WSU's first drive looked scary but BYU got it together and looked better
than last year. I think it is a little difficult to tell how good they are
because WSU having a new coach with a new scheme, I'm still not sure how
good WSU will be this year. They did have two long passes called back because of
holding, but without BYU's penalties it is possible they might not have
scored at all.Overall I'm hoping for a great year from BYU!
wait this is the pac 10 plus 2. they never loose. what went wrong? I'm very
According to these stats, the offensive actually gained more yards than the team
accrued penalty yards. For most of the second half, the penalty yards were
ahead.And this is supposed to be a mature team?
I have to agree with the few comments I've already seen elsewhere - please,
please please far fewer of those planned runs for Riley. He WILL have to
scramble occasionally and if he doesn't keep the ball a few times on the
option, its not really an option, but when he runs the ball, its open season on
his head..Good game, men! Would have liked to see David Foote get a
few passes out of the backfield and Williams get a few option pitchouts. And
Taysom play the last series.
Disagree on the offense grade. Running game was pretty average. O-line a little
shaky. The inefficiency of the blue zone offense in 2nd half is very worrisome.
Offense Grade-- B.
Good analysis. Now, something negative. That "ribbon" along the top of
the stadium is obnoxious. Blinking advertisements screamed for our visual
attention and detracted from the game on the field. A waste of money. The video screens are terrific but the ribbons just a bunch of bad
Great playcalling, Doman! Except in the blue zone. Man, give us a fade route,
please! We can't run it up the gut in these compressed field situations
without the horses.
It was sure good to see Max Hall on the coaching staff! I saw Jimmer in the
stadium and I am not sure, but I think I got a glimpse of Elvis there too! I
watched the game after I enjoyed BYU’s favorite son Mitt Romney’s
scintillating speech! But politics aside, it was a good day all around for BYU!
From 20 to 20 I would give Doman's play ccalling an A +. Inside the Blue
Zone I would give him a D. He tried to get too "cute" and
"tricky" down there. Just run basic, simple plays Doman. That is what
got you there to begin with.
Great opening game against a PAC 12 team. Riley played well, but I was
especially pleased with some of the newcomers on offense and defense. BYU's
defense is very good this year; just need to clean up the silly penalties. A
little disappointed in the Blue Zone efficiency in the 2nd half. Doman needs to
open things up a little more with some slants and fades.--------As expected, our little friend Chris B's prediction was another
epic failPrediction:BYU 21WSU 34Actual:BYU 30WSU 6Missed the actual point spread by 37 points and
the actual result... not even close.
Rockwell, You notice how Chris B is nowhere to be found now. Especially when you
consider his Utes had less offensive yards than the Cougars did against the
worst team in the Big Sky, and they allowed almost as many yards to that team as
BYU did to Washington St.. Of course not much of that matters the Utes still
looked pretty good, and they should have a good year.I was impressed
with the defense of BYU, and personally some of those penalties were ridiculous.
I liked the offense the first half they looked strong, but I think Doman became
predictable the second half, it should have been easier too run by then not
harder. But you have to give some credit to Washington St. for making some
adjustments. The thing we all have to remember is it was the first game of the
year and they'll get better, and they still moved the ball well. I'm
with Y grad, I was upset they ran Riley as much as they did, they didn't
need too, and they should have put Lark in the last series, get him some reps.
How all of these articles can pat the Cougs on the back without addressing red
zone ineptitude is beyond me. I watched the game. How can a team that amasses
nearly 300 yards of offense in the first half, repeatedly settle for field goals
because they fail to move the ball in the red zone? The score should have been
in the 50's, without even appearing to be "running it up." So
let's be a little more realistic with the rhetoric. Thanks.
cdmon"So let's be a little more realistic with the
rhetoric."In light of the 'stellar' defensive kudos
heaped upon Utes for their hard fought battle against the Northern Colorado
Bears I think the comments are spot on.