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.
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.
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.
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.
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 PittUtah 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?
Chris BIt'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.Overall,AP Top 25 FinishesBronco 4Kyle 2Top 15 FinishesBronco 3Kyle 1Conference ChampionshipsBronco 2Kyle 1
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)
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
Since Mendenhall and Whit took over against ranked teamsMendenhall 4
victoriesWhit 6 Victories ( 3 of those came against a ranked BYU)BYU
bowl history alone 5 victories and 1 tie (against no. 7 Iowa)
Another interesting tid bitUtah all time 7 top 25 finishesBYU 5
under Mendenhall.Any other questions?
@BeSmartI guess no more questions, you didn't answer the one I asked.
A number of teams...bowl games?Who, when, and ranking when played.
red.diehardone 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.