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Published: Saturday, Oct. 20 2012 6:29 p.m. MDT

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carman
Wasatch Front, UT

How many times have the Cougs wasted early second half time outs only to need them in the end. Today it cost BYU a minute and a half a precious time at the end that could have made a difference. This is the third or fourth time they have done it this year. The worst was last weeks time out first and goal at the two. Run it up the gut and if it doesn't work, no big loss. Worst case, spike the ball.

But don't waste valuable time outs.

eagle
Provo, UT

Right on carman.

John Madden said never use your timeouts unless to stop the clock at the end of the game or half. BYU uses its timeouts stupidly and this wasn't the first time either. Remember the Boise game, they used two timeouts and even when they went for two (stupidly) could have got the ball back if timeouts were available.

eagle
Provo, UT

Also, just because ND misses its two short FG's doesn't mean BYU can't make a very makeable FG. The kicking game (at least with the FG team) has been a mess...

Chris B's momma
Idaho Falls, ID

Three keys to loss in order of their contribution: 1) Riley, 2)Brandon, 3)Bronco.

BlueHusky
Mission Viejo, CA

I recall Riley being surrounded on a couple of deep drop for big sacks. They were quick sacks, where he turned around and wham. I don't blame those on Nelson.

bribri86
Phoenix, AZ

Right on Chris B's momma. I don't care about this season anymore because Nelson sucks too bad. Next season, Brandon better be gone and replaced with a proven and seasoned OC. Bronco...should be demoted to DC and find someone who can run a team and put the TEAM first and not one person (Riley is my man).

Cabinfever
Las Vegas, NV

Went to the game. Very frustrating to watch, surely more so to play. The offensive line is the heart of the problem with this team. When QB's have no time to let plays develop and look at multiple routes, they scramble too soon and end up getting hurt or get sacked. Until we get lineman that can compete with the big boys we belong in the MWC or WAC ranks.

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