BYU football: San Jose State passing game tears up Cougar defense in first half

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  • Jake2010 bountiful, ut
    Nov. 19, 2012 11:05 a.m.

    The mission of BYU football is not to stay relevant. It's mission is to stay competitive while adhering to the principles as laid forth by the university. Lavell built it and fans will continue to come well into the next century regardless of what happens on the field. It is time to fold up that bandwagon of getting into a conference and focusing on what is truly important in your lives. This game has captured too many hearts and has far too much focus that is just crassly wasted.

  • Jake2010 bountiful, ut
    Nov. 18, 2012 2:16 p.m.

    in what methodology of counting is 13 more than 14? Must have opened mouth and inserted foot before the 14th point was scored... Oh well... Some people show their best intelligence by simply staying silent. Also to be noted is that Idaho had home field that day. I pretty sure things would have been a world different if SJSU had rolled into Provo. But this was an okay weekend. #1 and #2 both got knocked off and Utah dropped a gimme game at home to a team they could and should have beaten. 4-8 is a real possibility as is 6-7. Won't it be severely funny if NMSU comes in and pulls the upset? LOL... And.... Utah State is ranked for the first time since...? A great weekend in spite of the loss! :)

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Nov. 18, 2012 10:05 a.m.

    It's hard to get on Riley's case because he did some heroic things to keep us in the game. On the other hand, most of his passes are off the mark, even though many of those are receptions due to great talent on the receiving end.

    Lark may get his chance at NMSU next week, but don't expect to see the brilliant play that many of the Cougar faithful are hoping for. I hope I'm wrong. BYU's problems this year are not just at the QB position. They are really self destructive. Lots of costly errors in critical situations.

    By the way, I am I the only one who noticed that most of the snaps were at the QB's feet? Almost every snap was slow and low, costing precious time to get the ball thrown. What is up with that?

  • USNGary South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 18, 2012 1:09 a.m.

    Why keep Riley in when they can see he was having trouble running and getting up? He is not a good QB, never was and never will be

  • gcg123 HURRICANE, UT
    Nov. 18, 2012 12:22 a.m.

    As usual I wanted to watch the game but, the offense stinks so bad that it is too painful to watch and I changed the channel as I have done so many times this year. There are a lot of high school coaches and OCs that are much better than Doman. BYU used to be the most exciting team to watch but, that was in the Edwards era. Mendenhall promised us a return to those days but, with Doman coaching QB's and then the entire offense that dream has abruptly and painfully ended. Hope springs eternal that there will be some serious soul searching and changes made at season's end.

  • golsen7 Bonneville, ID
    Nov. 18, 2012 12:20 a.m.

    I think they believed the hype that the offense was getting better against a weak Idaho team.

  • Bleed Crimson Sandy, Utah
    Nov. 18, 2012 12:07 a.m.

    BYU is now 6-10 all time against the San Jose State Spartans! LoL

  • Eugene2 Bear Lake, ID
    Nov. 18, 2012 12:07 a.m.

    Laudable that Bronco continues to be loyal to his QB Nelson, even when Riley is inaccurate, turnover-prone and not playing well possession after posession. From what I have seen this year, Lark is more accurate and deserved to have a shot at it again tonight. Riley lucked out with the last touchdown and then did not protect the ball with the final turnover.

    Sadly, a BYU comeback that could have been memorable ended in another poor Riley turnover. Makes it hard not to second-guess Bronco this year. I like Doman, but the offense continues to be predictable. With a phenomenal schedule for next year, the Cougars have a lot of changes to make!

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Nov. 18, 2012 12:04 a.m.

    Now that the game is over and BYU has officially lost again because the quarterback can't seem to take care of the ball, and the OC calls a run into the right side of the line that was stuffed every time they tried it, I hope AD Holmoe is tired enough of these shananigans to insist on some coaching changes. This year was bad because we had no field goal game to speak of, no play calling except what was very predictible, and way too many turnovers. Plus the O-line was missing in action. It's a miracle we actually had the opportunity to win at the end, although our true selves came shining through and we couldn't climb the mountain (despite the great on-side kick)......AGAIN!

    This has beeen a frustrating few years. I hope the bowl game is decent....but that's asking an awful lot. It's truly hard to believe this team almost beat Notre Dame in South Bend.

  • SyracuseCoug Syracuse, ut
    Nov. 18, 2012 12:00 a.m.

    BYU better start playing better than this if we want to stay relevant as an independent, especially with the new bowl system starting in a couple of years. I know I am in the minority, but I strongly believe BYU needs to eventually get into a conference to stay relevant. What a frustrating season this has been.

  • niners SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Nov. 18, 2012 12:00 a.m.


    Yep, byu should have won that game just like they should be 11-0 right now on there way to a national championship right?

  • BYUfaninWashSt Everett, WA
    Nov. 17, 2012 11:55 p.m.

    BYU did win the 2nd half 7 to 0. That must mean something.

  • BYUfaninWashSt Everett, WA
    Nov. 17, 2012 11:53 p.m.

    Almost a miracle! Oh well ... at least we were in the running to win the game. That is always Bronco's goal ... to have a chance to win in the end. Problem is ... he doesn't win many of those close games at the end.

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 11:52 p.m.

    BYU could have won the game, should have won the game. The defense, after-shall we say-a shaky start-more than held their own. However, as has happened time and time again, boneheaded plays and turnovers led to the defeat. Unfortunately, all three turnovers are at the feet of one player.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Nov. 17, 2012 11:47 p.m.

    Patience fans...only two more games and he'll be gone forever.

  • zachbrwn new york, NY
    Nov. 17, 2012 11:45 p.m.

    What a shame the offense is really bad as usual..To bad Bronco can only coach defense. Glad Riley, and Doman is gone next yr.

  • SyracuseCoug Syracuse, ut
    Nov. 17, 2012 11:42 p.m.

    What an ugly game, offense looked terrible as usual, can we just play the bowl game and get this season over with?

    Nov. 17, 2012 11:40 p.m.

    Is anyone else glad Riley graduates, the guy has lots of grit but man he is a horrible QB, put in Lark!!

  • I Bleed Blue Las Vegas, NV
    Nov. 17, 2012 11:37 p.m.

    we stink tonight!

  • BYUfaninWashSt Everett, WA
    Nov. 17, 2012 11:35 p.m.

    Game over! Five minutes left and lowly WAC school SJSU has it in the bag against BYU.

  • satch Highland, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 11:35 p.m.

    Doman/Nelson see ya! Not good enough. Watching BYU's offense is like getting a root canal.

    The sad part is BYU has a good young RB and excellent WR's. Just can't block for the RB and get the ball to the WR's.

  • BYUfaninWashSt Everett, WA
    Nov. 17, 2012 11:22 p.m.

    Idaho scored more points (13) against SJSU than BYU.

  • BYUfaninWashSt Everett, WA
    Nov. 17, 2012 11:18 p.m.

    Well, at least Utah lost to Arizona. Nice to have company, after what appears to be another train wreck game for BYU.

  • manutd San Diego, CA
    Nov. 17, 2012 11:11 p.m.

    if lark was so good he would be starting. the fact that we are stuck with riley after so many poor performances means lark and munns probably dont cut it. if taysom hill doesn't get injured i think we win a few more of those close games, and riley would have been relegated to the bench.

    if we were in the wac we would be 3rd or 4th place. that is pathetic. this season needs to end, riley needs to graduate, and we need some coaching changes.

  • BYUfaninWashSt Everett, WA
    Nov. 17, 2012 10:34 p.m.

    Wow! I knew BYU couldn't pass the ball ... but I thought they would have a little success running the ball. They're getting stuffed on 4th and 2, 3rd and 2 ... The SJSU coaches really prepared their players on both sides of the ball.

  • blue & white Boise, ID
    Nov. 17, 2012 10:26 p.m.

    Nelson should go back to special teams and play Lark the rest of the season. Nelson has lowered the standard at BYU. its frustrating to watch the offence play the first half.

  • BYUfaninWashSt Everett, WA
    Nov. 17, 2012 10:25 p.m.

    I think BYU will lose this game tonight. However, I think they will beat New Mexico State next week. I also believe they will win games scheduled against Las Vegas in 2014 and 2015.

  • BYUfaninWashSt Everett, WA
    Nov. 17, 2012 10:18 p.m.

    It will be poetic justice when a spunky little Spartan team from the WAC with a good passing game outplays & defeats an over-sized, unimaginative running team from Independence & ESPN world. BYU used to be a spunky & imaginative little passing team from the WAC, just like SJSU.