BYU football: Jacobson out 4 to 6 weeks

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  • Nobody said BCS isn't good
    Oct. 6, 2009 1:59 p.m.

    Hey Utes... wake up! Nobody said that getting to a BCS bowl game wasn't good. It's fabulous! But... it isn't a national championship. Utah fans seriously think that it's not possible for a non-BCS team to win a national championship? C'mon... if Utah had run the table this year, they would have been in the national championship game. Nobody could ignore the fact that they would have had a 25 game winning streak. That's pretty much what it took for BYU to get their national championship. Either way, it's a moot point for both teams this year. There is a sliver of a possibility that one team could get a BCS bowl bid.

    Losing Jacobson could be a big hit to the Cougars. However, I think BYU will be feeding teams a big dose of Harvey Unga the next few weeks. It would be nice to have McKay back for the TCU game 'cuz I don't think Harvey can have a big day against the Horned Frogs. I think Utah and BYU need to worry about TCU before they worry about eachother.

  • BYU will most likely beat utah
    Oct. 6, 2009 9:48 a.m.

    Because utah is terrible this year...bottom line...you all know its true...you just are not a good football team...you have a terrible QB...your recievers are not as great as you all think...and the mighty asiata is out for the year and will probably never play football ever again...its sad really i would love to have seen 2 bruising back play against each other in Unga and Asiata...i think Unga is a much better back...but Asiata is very good...or was...bottom line BYU will "MOST LIKELY" beat utah by 21 points...not i said most likely and i am not proclaiming a BYU victory..

  • Visionless Utah Fans
    Oct. 6, 2009 9:15 a.m.

    It's sad that some "disappoint U" fans still consider winning a BCS game the best they do "under the current" system.

    As the saying goes, "lead, follow, or get out of the way."

    Despite the deck being stacked against them, BYU fans dare to dream bigger than a mere BCS win.

    Maybe that's because BYU has been there, done that, winning a national championship that nobody at the time thought was possible for a team not in one of the power conferences; going from pre-season unranked to #1 in late November shocked the college football establishment.

    If Utah fans are convinced that it's not possible for a non-BCS team to win a national championship "under the current system," please just get out of the way and watch a team with a can do attitude prove you wrong--maybe BYU won't be the first to do it, maybe it'll be TCU or BSU, teams, and fans, who dare to dream the "impossible."

  • re: hate to disappoint U
    Oct. 6, 2009 7:53 a.m.

    Classic diversion tactic to make BYU's continued failure to accomplish what Utah has already done less pathetic.

    BYU can't even get themselves into a BCS game, and yes under the current system that is the end-all goal of any non-BCS conference team, yet to diminish that you actually talk about BYU getting to a national championship game! Classic! I love it!

    Basically you're the high school kid who has never been on a date but keeps telling everyone he's taking the head cheerleader to the prom! Shoot for the stars and it makes your failure seem more admirable.

    FYI - I seem to remember last year a certain team down south being obsessed with getting to the BCS. Printing T-shirts, breaking their huddles by saying "BCS," but I'm sure what they meant was "BCS isn't good enough, even though we can't get there, we need to get to the title game!"

    Can always count on delusional Cougar fans to bring a little laughter to the day.

  • Howard S.
    Oct. 6, 2009 7:32 a.m.

    I love BYU fans speaking of their legacy.

    Legacy is in the past just like Cougar glory.

  • Not worried about TCU, Utah
    Oct. 6, 2009 7:15 a.m.

    As mentioned previously, BYU has played 2 great games, 2 mediocre games and one lousy one.

    However, neither TCU or Utah have done anything to boast about either.

    TCU is a very good team, but they have yet to play a team that has a winning record, and that includes the 1AA team they played.

    Utah lost to a good Oregon team on the road, but that was before oregon QB Masoli realised that there was a difference between the stadium turf and his recievers.

    The three teams Utah has beaten all have a 1-3 record. Utah's largest margin of victory over these teams was a meager 18 points.

    BYU beat then #3, now #19 Oklahoma in their own backyard. Destroyed Tulane, who is now 2-2, by 51 points. Lost to an inconsistant FSU and beat now 1-3 USU by 18 like Utah did.

    All 3 teams are very good, but BYU is the only one who, this season, has shone glimpses of greatness.

  • Cougars will be fine
    Oct. 6, 2009 6:47 a.m.

    McKay is a great player. However, the way the Cougars spread the ball around, I think that his loss will go pretty much unnoticed. Pitta and Unga are the pistons that run this machine. McKay wasn't going to get the ball much this weekend anyway - It's UNLV! I think that means a 300+ yard rushing game.

    What to say about the Utes? Good team, but still trying to convince everyone that a BCS bowl game is more important than a national championship. Hmm... every year there are 10 teams that go to a BCS bowl game, 5 teams win a BCS bowl game, but only 1 national champion. I don't care how long ago it was that a team won it, they reached the pinnacle. If you haven't been there, you only know what second place feels like.

  • R.M. Oyster
    Oct. 6, 2009 4:45 a.m.

    BYU fans probably ride the craziest emotional roller coaster in the nation every year.

    From talk about winning the National Championship after winning one game, to the loathing and self-pity after getting schlacked by an unranked FSU.

    Another win and the talk is that they could still make the BCS and Utah and TCU are in the bag. Then they start calling for their back-up QB after talking about their Senior QB all off-season.

    But dont worry, there is always winning the recruiting battle, and attendance smack talk!! And as always, the sense of persecution because their rival's fans post on "their" articles.

    Really, you'd rather win 10 games a year and play the #5 Pac-10 team in a bowl no one cares about than go to a BCS game? Just keeping telling yourselves that and you might start to believe it.

    Your flailing is truely a pleasure to watch.

  • hate to disappoint U
    Oct. 6, 2009 1:24 a.m.

    but busting the BCS is not the end all, be all goal of the BYU football program; it may be for Utah, but BYU's focus aims just a little higher than merely winning a BCS game

    any division 1 program that doesn't have as one of it's short or long-range goals winning a national championship, is just playing the sport as a hobby

    that's the trouble with Utah fans; they mistakenly believe that Utah has reached the pinacle of college football because Utah went undefeated and won a BCS game (twice)

    reality check:

    no matter how many BCS games Utah wins, those wins will NEVER equal a national championship until Utah finishes #1 in at least one of the two major polls, AP or Coaches

    it took BYU 6 years of banging on the door of playing for the national championship, before the Cougars finally broke through

    the Cougars were one botched, chip shot field away from having an undefeated season in 1979, but still wouldn't have finished higher than 6th in the polls

    it took 24 straight wins and an undefeated season before the Cougars finally broke through in 1984

  • Desert Cougar
    Oct. 6, 2009 12:51 a.m.

    Reciever worries are not the problem for the Cougs. It is the Thin Defense. TCU's offense will hurt the cougars more than their defense will effect recievers.

  • Utah fans...
    Oct. 6, 2009 12:42 a.m.

    should wait until the Utes have a legacy, before trying to minimize the legacy of their rival.

    Try to win just ONE national individual award (Heisman, Davey O'Brien, Outland, Doak Walker...)

    Try to finish in the Top 25 more than once every 3 or 4 years

    Try to win more than two conference championships in a row

    Try to win 10 or more games for several years in a row

    Try to win at least one national championship

    Try to maintain a national reputation for a decade or more

    Once you've done that, you'll finally understand what a legacy is.

  • Re: Justice... | 10:57 p.m.
    Oct. 5, 2009 11:27 p.m.

    BYU fans talk about 3 decades of gaining national respect like a washed up fighter blathers on about the glory days of the past.

    BYU had a rare opportunity to have a truly special year, but they arrogantly underestimated FSU.

    BYU has only one undefeated season in its history and they crumble in the big games.

    BYU fans should just hold their comments about being a nationally respected program until they prove themselves by the standards of the current era of college football.

    Prove yourself BYU. Get to just ONE BCS game. Then worry about getting to TWO with blowout victories.

  • Justice...
    Oct. 5, 2009 10:57 p.m.

    Is that BYU has 3+ decades of earning national respect in football, whereas, Utah is a Johnny-come-lately with no accomplishments of any national significance until 2004.

    When BYU busts the BCS, and it's only a matter of time when, not if, it'll just add to BYU's legacy.

    After 2 BCS wins in 5 years, the national respect for Utah evaporated after ONE loss on the road.

    After getting creamed at home, BYU dropped, but still stayed in the polls, because BYU has national respect earned over the course of several decades.

    Unless Utah continues winning for the next decade, fans will look back on Utah's 2 BCS wins as simply a flash in the pan, much like Northwestern was a few years ago.

  • Re: BYU Dude | 8:29 p.m.
    Oct. 5, 2009 10:24 p.m.

    All those conference championships and BYU can't get to a BCS game without buying a ticket.

    Oh where is the justice?????

  • used to
    Oct. 5, 2009 9:30 p.m.

    I used to enjoy watching BYU football, then I met their fans and that ruined it all for me. Now I know if they lose I don't have to hear from them. What a relief.

  • 1996=2004
    Oct. 5, 2009 9:06 p.m.

    BYU's 14-1 Cotton Bowl winning team is easily the equivalent if not more accomplished than Utah 2004.

    BYU's only loss was to a Top 25 team, on the road, but BYU also won two more games than Utah in 2004 and played a MUCH TOUGHER schedule than Utah.

    Utah's 2004 team only played THREE teams with winning records during the entire regular season, and Utah's "BCS" bowl opponent is probably THE WORST BCS team ever to play in a BCS bowl. Pittsburgh didn't even appear in the polls until the very end of November and promptly dropped out of the polls after the Fiesta Bowl. The Panthers finished in a four-way tie for the Big East championship, that's over half the teams in the conference who tied for the "championship."

  • smack talk for yewt fans
    Oct. 5, 2009 8:56 p.m.

    smack talk about an injury, thats real classy. Course I shouldn't expect anything more from a yewt fan. And why is it that you have to talk senseless smack on everything about byu, are you that insecure? It just makes you look more pathetic when you do.

  • HATERS
    Oct. 5, 2009 8:39 p.m.

    BYU fan haters we are!

  • BYU Dude
    Oct. 5, 2009 8:29 p.m.

    Utah has won five conference championships since 1974 that's right five. Utah has never, not once, won a decade of championships not since since 1974 Short tearm Medium Term or long term. BYU has won 23 championships since 1974, (’74, ’76, ’77, ’78, ’79, ’80, ’81, ’83, ’84, ’85, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’95, ’96, ’99, ’01, ’06, ’07) As well as two division championships, in the old WAC (’96, ’98). On Top of that, they won the decade of the Seventies, five championships. Eighties Six Championships and the Two Thousands three championships. Match that with Utahs five total championships. Your Pathetic 5... BYU has 23 Championships now even at the ute they have math classes don't they. Well Maybe not. TWO GREAT YEARS DOE'S NOT A PROGRAM MAKE.

  • Re: 7:30, 6:24
    Oct. 5, 2009 8:06 p.m.

    you had better get that nab that moose and catch that bass that keep showing up on the ute pages before you go talking like that.

  • Re: little brothers | 2:43 p.m.
    Oct. 5, 2009 7:42 p.m.

    Can you please explain this comment to me? You sure are making a big deal out of three "Top 25 finishes and 10+ win seasons." It has been 25 years since BYU has done ANYTHING meaningful. Oh, except standing in the charity line with their greedy hand outstretched to the University of Utah after the bowl season.

    Your predictions are interesting...you've got your crystal ball working overtime.

  • Anticipation
    Oct. 5, 2009 7:38 p.m.

    Just think...J.J. will constantly be available for words of wisdom to the Des News. I can hardly to hear what he has to say next!

  • Anonymous
    Oct. 5, 2009 7:30 p.m.

    Let's see, 71 comments on the Cougar article, a whopping 7 for the Utah article. Shows they're not Utah fans, just BYU haters. W-E-A-K.

  • Re: re: WHY?
    Oct. 5, 2009 6:24 p.m.

    Are you kidding me? You should have said "The Yewts don't read THEIR OWN ARTICLES in the DN". Look at the comments. Most are from bitter Yewts, including yourself!

  • slappy of the wasatch
    Oct. 5, 2009 5:40 p.m.

    re: Re: slappy of the wasatch | 4:53 p.m. Oct. 5, 2009

    Civility, eh? Is this a conversation, a talk or a lecture (all semantics & context IMO)? Funny how you know the difference. Somethnig tells me you've been on the wrong end of 1 too many of whatever they are.

    Seriously or not, Its gotta be a lecture because Zoobs love to get on their High Horse and look down their noses at us alleged godless apostates who sell contraband to youngsters @ RES.

    There is VERY LITTLE (other than psychological) iIF ANY difference between Ute Nation & TDS that prompts me to remind you to, "Lighten up junior."

  • Coca Cola Recovery
    Oct. 5, 2009 5:35 p.m.

    Point 1: BYU will be fine. This year's offense doesn't rely too much on one player. Jacobsen adds a deep threat, but if you take that away, BYU still has a great offense.

    Point 2: The debate over which program is better is old and leads nowhere. The question is: "What has this year's team done?" BYU has looked great in two games, mediocre in two games, and terrible in one. Utah has looked mediocre in four games. I'd take BYU this year, and apparently, so would the pollsters.

    Point 3: If an injury to one player can truly hurt a team, would you rather be without Mckay Jacobsen for 4-6 weeks, or without Asiata for the year? By the time the Utah game rolls around, Jacobsen will likely be back, but Asiata will still be gone. I'd say that Asiata meant more to the Utes, and if any team will suffer, and I mean truly suffer each game due to injuries, it is Utah.

  • Wildlife services
    Oct. 5, 2009 5:32 p.m.

    re: moose on the loose

    How many National Champs have there been since the War kitties won?

    BTW; Do you see Miami, Florida, USC, Texas, etc... resting on past laurels?

  • En Vogue
    Oct. 5, 2009 5:30 p.m.

    re: Hawk | 4:08 p.m. Oct. 5, 2009

    //So open your minds Cougars.....everyone dislikes you//

    Free your mind and the rest will follow.

  • Brent
    Oct. 5, 2009 5:27 p.m.

    Blaming the conditioning coach is stupid. Injuries happen to every team. Jacobson is a good player and does stretch the field, but the bigger problem is Max trying to force the ball into coverage. BYU always struggles against a fast secondary, but using the run more effectively will be key by using play-action passes to free up the receivers.

  • re: BYU = BCS
    Oct. 5, 2009 5:24 p.m.

    As dumb as your comment is about BSU losing, you topped it proclaiming a BYU crushing of Utah.

    I know Cougar fans don't like/understand stats, but here's one for you that makes your claim even more ridiculous than it sounds at first glance:

    BYU hasn't even beaten Utah by more than 7 points since.....1996! On the other hand, Utah has CRUSHED BYU by 24+ points twice in the last 5 years.

    BYU's last 5 wins over Utah have been by a combined 21 points. For you mathematically challenge Cougar fans that 14+ points LESS than your prediction. Meanwhile, Utah's last 5 wins over BYU have been by a combined 72 points.

    FYI - If it wasn't for 2 miraculous plays, BYU would currently sport a 7 game losing streak to Utah.

    Yeah, BYU is going to "CRUSH" Utah this year!

  • S Gavenman
    Oct. 5, 2009 5:23 p.m.

    Lucky we can plug in another guy. This was a freak accident that could have happened to anyone. We will be covered because we have so many other wr's that are waiting to get their shot. Like I said before, we have too many great athletes to worry about one player going down. Plug in a guy that can run and catch, not too difficult at BYU.

  • re: little brothers
    Oct. 5, 2009 5:19 p.m.

    Little brothers don't donate $1.2MILLION to their supposed "big brother."

    The supposed "big brother" doesn't print T-shirts proclaiming that their only goal left to accomplish is to do what their "little brother" has already done.

    Big brother is not just good, but great. And BYU hasn't been great in 25 years. On the other hand, "little brother" had been great TWICE in the last 5 years.

    No wonder you're so dejected and jealous.

  • Re: slappy of the wasatch
    Oct. 5, 2009 4:53 p.m.

    "First) it s/b obsess much? Second) I love how zoobs love to play the victim when a Ute fan comes in to point out the obvious, Third) Its apparent this poster totallly missed the lectures this past weekened on civility, & Fourth) Brother McKay is needed back soon to do what? Go Home teaching?"

    So how is it civil for many ute fans to troll EVERY BYU article? A bit hypocritical don't you think? Second, they're called talks, not lectures. Lectures are what you got when you came home past curfew as a teenager.

    Truth is, Utah fell from "True National Champions" last season to not even being ranked, your team has fallen pretty hard, you can't deny that. Trolling BYU articles won't bring the 2008 team back, someday we will all realize that the MWC needs any success it can get right now.

    I was mearly pointing out the obvious as you say.

  • bigutefan
    Oct. 5, 2009 4:43 p.m.

    Oh no....who will run up Y mountain the fastest now? It was such an important stat that it has probably made the Yner media guide. He is fast because he ran up Y mountain, oh if only all teams had him. LOL, cracking myself up. Soon the Cougars will be keeping stats on the distance for whomever gets to carry the special flag before the game, such an honor. These traditions can't be matched, you can't make this stuff up, ha! It's hilarious!

  • re: Why!
    Oct. 5, 2009 4:33 p.m.

    Most Ute fans don't read the deseretnews. It is biased toward byu. A lot of those fans calling for Max Hall to be benched are your fellow pussy-cat fans.

  • AK Cougar
    Oct. 5, 2009 4:24 p.m.

    Geez folks, where is the compassion and cheers for Jacobson to get well? 55 posts and maybe 3 wish him well. Sorry to hear he went down to injury and I hope he gets better soon. Prepare well for UNLV and make this next win a win for the records without Jacobsen.

    Go Cougars

  • Re: BYU = BCS
    Oct. 5, 2009 4:20 p.m.

    Ha ha ha ha!! That's a good one! You are obviously absolutely dilusional if you think BYU has any chance of a BCS bid this year!!

    Even funnier is to think that you will beat TCU and Utah this year. Not going to happen!

    Your big win against Oklahoma isn't looking so big now is it? Your crushing loss to FSU is looking even worse now that FSU is 2-3 on the year.

    Welcome to mediocrity!!

  • Re: Hawk
    Oct. 5, 2009 4:18 p.m.

    Amen!!!

  • Why!
    Oct. 5, 2009 4:14 p.m.

    Why does this post have 53 comments but the Yewt post only has 6?????? Yewts do you read your own articles or are you just so insecure that you feel you must spew your negativity here? I know when Asiata went out the majority of the posts from BYU fans expressed regret, appropriatley, at the loss. What is with these Yewt fans.....but I think we all know.

  • Hawk
    Oct. 5, 2009 4:08 p.m.

    You know, it gets very old that the BYU fans seem to assume that every post which points out a BYU deficiency is written by a Ute fan. Trust me folks, there are a LOT of people posting that dislike the fans of the Y and are not Ute fans. Remember, BYU is one of the most disliked schools in the nation. So open your minds Cougars.....everyone dislikes you

  • To: Moose
    Oct. 5, 2009 3:57 p.m.

    I will supersize your meal right after you finish your garbage collecting route!! And make sure you get all the garbage out of my can, you left some in last time...

  • re BYU=BCS
    Oct. 5, 2009 3:11 p.m.

    Maybe you can take Lettermans job, CBS needs to replace a funny man and you might just fit the bill because that is the funniest thing I have heard in a long time.

  • re: Anonymous | 2:59 p.m.
    Oct. 5, 2009 3:07 p.m.

    Maybe BYU's conditioning coach should be talking to Utah's conditioning coach on how to avoid players getting injured. I'm sure Asiata would be very interested to learn why he wasn't told how that was accomplished.

  • Aaron W.
    Oct. 5, 2009 3:07 p.m.

    What's up with the conditioning coaches? Harvey now Jacobson.

  • Anonymous
    Oct. 5, 2009 2:59 p.m.

    At some point, you need to point fingers at the conditioning coach. This just should not be happening as much as it is.

  • me
    Oct. 5, 2009 2:56 p.m.

    We'll be fine. With Ashworth, Chambers, Pitta.... we got all we need.

  • BYU = BCS
    Oct. 5, 2009 2:52 p.m.

    BSU losses this week. Count on it!!! BYU will beat TCU score: 35 to 28. Count on it. BYU will CRUSH UT by .... I don't know 35 to 42 pts, maybe more!!! COUNT on it. BYU gets BCS bid with a one loss season and a #11 ranking. COUNT ON IT. You read it here first.

  • TCU
    Oct. 5, 2009 2:45 p.m.

    I would bet that he will be back for TCU. We don't need him to beat Utah but TCU we might.

  • little brothers
    Oct. 5, 2009 2:43 p.m.

    no proof that Utah will have another great, BCS busting team in 5 years; in the meantime, Utah fans will just have to live with another series of mediocre teams, while spamming every story about BYU to try to convince themselves that the BCS is the only meaningful accomplishment in college football and that MWC championships, Top 25 finishes and 10+ win seasons are meaningless...

    because that's something that Utah is only able to do when the planets align and the Utes have another great year.

    Don't hold your breath little brothers; 2008 may have been Utah's last hurrah before slipping back into sustained mediocrity. (see 1964)

  • better ute recievers?
    Oct. 5, 2009 2:35 p.m.

    Look at how many recievers are getting the ball at BYU...we have MORE recievers than you...and they are ALL putting up consistant numbers BYU's spread offense is finally SPREADING the ball around..utah...better recievers? dream on man

  • Good one Moose!
    Oct. 5, 2009 2:35 p.m.

    And to Re: Moosehead, I would rather have a 10 win team every year than a BCS every 4 years. BCS is a bonus, you have been a halfway good team for the past 80 years, with only a couple of good seasons in your history. BYU is a nationally acknowledged team, where are you guys ranked now? Who have you beaten this year?

  • Re:Amazon BSU
    Oct. 5, 2009 2:30 p.m.

    Did you notice this was an article about an injured BYU player? Who mentioned BSU?

  • Anonymous
    Oct. 5, 2009 2:27 p.m.

    I get that it happened during stretches/warm ups, but not sure if that is before or after opening prayer. Time for Max to live up to the hype.

  • trueblue
    Oct. 5, 2009 2:24 p.m.

    Losing Jacobson is a loss for the cougs but the cougs will go marching on. I don't think Utah or TCU can beat the cougars this year. The defense at times has played realy well this year (except the week they took off for Florida State) and I think they are learning how to play the spread offense. It dosn't realy matter who BYU's opponent is, people always talk about how their team speed is going to be hard for BYU to handle. Well, 4-1 boys and counting. Look for the cougars to crush UNLV. I think this is a cougar team that is going to play well on the road. Max Hall will improve on his ball control and Oneil Chambers will step up and make big plays. Nobody has talked much about BYU's offensive line lately, it seems as though they have had people step up and play well. People had a lot to say about the o-line when it appeared they would struggle. Oh "Darn the bad luck" haters, The cougars have already exceeded your predictions. Keep improving cougars and have fun !

  • slappy of the wasatch
    Oct. 5, 2009 2:24 p.m.

    re: Obsessed much? | 12:10 p.m. Oct. 5, 2009
    //I love how obsessed ute fans are with BYU, they just can't let any article go without talking smack (insecurity?)....too bad their team is a shadow of what it once was.

    Good luck McKay, need you back soon brother!//

    First) it s/b obsess much? Second) I love how zoobs love to play the victim when a Ute fan comes in to point out the obvious, Third) Its apparent this poster totallly missed the lectures this past weekened on civility, & Fourth) Brother McKay is needed back soon to do what? Go Home teaching?

  • Fireside
    Oct. 5, 2009 2:10 p.m.

    Look at the bright side at least we have a new fireside topic about how Jacobsen came back from his injury in time to watch Maxi win the Heisman and help lead his team to "another" National Championship.

    Go Cougs!!!

  • New Mexico
    Oct. 5, 2009 2:07 p.m.

    Are you smoking crack really? BYU may lose to both TCU and Utah but somefans will say just about anything. Mew Mexico is 0-5 and about to fire there new coach and you really think they are going to beat BYU. The same New Mexico team that lost to New Mexico St that San Diego St beat. Stop smoking crack and get back to the fries and burger making. You losers show just how uneducated a certian fan base really is. Can you please supersize that.

  • Re: Moosehead
    Oct. 5, 2009 2:05 p.m.

    Question: What college football fan wouldn't like to have their team visit the BCS every 4 years or so?

    Answer: Zoobie but that is only because they have never been and probably will never go.

    Shucks Moosey guess you should of picked a better team to root for unless of course you are totally content with mediocrity.

  • Injuries Happen
    Oct. 5, 2009 2:03 p.m.

    Good teams adjust and move on.

    Bad teams use them as excuses.

  • UNM? Seriously?
    Oct. 5, 2009 1:54 p.m.

    At least two people on here are predicting a loss to New Mexico. Would that be the same UNM that lost to NMSU last week? NMSU is, if anything, even worse that SDSU. New Mexico, pressure defense or no, is terrible. When Rocky Long left, so did the wind in the Lobo defense's sails. BYU might still lose to TCU and perhaps Utah, but there is really no one else on the schedule that can cause the BYU offense any serious problems. The key questions from here on out is whether the BYU offense will show up starting at the opening kickoff, whether they will cough up the ball or throw to the other team, and whether they will execute in the Blue Zone. Harvey and Manase should get a lot of touches over the next few weeks. BYU will be fine.

    Just don't make me laugh with that silly UNM stuff.

    MT in MD

  • Cougarf@n
    Oct. 5, 2009 1:35 p.m.

    This is a big loss for BYU as McKay was BYU's breakaway speedster and there isn't another receiver on the team with anything close to his speed, but it's not the end of the season. It does affect BYU's chances a little against TCU, but Chambers, Unga, Pitta, and now Ashworth will do just fine in his absence.

    Classy comments there Yewts. Let me help you out since you're obviously no math geniuses, 4-6 weeks is early to mid-November, so, either way, he'll be back in time to mop up the floor with the U and play in BYU's bowl game.

  • re:Dead and done
    Oct. 5, 2009 1:35 p.m.

    first off I predicted BYU would lose to FSU BEFORE the season started.I also thought they would lose to OU and they surprised me. Secondly, the reason Jacobson is such a BIG loss for the Y is because when you play teams like TCU you have to have SPEED at wide out otherwise TCU defensive backs just sit on top of your receivers and smother them. Jacobson has 4.4 speed and he opens up the middle of the field for Pita and George because TCU would have to respect that speed. Now with Jacobson out TCU can "tighten up" their coverage which will mean BYU will have to be more creative with their offense especially their tight ends to get them open. Max has not shown the ability to deal with pressure too well this year so I am chalking up a loss with TCU and probably New Mexico on the road with their pressure defense.

  • Burbanute
    Oct. 5, 2009 1:12 p.m.

    That is too bad for Mckay. He is a great player and will be missed. This puts more pressure on the back ups to step up and shine. Good luck, and hope you have a speedy recovery.

  • Max
    Oct. 5, 2009 1:10 p.m.

    4 weeks ago Max was a Heisman candidate and you cougs were going to win the National Championship. Now the sky is falling? Whats that all about? Jacobsen had average numbers at best. You have the best tight end in the country so you should be fine.

  • The Amazing BSU!!
    Oct. 5, 2009 1:02 p.m.

    Go BSU!! Verrry Verrry convincing win over UC DAvis, Sat. morning was the best morning I have ever had as the College GameDay crew on ESPN ripped apart and made fun of BSU and their weak weak schedule. I hope someone else saw this, it was hilarious. Then again I dont know why they would rip apart BSU they barley beat an amazing divison 5 UC DAvis at home... Thats a real #6 team in the nation... Good luck losing at Tulsa next week, this will be the 2nd division 1 team you guys have played this year! Congrats!

  • Re: BYU dead and done
    Oct. 5, 2009 12:59 p.m.

    Hey wow good prediction, I like how you have FSU in your prediction for loses... Oh wait that was 3 weeks ago??? Good one... I love how BC Mckay is out our season is somehow over? Does no one realize that when Max Hall isnt throwing it to the other team his main reciever is Pitta? And how they are running the ball more than ever BC Unga is a beast? Lets not get worked over a "good" athlete in Mckay, its a downer but nothing dramatic... Good try though Ute fans and BSU fans...

  • Tough loss
    Oct. 5, 2009 12:58 p.m.

    Wonder how this affects Hall. He already has a huge issue forcing balls downfield. Now with another new target, whoever takes Jacobson's snaps, does he try to force it more to Pita?

    This doesn't bode well for the Cougs. He was their deep threat.

  • moose on the loose
    Oct. 5, 2009 12:55 p.m.

    You silly ute fans can stop skipping around the drive-up window and put your headsets back on. Ashworth stepped right in with 5 catches for 91 yards and 1 TD. See down here in National Championshipville, we re-load when someone goes down. Unlike you utes in Mcdonalds-land who only are good, one in every 4 years. . .

    And yes you can supersize my fries. .
    And you should change your mascot to the olympic rings- - -Like the olympics no one knows you're there except every four or five years.

  • STUFF HAPPENS
    Oct. 5, 2009 12:51 p.m.

    More touches for PITTA.

  • BYU dead and done
    Oct. 5, 2009 12:46 p.m.

    Well, my prediction for BYU will now come to pass it looks like .... losses to FSU, TCU, Utah , New Mexico. Hey maybe BYU will get invited to the Idaho Humanitarian Bowl (better known as the Potato Bowl)!!! BYU will finish tied for third in MWC again!!

  • RE: Chamabers
    Oct. 5, 2009 12:44 p.m.

    Give Chambers another year and I think he will come into his own. But to think it turns on over night is a falls hope.

  • season over for McKay
    Oct. 5, 2009 12:42 p.m.

    He may get back for the Utah game but for all intents he is done for the season. Too bad because BYU could have really used him against TCU. Oh well, that's football. The TCU game just bacame even more bleak for BYU.

  • ahh...
    Oct. 5, 2009 12:36 p.m.

    NOOO FLIIPPPING WAYYY..

    Bronco always said that McKay was the best DB he had....he broke up several potential Max Hall interceptions every game...

    hustle back McKay!

  • Chambers
    Oct. 5, 2009 12:32 p.m.

    I believe that this is Chamber's time to shine. And I believe that he will! Everyone needs to quit making the Collie comparisons. Note, last season was a rare season when BYU had a "GO To" wide receiver, and the offense was mediocre at best. Does anyone remember a star wide receiver from the 1983 team? Don't say Kozlowski because he was just a face in the crowd in 1983. That's because other than our star tight end Gordon Hudson, we had multiple 50 catch receivers/backs. And that was the 2nd highest scoring BYU team in history. We will be fine. If anything, this helps prevent Max Hall from getting tunnel vision for one receiver. It will be neat to see Chambers step up!

  • ute fan
    Oct. 5, 2009 12:19 p.m.

    ouch! that hurts

  • Re: Hall out please
    Oct. 5, 2009 12:14 p.m.

    I believe you meant throwing plays, not calling??? And yes he isnt, Hall is done, when were running the ball on 3rd and 7 it is BC chances are Max is going to throw a pick...

  • Hall Out Please
    Oct. 5, 2009 12:11 p.m.

    It doesnt matter anyways, Anae isnt calling as many calling plays anymore due to Max interception Hall all the plays are going to Unga... Get Nelson in there with Unga and give us a veristile offense, Lets get that kid going and stop wasting time on Hall.

  • Anonymous
    Oct. 5, 2009 12:10 p.m.

    There goes our season.

  • Obsessed much?
    Oct. 5, 2009 12:10 p.m.

    I love how obsessed ute fans are with BYU, they just can't let any article go without talking smack (insecurity?)....too bad their team is a shadow of what it once was.

    Good luck McKay, need you back soon brother!

  • Anonymous
    Oct. 5, 2009 12:05 p.m.

    What is everyone worried about at least we have Chambers to fumble it still every game...

  • Joe
    Oct. 5, 2009 12:04 p.m.

    Dang.

  • byu
    Oct. 5, 2009 12:00 p.m.

    NOOOOOOOOO!

  • Bummer!
    Oct. 5, 2009 11:49 a.m.

    What's next?

  • This is not happy news...
    Oct. 5, 2009 11:46 a.m.

    This is not happy news for happy valley.

    Go Cougs!

  • Uh Oh!
    Oct. 5, 2009 11:43 a.m.

    He's a weapon that we could not afford to lose. I hope the guys can step up. However, Jacobson was the closest thing we had to Austin Collie - and even that was a huge dropoff. I can see more balls going to Andrew George and more two tight end formations. I guess we don't expect him back until Utah?

  • Madden
    Oct. 5, 2009 11:41 a.m.

    That's too bad, but the mark of a good team is how well the back-ups can fill in (and is one of the biggest differences between the BCS big boys and the Utah/Boise/TCU/BYU types).

    I was at the USU game Friday and actually noticed a lot of "wrong" stretches. Most trainers will tell you now that the stretch and hold for 10+ seconds is not the proper way to do things, even if that is what you learned in grade school. Hopefully that wasn't what messed up Jacobson.

  • annoucements?
    Oct. 5, 2009 11:37 a.m.

    We will miss you McKay.....are you sure that is all Bronco had to say?

    He didn't mention the obvious of benching Hall and going with Nelson, did he?



  • Season ticket holder
    Oct. 5, 2009 11:31 a.m.

    With this loss BYU will finish 9-3 @ best

  • Who i blame
    Oct. 5, 2009 11:27 a.m.

    Khan!!!!!!!! (star trek)
    Satan!(the devil made him do it)

  • UteFan
    Oct. 5, 2009 11:26 a.m.

    too bad for cougs. He would be fine had he made the right decision to play for the Mighty Utes. Our receivers are better anyway and put up better numbers week in and week out. No argument there. I think the cougs are no underdogs to UNLV.

  • PT
    Oct. 5, 2009 11:25 a.m.

    That's why oen should stretch well before warm-ups. Oh well, he is no A. Collie anyway.

  • Here we go...
    Oct. 5, 2009 11:24 a.m.

    Holding for Yewt smack talk...in 5...4...3...2...1...

  • What
    Oct. 5, 2009 11:23 a.m.

    no quote from Jan Jorgensen Be still my heart.

  • Bad Coaching
    Oct. 5, 2009 11:20 a.m.

    Poor coaching and conditioning caused this injury. When BYU loses 2 out of their next 6 expect zoobies to blame the losses on the loss of Jacobson, not on the 15 passes Hall passes to the other team.