haha Typical of BYU! Making excuses! Can't wait to hear what they say after
we crush them in a few weeks!
@ StGtoSLC:Yes, I've considered that. But how can you possibly
make so many judgments and assessments of how the Cougars currently are based on
just their first game of the season? Especially one that that was played on the
road and in a big rainstorm. It's a new offense with a new quarterback and
with a new offensive coordinator from last year, so don't try to carry over
any tendencies in your judgments from before this season. If it does
keep happening after the first game or two, then yes, what you say is could be
true. But things very well might get corrected and not be true... as well. You,
like everyone else, should wait a few games before jumping to too many
conclusions and negative judgments. You just want the negative to be true... so
that's the only way you can see it.In the meantime, their
performance statistics did give reason for encouragement. It's much easier
to get rid of a few turnovers, then it is to make a completely dead offense into
something great. Be a bit patient and you will see for yourself.
I was there and it'd be difficult to understate the impact of the delay and
the 3rd quarter deluge in terms of the dynamics of the game and the gameplay
itself. It was the most bizarre and uncomfortable game I've ever been to.
That's not an excuse. The game hinged on a several key plays, some
involving the weather and others not. UVA overcame the wacky weather and BYU
didn't. Crazy game all around.That said, I and a lot of others
cheering for BYU had pleasant conversations with the Wahoo fans as we huddled
together under the stadium for a couple of hours. I think that they were
stunned at the large turnout by the Cougar faithful. From that perspective, it
was a positive experience for both fanbases. I'm still hoarse from
cheering/shouting/venting, and looking forward to another trip to
Charlottesville in a few years.
Tators, one thing you apparently haven't considered, but is a valid fact...
it's hard to make a valid argument that a team is better than the teams
they play when they so consistently make critical mistakes and turnovers that
lose the game. If we're talking about a great team that this hardly ever
happens to, this is a different story. But with BYU, one need only look at how
often it happens to them. But by all means, keep your yardage statistics handy
for your moral victory throughout the week.
@ The A Game:One thing you apparently haven't considered, but
is a valid fact... Virginia does get a lot more rain than Utah does.
Consequently, the players from that area definitely have more experience playing
in the rain. Not an excuse... just a fact.
@ AZUTE1:Considering BYU had 139 more yards offensively than
Virginia had, it's hard to make a valid argument that Virginia is better.
Had you actually watched the game objectively, you would already know that it
was just 1 extra turnover late in the game (bad coaching decision) that kept BYU
from winning. It wasn't that Virginia looked or played like a better
team.All the important stats (except the final score) indicated that
BYU was the better team. They had almost 50% more yardage, more first downs, and
more time of possession. It was just 1 extra turnover at a critical time that
was the difference.The more you keep bad-mouthing the Cougars, the
worse you are going to look and feel when they beat your Utes in 3 weeks. And
yes, it will still be happening.
Article said...Virginia beat BYU, 19-16. But this game belonged to Mother
Nature...Wrong This game belongs to Virginia...Come on Cougars rebound next
"only to see the Cougars self destruct"Yep, never heard a
byu fan acknowledge they lost because the other team was in fact better.BTW, wasn't it absolutely delicious to see The ACC absolutely
straight own byu/UGA? LOL
I drove 8 hours from Atlanta to see the new Cougars perform. The stadium closed
all of the food stops during the lightning delay, and only opened up less than
half of them afterward, probably because many of the UVA fans went home. We
stood in line for 45 minutes, and when we got to the front of the food line,
they were out of food. I had a very stale, very hard, plain pretzel (no salt!),
and my son, who had come down from Baltimore, had a bucket of squishy popcorn.
Then we went out and watched the rest of the game in pouring rain, with
lightening strikes that somehow were ignored this time, only to see the Cougars
self destruct. I wondered why I bothered to drive up for this. But I did get
to see my son and his family, including 3 beautiful grandchildren. I suppose I
should thank the Cougars for coming to Virginia so I could have an excuse to see
my kids, but wow, the Cougars sure were a disappointment. They have a LONG way
to go, and not a lot of time to get there!
“I’m not trying to make excuses, because we didn’t make plays,
but by the fourth quarter, the balls we were throwing were completely
waterlogged,” said quarterback Taysom Hill. -----------That's funny considering the completion percentage for both
teams:Hill 32%Watford 56%So it seems only one team
had a problem with waterlogged footballs, the team that got exposed.
The Utes did a rain dance, who knew it would work in Virginia! Too funny...
If it hadn't rained, we would have won big.
I'm not going to make excuses, but then I am.
If I were a big fast offensive lineman in high school, I would seriously
consider BYU because you have a good chance to play when you are freshman.
"Virginia beat BYU, 19-16. But this game belonged to Mother Nature."That's because in Virginia, football players aren't affected
by rain like BYU players. Wet footballs for BYU are dry for Virginia. Mother
Nature definitely was against the Cougars. Not fair.
Now I could be wrong but didn't it rain on Virginia also or was the clouds
Pathetic article...Homer Simpson Call...The headline
should have been "BYU's offense, defense and special teams, with poor
coaching staff plays the ONLY role in BYU's embarrassing dismantlement"
Just likE the BYU writers to try and make excuses for them... If you guys
struggle with Virginia imagine your schedule down the stretch. Gonna go 0-3 in
state plus you have texas and wisc. Time to eat crow cougar fans!LOL!
Excuses, excuses, excuses. Those conditions were the same for both teams, and
Virginia won, fair and square.
don't make excuses... conditions were the same for both teams.
Rain impacted teams the same. I knew byu would be bad. But not even I thought they would lose here. Now 0-3 is
guaranteed. Will it go 4, 5? Before a win?LolKyle has never gone 0-3 or 1-4(bronco already has)