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Published: Saturday, Sept. 8 2012 4:25 p.m. MDT

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NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

It was great to see Lark and Hill get all the snaps in the 2nd half. I love it that Doman was letting Hill throw the ball and get into the end zone late in the 4th quarter. It's not running up the score if it's your 3rd string QB!

Concern: offensive line specifically, and the whole offense in general. They took a while to get going, and struggled to protect the QB and run the ball. So far I'm not impressed with the slimmed-down line. Seems they are getting pushed around a bit too much. They did look better as the game went on, so hopefully they got something figured out.

There was a lot of praise for Epperson today. Yes, he did a great job for Weber punting the ball; and it is unique that he not only punts but plays on defense. However, take a look at the box score and you'll see that Stevenson actually averaged more yards per punt than Epperson. BYU has a pretty good punter as well.

Osgrath
Provo, UT

I always like to see the young guys get in and contribute. Bronson Kaufusi with a nice sack just a few months removed from a mission was fun. James Lark isn't exactly a young guy, but I loved watching him run the team without much loss of production. Getting some extended reps for Taysom Hill was good for the future.

Weber State played hard and had some big plays on defense. Epperson was an amazing punter - including left-footed, but was an excellent defender. They were outmatched, but they will do very well for the remainder of the season.

93 COUGAR
Orem, UT

Nice win Cougs. Solid play on both sides of the ball. A bit worried about our O line but we also haven't seen the whole offense yet. Glad to see all the QBs getting some playing time and Hill is going to make the coaches think twice about who should be the starter before this year is over. The future indeed looks bright.

Hopefully next week makes it 3-0 to start the year!

Wildcat
O-town, UT

I was actually pretty impressed with Weber State's "D" line. They did well on defense, but just got worn down as the offense couldn't get anything going against the size of BYU's "D". Good to see them punch the ball in the end zone a few times even though it was against the second or third string.

Big game next week against McNeese State, that will be a big measuring stick of where Weber State is in the FCS level. Hopefully, they start scheduling only one payday game a year for future seasons. Two games really can take a toll with injuries and not getting any momentum.

Nice job BYU, but don't overlook Utah because of the USU loss. I actually think this is the closest all three FBS Utah teams have been talent-wise. Should make for some interesting games. GO WILDCATS!

THE MTN MAN
Taylorsville, UT

I'm very happy that Austin Holt and Richard Wilson each got a catch. Those two were national-level recruits when they signed with BYU. It's great to see Friel emerge at tight end, but what a huge waste of talent if Holt and Wilson just sit on the bench for the rest of their careers.

bballjunkie
Pleasant Grove, UT

I will take Lark or Hill over Riley when it comes to throwing the ball. Cougar fans I hope you realize Riley has heart, but he can't throw the ball to save his life, and against a better defensive teams (like the stretch coming up) it is going to be ugly. Hill needs the reps he is the future and a better QB than Riley right now.

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

Re: bballjunkie

I agree that Riley's passes looked pretty ugly. But for the most part, they were thrown to good places where it was difficult for anybody but the receiver to catch them. I do say "for the most part", however, because there were a few questionable decisions by Riley. He threw into double coverage a few times. If he does that against Utah, we're looking at several turnovers and another long game.

Plus, Bronco said after the game that Riley was having some back spasms. I'm sure that affected his throwing. At least I hope it did.

Orem Parent
Orem, UT

Wow the message boards about BYU games sure are quiet when Utah loses to Utah State.

sammyg
Springville, UT

Orem Parent

I've missed some of the "fans" as well. Pretty amazing isn't it?

I announced the Dish Network / PAC 12 Network deal on 2 or 3 stories earlier today and not a peep.

I'd expect at least some comments saying how wrong I've been about the fledgling network, blah, blah, blah.

Anyway the silence is deafening. They are reevaluating their team loyalties or maybe taking a long look at DishNet contracts. Maybe they all went to Disneyland to find some happiness or something. LOL

U 90
Corona, CA

Orem Parent,

I can't comment because I couldn't get the game. I thought it would be on ESPN.

Either way, I'm sure BYU didn't show everything on offense so we should see more of the playbook next week. Sounds like BYU has some of the same problems Utah has, poor O-line and QB play.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@U 90

What cable or sattelite system are you on? I checked and BYUtv is on several available systems in Corona.

sammyg
Springville, UT

Duckhunter

U90 has TimeWarnerCable, one of the few cable systems in the US that does not carry BYUtv. Must be a Prop 8 protest thing in California.

I did point out to him that he could get it over the internet. Guess he couldn't figure it out or was too busy.

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