You have got to be kidding.Here are some facts to put things in
perspective:UConn is a cupcake team from the AAC, one of the weaker
Conferences in college football. Last year UConn won only 3 games - they ONLY
beat teams in their own conference - and they lost 9. On average, they got beat
by 10 points.We can't tell much from this game. It didn't
test us. Despite the so-called "convincing" victory, we played a very
sloppy game and let a cupcake team run up around 350 yds total offense.If we were good, we would have shut out UConn, kept them to under 150 yds
total offense, and scored at least 50 points on them.Let's save
the celebrating and gloating until we've actually done something.
difference between Hill last year and his first game this year - confidence and
comfort. He looked very much at ease, knowing what he's doing.
Spokane UteWhat's really comical is a fan base that would mock
any national championship when they've never come close to winning one
themselves.Even more comical is a fan base that beats their chest
about being in the "conference of champions", when BYU, single-handedly,
has won more consensus major college football national championships (#1 in AP
and Coaches Final Polls), than the rest of the PAC 12, minus USC, has won
UteologySeriously, that's the best you've got; digging up
stats from last season when it became obvious, even to you, that Taysom clearly
outplayed Trevor against a much better team this season?
2fer:I would say there may be some truth in what you're
saying...I've noticed the same tendency with Anae, but hopefully he'll
get it figured out now with more experience in his offense. I still think
there's something to be said for how players respond with big leads...I see
it (and I'm sure you do also) in every sport, athletes will get a lead and
slow things down and the intensity is lost. I'd like to see Anae get more
aggressive and deliver that knockout punch.
@DeepBlueAnaheim, CAUteologyWilson was playing an
FCS team at home, a team that has lost 46 straight road games.Hill
was playing an FBS team on the road, a team that played in a BCS bowl more
recently than the Utes.------------You mean Wilson was
playing the same Idaho State team that Hill had these numbers against last
year:11/19 (58%) 153 YDS 2 TD 3 INT 128 RATINGThe
difference? The 2013 ISU finished ranked #229, the 2014 ISU team as of today is
ranked #199.Bottom line, Tysom will have his chance to prove himself
against a real defense this week at Texas. Wilson will need to wait one more
week to prove himself at Michagon.
UteologyWilson was playing an FCS team at home, a team that has lost
46 straight road games.Hill was playing an FBS team on the road, a
team that played in a BCS bowl more recently than the Utes.Taysom
was 18 of 20 for 195 yards and three TDs in the first half. He also completed a
42-yard pass that was called back because of a stupid PF penalty.Including only Taysom's first half stats would blow Wilson's first
half stats out of the water.
UteologyEast Salt Lake City, Utah@Y Grad / Y Dad"My original comment was more civil then the comments posted on
Utah's thread after the ISU game by BYU fans."Then by all
means, take them to task. Tell them Y Dad is ashamed of them, if it helps.I'll have to take your word for it, because I never go to the Utah
pages, unless there is absolutley nothing to report about the Cougars. And when
I go, I consider myself a guest and try to behave myself as such. Call it old
fashioned, but it just seems like the right thing to do.Don't
you think so?
@Y Grad / Y DadMy original comment was more civil then the comments
posted on Utah's thread after the ISU game by BYU fans.I never
claimed he was doing 5 yard dump passes. I agreed with BYU fans like
WisconsinCoug about the lack of a "long" game. @talkinsportsReally? Wilson's total yards are from ONE half,
Hill's total yards are from an ENTIRE game, which is the ONLY reason why
Hill has more yards than Wilson. For example, Utah had a total of
351 yards passing vs ISU on 32 attempts.Had Hill not played the
final drive and BYU had run the clock out his numbers would be:Taysom Hill - 242 yards, 24 of 32 (77%), 3 TD, 169Also, I have
never argued that Hill isn't the better running QB. He is, his passing
ability has been an issue. Regardless, he'll get his chance to
prove it against Texas. Maybe Anae will open up the "Go Long" part of
BYU's offense. I also think BYU has a good chance of beating Texas.
You see, Uteology, maybe you have enjoyed this, but I think it could have been a
much more enoyable, enlightening discussion if everyone would have practiced a
little more civility, my guys in blue included.I haven't
revisited the boards till just now, so I didn't see your responses to me.
I say this: go back and look at your first post. If you can read that and
honestly feel that your comments were civil and objective, then we will have to
agree to disagree. Civilly.On the pass in question, I admitted it
wasn't the 60 yard bomb we were hoping to see a lot of. Why can't you
admit that it was more than a 5 yard dunk with yards tacked on for the run?In case you haven't followed everything about the game, Taysom
acknowledged that they played a defense calculated to keep everything in front
of them, so he took what was given. It is not a sin nor a weakness to not force
deep balls into double coverage when they are giving short passes.I
suspect we could agree on that.
UteologyPassing Leaders#20 Taysom Hill - 308 yards, 28 of 36
(78%), 3 TD, 177.1 rating#38 Travis Wilson - 265 yards, 13 of 18 (72%), 1
TD, 214.2 ratingTotal QB Rating (QBR)#15 Taysom Hill - Pass
EPA 8.2, Run EPA 2.8, Total EPA 10.6, Adj QRB 88.7#18 Travis Wilson - Pass
EPA 5.3, Run EPA 0.4, Total EPA 5.3, Adj QRB 84.3
@Objectified@ uteology:As is totally predictable, you
will always find something to be critical of BYU, no matter how well they play.
Taysom had a 177+ quarterback rating for goodness sake. It was much better than
any Ute qb rating had against a lesser defense. Looking at the overall picture,
your unwarranted criticism cost you even more credibility.----------------Game 1 QB Ratings: Wilson 214 vs Hill 177What were you saying about my credibility?I thought Wilson was
okay, he needs to prove it against a P5 defense. Next week will be a better
test, slightly better than UConn.@RivertonI wasn't
aware BYU was only trying to score one more TD in the second half, and that with
5 minutes left in the game while running the "Go Fast, Go Hard, Go Long"
offense. Had I had known that I wouldn't be so critical.@CougsndawgsI gave Utah's offense a B- and the defense a C.
I never claimed they played great. The most important thing from that game was
that Utah played 75 players including 3 QBs.
@Object"Criticize all you want with bogus claims, but the truth
of the matter is that Kyle W would trade all 6 of his current QB's for
Taysom Hill and walk away smiling."--------------Apparently, you haven't seen Tysom's numbers against PAC-12
defenses.Every play? No, I verified the play that I was called out
@RivertonCougarComing from a fan base who beats on their chest about
1984; that's commical. Good opening win for BYU. Next week will
be a tall assignment; but Texas is certainly beatable. I like the Friday night
games; the only thing worth watching on TV.
@ CougsndawgsI don't think BYU's offense got complacent in
the 2nd half, I think it has to do with coaching strategy. It seems like Anae
has trouble putting teams away early in the second half when BYU has a lead. I
don't know if the numbers back that up or not, but it's the impression
that I get.
Elmer Fudd:After looking at early results, it appears BYU has
significantly improved from last year and Utah has perhaps just maintained... at
best. It's obvious to objective observers that BYU would indeed beat Utah
this year... just like the results of all national preseason polls predict. They
literally all have BYU better ranked than Utah. This past weekend simply
confirmed it.Uteology:Why are you so enamored and
obsessed with criticizing BYU that you would so much time going back and
replaying every play just to find one thing to be critical about? That makes no
sense. It truly appears to be an obsession.JD:Criticize
all you want with bogus claims, but the truth of the matter is that Kyle W would
trade all 6 of his current QB's for Taysom Hill and walk away smiling.
@ uteology:As is totally predictable, you will always find something
to be critical of BYU, no matter how well they play. Taysom had a 177+
quarterback rating for goodness sake. It was much better than any Ute qb rating
had against a lesser defense. Looking at the overall picture, your unwarranted
criticism cost you even more credibility.Interesting that you and a
few other enamoured Ute fans follow and read all BYU articles so closely. No
wonder some commenters legitimately wonder if there isn't some sort of
The problem about heisman talk - I fit doesn't start in week one,
you're probably not going to get the Heisman. I think we can
scratch Chuckie Keaton's name off the list. He looked terrible.Frankly, I've never been that impressed we him. Three years ago, when no
one was running the pistol, he put up gaudy numbers running and throwing, Now
that everyone has a couple hundred games of game film of different teams running
the pistol in a bunch of different ways, chuckie's game doesn't look
nearly as impressive as it once did. And everyone knows he throws A LOT off his
back foot, so cbs and safeties all now jump the route on anything thrown to the
sideline or over the top. After week one, Chuckie is lucky to be considered the
third best an in the state...
"UConn is ranked 101, the team you struggled to put away will be lucky to
win 5 games this year in the AAC."There is so much hypocrisy on
this board today, including this.BYU fans, what have Utah fans been
telling us the last few years about BYU vs Utah? They say Utah has dominated BYU
and BYU managed to make the score look closer than the games really were. But
today someone tells us that BYU "struggled to put away" a team that
never really got within 2 touchdowns. So Utah "dominates" a team they
usually only beat by a touchdown or less, but BYU "struggles to put
away" a team they were always up by 18 points.Also, it is funny
how we are told that everybody knows the Utes because of their BCS games in 2004
and 2008. Now a Ute fan admits to never having heard of UConn having a football
team although they played in BCS game about 3 years ago. Has the thought crossed
their minds that some people may not have heard of a team that played in a BCS
bowl 6 years ago?
Uteology:Utah struggled to score against Idaho State. 2 TDs on special
teams, and another one at the end of the half where Scott clearly stepped out of
bounds yet PAC officials called it a touchdown. Even the homer PAC12 Network
commentators were shaking their heads on that one. Utah's offense
didn't always look good in that game. Same with BYUs offense...maybe they
got complacent with a big lead, maybe they didn't throw deep or try
anything extravagant against a defense they knew they could beat with more
vanilla throws...who knows. What I do know is that both BYU and Utah coaches
don't want to give away too much of their offense against inferior
opponents. I also know that live game experience is much better than practice so
BYU coaches wanted TH to get as much live experience as possible to be better
prepared for Texas.I also think Utah is a better team this year,
with more weapons on offense and more depth at QB. I think U will kill Fresno.
Now whether that translates to a better record, we'll see. Good luck to U
uteology"If BYU wasn't struggling then can you please
explain why Taysom Hill was running the "Go Fast, Go Hard, Go Short"
offense with 5 minutes left in the game when up 18 points?"Simply taking advantage of a live game practice opportunity to prepare for
Texas, similar to what the Utes do with their onside kicks and fake punts when
they're up 3 or 4 touchdowns in the 2nd half.
@ Down under"You say tha Keaton is the better QB? Shall we look
again after this weekend to see who had better stats and who the NFL thins is
the better QB? Keep dreaming. I also find it funny that Wilson is not mentioned
in any QB conversations. LOL"Let's see, Chuckie
Keaton played a much improved Tennessee team on the road in SEC country. The
Vols has a lot of speed especially on defense.Taysom Hill played a
pretty aweful UCONN team. Wilson and Keaton could light up that defense. You're comparing apples to oranges. You can't compare stats
unless both BYU and Utah State play a common opponent.
Uteology"Anything to help BYU fans like you face
reality."Sorry, but you wouldn't know reality if it smacked
you in the face.The truth is, BYU played a much better game against
a much better team than Utah faced.And while you're beating
your chest about Utah playing its backups in the 2nd half, let's not forget
that BYU played its backup running backs, wide receivers, and cornerbacks the
LonestarRunnerSalt Lake City, UTElmer FuddBronco
was just giving his starting QB a full 60 minutes of live game experience.-------------How that work out for you against Utah State in
2012? "BYU freshman quarterback Taysom Hill will have surgery
on his left knee and will miss the rest of the season with a lateral collateral
injury suffered on his final carry in Friday night's 6-3 win over Utah
State."I highly doubt you would have said the same thing if Hill
had injured himself on that last drive.
utelogy, i like the reality of playing in bowl games, having a winning
season, and being able to see one local team on national tv. Thanks for caring
Utelogy,You say tha Keaton is the better QB? Shall we look again after
this weekend to see who had better stats and who the NFL thins is the better QB?
Keep dreaming. I also find it funny that Wilson is not mentioned in any QB
@LonestarRunnerIf BYU wasn't struggling then can you please
explain why Tysom Hill was running the "Go Fast, Go Hard, Go Short"
offense with 5 minutes left in the game when up 18 points?AAC
Predictions: #6 UConn 3-5 (5-7 overall)Source: Athlon @CougsndawgsWhich part of my statements are wrong?*
BYU struggled to score in the 2nd half against a poor defense* Tysom was
mostly doing short range, dump passes, rolling out of the pocket (40% to running
backs coming out of the backfield)Fresno does look awful, but not as
awful as UConn. MWC Predictions: 7-1 (8-5)Source: Athlon So we won't really know how good BYU is until after the Texas
game.I actually think BYU will beat Texas next week if Texas
can't contain Tysom and shut down his short range passing game. Their
defense looked impressive against #82 North Texas but David Ash looked anything
but on the offense.Good luck!
Uteology:Give it a rest man. If we're being honest, you wanted to see
BYU struggle and they didn't. You wanted to see Taysom struggle and he
didn't, you would have loved to see BYU get in a dog fight and they
didn't. Why do you even care? You've moved on right? Good luck against
another cupcake next week...Fresno looks awful. We won't even know how good
your uties are until week 3...maybe that's why you're on the BYU
boards bemoaning the Cougars success without 5 of their playmakers and despite
150 yards in penalties.And please...BYU running up the score late in
the game? But Utah fake punting was just "practice and reading the
defense" according to ute fans? You're unabashed hatred of BYU and the
lack of anything resembling objectivity that follows is exactly why we know that
you have Blue in your head, and always will.
Uteology"UConn is ranked 101, the team you struggled to put away
will be lucky to win 5 games this year in the AAC."LOL at your
delusional spin.#35 BYU lead #101 UConn 14-0 within 6 minutes and
28-7 at the half. BYU hardly "struggled" to put away a UConn team that
played in a BCS bowl just a couple years ago.BYU could have played
all of its backups from the opening kickoff and still beaten the hapless
Bengals.#48 Utah was playing #199 Idaho St, a team that has lost 46
consecutive road games.
Elmer FuddBronco was just giving his starting QB a full 60 minutes
of live game experience.Kyle, on the other hand, needed to give his
"back up" QB live game experience since he knows that either through
injury or lack of effectiveness Travis Wilson won't last the whole season.
Down underSalt Lake City, UTGood to see that utelogy is such a
fan that he even likes to watch the replays.Thanks for the support-----------You welcome.Anything to help BYU fans
like you face reality.
@talkinsportsUConn is ranked 101, the team you struggled to put away
will be lucky to win 5 games this year in the AAC.Utah's
starters were all out of the game by the 2nd half. We had our 3rd string QB on
the last drive. Big difference than running the no-huddle, with your starting
QB, up 18 with less than 5 minutes in the game. In fact, Utah ran the ball on
it's last drive to kill the clock with 5 min left in the game, BYU 4 passes
and 1 rush to score in 91 seconds.I am also on record of saying I
don't blame Bronco from running his offense with a meaningless TD. Because
in the 2nd half, BYU's offense struggled to score the ball against a bad
team. In fact, Hill in the second half completed only 58% of his passes until
the final drive. He needed the extra live game practice, just like Brandon Cox
did against ISU.
The dogs may bark; but the caravan goes on!If Taysom continues
playing well and BYU continues win, the accolades will come regardless of the
jealous naysaying by some.
Good to see that utelogy is such a fan that he even likes to watch the
replays.Thanks for the support
@ talkinsportsand yet, Bronco keeps his starters in for pretty much
the whole game even when BYU had the game in the bag late the third quarter.
Bronco keeps Taysom Hill and the starting offense in to pad their stats with 4
minutes left in the game, against a pretty bad UCONN team. Talk about your
hypocrisy!The difference with Utah is, the Utes put their second and
third stringers in the whole second half and they were still able to score.
That's Idaho States fault for not playing defense.
Happy for the win. Positives were Hill running and short passing game. Where
was deep passing which received a lot of preseason hype - receivers or Hill ??
Our O-line protected the QB but didn't create run opportunities. Hope the
focus will be to learn from this game. I have confidence that it will!!
UteologyThe Utes are running fake punts in the 2nd half against Big
Sky team that has lost 46 straight road games when the Utes are already up 35-7,
and then for good measure, score another touchdown with just over 5 minutes left
in the game when they're already up 49-14, and you're whining about
BYU scoring one touchdown in the 2nd half against a team that played in a BCS
game more recently than the Utes to win 35-7?Wow! Talk about a lot
of meaningless whining and hypocrisy!
@Y Grad / Y DadRichland, WABy the way, the td pass right after
the turnover was 35 yards in the air and right on the money. Not a 60 yard bomb,
but enough to show that part of your tirade as another falsehood.---------------My bad, I think you are referring to the following
play:1st and 10 at CONN 26 Taysom Hill pass complete to Mitch
Mathews for 26 yds for a TDHill is in the shot gun at the CONN 31
and releases the ball at the 33, the ball is caught at the goal line. So one 33 yard pass (26 actual yards) the entire game, otherwise mostly short,
quick passes, on roll-outs and that in your opinion proves that Hills a threat
to beat a defense deep and so can spread defenses?
@Y Grad / Y DadRichland, WABy the way, the td pass right after
the turnover was 35 yards in the air and right on the money. Not a 60 yard bomb,
but enough to show that part of your tirade as another falsehood.-----------I don't recall any such pass, so I checked ESPN
play-by-play to see if I missed it and I don't see the pass you are
referring to. The only pass that went for 35 yards was:1st and 10
at CONN 35Taysom Hill pass complete to Terenn Houk for 35 yds for a TDThat clearly was a 15 yard pass and Houck did the rest as game replay shows
(2nd Qtr 1:03).Please be more precise on which play you are
Taysom looks light years ahead of where he was at this time last year, looks
like all the hard work he put in during the off-season paid off. Very impressed
with his decision making and his accuracy, he showed great poise in the pocket
and just took what the defense gave him. Now lets see if he can take that next
step against Texas, I believe he can. One last thought, how about
the OL? difference was night and day compared to the Virginia game from last
year. Taysom had all day to throw, makes a big difference when your QB can stand
back in the pocket and scan the field without a defender in his face or chasing
him out of the pocket. Two freshmen started and they both showed very well, now
hopefully they can carry that over into the Texas game.
JD Las Vegas, NVHill is the best player on BYU's
team. But he would not start for any of the PAC-12 schools, maybe Colorado, but
not anybody else. The freshmen QB at Arizona playing in his first game was 3x
the QB that Hill is.Really. Maybe your just trying to get a
reaction, but that statement is totally out there. There was a reason Harbaugh
recruited Taysom to go to Stanford. Taysom probably starts for everyone except
for UCLA (Hundley) and Oregon (Mariota) and maybe OSU (Mannion). Every other Pac
12 school would take Taysom in a heartbeat.
There seem to be some people on here who aren't familiar with BYU comment
boards. We have quite a following who like to pretend to be BYU fans but are
just looking for a reaction. Some do it by pretending to be out of control
homers and others by turning everything into a Utah conversation. Just
don't take everything that's said at face value-- lots of hidden
agendas. This game was overall encouraging but specifically
worrisome in some areas. The kicking game & penalties were horrendous.
Those need correctly in a big way. Taysom had a terrific game and the O-line
played well but didn't face a great D-line so it's hard to say.
Needed more push for the runners. Replacement Corners played well but the
LB's were not as dominant as we're used to. The offense was efficient
and much better in the red zone. They got a little complacent in the 2nd half
and won't get away with that against tougher teams. We'll take the
win but it provided plenty to work on. T- 6 days for the Longhorns. Go
JDTaysom is head-and-shoulders better than any quarterback on the
hill.BYU always runs a tempo offense.btw, most of
Hill's "stats" came in the first when he three for 3 TDs and ran
for a 4th.It's laughable that our little brothers are running
fake punts in the 2nd half when they're already up by 30, and then whine
about BYU padding their stats.
Hill is the best player on BYU's team. But he would not start for any of
the PAC-12 schools, maybe Colorado, but not anybody else. The freshmen QB at
Arizona playing in his first game was 3x the QB that Hill is. Why on earth was
he in the game with four minutes left and a 3 score lead. Coming out and running
a tempo offense with 4 minutes left with your starters and having Hill run a
keeper up the middle is absolutely dangerous and piling it on. IF he had been
hurt, Provo would have had Bronco's head. It is easy to get big stats when
you play easy opponents. Before running the table, Provo needs significant help
on special teams. The kicking game was worse than a 1A high school team. This
did not look like a disciplined team, I bet after week one Provo leads the
nation in personal fouls.
Y Grad / Y DadRichland, WAUteologyEast Salt Lake City, UtahWhy is it so difficult to be civil? Are you really so discontented with
Utah's past performance that you have no hope for this season? That is the
only plausible reason I can think why an adult would behave in such a way.Just--------What did I say that was uncivil?
UCONN wasn't very good overall but you can see they have a lot of
potential. BYU played well in some regards, but had a lot of bad moments
against the run inside.This BYU offensive line will get owned by Texas,
which doesn't even resemble last year's team that the Y blew out.Hopefully the suspended players raise the level of intensity, without
increasing the penalty yardage, which was really bad. Hill looked very
composed overall. The kicking game has to be augmented immediately. Run game
wasn't impressive. First game better than last year by a mile, but a long
way to go to be in the national discussion.
@ Cosmo's Cousin"BYU will probably run the table this year
but the BCS snobs won't let us into the playoff because they're
afraid"No, BYU won't get into the playoffs because their
SOS is weak."bYU would for sure beat Utah if they played this
year!"That's what BYU fans said last year, and the year
before that, and the year before that. But they still lost to Utah. This year
would be no different.
I agree. No need to bring the Utes into this discussion. The cougs looked great,
particularly when you consider they are missing 6 starters that will be back
next week. It is also good that they, if they had to struggle in any aspect of
the game, it would be on defense. Bronco can turn that one around. I am glad
Bronco is more involved in the offense this year. I think he brings clarity and
grit to it. Great job cougs.
By the way, the td pass right after the turnover was 35 yards in the air and
right on the money. Not a 60 yard bomb, but enough to show that part of your
tirade as another falsehood.
UteologyEast Salt Lake City, UtahWhy is it so difficult to be
civil? Are you really so discontented with Utah's past performance that
you have no hope for this season? That is the only plausible reason I can think
why an adult would behave in such a way.
Open tryouts for kicker Monday. If kickoffs are as short and weak @ Texas as
they were last night, BYU is already in serious trouble. I'm certain that
at least a half dozen players from the women's soccer team can put the ball
farther down the field than Sansom did last night!!
@Uncle RicoSandy, UT@ Cosmos CousinDude chill, its
only week one.Taysom looked GREAT. He may be better than Chuckie
Keeton this year, time will tell.-------------Tysom
looked good against a poor defense. His 62 passing yards and 26
rushing yards came on a meaningless drive with 4:33 left in the game. Usually
teams up 18 points run out the clock, BYU instead chose to score within 91
seconds in 5 plays (4 passes and 1 rush).His passing game stats are
exactly where he left off at the end of last year against similar opponents.
Same quick, short passes and not a long ball threat. If he can't spread
the defense then teams will stack the box and take away his short range game.Tysom might have a better year but he's not a better QB than Keeton
who is the #5 NFL QB Prospect (Hill #21).
Taysom's decision making and passing were both much improved! Exactly what
the Cougars needed - to see they can execute and win even when making major
errors. Unfortunately the defense didn't seem as good as last year with the
exception of the secondary. Now, if only it will hold true that a
team's greatest improvement comes between week 1 & 2!Go
"Wow! A meaningless TD up 18 points with 4:33 left in the game against
UConn's 3rd string defense deserved the first 3 paragraphs in this
article?"I seriously doubt a coach would put in his 3rd string
defense with over 5 minutes left when you are down by only two and a half
scores. UConn seemed pretty intent on keeping it a close game.
Uncle Rico! The defense allowed less then eighty yards of rushing.The D-line needs to step up?
BYU looked good and sloppy last night. They need to clean it up next week. If
they can get by Texas they will likely crack the top 25 and could go undefeated.
Texas is the biggest game of the year now. If they get the win and go
undefeated expect the Big 12 to come calling next year, especially if they get
left out of the playoffs this year because of no championship game.Great job though Cougs. Keep getting the W's!
Hill is a competitor which he showed big time against Texas last year, I hope he
can keep his composure next week when things get tougher and continue to find
the open receiver. Texas is going to be fired up and out for revenge, it will be
a tough game. Odds are we will lose but after yesterdays game I'm much more
@ Cosmos CousinDude chill, its only week one.Taysom
looked GREAT. He may be better than Chuckie Keeton this year, time will tell.Hopefully BYU gets a better kicker and our D line needs to step it
up.Great start for BYU.
Wouldn't it be fun to run the table! This next week will be a tough game.
Where was Ross Apo last night?
It's a good start for BYU in that they got the victory, but it is only the
first game. Heisman talk is premature. The obvious penalties committed by
experienced players was disheartening. And has got to be fixed fast...before
they fly to Austin, TX. Congrats Cougs, but you have a lot of work to do. Coug
fans, leave the Utah Utes out of our discussions...who cares about them? Not
me, I have never read an article about them in my life, unless it involved BYU.
Stop it! To ute fans, thank you for your interest in reading about, following
and even commenting about BYU, your interest is appreciated.
No doubt that Taysom's play was the brightest spot for the Cougs last
night. He looked quite poised in making the right calls, throw vs. pass,
throughout the game. He slid at appropriate times while running, and went
headlong when the situation called for it. With only a couple exceptions, his
passing was spot on. While UConn didn't have the intense D
that he will face at Texas, UCF, etc, his performance does bode well for a
Congratulations to the Cougars for winning a sloppy game. Taysom was awesome.
I was pleased to see a few more plays and to see that Taysom did not have to
call his own number 20 times. It's far too early to tell if BYU is good
enough to run the table. They are capable if they can end the rain of
turnovers.I haven't seen anything like it before, but I'm sure it was
not the record.
Nice post CosCuz...It's so fun reading Harmon gushing over an average
team and QB beating a lousy team with a first year coach! But the classic was
"if 3 calls weren't made to negate three runs"....uh, earth to
Dick...sometimes penalties help (illegally) plays thus they get called back...if
my aunt had...I digress...I've watched a lot of football this
week? Um, did you watch A&M dismantle SCar and their QB knock out Johnny
Footballs records???Tamson may not get the Utah version of the
Heisman...Great post. I know you were being sarcastic (like
Mildred)... Loved it
Yes, Hill might just be the best college football player in the land, and he was
definitely the "Heisman of the Week" -- he has to be considered the
frontrunner. His Aggies TOTALLY dismantled the Gamecocks.Oh, you
were talking about TAYSOM Hill?? Well, he had a pretty good game, too.
Let's see what he can do against Texas.
Wow! A meaningless TD up 18 points with 4:33 left in the game against
UConn's 3rd string defense deserved the first 3 paragraphs in this article?
Cougar Nation should worry less about "impending traffic
jam" after a game with an empty stadium and worry more why it took an entire
half to score the final TD against #101 UConn? Hill did look better
than last year at this time but why didn't he complete a single deep pass?
Saving it for Texas?
From Hartford's The Courant:"Just last week, ESPN analyst
Danny Kanell cautioned that UConn would have its hands full with the "dark
horse contender" for the Heisman. And sure enough, the Huskies and the fans
at Rentschler Field saw the start of Taysom Hill's Heisman campaign Friday
28 of 36 passing for 308 yards, 3 touchdowns and no picks, plus 97 yards rushing
on 12 carries . . . those are crazy numbers! I don't care if that's
against Bo Diddley Tech, those are legit numbers. Taysom Hill completed nearly
80 percent of his passes! Wow. Granted many of the throws were high percentage
throws, but still. At least in his first game, Taysom Hill put together a
Hill will be independent Offensive Player of the Week. Unless he has a game
like that every week, he won't be in consideration for Heisman. I'd
argue the A&M QB was far better. Doing what he did in his circumstance was
amazing. Please, no talk of Heisman and playoff. Not going to happen, but
let's enjoy the win. Hill needs a performance like that next
week if BYU wants any shot of winning.
Hill did a great job. It was fun to be at the game and watch him tear it up.
I, however, think the best QB showing, so far this week, goes to Kenny Hill of
It was a decent showing for a first game far away from home. Hill was certainly
a bright spot and was so hard to catch. His passing was light years better than
a year ago. We have a great bunch of receivers if Hill can find them and get
them the ball. I'm still concerned about the ability of our line on both
offense and defense. There were a lot of missed tackles that led to runs deeper
into our secondary. Special teams was also a huge concern - the kicking game was
the worst. Texas will be ready for revenge and will be far better
athletically. You can bet they'll be rushing and putting more pressure on
Hill and our defense had better be tighter than it was last night.
@Cousin:WAY too early to start talking about "running the
table". Let's just take it one game at a time and see what happens.
Remember, ALL of the games will actually be decided an a football field. I like
your enthusiasm but highly recommend a measure of caution.
Cosmo's Cousin:While I agree that Hill had a very nice game, did you
happen to catch Kenny Hill's performance (TAMU) vs South Carolina? I'd
say objectively that is easily the best performance by a QB so far this weekend.
Still a lot of football to be played before the weekend is through but it will
be tough to top that performance.As for running the table
there's certainly that possibility but only if BYU cleans up some serious
issues on special teams and defense...though I think getting our starting CBs
back and our faster more athletic RB & WR back will help greatly.And why bring Utah into the conversation? BYU doesn't play them so
there's no way to know and therefore no reason to speculate or care about
how BYU would do against them.
UConn is a better team than Virginia was last year. As such, it seems pretty
obvious that BYU is notably better this year than last. If they are able to
cleanup the excessive number of penalties, then this could turn into an
exceptional year that will be a lot of fun.After watching both
Utah's and BYU's opening season games, it really makes me wish Utah
hadn't got nervous and backed out of their game this year and next. Had
they played, it would've forced Ute fans to be very quiet for at least a
year and probably at least two. From the initial games, there doesn't
appear to be much doubt. As the season progresses, there will be even less.The game next week against Texas should prove to be very interesting.
BYU could get the Heisman back to Provo this year. I watched alot of football
games this week and Hill is by far the best QB.BYU will probably run
the table this year but the BCS snobs won't let us into the playoff because
they're afraid.bYU would for sure beat Utah if they played this