Did APO play last week? I don't recall him catching a pass...I do
remember Ross dropping a few passes last year v Texas.Ross's
opportunities may have come and gone.
I was surprised how rarely Apo got into the game last week. I have given up on
the idea of him being a superstar. But I still think he is solid and deserves
some time.Having said that, Matthews, Leslie, Juergens, and Houk
looked great and never seemed tired enough to really need much of a break.
Still, I think Apo deserves some time.We are so deep on offense,
especially with Williams and Blackmon back this week, that I think going super
fast plays to our advantage. Especially when you consider that Texas has
dismissed a handful of its players. With those dismissals, and the fact that
Texas simply hasn't recruited well for a while, they aren't 3-deep
with 4 and 5 star players like they usually are. You could very well argue that
BYU has better talent, and we have better depth, hands-down.
@T4HEven as an ardent Blue fan, I would never say that BYU has
'hands-down" more talent than TX. Texas still recruits better
individual players in nearly every position than does BYU. But what happens when
you get 11 individuals on the field verses a team of 11 is what will make the
difference on Saturday. Bronco does an excellent job of getting 11 men to pull
together in most cases. I am going to be happy with 400-450 total yards in this
weeks game. Still think the Cougs win this one by 11.
Now is BYU's chance to go unbeaten. Criticism should come if at least 11
games aren't attained. The red sea has parted with this years schedule.
It's so light. Only two games look challenging (@Texas and @UCF). Texas is
rebuilding and UCF is overrated. Yet those are the Cougars toughest opponents.
6 opponents on BYU's schedule aren't even worth mentioning
(very weak). But even games that some in the blue zone were pointing to for
validation are not really credible. Boise State has been getting worse for three
straight seasons and was dominated in week one. The old grey mare ain't
what she used to be there. USU is not the same without Anderson. Chuckie Keaton
is a talented player but USU has no offensive line and lacks depth all over the
field. Houston and Virginia might be interesting markets (exposure thing) but
both football teams are just plain awful. BYU was Virginia's only win last
year. Houston just lost to UTSA by three TDs (that really happened). Houston was
8-5 last year with a very weak schedule. I mean have you looked at
Houston's schedule? My oh my.
Hoping for a similar outcome like last year for the Cougs. If they somehow
manage to come out on top again against the Horns this year, things will be
looking rosy for the rest of their season for sure, and I wouldn't care if
the BCS gives them any love or not. Just win and let the chips fall where they
may.Go Cougars! Go fast, go hard, and go long and far!Good
luck to the Utes and Aggies too! Btw, sorry to see the Aggies being
outclassed badly yesterday.
Taysom4Heisman,You can "argue that BYU has better talent"
than Texas, but you can't win that argument.According to
Rivals:-In the last 7 years, Texas has recruited a top 25 class
every year, and 4 of them were top 5 classes.I-n the last 7 years,
BYU's best recruiting class was ranked #40, and 5 of them were ranked lower
than #60.BYU certainly put a beat down on Texas last year, and they
have a chance to win again this year. But if that happens, it won't be
because of better talent or better depth.
@Johnny MoserRead my comment again. I said "You could very well
argue that BYU has better talent." I never said we have hands-down better
talent. I said you could argue that we do. We put 2 players in the draft last
year while Texas had 0. Taysom, Jamaal, Bronson, and Craig Bills are getting
much more attention from NFL scouts than Texas players at those same
positions.I then proceeded to say "we have better depth,
hands-down". I think it's very clear that BYU has better depth. Texas
got worn down time and time again last year. BYU wore them down. Ole Miss wore
them down. Texas was in position to beat Baylor and win the Big 12, but wore
down in the 4th quarter and fell apart.Sorry, maybe I should have
separated my 2 thoughts a little bit better on my first comment. But the
"hands-down" part of my comment had absolutely nothing to do with having
more talent. I was talking about the depth.
gdog3finally"BYU was Virginia's only win last year. Houston
just lost to UTSA..."It's interesting how you focused on
Houston's loss "by three TDs" to UTSA, but completely ignored the
fact that UCLA was outplayed by Virginia and the Bruins needed three defensive
touchdowns in order to pull off a narrow 28-20 win.No bias in your
analysis there, of course.
@Eddie Would Go (Yes he would!)While star ratings are definitive,
their average is meaningful and Texas averages eight 4 star and higher players a
year, so there are probably thirty plus 4 star players on the team at any given
time. Even with the dismissals and suspensions Texas does have more talent.
Luckily for BYU talent does not always translate into wins but beating Texas
this year will be considerably more difficult.BYU has a good chance
to beat Texas. Against UConn Taysom's decision making was great, passing
very good and part of that is because of a much better O-Line. There might be a
little drop off in defense but it is difficult to tell yet. Texas' defense
will be much better this year and we will have to see if BYU's improved
offensive will be able to overcome.It should be a fun game, go
Going into Texas' house is daunting. Period. Last time, Heaps looked all
world in first half, flopped in second. BYU's defense will be tested, but
they'll test UT's offense. Everything hinges on BYU's offense and
kicking game. Last time, we had good kicking. Not sure what we have this year.
That will be the Achilles' heel in this game.I'm
sayin' tossup here.
I think we have way more talent and depth and stuff.
@gdogYeah, a lot of weak teams. But watch out for Virginia. They
really beat themselves more than got beat by UCLA. Despite 3 turnovers for
TD's They out played UCLA. If it weren't for incredibly bad play
calling by VA coaches, they would have beat #7 UCLA.
One of the things I love most about college football is that the games are
decided on the field. Creating power conferences, BCS-BS and excluding some
schools has reduced the opportunities for the underdogs. These twisted
conference affiliations and bloated bowl game frauds are built by people who
think they win games or earn respect by analysts giving out stars to a
recruiting class or media/coaches taking a poll each week. I love it when an
un-recruited walk-on, even better a returned missionary, pulls the ball away and
scores in the other direction.BYU will never recruit like Texas, you
cant (or should I say shouldnt) even drink a beer, wear an earring or move in
with your girlfriend for crying out loud. I love BYUs independent schedule and
understand that they can only win against the teams they schedule years earlier,
teams that are willing to risk something, prove their dominance on the field
rather than throwing rocks from behind some conference fence.
I was there for BYU 47-UT 6 in 1989 and I was in Provo for BYU 40-UT 21 in 2013,
really enjoyed those 2 games, both were a lot of fun for a Cougar fan
that’s lived in Texas for years. 2011 was winnable for BYU as well in
Austin, but they couldnt hold the 2 touchdown lead in a slower somewhat boring
game of possession (“come on Max, throw the ball”). Texas is a team
I have supported for 30 years, in my top 5 anyway, but not when they play any
Utah teams, BYU in particular. Go Cougars! hook’em horns and pin them by
at least 14.
Was surprised at BYU's game vs. UCONN being as wide as it was. I had
predicted a tossup and the game was pretty much a tossup after BYU's three
early touchdowns.BYU will need a complete game to beat Texas in
their house. The defense of the Horns is much improved and if they can contain
Taysom Texas should pull off the victory though not the same way that Tennessee
clobbered Utah State.Texas 31 BYU 21.
Texas will be without their starting QB vs BYU. The game just lost a bit of
Look at all the overconfidence. Ha ha ha ha.You people are in for a
Texas qb not playing now.
This article is about Apo going back to TX. He barely saw he field last week
and with the people getting back this week, he'll be even more behind.
Really don't see him getting more that 2-3 plays of action. Shame that
he's not able to get more action his way.
BYU's receiver corp is deep, but I see Apo getting some balls thrown his
way. Taysom was playing conservative pass offense. I think he will go deep more
often, including throwing some balls that only Apo, Matthews, and Leslie can
snag. BYU 34 Texas 21