PROVO The BCS hype surrounding BYU should only continue after the Cougars' win over Wyoming on Saturday afternoon, and count Cowboys coach Joe Glenn as one person who wouldn't mind seeing BYU run the table and crash the big bowl party in January.
"They're going to beat a lot of teams," said Glenn. "I'd love to see them go all the way. They're a real good football team and took advantage of us. In the long stretch, it was the Cougars were too much for us today."
After becoming the second team in as many weeks to leave Provo with a blowout loss, there wasn't much left for anyone in the Wyoming locker room to do but tip their hats and start looking toward next week.
Running back Devin Moore studied the film of BYU's win over UCLA all week leading up to the game. He then went through what was basically a rerun when he stepped on the field himself.
"I think we did a little better than UCLA," said Moore. "I think their defense is a little under-ranked. They're a great team."
The Cowboys put three quarterbacks under center against the Cougars, but none of them could find a way to put any points on the board. Starter Dax Crum was pulled in the third quarter for Karsten Sween. Sween's first two passes were incompletions, and his third and final attempt was intercepted and returned for a touchdown by David Nixon.
Crum connected on more than half of his passes in the game. But most of his completions were for short yardage, and he also had two turnovers.
"That's a damn good team right there," said Crum. "Their offense started getting going. Once they figured it out, we didn't really have an answer."
Wyoming wide receiver Greg Bolling echoed his coach and teammates. His fumbled lateral handed BYU its first touchdown early in the game, and the junior said his team made far too many mistakes to stay in the game.
"That's a good defense that we went against today," said Bolling. "If you shoot yourselves in the foot, BYU will get you."
After a tepid 13-point output against North Dakota State last week, the Cowboys will be back at the drawing board trying to find a way to fire up their offense. Glenn called his team's turnover woes "ridiculous" and wouldn't rule out a change at quarterback.
"I've got to talk to (offensive coordinator) Bob (Cole) in private about it and see who can protect our defense," the coach said. "We can't turn it over. You can't throw it to the other team. We've got to get better play from our quarterback spot. We're going to find a guy that can go in and protect the football."