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

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thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

moderateinmagna
MAGNA, UT

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA
i,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!!!

JonnyDanger
HOUSTON, TX

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!

RockOn
Spanish Fork, UT

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.

americanalatina13
provo, UT

how did that game go against the dominating wildcats?

WON84
PLANO, TX

"thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA
i,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 DB down.

lasermann
Orem, UT

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!

JonnyDanger
HOUSTON, TX

RockOn
Spanish Fork, UT

The 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!

lasermann
Orem, UT

A 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.

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