The wonder, of course, isn't that Utah and BSU both beat BYU, but that BYU,
despite all its miscues, was within one play of at least forcing overtime in
both games. That said, I don't see much reason for optimism with regard to
the Y's offense, which can't consistently move the ball against a good
defense without a better passing attack; it has great receivers, but who will
get the ball to them? And will the O-line start providing better pass
protection? (And will the play-calling become a little less predictable? BSU
had the call on the two-point conversion attempt completely sussed--you'd
think Chris Petersen called it!)I'm not falling off the
Cougs' bandwagon--I'm a fan, win or lose--but a great defense by
itself just isn't going to cut it.
Riley/Hill reminds me of Riley/HeapsRiley struggles and they throw
Heaps in too soon. He does ok for a while but is too young and loses confidence.
They they go right back to Riley.They are going to do the same thing
with Hill... just wait.
Waste of a great defense! With this defense we don't need our offense to be
great. They just need to be good enough to score a few points.
Dear Riley,Thank you for transferring to BYU.Love,Utah State
Worst college football game ever.
Can we start Van Noy at Quarterback?
@mighty mouse.I totally disagree. Both offenses were pathetic so if you
tie the game and it goes into overtime it will come down to who can make a field
goal, again assuming neither team can advance the ball. BYU was just showing
signs of moving the ball as Hill got more comfortable, and Boise had nothing
going on offense. So with those facts, and BYU probably having a more reliable
kicker, they should have taken the chance of going into overtime. Bronco would
have been a labeled a genius if the 2 point conversion worked, but I hated to
see him take the risk.
Bronco is no D-1 coach, until the Y dumps him you're going to never get
over the hump....Looking forward to Utah St. coming down and cleaning your
Defense was awesome, love those guys, offense? Ugh, hard to watch. Start Hill
the rest of the season and let him get the reps. Riley just seems confused and
overwhelmed against non- WAC teams. Ok WSU was a PAC-12 team this year, but
they barely beat UNLV. No idea why they went for 2, Hill had the offense moving
The way the offense had been playing, I think Bronco made the right decision to
try for two. They way it has played, when was the offense going to be in that
position ever again? Bronco's problem isn't the decision to go for
two, it is that he is stuck with an offense that is in complete chaos.
First fail: leaving Nelson in for so long.Second fail: Going for two
rather then tying the ball game and trusting your defense to A) keep it tied at
worst, get the ball back at best; B) keep Boise to no more than field goal
chances in OT.Just frustrating. I just wanted BYU to tie the score.
Then see what happens. If they ended up losing anyway? No shame in that. But
to throw the game away on a call like that...this is one fan that is tired of
watching the Cougars shoot themselves in the foot so much.Granted,
Boise should never have let it stay so close. Regardless of how bad their
kicker is, they should have been trying to get the points rather than go for all
those 4th down tries. But, just like the Utah fans last week, Boise gave BYU
all the chances in the world and the Cougars threw it down the drain.
I am probably wrong with my amateur psychoanalysis but it seems to me that Riley
just really likes to be the the one with the ball in his hands and he only
thinks about sharing it with his much more talented surrounding cast as a last
resort. Does he just not see the field? Why does every play have to be a
scramble? Is the offensive line really that bad? Does he ever just take a
three-step drop and get the ball quickly into a skill player's hands in
space? If he has, I don't remember. I am probably wrong in singling Riley
out because the whole offense seems constantly confused, without an identity,
lacking confidence, unable to sustain any kind of consistent effort. I
haven't watched anything this painful since last year's BYU offense.
Worst coaching decision ever. Total lack of good judgement. Let's see if
Bronco will take some accountability for his bad decision.His next move
should be to find a new offensive coordinator. BYU's offense is pathetic.
Doman is calling plays like he has Luke Staley in the backfield, which he
BYU's defense was again stalwart. BYU's offense was again the gift
that keeps on giving to opposing teams.
Taysom Hill! Taysom Hill! Taysom Hill!