Already said it, but this team wins or loses with defense. They were good last
year, and may be great this year. As for offense, well, it was the first game,
after all. And the 4th quarter looked like Bronco did not want to embarrass
Leach. It was a ragged game, but an order of magnitude better than last year.
The PAC12 refs were pretty terrible on at least 4 plays, but hey, first game for
them too (to be charitable). As for Nelson, well, he is Nelson warts
and all. I'll take a gamer. Reminds me of Jack Kemp (Cal grad, pro in
Canada, Vikings). Kemp was one of the toughest QBs I've ever seen, and he
couldn't pass either. But his ruptured ducks won a lot of games.
Good lead in for this article. It was, indeed, a stomping. For a first game,
the boys in blue looked pretty good. The critical comments already posted are
unfair because this BYU team looked better than last year's first game (Ole
Miss) or the year before (Washington). I'm looking forward to two more
games against PAC-12 foes, but not if the the PAC brings its referees again.
Where do they get their training?
Only reason wazzu scored was that refs put them in field goal range twice...
Very excited to see how they do against some better teams
A win is a win.But, the second half was impotent,and the offensive
couldn't even get one TD after having three first downs in the red zone.Were they tired, bored, outplayed, inept?This is a time for
a very, very brief celebration and a real long look at what the offensive is
supposed to do.Thank goodness for the defense.
Overall I'm happy with the results for a first game. But Y's Guy you
are right, BYU does need to quickly improve for those tougher games coming up.
I'm still not sure how good WSU is because of the new coach and
new scheme. Their first drive looked good and they did have two long passes
called back because of holding. But BYU's penalties and Riley's
running and floating passes were not good and definitely need improving. Riley
didn't get intercepted, but WSU had a few chances to intercept and
didn't quite get it done.
Man I wish we could play the pac 10 teams all season long. WSU only scored 6
and 3 of those were a gift from their own refs according to the announcers on
ESPN. I tried to watch the Utah game but I couldn't find it
anywhere.Great start for the Cougars. Great first half and a lot to
build on. It is going to be a fun year of football!!!!
Y's GuyFair observations. Fix those and the cougars will
surprise some people...especially in Salt Lake.But around here its a
Great game holding WSU to two FGs. Leach was ticked and Marquess Wilson totally
frustrated. It was great seeing some of the new talent, Friehl,
Ridley, Hadley and Taysom Hill... his first D-1 snap he throws a TD! Should have
let him take a few more snaps the final couple of minutes on this one.I think Riley took too many chances, need to back off or he's going to
get injured.Great game for BYU!And of course those PAC
12 refs. Loved the personal foul for celebration and the delay of game by
rolling the ball, geesh, how lame.Loved it!
The Y can't play this way against better teams and expect a very successful
season. Three straight trips into the red zone, and walk away with 6 points? And
Riley won't last the season if he keeps running like he does. And throwing
the floaters like he does. Glad they won, but not very encouraged about facing
some of the tougher teams on our schedule.