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Published: Thursday, Dec. 20 2012 11:15 p.m. MST

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Northwest Coug
Pasco, WA

Nice to see Coach Mendenhall was right all along - Riley was the best quarterback to lead the Cougars.

Since he caved to all the fans calling for Lark, it was fortunate the defense bailed the Cougars out.

Good luck in your future, Riley, James, and everyone else who won't be back next year.


Well it wasn't a banner year for the Cougars, but we still managed to beat the WAC champions, the MWC champions, the ACC division champions, and came within one completed pass over the middle of beating the potential national champions. If only we had an offense...

Durham, NC

Thank heavens for defense because that was one of the sorriest offenses I have had to watch all year long. From one of the nations most explosive offenses when I was at BYU to now one of the most inept. it is painful to watch this team. BYU has gone from an exciting brand of football to a demonstration of frustration.

Lets hope the 2013 team has an offense. I feel bad for say this, because I know most those kids are good kids... and deserve better...... but it is what it is.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

3 quarters of boredom followed by an action-filled 4th quarter. I'm glad I stayed for the full game! Congrats to the boys in Blue. Especially to Lark, Van Noy, Ziggy and the Seniors. Can't wait for next year!

Frisco, TX

Give this one to KVN. He was the difference. His play won the game. There is no question that Stephenson's punting was amazing. The punting kept the Aztecs from scoring, because there was no way the Aztecs were going to move the ball 95+ yards consistenly against the D, but it was KVN who put the points on the board.

I'm sure this performance moved KVN up to a first round selection, which makes his decision of whether or not to leave early an easy one. Looking forward to watching Ziggy, KVN, and Stephson in the NFL.

I really think that Hoffman will come back for his senior season, and I think it's a good decision. I think that Hill, Hoffman and Williams can get the offense on the right track next year.

Taylorsville, Utah

Kyle Van An-Noy-ance. Thanks for the excitement. Great game young man. Congratulations to you and your teammates. Now the Aztecs will live to see another end of their world.

Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

How in the world did Desnews miss out on the headline so badly? C'mon guys. "Van Noy Spells Doomsday for the Aztecs"

Alpine, UT

Jamaal Williams said that the defense was the key reason that BYU won. Actually, the defense was the only reason BYU won or even made the game interesting to watch. And, don't blame the players on offense for a poor showing this year.

South Jordan, UT

Were it not for Bronco Mendenhall's defense and special teams, BYU would have been doomed not the Aztecs! Congratulations to Bronco and Kyle Van Noy. What an awesome game KVN had! I hope he goes high in the draft pick after this game. Those punts by Stephenson were incredible also.

We also miss the razzle dazzle offense that BYU has been famous for over the years. I hope that Brandon Doman does some serious study of creative plays. The first three quarters were dismall on offense. We said the same thing that has been mentioned. There are individually some great young men on this offense. They need some real direction. They look like they are confused and drifting except for Williams and Hoffman. Next year?? We have work to do, and let it begin now on the coaching staff.

Thanks to Lance Reynolds for spectacular coaching and incredibly talented and hard-working sons! Happy retirement.

Go Cougars!

Sinew South
Centennial, CO

In my opinion, even more than the excitement KVN brought (past tense since I can't see how he would possibly come back) to the Cougs and his ability to take over a game, the story of what he overcame to actually be part of BYU is what ought to be talked about. Well done on all accounts, Kyle, and best wishes for a long and prosperous career at the next level.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

I remember a comment in this newspaper aeveral years ago from a Utah fan who claimed that KVN would never play at BYU.

AZ Blue & Red
Gilbert, AZ

Joe Paterno once said that if BYU ever got a defense they would be unstopable. Now many years later it would read if BYU ever got a Offence they would be unstopable. Maybe we will get both sometime and surprise the College Ranks. What could have been this year if we had been able to move the ball like we did back in the 70's and 80's

In the mean time congrats to the Cougars. Ugly but a great win.

Utes Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

I gotta admit, BYU's defense was top-notch this year and in this game. Van Noy and Ansah are just beasts.

Lehi, UT

Memo to AD Holmoe and to whomever it may concern:
Please whatever relationship you and BYU have with Doman, sever it/them, for the good of the football program, the school, the players and the FANS! Give Doman his walking papers. Pleaaaase! This is the worst offense BYU has had ... EVER! And it’s not the players. It was a pain watching the BYU offense last night and all season long. Thank you Defense, KVN, Ziggy and others for saving the game.

Somewhere in Time, UT

I thought it was the worst game in history until the fourth quarter. Go Cougars!!!!!!

Omaha, NE

I turned the game on at the beginning of the 4th and what an amazing atheletic display that Van Noy put on, the kid is amazing. I hope he sticks around for another year, fun to watch.


Kaysville, UT

Ag fan, great game, seemed very similar to the USU bowl game with the exception the Cougs D doing the scoring, all in the 4th quarter, excellent defense. Even though BYU struggled, I'm not ashamed of the loss to BYU, their defense really is that good. Good news for the Aggies that BYU dismantled SDSU and SDSU was representing the MWC, where the Aggies are headed. Like one poster said BYU beat and played with some excellent teams. I think the inconsistencies, such as the loss to SJSU are on Bronco.

Not a Y hater but I do think Bronco has to go. This BYU team may have been the most talented ever and it was squandered on the Aggies old quarterback. Really if you think about it what business does a 2nd string USU quarterback have starting at the Y? Granted Chuckie is a special talent but Riley is not a D-1 quarterback, especially at BYU, where the QB tradition is great. Don't get me wrong I love Riley but I also love my son, doesn't mean he should be starting at the Y's prized position.

The Y defense really was something this year!

West Jordan, UT

Doman must go!

Down under
Pullman, WA

Great game by the defense but the O-line and play calling was as bad as I have seen, EVER.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Well, so now not so much blood lust for Bronco or Riley, but we want Brandon's head on a stick?

Quit it, you are humiliating yourselves and the rest of us. You are so eager to find a scape goat. Watch the game! We HAVE good plays. We DON'T have time for them to develop. Jamaal is a great runner, who got stuffed almost every time tonight. Doesn't matter who the qb is, if the defense lives in your back yard.

Just stop it.

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