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Published: Sunday, Oct. 20 2013 11:40 p.m. MDT

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Payson, UT

That "average" ole Miss team that beat Texas...is that same team that just beat a tough LSU team! The problem with the logic with this article is that the reality is that on any given day, many average teams can defeat better teams. For BYU, they could easily be undefeated as both of their losses were very winable. What will determine if BYU moves into a higher level is the consistency with play calling.

Payson, UT

part two -
That third quarter against Houston was indicative of the madness a fan gets to endure as BYU pushes their run agenda. why not mix it up more like they did in the first quarter and quite frankly, Cody Hoffman was a target and then the cougars stop looking his direction. Same for the Utah game, only in the fourth quarter did BYU start looking to Hoffman. And what about the tight ends...or the backs coming out of the backfield and catching and running. Instead of the short slants and outs, BYU kept looking down the field and those plays are statistically not high. BYU can move the ball but having a creative passing attack and use the weapons they have...the running game will then take care of itself. For Taysom Hill to have to scramble and even look to scramble..says there is a problem.

Texans for BYU
Houston, TX

Beating a ranked team only to see it slip out of the ranking isn't a uniquely BYU occurrence. Many teams beat nationally ranked teams which then slip down or out of the rankings. I miss the point of this article other than a lame attempt to get Cougar fans to read the story... and I fell for it.

Anaheim, CA

It's interesting that our Aggie friend who wrote this article failed to mention that BYU beat a #16/#17 Utah State team that still managed to finish in the Top 25 last year.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

It would be interesting to see who has the best wins between Bronco Mendenhall and Whittingham, with END of season rankings.

Utah beat top 10 Alabama
Utah beat BCS participant Pitt
Utah beat Stanford(who will likely end in top 10)

Bronco beat Usu last year, and he probably has one or two other wins against teams that ended around #20.

Does Bronco have a single win against an END of season top 10 team?

Anaheim, CA

Chris B

It's no contest when it comes to comparing WORST LOSSES between Bronco and Kyle.

Utah was SHUT OUT 0-27 by a 10-loss UNLV team that only had one other win, over 10-loss Utah State.

Utah lost, AT HOME, to a 10-loss Colorado team that hadn't won a road game in FOUR years.

In the end, cherry picking individual wins and losses only prove one thing, one game does not a season make.


AP Top 25 Finishes
Bronco 4
Kyle 2

Top 15 Finishes
Bronco 3
Kyle 1

Conference Championships
Bronco 2
Kyle 1

Phoenix, AZ

I would submit that losing to BYU also affects the season of the above mentioned teams. Ranked schools expect to beat BYU and always have. When they don't beat BYU, it is not only a defeat, but sometimes causes seasons to implode. The teams don't have enough confidence or psyche to come back from losing to a lesser school. We are used to that at BYU because we seem to start every year 1-2 or 1-3 :P (sense the bitterness)

The Middle Of, UT

How about a list of all teams BYU has beaten that were ranked 15 or better and the games occured season midpoint or later?

Bet it is a very short list.

Cheyenne, WY

Since Mendenhall and Whit took over against ranked teams
Mendenhall 4 victories
Whit 6 Victories ( 3 of those came against a ranked BYU)
BYU bowl history alone 5 victories and 1 tie (against no. 7 Iowa)

Cheyenne, WY

Another interesting tid bit
Utah all time 7 top 25 finishes
BYU 5 under Mendenhall.
Any other questions?

The Middle Of, UT

I guess no more questions, you didn't answer the one I asked. A number of teams...bowl games?
Who, when, and ranking when played.

Cheyenne, WY

one problem it is called a job. teams ranked in the top 25 at the end of the season )from bowl games only)
5 that were beaten and 1 tied (iowa)
Sorry I don't have time to go through 40 years of records.

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