BYU football: Cougars take care of business against Weber State

Plenty to work on before matchup with Utah

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  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Sept. 9, 2012 11:14 p.m.

    Hey, Dennis, are you related to Chris B? Last week when BYU was at #28 he said that's as high as they'd go this year. Next game proved him wrong, as they're #25 after the Weber contest in Provo. He also predicted Washington State would beat BYU. Didn't happen, did it? Want to guess what he says about the Utah-BYU game? The guy is irrelevant in his crimson-colored lenses view of the world. Sort of reminds me of your comment about Ice Cream in the deseret. Of course, maybe you meant that being #25 won't last long because they'll go up in the polls......

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 9, 2012 6:27 p.m.

    Better to have been in the top 25 than never being in the top 25. Perhaps on the East Coast it is easier to criticize that to congratulate.

  • Dennis Harwich, MA
    Sept. 9, 2012 4:08 p.m.

    This won't last long. Kind of like ice cream in the desert.

  • 1Infidel APO, AE
    Sept. 9, 2012 12:21 p.m.

    Congrats to the Cougs, now ranked in the Top-25.

    Rise and Shout.

  • Hellooo Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 9, 2012 9:14 a.m.

    The most obvious and continuing issue with the BYU football team is the performance or lack thereof by the offensive line. It appears to me that the coaching is not getting it done in this segment of the team. Against a team like WSU it difficult to understand why the O-line was not dominate. WSU was able throughout the game to compete very effectively in the trenches and that is where games are won and lost. Until, this improves there will be no dominate team coming out of Provo.

  • Cinci Man FT MITCHELL, KY
    Sept. 9, 2012 8:29 a.m.

    I am still reserving much judgement until the completion of the first 4 games. But yesterday really exposed BYU for their weaknesses. One play in particular that I recall, Riley had 3 receivers coming across the file in great routes like a wave. Weber State had one defender matched with the deepest of the three and not a defender anywhere in sight of the more shallow two. A completion to any of the 3 would be a first down. Riley threw to the deepest who was eaten alive by the defender and the pass went incomplete. How could Riley miss seeing the other two wide-open receivers in the same line of sight? And I must also point out that like in previous years, the offensive line and the defensive line get worse as the year plays on. That was certainly true yesterday. Please Cougars, get on focus for next week. Few teams disappointed more than Utah this week, but they will be up for their Bowl Game against BYU.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Sept. 9, 2012 12:49 a.m.

    Everybody playing; outcome was never in doubt; Cougars scored 75 points in their first two games. They've had 2 field goals and 2 touchdowns scored against them and EVERY score came from the reults of defensive penalties that kept the opponent's drive alive. Some calls were pretty dubious, but the game wasn't changed too much from them.

    The Utes managed to beat a team that was 0-11 last year. Boise State has already lost this year. USU could have easily lost to Utah, but credit them, they didn't.

    If I were Utah, I'd be worried about getting to a bowl this year, because that means you have to win 6 games. Good luck with that.....

    If I were USU, I'd not get too cocky about eeking out a home win against the bottom of the PAC 12, who played with their back-up quartback most of the game and missed a field goal at the end that would have made things turn out differently.

    And the season rolls on......

  • BarkforSark PROVO, UT
    Sept. 8, 2012 11:54 p.m.

    BYU needs a new quarterback. Riley Nelson isn't going to cut it against teams with much better defenses like Utah, Boise State, etc.

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    Sept. 8, 2012 10:02 p.m.

    I'm starting to doubt the strength of byu now.
    Personally I think they need a new offensive coordinator

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Sept. 8, 2012 8:00 p.m.

    whose next ... Dixie State?