BYU football: Cougar's offensive line still in flux, center Braden Hansen out for Georgia Tech game

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  • estreetshuffle Window Rock, AZ
    Oct. 24, 2012 10:05 a.m.

    Make it simple; just go back to the mountain west conference. Obviously, Utah and BYU cannot get the job done in more competitive conferences. Sports and money are a bad combination. We can have the traditional rivalry and see games on Saturday. There are other sports other than football that are just as exciting. Losing is a realtiy in sports; look at the NFL. Most of the time,what team in the super bowl is undefeated, none This quest for revenue is just killing the three utah football programs. not worth it.

  • Broom Hockey Champ Scottsdale, AZ
    Oct. 24, 2012 9:51 a.m.


    Ga Tech is not ND. Ga Tech might run for a lot of yards but that's because that's what they do. They hardly throw the ball. Guess which teams are ahead of Ga Tech on the rushing list? Army and Air Force. It's not because those are amazing rushing team; it's because their offenses run 80-90% of the time.

    To hold the #5 team to 17 points is impressive. Sure, they piled up some running yards, but BYU had a chance to win the game.

    I'm not calling for BYU to destroy Ga Tech, but I think they can win.

  • TheNun Granstville, UT
    Oct. 24, 2012 8:09 a.m.

    Wow, I'm in Scottsdale this week, and although the sky has been a bit overcast, it hasn't been cloudy enough to completely fog up the facts. The cougs were exposed by the Irish's run game. And in all of their losses, enough running plays were given up to extend scoring drives, so stopping the Ramblin' Wreck's running game is not as clear cut as some would like to believe.

    Although, playing an opponent with a record below .500, this former top 25 team should not have a problem winning the game, right?

  • The Deuce Livermore, CA
    Oct. 23, 2012 10:39 p.m.

    To: Broom Hockey Champ, Scottsdale, AZ - what run defense are you talking about. ND ran for over 200 yards last week against the Cougars. Two backs accounted for this. After what I saw at ND, a good running team is going to make it a long day for the Cougars. While there were some aspects of the ND game I liked, this trainwreck is not going to make it this week. Until the AD makes some needed changes at the OC and head coach positions, this will continue. What happended to the once great program?

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 23, 2012 9:58 p.m.


    BYU's run D gave up 270 yards on the ground last week. I don't understand why that would inspire confidence going into a game against a team that has the third best rushing attack in the NCAA (339.6 ypg).

  • Guam_Bomb BARRIGADA, GU
    Oct. 23, 2012 6:53 p.m.

    preparing for a soft landing

  • Broom Hockey Champ Scottsdale, AZ
    Oct. 23, 2012 5:54 p.m.

    This will be a challenging game due to injuries along the offensive line and the offensive scheme that Ga Tech runs. The good news is that BYU has seen Air Force run this scheme (or something similar). The bad news is that Ga Tech runs it with bigger, faster, stronger guys.

    I think BYU gets back in the win column in this one. What I saw last week, as frustrating as it was, was encouraging. Holding the #5 team to 17 points on their field.....

    Williams proves too much. The D stops Ga Tech (their strength - run offense - against ours - run defense). Hoffman gets behind the defense and Riles hits him in stride for a TD.