Let's call it what it is, a bummer game for both teams actually in
November. Idaho State is probably the real winner because I'm sure BYU
gave them about 400K to come down from Pocatello.
@ Stringer Bell:Some people seem to like to criticize wherever and
whenever they can. This game is the next best thing to a bye-week
without resting too much for their next big game on national tv... against Notre
Dame no less. Something most teams can only dream about doing. Actually, it was
pretty good scheduling.
gchris "What does Notre Dame gain from playing Temple? Nebraska from
playing South Dakota State? Utah from playing Weber State? Oklahoma from playing
Louisiana Monroe? Texas from playing New Mexico State?"They get
tuned up to play a rigorous conference schedule. Something BYU knows nothing
about. They don't play them in the middle of November. Ha!
This has nothing to do with this article, but Jake Heaps may have played his
last down as a collegiate athlete. His freshman backup is actually moving the
ball for Kansas and they're winning. He's done.
no way the U puts 17 pts on Oregon and Oregon only scores 38 pts on the U. More
I like the delicately worded comments about the ability of Anae to react to
things being thrown at the offense during the game. It seems clear to me that
there is a lack of skill or ability to come up with solutions on the fly.
This is embarrassing! It's way too late in the year to be playing
cupcakes. And as long as we remain independent, the late season schedule will
always be problematic. BYU needs to join a conference. They would be a good fit back in the MWC.
Dick, the better question is what can BYU lose by playing Idaho State. What did
BYU lose last year by playing Weber State? A Freak injury to Riley Nelson,
breaking his back, affecting his performance the rest of the season thus costing
BYU some wins.
"What can BYU gain from playing Idaho State?"1. An extra
week of prep and recovery before facing Notre Dame.2. A chance for backups
to get some reps. Ammon Olsen should see significant reps in this one, and not
just in garbage time either. Taysom should be done by halftime, if not sooner.
Hope to see Olsen get some major playing time and that a lot of the SR make some
good plays and touchdowns to have their last home game end on a good note.
What does Notre Dame gain from playing Temple? Nebraska from playing South
Dakota State? Utah from playing Weber State? Oklahoma from playing Louisiana
Monroe? Texas from playing New Mexico State? The answer is obviously that every
NCAA Div 1 team plays some weaker opponents to (1) pad the win-loss record for
bowl eligibility, (2) give the fans at least one win, (3) give sports writers
without a legitimate story to report something to write about. With the grueling
schedule that BYU has played and Notre Dame coming up next week, they deserve a
breather. And, who knows, it could be an Appalachin State-Michigan kind of day.
It's why they actually play the games.