BYU football: 1994 win at Notre Dame one of BYU's best

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  • Donny Orem, UT
    Oct. 18, 2012 2:31 p.m.

    In 1994, the Sunday (or Monday)Sports section of The USA TODAY paper had a much bigger picture of John Walsh celebrating the historic win -in fact, it was the cover picture in the sports section- than the Daily Universe.

    BYU could win with a QB that resembles Walsh. Time to play James Lark!!!

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Oct. 18, 2012 2:29 p.m.

    Chris B,

    While I am not predicting a BYU win, they could win IF they don't play Riley Nelson very much. You might be right about the OC part, though.

  • Lifelong Ute Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 18, 2012 1:45 p.m.

    This will be a good game I can't wait.

    Notre Dame by 30

  • CG Orem, UT
    Oct. 18, 2012 1:09 p.m.

    Marked it down!

    Thanks for another one of your good luck charms CB.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 18, 2012 11:55 a.m.

    BYU could win Saturday. IF they had a different QB. And IF they had a different OC. And IF they had a different HC. And IF they were playing a different team.

    Honestly--correct me IF you really believe I'm wrong on any of the above. Final score: ND 39, BYU 9. IF BYU is lucky.

  • KSUBYU Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 18, 2012 10:33 a.m.

    Our recruitment level is down. We have good players but not many great players. We have a program that is suited to teams that play in the WAC not Big 12 or even Big East. I don't want us to go back to recruiting the type of player that Crowten got but we need to come up with a offense that scores and a defense that can defend the pass.

  • Meadow Lark Mark IDAHO FALLS, ID
    Oct. 18, 2012 8:06 a.m.

    Too bad it can't happen this year. Notre Dame 49 BYU 3

  • Parkite1 Park City, UT
    Oct. 18, 2012 7:55 a.m.

    They can and will if Bronco is willing to replace Nelson, Jordan Johnson and anyone else that fails in their execution, cover and miscues. The team needs to beleive and perform like when Oklahoma was favored by 22, defense needs a huge game. If the team executes and steps it up BYU wins 26-19 if miscues and Bronco continues his poor decision making and lack of leadership then BYU losses 31-17

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Oct. 18, 2012 7:51 a.m.

    Confucius say: He who has no future is doomed to live in the past.

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    Oct. 18, 2012 7:04 a.m.

    @ wer. When's the last game they've actually played like that against such a high ranked team? Turnovers will occur, penalties will be called and bone headed plays will be called and played. At the end of the season, after the Cougs reach their min. 6 wins for bowl eligibility, they're coming to the Poinsettia Bowl. This game will do nothing to their bowl destination. I want my Cougs to play hard and not embarrass themselves ... again... on nat'l TV. But the score for this one will be u-g-l-y.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Oct. 18, 2012 6:28 a.m.

    I'm with Heimuli - I don't recognize our team by its offense either. The problem is not the players. We have the same caliber of players we've always had and will likely always get. We lack a head coach who is tough and demands accountability and on-field discipline (i.e. no stupid penalties) and an OC that knows anything of how to develop QB's and pull together an offense. It's complicated working on the parts in the right way and then combining them. Doman simply does not have either the personal or the career experience to do that and was handed the keys prematurely.

    Our guys look uncertain about their assignments. The QB doesn't see the field. Nelson tries to make something out of every play rather than play for field position and the clock. This is one of the best defenses we've ever had but with the number of offensive turnovers per game, these guys will struggle to keep the other side's score under 30.

    Bring in Detmer. The guy is brilliant, needs the $$, and is only coaching HS. Let him train our QB's...

  • Lightening Lad Austin , TX
    Oct. 18, 2012 3:26 a.m.

    "Heimuli added that the 2012 Cougars need to return to their roots offensively. "They need to get their passing game in gear," he said. "I do not recognize BYU anymore by their offense. Someone hijacked our DNA, our core."

    The man is right and whatever it takes to find the right people to return to the roots has to be done. I sense that people are becoming very unhappy with the Stoneears who head up the athletic department refusing to pay any attention to the concerns coming from the folks who pay to keep the program relevant. Last week Ty Detmer made the same statement. In the minds of those who care, it was incompetence that has kept BYU out of the Big 12, losing games they should win, and scheduling road games at Middle Tenn State University. Thinking has gone very small within the Ivory Towers that are BYU, likely Big East small.

  • Braxton ogden, ut
    Oct. 18, 2012 12:56 a.m.

    Sorry to bust your bubble but the Rudy story... Mostly fiction.

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 17, 2012 11:12 p.m.

    Victory can be ours! No turnovers, major penalties, or bone headed plays.

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    Oct. 17, 2012 10:52 p.m.

    I'll be wearing my "Heaven on Earth - BYU 21, Notre Dame 14" jersey on Saturday!