback in there, it would have been a blowout
for BYU. Why does James Lark never see the field? Just a thought. He was amazing
in high school and ran exactly the same offense that BYU runs. It's frustrating
that such a talented player has been underutilized while such a mediocre player
continues to be overutilized.
I have no doubt whatsoever that when we win tomorrow it will be due to Texas
having a "down" year.
@BYUfan777 - seriously? Or are you just a troll?I'm pretty sure the
coaches know who the best qb's are and have them ranked accordingly. Why do you
think you know so much better? Because a 3rd stringer was good in high
I saw Lark play a few times and he has a cannon of an arm. Very accurate and
athletic. I agree with BYUfan777, he could be what the cougars need to really
take off this year. I say why not give him a shot. He hasn't really had a fair
opportunity yet to prove what he can do. It seems like Heaps was locked in for
the starting job no matter what once he committed to BYU. Heaps has missed a lot
of routine throws in the games he has played in which I think Lark would easily
I trust the coaches to put the best QB under center. They've seen Heaps and Lark
take how many snaps vs. you and I? Jake just needs to play his game; he'll be
Good luck Cougars. I think nothing could be better than a showdown @ LES between
two 2-0 teams next week.Go Utes!Go Cougars! (until next week)
Since the very first college football game in 1869 (Rutgers vs. Princeton) I
have to think that fans have been second-guessing the coaches. I suppose that's
their right, since they pay the coaches salaries. But they sometimes make fools
of themselves doing so. Or maybe Brandon Doman has a
self-destructive streak and wants to fail. It would seem that certain people who
know James Lark might feel that way - or do they suspect that Doman and
Mendenhall are on the take from the Heaps family? The possibility
that working with the two of them on a daily basis has demonstrated who is in
the best player for the position hasn't occurred to them.
We all know BYU dominated Ole Miss in every category except on the scoreboard.
BYU had all week to work on red zone offense.(score baby, score) Today in Austin
should be much different. Hopefully the butterflies are gone. (Heaps must
relax and hit his receivers, not under-throw etc.) Go Cougars. I can already
hear the boobirds when we win: "Horns are having a down year".
How many times have we seen over the years that a QB is injured and a backup
comes in. That is why we have backups with great ability. If Heaps happened to
receive an injury that would hamper him in some way, heaven forbid, then we do
have 3 backups, any one of which can come in without BYU missing a beat,
hopefully. We hope and pray that it doesn't become necessary to have to use one
of our backups, but if so, that person will be ready. That is what they have
trained for. Good luck, BYU - may the force be with you!