BYU football: Three keys to Oregon State's win over the Cougars

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  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Oct. 14, 2012 12:04 p.m.

    Vas surprised everybody with his fantastic passing. They jumped ahead before BYU realized that this guy would be starting at BYU. Beautiful passes, perfectly thrown, will beat even a great defense. Which they did. OSU O-line was much better than expected, as well, but after the first two series, Bronco's adjustments dealt with that. OSU's defense was good but a strong-armed accurate passer would have carried the day.

    We lost because Nelson lost it. Three turnovers is crazy. We also had a couple of drives stall because Nelson could not hit anybody.

    Start Lark and let Nelson play wildcat.

  • DH48 West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 14, 2012 9:28 a.m.

    Nelson is not someone you can count on in a tough situation. He comes up with some great plays but as demonstrated by his touchdown to interception ratio he is more likely to hurt you than help you. He makes too many unwise decisions trying to force something to happen.

    The defense on the other hand was exposed. They are great against the run but not so great against a solid throwing team. Give credit to Oregon State, they played well and they have a solid backup quarterback who performed great. BYU is a poor offensive team and has a limited strong defense. People get too excited about strong performances against weak teams.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Oct. 13, 2012 6:22 p.m.

    Totally agree with this article. essentially my assessment on my post on another article.
    I don't think we'll see as good of passing game in Notre Dame but we'll have to deal with a tougher defense and rushing game. Once again if we can play cleanly--no turnovers or stupid major penalties--we have a chance against ND. But don't hold your breath. I just don't think we have a qb who is capable of playing error free.