Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Brigham Young Cougars head coach Kalani Sitake looks up at the scoreboard during a time out late in the first half, trailing 17-3 against the Wisconsin Badgers, at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

It's been an incredibly tough year to watch BYU football, but Matt and I were duty-bound at midseason to give out some grades to the QBs, RBs, WRs/TEs, OL, DL, LBs and DBs. It wasn't a pretty exercise, but perhaps a cathartic one. Also on the show: tough independent schedules and Kyle Van Noy hitting his stride as a pro.

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