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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 17 2012 10:52 a.m. MDT

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Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

I'll tell you exactly what happened; a failure to adjust.

After OSU's first scoring drive (almost all of it through the air), BYU still rushed 4-5 players when they should have changed their scheme from the 3-4 to a nickel to try and take away OSU's passing game.

BYU's defense played masterfully against WSU's pass-attack, but looked like it was just too focused on getting to the qb and stopping the run rather than containing the receivers.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

byu does not have a secondary. Never has. Never will. YOu don't have the "athletes" needed, even as a Des News article acknowledged a little while back that you can't recruit the kind of "athletes" needed to be legit Division 1 talent.

Sorry. Truth hurts.

Going forward I expect to see all remaining teams air it out against byu, as all teams always should have done.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

Chris B
Here's some truth for you.
Utah has no offense, hasn't for years and never will again, talk about lack of D-1 talent, your slate of QB's is woeful at best. Your OC is a joke. Get used to being the Pac doormat for a long long time, but your obsession with the Y will keep you busy.
Mark it down buddy.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

I'll tell you what happened: They finally faced a decent offense.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

jarkarus,

What kind of offense is needed to be a Nick Saban Alabama defense in a BCS bowl?

One like byu?

I think not.

We'll go to 5 more BCS bowls before you guy even make it halfway through the season undefeated and even merit a BCS reference.

P.S. the BCS is essentially not going away.

Think the Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl are anxious to set up contracts with non-Notre Dame independents?

Nope.

Long live the BCS

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

Let's see: "What happened to the Cougar defense against OSU?" How about they finally went up against a very formidable offense. I love my Cougs but how can you get overly excited about such a high nat'l defensive ranking based on the teams/schedule they've played thus far? Oregon State proved something, as will Notre Dame and Georgia Tech. No worries, though, the defense will "do better" once the November schedule comes along.

CalJac
LOS GATOS, CA

I can understand that BYU's secondary isn't the top calibre that many D1 teams have, but all that was needed against OSU was to tell them not to let the receiver get behind you. Playing a little deeper, taking away the deep ball and making OSU throw underneath would have given the Coug defense a chance. I don't understand why Bronco never made that adjustment. It seems that BYU coaches don't make good half-time adjustments on either side of the ball. They stick to their original gameplan no matter what the other team is doing. A sure recipe for defeat.

cougar76
Raleigh, NC

chris b loves to hear himself talk. Of course he never has anything different or relevant to say. This year, his problem is everything he has said about BYU can be said about u.
"(u) byu does not have a secondary. Never has. Never will. (u) YOu don't have the "athletes" needed, even as a Des News article acknowledged a little while back that you can't recruit the kind of "athletes" needed to be legit (12-pac) division 1 talent.
(The 12-pac did not bring u into the league to be a winner. u are there to lose to the legit teams so they can count the games as "BCS" quality wins) Sorry. Truth hurts.
Going forward I expect to see all remaining teams (run and) air it out against (u) byu, as all teams always should have done"

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