BYU report card: Cougars actually look good in win over a bad SJSU team

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  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Oct. 29, 2017 6:15 p.m.

    Getting a win was nice but I was frustrated by the 2nd half offense because I saw a lot of the same old garbage calls and poor execution by Mangum. Maybe it was more Mangum I don't know but he still showed he rushed throws, made bad throws, didn't show patience or show he could go through his reads ( he did better at that in the first half ) but reverted to how he had played the first 7 games in the 2nd half. Receivers dropped balls showed lack of concentration , if SJS wasn't so bad those things would have killed us. Hoping for continued improvement & more wins but B+ was way too high a grade, C+ would be better.

  • mightymite , 00
    Oct. 29, 2017 12:19 p.m.

    B+ makes me giggly. I guess it's graded on a huge curve but still not even close to a B+. Many high school teams in Utah could have rolled SJSU.

  • vasislos Holbrook, AZ
    Oct. 29, 2017 11:11 a.m.

    A win is a win, but how a team wins is important, also.
    The victory over Portland State almost seemed like a loss. This one was much more exciting and execution was much better and BYU played as the much superior team.
    However, the same old issues were still present: stupid and costly penalties, head scratchingly bad throws by Mangum, dropped passes, and often too much time in the pocket for the SJ quarterback.
    But, it was a good win and this will hopefully set the tone for the rest of the season.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Oct. 29, 2017 6:23 a.m.

    I wouldn't read much into this "win". Here is hoping this is the first step into building towards a much more successful season next year. At least it provided the fans something to cheer about. But let's not see this as anything more than it really was.

  • islandboy Honolulu, HI
    Oct. 28, 2017 11:32 p.m.

    Left some points on the field, but good to get the "W". Hall was a bright spot and so was Critchlow. Enjoyed the game!

    Go Cougs!

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Oct. 28, 2017 9:48 p.m.

    Good win but this was far from a B+ game against a truly awful San Jose State team. Some of the same big problems were still there. Struggling to capitalize on big opportunities, stupid penalties and stupid mistakes negating big plays, questionable play calling...
    With all the turnovers committed by SJSU, BYU should have easily scored 70 pts. But a win is a win and I’ll take it.

  • Lifelong Republican Orem, UT
    Oct. 28, 2017 7:10 p.m.

    41-20 is a beautiful score today!

  • Joe Schmoe Orem, UT
    Oct. 28, 2017 6:49 p.m.

    True red. For example remember when Utah was actually ranked and the fans were spouting off about it?

    It is all relative.

  • Red Corvette St George, UT
    Oct. 28, 2017 6:27 p.m.

    Looking good is all relative.