I don't understand fans who want BYU to play a vanilla schedule to get to a
game with a formidable opponent.You know we can play big teams
throughout the year, right? so why sacrifice 12 games to get 1 game?Somebody said that nobody gives BYU a chance in this game which is why they
have one - I've seen some big teams get shocked by BYU, Why don't we
just wait and see what happens.
"If wishes were fishes..."
london_josh - Lincoln, CASept. 10, 2018 11:36 p.m.Loved your
bold prediction last week about starting off 2-0 and "BYU should beat
Cal."How'd that crow taste ?
This is hilarious. Sitake wants BYU to play like Wisconsin. Well, I want to
play tennis like Nadal.Neither one is going to happen based on the
huge difference in talent level.
@CougarForeverI think you're in for a rude awakening against
the Wisconsin Badgers. Alex Hornibrook rarely beats himself and his receivers
are very reliable. BYU's receivers are not reliable and Mangum has looked
mediocre this year. Wisconsin is in another stratosphere compared to Cal, so the
comparison to Alabama is irrelevant. New Mexico hung with Wisconsin
because New Mexico has a reliable running game in their option offense. That
type of play tends to frustrate teams early. BYU has neither of those things
going for them. I bet Wisconsin will stack the box and dare Mangum to throw. Cougs will probably lose by 21+ points. Wisconsin's depth is far
superior to BYU's and you'll see it first hand in Camp Randall.
I'm tired of Independence. Already we are out of the running for a nice
meaningful bowl game. There is no conference championship to chase. Already...
Two games in. It's dumb.
To London Josh,The facet of the cougar offense that has stayed the
same is Tanner Mangum. Bad decisions at the most inopportune times. No life or
urgency until end of 4th qtr. I'm tired of watching the "Losing cycle
with Tanner Mangum." A losing cycle with Zach Wilson would refreshing at
What prevents us from playing like Wisconsin or how Boise State plays? We did
get a recruit from Wisconsin Ula T. What happened to him? He can certainly help
in the running game. One thing can help is take what the game gives you. In the
first half vs Cal we had a 47 yard FG opportunity and instead KS wanted to get a
couple of yards with Hodge three times who is not our best running back. We
turned the ball over on downs.
To play like Wisconsin you have to recruit like Wisconsin. Sadly, that is not
going to happen.
We want to play like Wisconsin. What a statement for a coach to make. Kind of
like " why can't you be like your brother". What does a statement
like that do for the players? Well it doesn't build confidence. I feel for
sitake but he may have to much to learn in a short time to survive.
Well, clearly BYU is in for trouble here. But we can hope for a stout effort. I
don't think BYU will use Zach Wilson here ... not a game to throw a
freshman into. But we'll see how things go. BYU is a lot bigger than last
year, so lets see what they can do.Man up Cougs.
Those of you who think that this will be a walk-through for Wisconsin apparently
didn't watch them struggle in the first half of their two games against
teams that are much worse than we are. The Badgers are good but the gap between
Wisconsin and BYU is not nearly as great as most think. Despite all the hype
and talk about how fabulous their OL is, etc, etc, Wisconsin is not a superpower
team the way Alabama is this year. We likely won't win but if
just a few breaks go our way (such as a forced fumble from Taylor given how
loosely he carries the ball, an interception on an errant throw from Hornibrook
given that he seems to be less polished this year) and if our front seven do a
reasonable job limiting Wisconsin's run game (definitely possible) then it
could well be a single digit difference in the scores. All this
talk about Wisconsin being better than they were last year is folly -- watch
their games against the Hilltoppers and the Lobos. The Badgers actually have
regressed. They still are good but not nearly as scary as this article makes
them out to be. Wisconsin by 7 (and a return of some respect for
Can’t believe Gary Anderson left Wisconsin to go to Oregon State. He could
have been competing for national titles and making millions.
"So, how has this team's offensive performance been different from last
years??"Let's see:Tanner has a higher
rating.We beat a P5 team and hung in with another one where last
year we didn't look good against any P5.BYU put up 28 against
Arizona, last year BYU started with only 20 against Portland state, then 0,13,
and 6 in the P5s (averaging 23 against P5s so far this year). On BYU's 9th
game at home against SJSU they went past what they did to Arizona on opening
night and only passed this year's average a total of 3 times all against
G5s.OL is significantly better. WRs are much better, RBs are moving
better.What do you think looks the same?
Okay everyone. I'm not wrong often, but when I am, I admit it . . . I was wrong about the Cal game. I forgot to eat my crow from
last weekend, so, here I am, eating it. I was hoping it would be a little more
tender and slow cooked, but this is a tougher one to swallow. I just
thought that based on the numbers that BYU would be able to play shutdown
defense, but, Cal was much better than their numbers showed, and BYU was worse.
Lots of work to do on offense. I do like the resilience that they
showed at the end.That being said, I think it goes without saying
that the outcome isn't in question for this contest. Which begs the
question . . . what score would BYU fans be happy with this weekend? In my mind,
good defense against this team might be 4 touchdowns, What would the
offense need to do for you to be pleased? A touchdown? Two touchdowns? I think
if BYU brings their absolute A-game that it's hard to expect better than
like a 28-14 loss. That's my 2 cents opinion, anyway.
No chance for my Cougars here. Not a prayer. I’m just hoping none of our
kids get hurt. This is like a junior high team playing high school varsity. The
difference in size/strength/and raw athleticism between these programs is beyond
huge. Wisconsin really might compete for the national championship. My Cougars
will not be ranked in the top 50 teams. That’s allot of talent difference.
In a game like this, you can hope a few players do a few good
things....but it’s likely going to be painful to watch. Cougar football is
like that in recent years....but I still watch. Weird.This will be a good
time...when Wisconsin calls off their starters...to give Wilson some time.
Mangum is not the guy coach Sitake. Talent aside...he can’t/does not lead.
So, how has this team's offensive performance been different from last
Biggest challenge of the year, and on the road. While there is little chance BYU
wins this game, it would be great if BYU can do better than last year,
especially against a Wisconsin that is better than last year, go Cougars!
Need to play Katoa, Heifo, Gunner Romney more and tight ends. Don’t pass
up 50 yd field goals.
Bench Magnum and put in Zach...it can't get any worse and hopefully it will
improve the offense.
Don't worry, BYU won't end up with two field goals this year. Kalani
won't allow it. He'll go for 4th down runs instead.
“That game was frustrating. I was hurt and that was the one game that I
missed. It was frustrating watching on the sideline," he said. "They
dominated us last year and we have a bitter taste in our mouth this year. Coming
off this loss (against Cal), we’re really excited and motivated to get
this one.”Very curious statement, "motivated to get this
one", another loss?
I think they will definitely play like Wisconsin. The 1990 Wisconsin.
Sitake wants BYU to play like the Badgers..................Ooooookay.
BYU has a great field goal kicker... please use him!