RockOnSpanish Fork, UTThe UH fan sitting next to me asked why
we weren't going for it on 4th and 10. I told him with three minutes left
and 2 timeouts I was confident we would get the ball back-the UH offense had
lots of success against us, but there was no way they could run out the clock.
Then when they got the ball back with just over 1 minute I turned back to that
fan and said "I felt a lot better about our defense vs your 3-minute offense
than your 1-minute offense..." Thank goodness for Fua!lasermannOrem, UTA lot of the false start and bad snap
issues were due to the fact that the first two drives Taysom was audibly calling
the snap count. That is bad coaching-you have to plan on not being able to hear
snap counts when you're on the road in hostile environments. Later they
switched to a clap-count, but switching cadences mid-game surely contributed to
the false starts.
I haven't noticed comments on BYU's huge number of penalties. The
false starts in particular are killing me! More discipline, please! A great game, and fun to watch. Reminded me of the epic San Diego State games
from back in the day.Go Cougs!
"thebigsamoanRichmond, VAi,m with you on that penalty on the
bench,i later found out that it was not the bench or even a BYU player,there was
a bystander from the crowd standing behind the BYU bench,complaining about the
roughing the kicker hit and would not shut up,but because he was close to the
BYU bench they got the penalty called on them,one of the radio broadcasters said
something about on the post game show."What a bogus load of
heresay. That said, if I had been closer the official would have felt the smack
of a water bottle after the no call in the first where the WR clearly pushed the
how did that game go against the dominating wildcats?
I was at the game. One of their biggest crowds ever... 40% were BYU fans. Talked
to many UH fans and enjoyed them. Everyone agreed that whoever won the game
needed some luck. IT WAS INCREDIBLY LOUD most of the game. Taysom HIll proved his passing abilities in spades. He got anxious in the pick
6, but the killer (nearly) was in the end zone, but that was an excellent play
by the DB. Hill was right on but needed a bit more zip and more space. But he
threw some excellent long passes as well as mediums. It wasn't all his
legs.Also, some fans need to take a tranquilizer. They take the
games as life or death. Some fans behind us (BYU) booed BYU on Bronco's
call at the end to punt rather than go for it on 4th and 10! We turned and
cheered. Bad form guys. And when BYU held UH, got the ball back and scored, the
lousy fans admitted they were wrong and cheered. Rule: don't boo your own
team. The refs needed booing so put it on them.We loved being there.
Exciting. Beats a 0-0 RSL game.
What a game! I love being able to see my Cougars in person-and what a great BYU
crowd!My observations:BYUs rushing game takes a huge
step back without Jamaal. Hine is an amazing kickoff return man, but can't
get around his own blockers when running from the backfield. I think we need to
get him the ball on swing passes or something-he isn't agile enough to run
through the middle.The what-ifs really are ridiculous...BYU made a
lot more costly mistakes than Houston did and kept the game close. If you take
away both team's interceptions BYU scores at least one more time (pick in
the endzone) and Houston scores one less (picksix).Not having Bills
in at safety was very costly. I think he makes a huge difference in limiting
their big plays. They picked on his replacement all night, often with success.
If he was in I have to think he could have stopped at least one of the big plays
and made it a much less stressful win.But a win is a win! Go cougs!
moderateinmagnaMAGNA, UTthebigsamoanRichmond, VAi,m with you on that penalty on the bench,i later found out that it was not
the bench or even a BYU player,there was a bystander from the crowd standing
behind the BYU bench,complaining about the roughing the kicker hit and would not
shut up,but because he was close to the BYU bench they got the penalty called on
them,one of the radio broadcasters said something about on the post game
show."Thanks for sharing that info, bro! I'm glad it
wasn't anyone from the team but I'm still ticked that we have those
kinds of obnoxious fans that make things harder and give BYU a bad name. I was
a nerve wreck during the whole game because it was that exciting and close I was
afraid we'd come up short.Go Cougars! Go Utes! Go Aggies!
Ang try to go too Weber State, please!!!
yes just like when utah plays a legitimate pac 12 team what happens THEY LOSE
and just like all the local trolls they also lose..sounds like sour grapes to me
because your team lost to a bottom dweller.
thebigsamoanRichmond, VAi,m with you on that penalty on the bench,i
later found out that it was not the bench or even a BYU player,there was a
bystander from the crowd standing behind the BYU bench,complaining about the
roughing the kicker hit and would not shut up,but because he was close to the
BYU bench they got the penalty called on them,one of the radio broadcasters
said something about on the post game show.
slcjimmyNice try slamming a road game...Capacity at
Reliant Stadium 71,500Attendance was 33,115 and of that crowd a
goodly sum of BYU fans.FAILLet's talk about the
Fua, you da "Polo" (ball) picker man. Great hands.
If all the 'ifs and buts'....this was an awesome game and you can
really see the growth of the team and players.If Taysom Hill was at
this point in August we would have beat Virginia. Candidly, we would have put a
couple more touchdowns on the board against the Utes and won that game. Again,
all the 'ifs and but.' No matter, BYU is having a great
year. Next up, Boise State, which we have a great shot at winning. Wisconsin and
Notre Dame would be incredible signature wins, and if they happen would vault
BYU into the top-20 somewhere. A big compliment to Houston. They win
how BYU used to, with high octane offense. Did you catch how many true freshman
they had on the field? Several, to include the quarterback. They are likely a
team on the rise in the years to come.Now off to Boise State!
I'm thrilled to have tickets to the Idaho game. In any case, good times
PAC 10 PrideYour last game that meant anything for the standings in a
conference ended up with you losing to a Colorado team that hadn't won on
the road in 3 years. Since then you have been out of "anything" games
with 0-4, 0-4, 1-3 starts. Congrats.
PAC 12 PrideUtah's loss doesn't mean anything either, does
it? Or their 3 losses or their one very fortuitous win. Nothing at all,
nothing has changed from the last two years.Thanks for helping us
I'm actually more of a Utah fan than BYU, watching this game I can say BYU
got hosed on a lot of calls...i come in with a mutual approach not really caring
who wins but man byu got the short end of the stick. Good game cougars. Wish
Utah could have pulled it off as well last night
Great win and a great game! It was nerve wrecking watching though, a nail biter
if I ever saw one. After one particular outstanding defensive play that got us
the ball deep in Houston territory, the very next play we got called for
unsportsmanlike conduct on the sidelines. That ticked me off so bad but never
really knew what or who was called. In the end I was happy we came out with the
win which was all that matters.Sorry the Utes lost. I thought they
were going to pull it off.Go Cougars! Go Utes! Go Aggies!
Until the debacle unfolded in Tucson tonight, ASU only had to lose to Utah and
Utah would have had the edge for the championship game based on direct head to
head results! But, now that is all spilled milk. To diminish a win
against an undefeated FBS team is just irresponsible. 5-0 is 5-0 and a win a
win. To base suggestions on different 'what if' scenarios is also
irresponsible. Because the whole landscape of a game would change with the very
first iota of the first 'if'. Field goals missed... Interceptions not
thrown... Both sides of the equation have the same claim to frivolous what if
questions. There is only one 'if' that has substance behind it. If
that last Houston drive had not ended in an interception it is all but
guaranteed the loss would have been in place of a win. Of that there is no
doubt! Many teams on all levels have had to have a quarterback that
could convert clutch conversions. So to blast the Cougars for their
'reliance' on Taysom is in effect saying that you don't respect
many other players through the years that have been key to wins! Champion
Wow, give Houston credit, but it was a crazy game with lots of great plays and
lots of mistakes on both sides of the ball for BYU. I think the offense is still
improving and we could really use a better defense against the pass. I am
worried about Hill running 34 times and getting sacked 8 times, he has got to be
sore and I don't think he can keep it up all season.If we can
just get the big errors corrected then we have a chance at winning the tough
games we still have left - Boise State, Wisconsin and Notre Dame. Go Cougars!
So in the end, the experts got it pretty right. Houston's strength nearly
undid BYU's weakness, and they proved to be very, very fast.Our
special teams were good, except for missed field goals, theirs were better.Nice place to play a game. Houston was very hospitable and classy.
Thanks Turtle!They didn't show that fumble replay in the
stadium. Can't wait to watch it on the BYUtv rebroadcast.
@Pac 12 Pride utah's victory over Stanford last week really
didn't mean anything either way. No implications for anything
noteworthy.utah's loss against Arizona tonight really
didn't mean anything either way. No implications for anything
noteworthy.If you ranked all of the teams in the PAC12 this season
from 1-10, ten being highest, one being lowest, then Oregon would rank 10. The
rest of the teams would be 5 or less. Which means that the majority of the PAC12
has a lot of parity with those unclean, detestable mid major conferences U sneer
Can you utah fans quit talking about conference or not playing for anything?
That got old the first year and now it is year 3 and you still say the same
things. What are we, elementary school kids making comments
@Cinci Man7:54 p.mThat's a lot of "If's" in
your argument. I think you should stick with the facts.. BYU won because of
Hill's running and a win is a win. That's what counts. Don't
discredit the team or their performance just because you wanted to watch a few
different plays.Great win Cougs!
Exciting win for BYU. It's good day for football in the state. USU and Utah
should have easy wins over inferior teams.
This game really didn't mean anything either way. No implications for
Great game. I had the honor of watching two good team duke it out till the end.
For those that dismissed this Houston team I hope you learned your lesson. As
for BYU they just earned some great exposure to the not just the capital of HS
football but in the heart of the city with the best HS teams in the state. Both team won tonite. BYU earned a win and lots of exposure and Houston
proved that they are a team to be taken seriously.This will be one
of my favorite games I have watched and I just may make the trip to Provo next
year to cheer my red Cougars.Congratulations.
ESPN names Tayson one of it's top performers of the day. They said no QB
has thrown for 400 and rushed for 100 this season. He made headlines today.
Simply an outstanding performance.
Wow, this game was a bit unnerving... In my book this game was played almost as
poorly as the two games that we lost... So many things that I just didn't
understand:. Why is it that Anae doesn't let Williams run
outside the tackles?. Why is it that our Offensive line is incapable of
allowing our QB to set up in a pocket?. Why is it that Hill is still
throwing behind receivers and not checking off... On the Pick by Houston in the
End Zone he had a receiver wide open on the flat...? On the Pick 6 it was like
he looked at the Defender and threw right to him.... We have inxperienced
corners due to injuries so why do we put them in a position to go "man"
on deep patterns? Why not give them more help fro the Safety?. Why is it
that the only time we ran a sweep was when we gave it to the FB on a 2 point
try? Why not throw or sweep or misdirect with the HB?. And why do we
have replays when it was clear that the replay call was wrong on the fumble
@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.
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!
@USNGaryI'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.
IndeMak South Jordan, UTNo 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.===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.===Big 12 Call Yet? Ogden, UTWow, 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.
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.
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!
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.
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
"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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.@ChrisWe
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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
Pretty entertaining game. Nice win by BYU.