BYU Football: Cougar defense not surprised by success against WSU

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  • uteBusters Park City, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 11:24 p.m.


    BYU is 6-1 versus San Jose State in the last 50 years and hasn't lost to the Spartans since the 60's.

    Utah on the other hand is 0-7 versus Washington, including last season's beat down at home.
    BYU is 4-4 versus Washington, including BYU's win in 2010.

    Utah is also 1-6 lifetime versus the SLC YMCA.

    Just sayin'.

  • Blue Rampage Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 9:30 p.m.

    So, two weeks from now we will comparing defenses again. Regardless of how badly Utah State may beat Utah, it all comes down to 9/15.

    Let's roll.

  • WACPaddingOurSchedule pocatello, ID
    Sept. 2, 2012 9:14 p.m.

    Tom in CA
    Vallejo, CA
    Conference of champions week one:

    Nevada beats Cal (at Cal)
    Colorado State beats Colorado (at Colorado)
    BYU beats Washington State
    Stanford squeaks by San Jose State by 3 in a low scoring game. (at Stanford)

    Just sayin'.


    BYU is 6-9 all time against San Jose St! And they play them on the road this season.

    Nevada V. Cal was a stinker.
    CSU & CU is a rivalry game where anything can happen. Just like the 54-10 beat down at LES last season.
    BYU beat WSU, to be expected with a 1st year coach.

  • Jazzsmack Holladay, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 8:14 p.m.

    if any ute fan wants to make light of BYU's "WAC" schedule,
    just take note of Stanford's game against San Jose St.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Sept. 2, 2012 5:35 p.m.

    I am a BYU fan, but I feel any chest thumping over this game may be premature. Winning this game was like beating Duke, who by the way throttled their competition too. If 6 points being score makes the defense upset, then they need to be prepared to be really upset this season. I really hope they are not expecting to be able to hold the rest of the teams to scores like this.

    The other big concern I have for the Y was there red zone office in the second half was terrible. To dominate this year they will need to be able to execute for 60 minutes. The cougars look very promising but there is lots yet to be done.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 3:13 p.m.

    Just wondering, is this about BYU or those TROLLS!

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    Sept. 2, 2012 2:10 p.m.

    RE: azrods

    Hey could you include with your list of "rolling" pac 12 teams, who they steamrolled? Just saying.

    Also thanks to all u fans who can't leave BYU alone. Definitley BYU is the team we ALL look at.

  • RepresentBlue West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 11:31 a.m.

    This BYU defense is special, and is going to be a top 15 defense again. It is the offense I am worried about, and the Wazzou game did not do much to alleviate my concerns. While they looked pretty good in the 1st half, they were pathetic in the 2nd half, producing only 6 points with 4 trips into the red zone, and only 20 yards rushing. The O-line in particular looked anemic in the 2nd half. And Wazzou does not have a very good defense. Utah, Boise St, Notre Dame and Georgia Tech will have much better defenses so this offense better improve, fast.

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 10:57 a.m.

    Marquess Wilson is one of the best receivers in the country and he would have given any secondary in the country trouble, and he was kept in check by BYU's "slow" secondary. Jordan Johnson, a sophomore who is new to the game, jumped a route and almost returned it all the way back to the house.

    Coulda woulda shoulda for Washington State. They could have got in the endzone a couple of times. Okay, so then they would have scored two touchdowns, and the score is 30-14.

    Well if BYU would have been perfect in red zone efficiency then the score is 42-14. Wazzu dropped interceptions, BYU dropped interceptions too. These things have a way of coming out in the wash. For week 1, that was a stellar performance in a lot of ways.

    Also "wazzu would have got in the endzone without the holding calls" isn't an excuse. You execute as a team. The touchdowns weren't legit because BYU was being held.

    BYU needs to work on their run blocking which they will have a chance to practice against Weber St. They also need to improve red zone efficiency. Other than that, great win.

  • Let's be reasonable Baghdad, 00
    Sept. 2, 2012 10:19 a.m.

    I am a big BYUfan,and I HOPE USU will be tough for both BYU and the U.

    Sept. 2, 2012 8:58 a.m.


    Are you wearing your blue-colored glasses as well? We knew that your BYU fan base would not be impressed with Utah's win over Northern Colorado. Utah's fan base will not be impressed with BYU's (most likely) wins over Weber State, San Jose State, Idaho, and New Mexico State, either. If you want to compare scheduling, BYU's is much weaker than Utah's.

    As far as Utah's game against USU, yes it will be a tough challenge. USU has progressed light-years under Coach Anderson. USU will most likely be tough for both Utah and BYU.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Sept. 2, 2012 8:22 a.m.

    Look, I don't like moderates, I hate being a moderate, but let me get in the middle here.

    Ogletree,s comments are a little blustery, but he plays the game, what do you expect. But making excuses against his comments is trite and petty at best. Just like discounting Utah's win over Alabama.

    So what don't we know? We don't know how good this defense really is, and we don't know how good or bad wazzu's team in transition is.

    But we KNOW minus yards rushing against a bcs team, even a bottom dweller is impressive.

    We know that Marquiss is a lights out receiver, and if his two plays that got called back had not, he would have had a good night in a losing effort.

    We know that Tuel has been a decent to good qb in the past, but Thursday night, he couldn't find anyone to throw to except his outlets. So either wazzu has no other receivers to speak of, or pass defense was, dare I say, athletic, talented and fast.

    For choir boys.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    Sept. 2, 2012 7:47 a.m.

    The way Ogletree plays and talks reminds me of Brady Poppinga and other great defensive leaders from years past. The fact that he's the #2 guy on defense this year (behind Van Noy) speaks volumes to the level the BYU defense has been raised. I have high hopes for the Cougs this year.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 2, 2012 12:35 a.m.


    Tuel would have been sacked if not for the holding call. No touchdown.

    Just saying.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 12:30 a.m.

    Uteology, did you attend the game or are you just wearing your Crimson-colored glasses again? I didn't see one BYU fan say they wre impressed that Utah could handle Northern Colorado, a team that was 0 - 11 last year, so why the fuss about a good defensive outing by the BYU Cougars? Methinks you are making up for Chris B who suddenly seems (is) irrelevant since his "mark it down" prediction of the BYU-WSU game was blatantly false. Save up your energy for Utah State game comments because they might surprise you, big fella.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Sept. 1, 2012 11:12 p.m.

    "BYU kept Washington State out of the end zone" -- DN

    Not true, Washington State kept themselves out of the end zone.

    TD called back on a holding call.
    46 yard pass at the 1 called back on a holding call.
    8 play drive, TO in the red-zone.

    Just sayin.

  • AZRods Maricopa, AZ
    Sept. 1, 2012 10:56 p.m.

    Tommy, as I said, I like seeing equality in college football.
    But if you're going to mock the conference of champions, which they are, please include all the PAC 12 games.

    Also, you should list your team if we're going to compare teams and conferences ;)

    Championships come in cycles, and we are far and above the conference of champions.
    We've been down for a few years, but I suspect USC is going to make some noise this year.
    UoA won the college world series in baseball this year.

    So till someone passes us....

    First week:

    Oregon state

    Just sayin

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Sept. 1, 2012 9:53 p.m.

    Conference of champions week one:

    Nevada beats Cal (at Cal)
    Colorado State beats Colorado (at Colorado)
    BYU beats Washington State
    Stanford squeaks by San Jose State by 3 in a low scoring game. (at Stanford)

    Just sayin'.

  • AZRods Maricopa, AZ
    Sept. 1, 2012 9:46 p.m.

    As an ASU fan, I always enjoy seeing a little humbling of a PAC 12 team. I look forward to watching Utah make a bigger statement this season as well.
    The last thing college football needs is to have one or two divisions totally dominate the game.
    And based on today's games, I think college football is alive and well.

    I love college football!!!