Apo looking forward to another trip to Texas

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  • BYU Fan in DC Washington, DC
    Sept. 1, 2014 8:19 p.m.

    BYU's receiver corp is deep, but I see Apo getting some balls thrown his way. Taysom was playing conservative pass offense. I think he will go deep more often, including throwing some balls that only Apo, Matthews, and Leslie can snag.

    BYU 34 Texas 21

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    Sept. 1, 2014 5:45 p.m.

    This article is about Apo going back to TX. He barely saw he field last week and with the people getting back this week, he'll be even more behind. Really don't see him getting more that 2-3 plays of action. Shame that he's not able to get more action his way.

  • IndeMak South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 1, 2014 4:48 p.m.

    Texas qb not playing now.

  • Tomahawk Red San Francisco, CA
    Sept. 1, 2014 3:46 p.m.

    Look at all the overconfidence. Ha ha ha ha.

    You people are in for a rude awakening.

  • IrieUte west valley, UT
    Sept. 1, 2014 3:38 p.m.

    Texas will be without their starting QB vs BYU. The game just lost a bit of credibility.

  • Mexican Ute mexico, 00
    Sept. 1, 2014 3:24 p.m.

    Was surprised at BYU's game vs. UCONN being as wide as it was. I had predicted a tossup and the game was pretty much a tossup after BYU's three early touchdowns.

    BYU will need a complete game to beat Texas in their house. The defense of the Horns is much improved and if they can contain Taysom Texas should pull off the victory though not the same way that Tennessee clobbered Utah State.

    Texas 31 BYU 21.

  • MWCandUtahFan Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 1, 2014 2:24 p.m.

    I was there for BYU 47-UT 6 in 1989 and I was in Provo for BYU 40-UT 21 in 2013, really enjoyed those 2 games, both were a lot of fun for a Cougar fan that’s lived in Texas for years. 2011 was winnable for BYU as well in Austin, but they couldnt hold the 2 touchdown lead in a slower somewhat boring game of possession (“come on Max, throw the ball”). Texas is a team I have supported for 30 years, in my top 5 anyway, but not when they play any Utah teams, BYU in particular. Go Cougars! hook’em horns and pin them by at least 14.

  • MWCandUtahFan Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 1, 2014 2:16 p.m.

    One of the things I love most about college football is that the games are decided on the field. Creating power conferences, BCS-BS and excluding some schools has reduced the opportunities for the underdogs. These twisted conference affiliations and bloated bowl game frauds are built by people who think they win games or earn respect by analysts giving out stars to a recruiting class or media/coaches taking a poll each week. I love it when an un-recruited walk-on, even better a returned missionary, pulls the ball away and scores in the other direction.

    BYU will never recruit like Texas, you cant (or should I say shouldnt) even drink a beer, wear an earring or move in with your girlfriend for crying out loud. I love BYUs independent schedule and understand that they can only win against the teams they schedule years earlier, teams that are willing to risk something, prove their dominance on the field rather than throwing rocks from behind some conference fence.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Sept. 1, 2014 1:37 p.m.


    Yeah, a lot of weak teams. But watch out for Virginia. They really beat themselves more than got beat by UCLA. Despite 3 turnovers for TD's They out played UCLA. If it weren't for incredibly bad play calling by VA coaches, they would have beat #7 UCLA.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 1, 2014 12:54 p.m.

    I think we have way more talent and depth and stuff.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Sept. 1, 2014 11:12 a.m.

    Going into Texas' house is daunting. Period. Last time, Heaps looked all world in first half, flopped in second. BYU's defense will be tested, but they'll test UT's offense. Everything hinges on BYU's offense and kicking game. Last time, we had good kicking. Not sure what we have this year. That will be the Achilles' heel in this game.

    I'm sayin' tossup here.

    Sept. 1, 2014 10:48 a.m.

    @Eddie Would Go (Yes he would!)

    While star ratings are definitive, their average is meaningful and Texas averages eight 4 star and higher players a year, so there are probably thirty plus 4 star players on the team at any given time. Even with the dismissals and suspensions Texas does have more talent. Luckily for BYU talent does not always translate into wins but beating Texas this year will be considerably more difficult.

    BYU has a good chance to beat Texas. Against UConn Taysom's decision making was great, passing very good and part of that is because of a much better O-Line. There might be a little drop off in defense but it is difficult to tell yet. Texas' defense will be much better this year and we will have to see if BYU's improved offensive will be able to overcome.

    It should be a fun game, go Cougars!

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    Sept. 1, 2014 10:22 a.m.


    "BYU was Virginia's only win last year. Houston just lost to UTSA..."

    It's interesting how you focused on Houston's loss "by three TDs" to UTSA, but completely ignored the fact that UCLA was outplayed by Virginia and the Bruins needed three defensive touchdowns in order to pull off a narrow 28-20 win.

    No bias in your analysis there, of course.

  • Taysom4Heisman Heber City, UT
    Sept. 1, 2014 8:52 a.m.

    @Johnny Moser

    Read my comment again. I said "You could very well argue that BYU has better talent." I never said we have hands-down better talent. I said you could argue that we do. We put 2 players in the draft last year while Texas had 0. Taysom, Jamaal, Bronson, and Craig Bills are getting much more attention from NFL scouts than Texas players at those same positions.

    I then proceeded to say "we have better depth, hands-down". I think it's very clear that BYU has better depth. Texas got worn down time and time again last year. BYU wore them down. Ole Miss wore them down. Texas was in position to beat Baylor and win the Big 12, but wore down in the 4th quarter and fell apart.

    Sorry, maybe I should have separated my 2 thoughts a little bit better on my first comment. But the "hands-down" part of my comment had absolutely nothing to do with having more talent. I was talking about the depth.

  • Eddie Would Go FPO, AE
    Sept. 1, 2014 7:41 a.m.


    You can "argue that BYU has better talent" than Texas, but you can't win that argument.

    According to Rivals:

    -In the last 7 years, Texas has recruited a top 25 class every year, and 4 of them were top 5 classes.

    I-n the last 7 years, BYU's best recruiting class was ranked #40, and 5 of them were ranked lower than #60.

    BYU certainly put a beat down on Texas last year, and they have a chance to win again this year. But if that happens, it won't be because of better talent or better depth.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Sept. 1, 2014 7:24 a.m.

    Hoping for a similar outcome like last year for the Cougs. If they somehow manage to come out on top again against the Horns this year, things will be looking rosy for the rest of their season for sure, and I wouldn't care if the BCS gives them any love or not. Just win and let the chips fall where they may.

    Go Cougars! Go fast, go hard, and go long and far!
    Good luck to the Utes and Aggies too!

    Btw, sorry to see the Aggies being outclassed badly yesterday.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Sept. 1, 2014 12:49 a.m.

    Now is BYU's chance to go unbeaten. Criticism should come if at least 11 games aren't attained. The red sea has parted with this years schedule. It's so light. Only two games look challenging (@Texas and @UCF). Texas is rebuilding and UCF is overrated. Yet those are the Cougars toughest opponents.

    6 opponents on BYU's schedule aren't even worth mentioning (very weak). But even games that some in the blue zone were pointing to for validation are not really credible. Boise State has been getting worse for three straight seasons and was dominated in week one. The old grey mare ain't what she used to be there. USU is not the same without Anderson. Chuckie Keaton is a talented player but USU has no offensive line and lacks depth all over the field. Houston and Virginia might be interesting markets (exposure thing) but both football teams are just plain awful. BYU was Virginia's only win last year. Houston just lost to UTSA by three TDs (that really happened). Houston was 8-5 last year with a very weak schedule. I mean have you looked at Houston's schedule? My oh my.

  • Johnny Moser Thayne, WY
    Aug. 31, 2014 10:46 p.m.

    Even as an ardent Blue fan, I would never say that BYU has 'hands-down" more talent than TX. Texas still recruits better individual players in nearly every position than does BYU. But what happens when you get 11 individuals on the field verses a team of 11 is what will make the difference on Saturday. Bronco does an excellent job of getting 11 men to pull together in most cases. I am going to be happy with 400-450 total yards in this weeks game. Still think the Cougs win this one by 11.

  • Taysom4Heisman Heber City, UT
    Aug. 31, 2014 8:56 p.m.

    I was surprised how rarely Apo got into the game last week. I have given up on the idea of him being a superstar. But I still think he is solid and deserves some time.

    Having said that, Matthews, Leslie, Juergens, and Houk looked great and never seemed tired enough to really need much of a break. Still, I think Apo deserves some time.

    We are so deep on offense, especially with Williams and Blackmon back this week, that I think going super fast plays to our advantage. Especially when you consider that Texas has dismissed a handful of its players. With those dismissals, and the fact that Texas simply hasn't recruited well for a while, they aren't 3-deep with 4 and 5 star players like they usually are. You could very well argue that BYU has better talent, and we have better depth, hands-down.

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    Aug. 31, 2014 7:39 p.m.

    Did APO play last week? I don't recall him catching a pass...
    I do remember Ross dropping a few passes last year v Texas.
    Ross's opportunities may have come and gone.