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Published: Saturday, Oct. 19 2013 5:40 p.m. MDT

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Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Pretty entertaining game. Nice win by BYU.

Funny/witty screen name
Orem, UT

Rise and Shout!!! What a great game!! Houston is a legit team this year. I thought BYU would come in and roll over them but they did very well. Hats off to them. Nice to see BYU win a close one on the road. Keep it up!

GO COUGS

Tyler McArthur
South Jordan, UT

Despite some of the mistakes in this game, BYU's offense is looking better and better with time. I'm pleased to see Hill's accuracy improving, big plays being made, and a balanced approach to moving the ball downfield.

What I'm concerned about, though, is the obvious holes in the defense and special teams in this game. How did they allow Houston to score 46 points?

Pipes
Salt Lake City, UT

As a fan of the game of football, what a game! As a Cougar fan, too much anxiety! Ugly win but we'll take it just the same!

TamaBYU
Provo, UT

Good game boys, although a close game I'm glad we came up on top. Now lets get ready for Boise State. I'm excited for Friday night!

Cool Cat Cosmo
Payson, UT

That was a great game...a little close for comfort, but great job Cougars!

Good luck to Utah & Utah State tonight as well!

Looking forward to Boise State coming to LES! Should be a great game!

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

What a heart pounding win. These types of wins can be built upon. With all the upsets both BYU and Utah can climb in the polls.

@Chris

We will see how the other teams do tonight. Utah gets the win over Arizona and just maybe they can get enough confidence to run the table. You should cheer for BYU. Each win that the Cougars get makes Utah's win better. BYU fans do the same. USU should bounce back tonight.

Cool Cat Cosmo
Payson, UT

Here's some OTHER things we've learned:

Some so-called 'fans' live for nothing other than tearing down other teams...especially their favorite rivals. I have to admit, it IS flattering (though pathetic) that BYU lives rent-free in some people's narrow minds...oh well. Haters gonna be haters I guess.

As anyone who's seen my posts knows, I'm among the first to wish all of Utah's teams the best...but unlike some, I do NOT delight in tearing down, insulting, and demeaning other teams, fans, etc.

Cinci Man
FT MITCHELL, KY

I was terribly disappointed that in order to win this game, they had to return to the ONLY play they can count on, the QB draw. It's just a matter of time. When will the Cougars raise their level? Could be a few weeks now until they get win #6, perhaps Idaho State. A 7-5 regular season looks likely. I'll keep my expectation there, and privately hope they exceed them. Thanks for a barely-snatched win Cougars.

USNGary
San Diego, CA

How can you say they had to rely on the QB draw? He had over 400 yards passing and threw a touchdown to get the lead?

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

What's shocking is how many of you aren't giving Houston any credit. They have always been a high octane offensive team. This year they actually developed a defense.

And for those who say that this game had zero BCS implications. Um, the ESPN announcers said several times during the game that if Houston wins their conference, they get a BCS bid. No, this game didn't hurt their chances of winning AAC, but it did affect which BCS bowl they have a shot at.

Striker
Omaha, NE

"byu is just good enough to take care of the second best team in the American Athletic Conference."

Still here on a Saturday commenting on BYU football. We all appreciate you allegiance.

Houston is undefeated in that conference and is tied for #1 in the conference. BYU just defeated the #1 team in that conference on the road in an NFL stadium. That is a solid win. Don't try to discredit the opponent because it shows your lack of education. This game gave BYU TREMENDOUS exposure in the state of Texas. That is exactly what BYU wanted and it will pay dividends for recruits from the state of Texas. Texas is the capital of HS football. Huge, huge victory for BYU besides just the scoreboard and tons of records broken, including Taysom doing something no player has ton since Taj Boyd did last year.

Taysom is a solid QB. He is everything he was hyped up to be. Best QB in the state and it's not even a competition with the others. His stats tell it all.

Solid, solid win for BYU, despite getting back from the Dr. for high blood pressure.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

This was a solid win on the road against a very good football team. Pretty sure utah will beat a mediocre Arizona team tonight - it shouldn't be much of a contest.

Cincinnatus
Kearns, UT

A good win, but a terrible game. BYU had nearly double the 1st downs and 200 more yards than Houston and only walked away with a one point win in the last minute? Against a team in the AAC? BYU needs to work on consistency and bringing the offense and defense the WHOLE game or the next few weeks are going to be the most painful of the season.

AntelopeValleyUte
Palmdale, CA

Congrats BYU! Good win! Now if only the Utes can put on another dominating performance against Arizona like they did against Stanford, they would be another threat in the PAC-12 South. However, UCLA and ASU would have to lose two more games and Utah would have the win the rest of their games to go to the PAC-12 championship game. Go UTES!

IndeMak
South Jordan, UT

No chest thumping on this one. Missed field goals, no defense in front of a tiny crowd?

It was a fun game to watch. Extremely fortunate to win.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

IndeMak
South Jordan, UT

No chest thumping on this one. Missed field goals, no defense in front of a tiny crowd?
It was a fun game to watch. Extremely fortunate to win.
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It's a W against an undefeated team.

Give Houston and BYU credit. College kids playing their hearts out.

By the way, I have never thumped my chest over the accomplishment of others.

Those that tuned in saw a fantastic game, with a bit of everything.

Definitely not a boring four hours.

Now, if I can just find a way to get the PAC on my DirecTV.
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Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

Wow, you sounded halfway classy on your first post. Too bad ya lost it on the 2nd. Naw, not going to get behind a program that you believe is premier just to watch them lose bowl eligibility, and be pathetic in basketball.

I will always cheer for the Utes and Cougs, but both fanbases make it difficult to wear the gear of either schools.

But for a fan of local football, that game was a classic. Same with the Stanford game. Wait, couldn't see it.

Cinci Man
FT MITCHELL, KY

@USNGary
I'll be happy to answer your question. If Taysom Hill doesn't run the ball almost every crunch play, BYU loses. If Houston makes one of their field goals that were missed, the Cougars lose. If BYU would get back their running game that was promised before the season began, BYU wins big. If BYU doesn't throw any one of the 3 interceptions, BYU wins more comfortably and doesn't have to rely on the last drive to secure the win. If BYU defense doesn't give up all those 50+ yard plays, BYU wins BIG! BYU was extremely lucky, but you have to call in a win by all measure.

sammyg
Springville, UT

Frustrating win, huh? I could not believe some of the calls but in the end perseverance paid off. A lot of missed tackles.

Taysom still making some rookie mistakes but he overcomes them. I definitely like the possibilities for the next two years.

Go Cougars!

Really???
Kearns, UT

@Chris B,

And in other relevant news to BYU:

Texas beat #12 Oklahoma last week.

Georgia Tech slaughtered Syracuse 56-0.

What's your point?

The Stanford team Utah beat last week just beat UCLA, which beat Utah. You see, every game is important, but you can't base the entire season on one or two wins or losses.

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