Twas a great block, worthy of the Y archives.====17-14 Hurts
Don't It? | 7:43 a.m. Dec. 31, 2011 Springville, UT "That was
an awesome block! It was THE game changer!" Agree that it was
an awesome block, but it was the Tulsa mistake---not calling for a fair catch
deep in their own territory and fumbling it with seconds left in the first half
up 14-3---that led to this score. That play was the game changer.===="Tulsa was the 2nd best team BYU played this year, TCU being
the best."TJ lives in this land where 8-5 Tulsa, who lost to BYU by
3, is superior to 8-5 Utah who beat BYU by 44 and 8-5 Texas who beat BYU by 1.
Apparently, losing to BYU makes you better. :)
No, because his helmet came easily off I don't see that as legeand. All season
BYU players have had their helmets come off, makes me wonder why they are not
secured better. Football players continue to play without helmets. This takes
nothing away from him as a player.
Maybe we can make a T shirt that states, "lose your helmet and become a
Lore. A word depicting tradition, miracle bowls, national championship, beating
the # 1 team, multiple QBs succeeding in the NFL, Heisman Trophy, Answered
prayers, Ute defenders tackling each other, Going independent, 10 win seasons.
LaVell Edwards. That is lore.
That headline-live in cougar lore? C'mon get real writer who do you think reads
your trivial little league stuff like that and believes? The fantasy world?
I agree with ER in EUR that Van Noy's effort was deserving of MVP honors...
defense usually gets ignored but it is very hard to ignore Van Noy--he's been
the most exciting player for BYU since Brady Poppinga. Reynolds block was
epic and it was probably worth several hundred thousand dollars (possibly
millions) for him because his draft stock just jumped 1-2 rounds. Nice.
Braxton;Although BYU and Nelson struggled in the second half, they did
fing a way to win...winners always do. Tulsa was the 2nd best team BYU played
this year, TCU being the best. As far as a QB goes, there are many, many
D1 schools who would love to have a QB like Nelson. Not just the on the field
play but his "gamer" attitude and influence on the rest of the
team.As far as "Doman, go get a QB" goes. BYU has a very good
back-up in Lark. Hill will be on Campus in January and will likely push Lark for
the backup spot. His game is more like Nelsons but he is bigger, faster and has
better arm strength.Mangum is one of the best and most accurate senior
QB's in the country will be on campus for the 2014 season. There are a couple of
others, including Kuresa, who is already being compared to Nelson for his
toughness and playmaking abilities. He leaves on a mission soon but will be back
for '14. If you don't like BYU, don't read the articles. And I doubt anyone
would miss your comments if you went away.
Sad that Reynolds went from a probably first round pick to a probable
third-fourth round pick this year. I think the o-line performance on the year
was one of the biggest disappointments of the season. But I do wish Mattt a long
and successful nfl career and Houston a speedy recovery. Hopefully next year
this group will overachieve! :)
Nice that the picture(s) that the article are about are #44 and 45 of 45. You
would think it would be the main photo. Would have also been nice to have a
picture of the actual block, not just the pre-block pursuit.
That was an awesome block! It was THE game changer!
We learn again one of the great lessons of sports, especially football: it is
not the size of the cougar in the fight but the size of the fight in the cougar
that wins games and in life! Lots of cougars with tons of fight in that
Van Noy was the defensive MVP. You could say maybe the game MVP just as much as
Hoffman. If he does not make those 3 tackles for loss starting on the 15 yard
line, then they make a short, chip-shot feild goal and we would have gone into
overtime instead of winning in the end of regulation. Instead they have to try a
47 yarder and miss. 24-21. Great game by a great team.Teams/groups
reflect their leaders. BM, Van Noy and Riley are the team leaders. They
obviously place great emphasis on team play.I played on the soph
football team with BM. He kept his mouth shut and did whatever the coaches told
him to. He also only weighed something like 120 pounds, but could fly. Good
luck for many years to come.Go Cougs!
I wish we had a QB. Completing only 40% and 3 interceptions is horrible. If he
wants to run replace DiLuigi with him. Doman, go get the team a QB.
I wish BYU's cami look would have been the Navy blue cami. Maybe they should
market that in the future since it is their color too.
This young team has grown up. Very tough defense and while Riley isn't NFL
material, he is a gamer. What a game - a pure gut-busting come from behind last
second win. It'll go down as one of the great BYU comeback wins. Several guys
stood out: Reynolds, Van Noy, and Riley Stephenson all were key. And of course,
the MVP Hoffman, and Nelson.I think that the offense missed Alisa a
lot. He would have been able to take some pressure off Nelson. But Tulsa packed
the box and Riley needed to do it with his arm. And his arm looked flabby in the
first half. But what a gamer. Gotta love the guy.
That was a man's block. Great career Matt. Good luck in the Pros.
This young man will be playing on Sunday! Fun play
VanNoy could have easily been the MVP.
Not sure if the block was a Rembrandt--more like a cut-your-ear-off Van Gogh.
The Reynolds family is a force to be reckoned with. Matt will be missed. Glad
Houston is coming back. Van Noy is the heart of the defense.
Matt's block exemplified the grit and heart that fans love players for.Perhaps if other former players had understood the concept, they wouldn't have
felt the need to transfer because they were benched for lack of heart and
ESPN thought Matt made the play of the day. It was a Rembrandt.
I can't wait to watch Matt on Sunday's next year. Thanks for giving us four
great years and coming back for your Senior season.
The block WILL live in Cougar lore! What a hit.
Ugly, but a win is a win. And that is all that matters. Great block Matt.