Yankee12"The real test will be against WI. Arizona is not a very
good team. They will finish under 500."A week ago, Arizona was
one of the pre-season favorites to win the PAC 12 South, and were lead by a
Heisman Trophy candidate that BYU had absolutely no chance of stopping.Now, they're not a very good team and will finish under .500.LOL at the inconsistency of the haters.
@ekute“Give byu an a and Arizona an F...but in the long run Weber
would beat both.”Wow. Just wow. Still floundering over your
hated BYU beating a PAC12 team when you gave them no chance? And that’s
the best you can come up with?I think the grades are spot on. Good
Congratulations to BYU, But want's wrong with AZ. State?
Portland cougar,No camera angle, that's impossible to overturn
without clear evidence.I wanted it to be that way, but per the rules
it's indisputable evidence, unfortunately it wasn't.
I'd like to see that punt again where Sutake claimed it hit the foor of the
Arizona player. The ball changed trajectory so it looked pretty clear to me
that it hit the player's heel. Were these Pac 12 refs?
I think the grades were reasonable and well thought out. Overall a good solid
performance. Too many penalties and the secondary needs some work but an
encouraging start.I agreed with common tator on clock management and a few
strange play calls in the 4th quarter but celebrate the win.
Give byu an a and Arizona an F...but in the long run Weber would beat both.
I would give BYU a better overall rating. The Cougars are a much better team
than anyone thought. Arizona won't get far with their lack of a real
attack and their relatively small team. The new coach can't play with this
Good first game by the new offensive staff. Loved the confusing looks they gave
the AZ defense all game. 183 yds rushing on the road was a beautiful thing. My one critique of the offensive staff was early in the 4th Q when we
were up 28-17 and driving the ball into AZ territory. We had a 3rd and 3 on
their 37 (4 down territory) and instead of running it twice to get the 3 yds we
passed twice and a shaky Tanner missed Pau’u on both passes to end the
drive.I’ve no doubt if we had lined up in a power formation
with El-Bakri and 2 TEs that we get the 3 yds and keep the clock and the chains
moving. Hopefully coaches note that and play it a little smarter in that
situation next time.All in all though very good opening game (on the
road no less!).
Good to see BYU take a win on the road. Really like the offensive line, they
looked much better than we have seen in years. Looking forward to BYU fixing
quite a few mistakes and keeping the "no turnovers". Go Cougars!
The real test will be against WI. Arizona is not a very good team. They will
finish under 500.
Pretty low grading for this game.After a disastrous year and the
failure of BYU hero Detmer to field a viable offense, newcomer Coach Grimes
changed everything. Conditioning was stressed. It paid off big time yesterday. A
new offense, based on the LSU offense was installed. The O-line is very big and
very strong. Hard running behind the O-line, jet sweeps, and pinpoint passing in
the 3rd quarter resulted in 3 TDs. By the forth quarter, UA players were getting
cramps. BYU players were unaffected by the heat. A major credit goes to a new
and stringent conditioning program, also brought by Coach Grimes. And Coach
Sitake's defense stopped the supposedly unstoppable Heisman candidate. And
Squally Canada blasted through holes ripped open by the huge O-LineMaybe not an A performance, but a B+ for sure. They'll be better next
week for Cal.
Grades on O and D seem a little harsh. Unless your expectations are very high.
I particularly give D props for stopping two 2-point attempts. Just like any
season, we only know that they beat Arizona. Time for litmus test #2 against a
Cal team that beat UNC. Here's hoping they pull off another quasi-miracle
against a PAC-12 team as an underdog.
The line play on both sides of the ball was the difference in this game. I was
particularly impressed at how well the O-line protected the QB, allowing ZERO
sacks. I was also impressed with the play of the D-line in literally containing
Tate and company. BYU played like it belongs against the big boys.
Solid win. The coaches have the team motivated on both sides of the ball, and
it showed. Had to scratch my head, when with a few minutes left in
the 4th and 3rd and 3 in AZ territory, Coach G dialed up a long (incomplete)
slant pass to the left, which stopped the clock ... and then again the same on
4th. The O-line had been dominating on the run during the drive, and even if
they didn't get those 3 yards on 2 runs, would have run out at least 40
more seconds or taken up another AZ timeout. Similarly, one had to question
when, after an AZ "injury" (heat cramps), and both the game and
40-second clock started, Tanner took the snap with 20 seconds left on the play
clock, rather than running it down to 5 or lower (which he did later). There
are a few things to work on in this area as well (coaching), but as with the O /
D / Special teams, they put forth a solid game plan and then ran it. Bottom
line ... a "W"!
Congratulations to Sitaki and staff. A win is a win especially on the road at