BYU football report card: Cougars find rhythm in upset victory

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  • Black&Blue St George, Utah
    Sept. 8, 2013 1:47 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.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Sept. 8, 2013 1:35 p.m.

    The much maligned O-Line absolutely owned the Texas Defensive front, and not one mention of them?
    Come on, DN, they showed a ton of character in a turn-around like that. They certainly made me eat my words and I'm sure the same holds true for many others who post on here.
    My hat's off to the O-Line! Great performance!