BYU football notebook: Cougar offensive front excited for stiff test at ranked Wisconsin

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  • Gone fishin PAC Country, WA
    Nov. 6, 2013 1:31 p.m.

    This game scares me. The offense will do well but it may not be enough to win the game. BYUs defense must win this one for them. GO Cougs.

  • DSB Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 6, 2013 1:17 p.m.

    I think this is the scariest aspect of this weekend's game. BYU's O-line has certainly improved since Virginia, but still shows stretches of being dominated against far lesser defenses than Wisconsin. I think we'll get a very good glimpse of how Hill has improved in high pressure situations.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Nov. 6, 2013 9:07 a.m.

    This is the best team BYU will face this season. I believe the Badgers are a notch above the Irish, Longhorns and Houston Cougars (all of whom I would rate equally), with the Utes, Broncos and Aggies being solid but still another notch below.

    In September, I was ready to concede the win in this game, but seeing how my Cougs have improved during October, I'm excited for the battle in Wisconsin. I think the Cougs have a good shot at the upset.

    Here's my armchair QB plan to win.

    1. Win the turnover battle.
    2. Reduce the number of runs up the middle where Wisconsin is tough. Williams and Hill could have big games running on the outside.
    3. Pick apart the smaller cornerbacks with Hoffman, Apo and Mathews size. An early BYU lead will wreak havoc on the Badger game plan.
    4. Don't take chances with punt returns. With Falslev out, this is not the game to train someone new. Just take the fair catch and bring out Hill to work his magic.

    Can't wait to watch the game along with millions of others on ESPN.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 6, 2013 8:36 a.m.

    After playing the mighty utes,--this is a cupcake.

  • Steven S Jarvis Orem, UT
    Nov. 6, 2013 7:39 a.m.

    If BYU can tire out those big guys on the D line and keep the Badger offense off the field, then I like BYU's chances.

    Nov. 5, 2013 10:42 p.m.

    Wisconsin should be a stiff test for more than BYU's offensive line, their O-Line averages 6'6" and 321 lbs. It will be interesting to see how much pressure BYU's defense will be able to put on the QB and if BYU will be able to plug the holes the O-Line opens.

    The only place BYU has a size advantage over Wisconsin's is the 5'9" and 5'11" cornerbacks, but they are fast.

    BYU is definitely the underdog in this game and I hope that helps, go Cougars!