BYU football instant analysis: Cougars lay an egg against San Jose State

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  • JmThms Henderson, NV
    Nov. 19, 2012 12:41 p.m.

    With this loss, for me it is now official: This season is a failure. To not win one 'close game' against respectable competition is pathetic.

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 8:56 a.m.

    While I appreciate the QB's grit and determination, it's past time for coaches to play someone who is healthy. The list of turnovers due to injuries to the QB is far too long.

  • Sambonethegreat LOGAN, UT
    Nov. 18, 2012 6:26 p.m.


    Though I'm not a BYU fan, it's glaringly obvious that Mendenhall should get the blame here. He continues to play an injured QB just because he admires Nelson's grit and determination.

    Those "Rudy" kinds of QBs are only effective when they give 100% effort 100% of the time. But they must be healthy.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Nov. 18, 2012 4:57 p.m.

    Worst offense I've seen at BYU since the Crowton debacles. Another three turnovers by Nelson. O-line couldn't block a high school defense. Defense flat and unprepared the entire first half. No pass rush, no pressure until 2nd half.

    It is hard to blame Doman for the play calling. There were dozens of open receivers. But Nelson couldn't hit them. The sad thing is, playing an injured Nelson will have caused him to be classified as the worst BYU QB in the last 30 years. He simply can't make the passes. Is Lark that bad that they didn't put him in when Nelson was stinking up the joint?

    So who gets the blame for keeping Nelson in the game? Doman or Mendenhall? And blame it is.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Nov. 18, 2012 2:46 p.m.

    San Jose State isn't that lowly. They actually lost to Stanford by the same margin as did Oregon. They have won 10 games this season.

  • BYUfaninWashSt Everett, WA
    Nov. 18, 2012 12:45 a.m.

    When BYU has to depend on an on-side kick against a lowly WAC school, in order to have a chance to win the game, something is very wrong indeed.

  • Hatch Sandy, UT
    Nov. 18, 2012 12:30 a.m.

    Lark Carma

  • I Bleed Blue Las Vegas, NV
    Nov. 18, 2012 12:26 a.m.

    Well, at least we have women's soccer to cheer for.