I'm not sure if it's more of an indication of the USU program's
improvement or an indictment of BYU's settling into mediocrity, but I never
thought I'd live to see the day that beating the Aggies was considered an
indication of "momentum" for the Y.
I think Byu is getting better as we go on Good luck to USU as well.
Take down Boise and win the league.
@JonnyDangerI would move Ga-Tech into the "should win, but
shouldn't take for granted" category. On paper they are not as good
offensively as they were last year and their defense is giving up 6.2 yards per
play (8.8 per pass and 4.4 per rush), allowing opposing QBs to complete 63% of
their passes and ranking 90th in sacks per game. Their best win is against Duke
(3-2). Yes, BYU has a bad loss against Virginia on their resume (and that is
unfortunate), but Bronco has shown to be pretty effective against the option and
I don't see any reason to think things will be different than last year
(except, perhaps, the margin of victory).
Bell. He never said DE was head. he just said he got picked up by the Utes.
Stringer Bell"Utah did not pick up DE as head coach, but rather
as Offensive Coordinator. Laughingly"What's so funny about
The way I see it we have an easy win (Idaho State), two games we should win, but
shouldn't take for granted (Houston and Nevada), two homes games that we
could win if we play well (G. Tech and Boise), and two games that we will have
to play at the top of our game to win (ND and Wisconsin).Georgia
Tech is a team we are built to do well against-our defensive strength is the run
D, weakness is the pass D. Boise State is always pretty good, but
has been down this year (did anyone else see their inability to stop the run vs
Air Force? :)NDs front 7 could give our offense troubles, and their
offense does well if they can pass without throwing interceptions...Our D
struggles against accurate QBs and doesn't cause too many picks :(Wisconsin is probably the best team left on the schedule, and playing at CR is
gonna be tough. They did pretty well against Braxton Miller's run game but
got beat with the pass. So it will depend on which Taysom shows up...
Re: CougarSunDevil Utah did not pick up DE as head coach, but rather
as Offensive Coordinator. Laughingly, big difference. Good luck with Fraud
BYU should be ranked in the top 15 by seasons end.
Skywalker,I agree that ASU used to fade at the end of the season.
That was when we had Erickson as the coach. Now that we dropped that baggage
(and laughingly picked up by Utah), I see the Sun Devils being better going
forward and later in the year (as evidenced by last year's better in the
end of the year showing). I hope BYU keeps trending upward. I think
everyone on their schedule is beatable, but they need to do everything right and
put together full games and not (as my wonderful mother always says) be a second
Wayne RoutSome teams start strong and fade, others improve
throughout the year.After starting 2006(1-2), 2007(1-2) and
2009(2-1), BYU finished 11-2, ranked in the Top 15 each year.Arizona
State is a good example of a team that often starts strong and fades. In 2011,
the Sun Devils started 5-1, with wins versus #21 Missouri, #23 USC, and at Utah,
before losing 6 of their final 7 games.Frankly, I'd rather
start 1-2, and finish 11-2, than start 5-1, and finish 6-7.
oaklandaforlifeFinal from 9/28/2013Sam Houston St from
the Southland Conference - 49Eastern Washington from the Big Sky - 34Eastern Washington, the team that beat Oregon State, LOSES - WOW!
Final from 10/5/2013Ball State from the MAC Conference - 48
pointsUVA (Virginia) form the ACC Conference - 27 pointsUVA
losses - WOW!!
Good to hear that BYU is getting better every game. That's the story every
year. I wonder how other teams are ready when the first game is played. How
do they do it?
@ evansrichdmVirginia not Virginia Tech.
evansrichdmCheck your facts. BYU played (and lost to) Virginia in
the first game of the year, not Virginia Tech. Georgia Tech will play Virginia
later this month.
The only direction for BYU to go will be forward. In honor of the Homecoming
jerseys, Go forward Spirit, Tradition and Honor and take down Georgia Tech. I
am going to have a hard time next week telling who is who on the field as many
Cougar fans will. As long as the three players on the jerseys do their part,
BYU should be able to advance towards being ranked, topping ten wins and setting
up for a shot next year at the playoffs.Good luck to USU as well.
Take down Boise and win the league.And to Utah, good luck as well.
This game is a chance to make up for the VR Tech game at the start of the year.
I figures since VR Tech beat us and they be GR Tech BYU can redeem themselves
with this games.