Comments about ‘Cougars ready to take 'big stage' at No. 21 Wisconsin’

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Published: Friday, Nov. 8 2013 6:30 p.m. MST

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Cinci Man
FT MITCHELL, KY

I'm ready too. But only tomorrow will we know if BYU is ready. Be tomorrow already!

Vladhagen
Salt Lake City, UT

What does he mean by saying that the Big 10 officials do a good job controlling the game pace? Like, if BYU is pounding out play after play Gary will be able to signal to the refs and have them slow BYU down or what? "Hey boys, be extra slow out there......maybe forget to start the game clock or lose the game ball in the crowd...."

It would seem that after the ASU game that Wisconsin would not be super hot on the refs having anything to do with the clock.

Zmanwaring
Ammon, ID

Vladhagen, it's actually a very big thing for BYU this game. The refs aren't going to fix the game but they can slow it down by taking a longer time to spot the ball. What Coach Andersen means by this is that when Wisconsin wants to sub players the refs have been good about allowing enough time for the players to get on/off the field before allowing the ball to be snapped. This hinders BYU's fast offense because they want to be so quick that substitutions won't happen unless they are making them as well. If you've watched the other games you will have noticed opposing teams trying to sub players and the players will have to sprint as fast as they can to get off the field before the next snap.

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

How nice that BYU can play on a "big stage" every once in a while.

poyman
Lincoln City, OR

@johninslc

Actually LES is a pretty good size stage and the Cougs play in that every home game...In fact I think it seats about 40% more people than RES and it's pretty much full every game...

Any idea on how many ute fans will show up for the ute vs Buff game to determine who will occupy the cellar of the big bad pac12 southern division??? Neither team will be Bowl eligible (again) and I don't think that the manufactured "rivalry" will bring many fans out in the snow and cold.

Meanwhile... the Cougs have been playing in venues such as Camp Randall, Notre Dame (again), UT, The Texan's Stadium, Cowboy Stadium (twice), etc... Oh and the Coliseum and the Rose Bowl, been there and done that a few times.

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