BYU football: Five keys to BYU's win over San Jose State

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  • IDC Boise, ID
    Oct. 10, 2011 4:34 p.m.

    I hope Heaps is staying on top of his game because the chances of Riley making it through an entire season without getting hurt are slim.

    Alisa looked great. He has the power of Kariya with more speed. Hope he is for real and that we get to see more of him this week.

  • don'tbelieve_wonder MAGNA, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 2:19 p.m.

    ESPN says BYU may get Big 12 offer. Waiting to find out if Missouri stays or goes.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 12:20 p.m.

    The number one key to the win was playing number 100th ranked team San Jose.

    That's why I am trying to contain my excitement over blowing out 82 ranked Wyoming.

    It is interesting that 95th ranked Oregon State is a 1.5 point favorite this week.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Oct. 9, 2011 10:43 p.m.

    I hope we watch a lot of film and steal their tight end routes. I realize other defenses won't leave our tights as open as we left him, but he had some nice routes and was the key to the damage done.

    Not running their stud running back didn't make that much difference IMHO. We defend the run pretty well, notwithstanding the second half of the Utah game and the first play from scrimmage in the Utah State game. Me and Jonny Danger looked at each other in the third quarter and asked the same question: why are these guys (SJSU) even running at all? Why don't we blitz all the time?

  • PAC 10.2 Doormat Springville, UT
    Oct. 9, 2011 9:11 p.m.

    Well, let's be brutally honest... It was San Jose State first and foremost but there were some nice moments.

    Nice to see some excitement and new faces to the game. Too conservative in the second half. Got to quickly ramp this up.

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Oct. 9, 2011 9:04 p.m.

    5 keys of BYU win: running of Alisa getting 1st downs
    turnovers forced by the defense
    pinpoint long passing of Riley
    shutting down SJSU run game by defense
    total effort of the team

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Oct. 9, 2011 9:00 p.m.

    5 keys to BYU win: running of Alisa

  • nunya sacramento, ca
    Oct. 9, 2011 6:26 p.m.

    are you kidding me sls...arizona is not good at all. wow, some of you guys are pathetic.

  • sls Columbia, MO
    Oct. 9, 2011 5:07 p.m.

    BYU has tried to get the home run after a turnover in previous games this year. It's just that until the San Jose State game, the pass was not completed. It's great to have Riley in at QB.

    And looking towards the next game, Oregon State beat a pretty good Arizona team last night. It looks like they are improving just in time to give BYU fits.

  • nunya sacramento, ca
    Oct. 9, 2011 4:38 p.m.

    in case you forgot whatsInItForMe....let me just remind you that oregon state lost to sac, in case you're wondering, that bcs defense you're talking about doesn't mean jack. of all the teams byu has played so far, they are by far the worse one. tcu may prove to be the best that is left on the schedule but honestly, i don't see them being any better then central florida.

  • PerfectCougar Payson, UTAH
    Oct. 9, 2011 4:20 p.m.

    Second half play calling was so conservative it reminds me of the soft pass defense that was played all day.

    Oct. 9, 2011 11:21 a.m.

    I was impressed with the confidence in the play calling and the execution in the 1st half. The Cougars had the killer instinct. In the 3rd qtr., however, it seems like the play calling shifted to what we saw in the Texas game with a lead. More like trying not to lose or trying to begin running out the clock in the 3rd qtr. with very little passing. Glad to see them pick it up a bit in the 4th. Like one of the previous posters said we left a lot of points out there but I am pleased with the improvement. Go Cougars!

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    Oct. 9, 2011 10:40 a.m.

    "Just enough to get it done" won't work next week.

    As lowly as Oregon State is this year, it's still a BCS defense. Make this many mistakes next week and it'll be another loss and QB controversy.

    Don't know how good/bad the OreSt QB is, but I'm sure once again Bronco will make him look all-world.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, Utah
    Oct. 9, 2011 12:51 a.m.

    I wouldn't call the added long bombs opening the playbook, because there were still just a couple of them (maybe 2 more than we saw in the first few games), and one of them was intercepted. I am still waiting for more creativity. Perhaps I am just being too impatient trying to wait for a new OC to get some experience.

  • nunya sacramento, ca
    Oct. 9, 2011 12:05 a.m.

    5 keys:

    1. No heaps
    2. No heaps again
    3. Still No heaps
    4. Once again, no heaps
    5. Thank you soooo much for not putting in heaps

  • Teddy Bear Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 9, 2011 12:02 a.m.

    Is one week considered ages for a tight end touchdown catch?

    JoPa4 - he does mention Alisa.

    Oct. 8, 2011 11:50 p.m.

    I think you missed a big one in not mentioning Alisa. I am a Utah fan and could clearly see a difference in the offense after someone like that runs the ball. He opened up the offense for BYU. I think a RB like that gives a struggling QB confidence. These are the teams that Heaps should be gaining confidence against. I think sitting a game is good for him though, sees the game in a different light.

  • JonnyDanger HOUSTON, TX
    Oct. 8, 2011 11:38 p.m.

    Riley did some great things for us tonight, but there were some ugly plays too. I was so happy to see Jacobson finally catch one of those long balls. There must have been 6 different plays throughout the year when Jacobson was beyond the defense and was either overthrown or dropped the pass.

    Too many points left on the field against a defense that is NOT the best we will see the rest of the way...