BYU football: Cougars win in the trenches, score big upset over Texas

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 9, 2013 10:26 a.m.

    I'd rather Utah teams don't play each other.

    Beating up on each other, doesn't help national exposure.

  • wahului Stockton, CA
    Sept. 9, 2013 3:31 a.m.

    The O-line was as good this week as they were bad last. Highly admirable to take yourselves to account and get gritty about improving. That's character!!!! Stay on that tack and don't get cocky, and you'll have the college football world gushing about you all. This past week has seen one of the greatest turnarounds in college football history. Think about it. Remember it. Get better every day. Now you you know you can do it, and you know how to go about it. BYU finesse has gone smashmouth!!!!Gotta love it!!!!!!!!!

    Crush 'em Cougars!!!!!!!

  • wYo8 Rock Springs, WY
    Sept. 8, 2013 9:19 p.m.

    I listened to the post game comments by Kyle Van Noy I thought He said it was his super bowl because of the three loses. Maybe I heard it wrong or was it Mr Call who heard it wrong.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Sept. 8, 2013 6:49 p.m.

    How many plays did Texas run? Even with the high number of three and outs, which don't rack up many yards, the fast pace of the game means what, that Texas basically played an extra quarter? An extra half?

    I don't know, but I am less worried about the yards given up than the long balls that burned us. It looks, though, like one way to defend the depleted cornerbacks is to blitz with them. Risky, but less so than just playing back and trying to keep everything in front of you.

    I also love the commentators who are so concerned on behalf of BYU fans for Taysom's supposed inability to throw the ball. Keep telling yourselves that, if it helps.

    The offense fixed an awful lot of awful things in one week. Taysom has the ability, just hasn't gotten it done. Yet. I think they'll get that fixed too.

  • Black&Blue St George, Utah
    Sept. 8, 2013 4:41 p.m.


    I'm glad you can copy and paste from my comment. But if you read a little lower I clearly state that Taysom needs to improve on passing down field. And the only reason Texas has more passing yards is because they HAD to pass. They were down at least 2 TD'S the entire 2nd half. Why would BYU pass the ball when they rushed for 350 in he first half and 550 for the game?
    Sorry but your argument is weak. Of course Texas had more passing yards, they were playing from behind most the game and they were trying to expose a depleted CB position.

    And I actually thought Taysom came out and threw the ball fairly well in the 2nd half. But there is definitely room for improvement.
    This win was huge because of momentum. And I think we saw one of the biggest turnarounds in BYU history. It was like a different team took the field against the Longhorns.
    Again, I'm cautiously optimistic about the road ahead.

  • hamaca Baton Rouge, LA
    Sept. 8, 2013 3:37 p.m.

    "Just a quick reminder about your promise to not post on any more Cougar sports articles for a year after BYU beats the Utes (and they will) in 2 weeks."

    I would have thought that'd be the exact opposite of what the consequence should be. Isn't that what he'd prefer if BYU beats Utah? On the contrary, he should have consented to having to post every day afterwards. Not posting for a year just allows him to avoid eating crow.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 3:14 p.m.

    Black & Blue says "Lets get something straight, this was not an upset."
    I agree. It looks like Texas will not be good yet again this year. Longhorn fans need a change.

    "BYU dominated them in every aspect of the game."
    The stat sheet doesn't show BYU dominating the passing game. Fans who grumbled about having a Riley Nelson style quarterback last week will be happy until some team stops the BYU running attack. Yes, 679 total yards is dominating, and but it doesn't hide the blemish that BYU gave up 445 yards. Its a good win that fans should celebrate, but there is work to be done.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 2:18 p.m.

    @ Chris B:

    Just a quick reminder about your promise to not post on any more Cougar sports articles for a year after BYU beats the Utes (and they will) in 2 weeks. That will also mean you won't be able to leave any post game excuses... unless it's just to admit that you were wrong... again!

  • Black&Blue St George, Utah
    Sept. 8, 2013 1:46 p.m.

    Lets get something straight, this was not an upset.
    An upset is when an inferior team pulls out a last minute win against all odds over a higher profile and higher ranked opponent.
    This game was a beat down.
    Texas returned 19 starters to a team that finished last season ranked in the top 20. That consistently pulls in top 5 recruiting classes and regularly competes for national championships. And BYU dominated them in every aspect of the game.

    HUGE turnaround for the O-line. 550 yds rushing and ZERO sacks against one of the best defensive fronts in college football. The defense was stout, getting 5 sacks and holding a very good UT offense to countless 3 and outs. With a healthy CB corps, BYU holds Texas to 10pts max. Even with 3rd and 4th string corners being targeted constantly, BYU held Ash and Co. to 21pts. This defense is the real deal.

    I'm cautiously optimistic that the offense will continue to perform, but it is clearly on the shoulders of the O-line. And Hill MUST be better passing down field. Luckily we have 2 weeks to make adjustments and get ready for the though road ahead.

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 1:06 p.m.

    Another thought.

    There are cries of "Fire Brown" and "Fire Kiffin" after losses this weekend. Losses their fan base won't tolerate. This could affect football as we know it! From the day Kiffin was hired some of their fans cried out - wait until he's fired and well be coming after your coach. Not to worry, Bronco is safe.

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 12:53 p.m.

    Quality win, Cougars!

    I can hear the cries from Austin now. Rain delay, wet field, etc. causes for our lack of play. But here in Utah we know how meaningless those factors are! Man up Longhorns - face it your play was terrible.

    I couldn't imagine how a team could ranked preseason 4th in the Big 12 and 15th in the country. Now I understand which ranking was right.

    Well - it's Conference time. Let the season begin!

    Sept. 8, 2013 12:36 p.m.

    Great game for the Cougars of running, kicking (16 points) and defense. The best thing about passing was it got better as the game went on, if pass completions continues to improve the Cougars could be a great team. Texas did get 445 yards which seems like a lot until compared with BYU's 679 yards. The defense did have some great stops.

    Taysom running does scare me, I'd hate to see him hurt even though Ammon seems like a good backup. You did notice that Taysom ran with a brace on his left knee?

    Go Cougars!

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 12:23 p.m.

    BYU has given Sooner fans hope.

    Watching OU play West Virginia, it became obvious that this year we won't have a passing quarterback. OU was pulling out formations not seen since the days of Barry Switzer. I walked away wondering how we'd do this year in the Big 12 without a passing game.

    Then I watched BYU light up Texas with the same model: strong running and less than average passing. The Sooners may still struggle in the conference, but things are looking good for the Red River Rivalry.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Sept. 8, 2013 10:14 a.m.

    BYU's offense was awesome, BYU's defense was spectacular, Chris B's admission was priceless.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Sept. 8, 2013 10:11 a.m.

    There's a business book called Soar With Your Strengths, and that's exactly what BYU did. BYU had a better game plan, better execution, and enough great athletes to pull off a big win. KVN, Fua and Kaufusi caused havoc for the Texas offense. Hill, Williams and Lasike were stellar and could not be stopped. Hoffman had a couple of good grabs, and with two weeks to rehab his hamstring should be close to 100% in two weeks.

    If Hill can improve his passing accuracy, watch out!

  • Darth Vader Ogden, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 8:26 a.m.

    Congratulations to the Cougars on their impressive showing against the Longhorns.

    You got a love that team effort. A true physical beatdown!

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Sept. 8, 2013 6:55 a.m.

    @ Chris B. Everybody is wrong sometimes! We forgive you for being a human.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    Sept. 8, 2013 6:54 a.m.

    BYU's front 7 is the best I've ever seen in Cougartown. In my opinion, they're the best in the nation with 4-5 pros in the making. Texas looked afraid most of the game and double teams didn't matter. While the stats didn't show the true damage, KVN is certainly showing that he is an all-american and should be another first round pick in the spring. He was a man on a mission and was all over the place, making contributions after being pushed down or running around the pack. This D will once again be a force to be reckoned with. Go Cougs!

    Oh, and Chris B, cheers for man-ning up.

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 8, 2013 1:34 a.m.

    Being wrong comes in many shades.

    In this case you've hit the nail on the head.

    But the whole attitude and demeanor are always wrong too.

    We try, we honestly try to say you can be a gentleman and still cheer for your team.

    Try it, you'll like it.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 7, 2013 11:05 p.m.

    Here goes:

    I was wrong

    It doesn't happen often that byu beats a good opponent.

    I am still positive byu will lose for the fourth year in a ROW to utah though.

    I was wrong, enjoy it while it lasts.

    Becauase in two weeks you will have to come to grips that in Hoffman and Van Noy's entire careers they went WINLESS against their and your rival.

    But tonight, I was wrong