Riley did some great things for us tonight, but there were some ugly plays too.
I was so happy to see Jacobson finally catch one of those long balls. There
must have been 6 different plays throughout the year when Jacobson was beyond
the defense and was either overthrown or dropped the pass. Too many
points left on the field against a defense that is NOT the best we will see the
rest of the way...
I think you missed a big one in not mentioning Alisa. I am a Utah fan and could
clearly see a difference in the offense after someone like that runs the ball.
He opened up the offense for BYU. I think a RB like that gives a struggling QB
confidence. These are the teams that Heaps should be gaining confidence against.
I think sitting a game is good for him though, sees the game in a different
Is one week considered ages for a tight end touchdown catch?JoPa4 -
he does mention Alisa.
5 keys:1. No heaps2. No heaps again3. Still No heaps4. Once again, no heaps5. Thank you soooo much for not putting in heaps
I wouldn't call the added long bombs opening the playbook, because there were
still just a couple of them (maybe 2 more than we saw in the first few games),
and one of them was intercepted. I am still waiting for more creativity.
Perhaps I am just being too impatient trying to wait for a new OC to get some
"Just enough to get it done" won't work next week.As lowly
as Oregon State is this year, it's still a BCS defense. Make this many mistakes
next week and it'll be another loss and QB controversy.Don't know
how good/bad the OreSt QB is, but I'm sure once again Bronco will make him look
I was impressed with the confidence in the play calling and the execution in the
1st half. The Cougars had the killer instinct. In the 3rd qtr., however, it
seems like the play calling shifted to what we saw in the Texas game with a
lead. More like trying not to lose or trying to begin running out the clock in
the 3rd qtr. with very little passing. Glad to see them pick it up a bit in the
4th. Like one of the previous posters said we left a lot of points out there
but I am pleased with the improvement. Go Cougars!
Second half play calling was so conservative it reminds me of the soft pass
defense that was played all day.
in case you forgot whatsInItForMe....let me just remind you that oregon state
lost to sac state....um, in case you're wondering, that bcs defense you're
talking about doesn't mean jack. of all the teams byu has played so far, they
are by far the worse one. tcu may prove to be the best that is left on the
schedule but honestly, i don't see them being any better then central florida.
BYU has tried to get the home run after a turnover in previous games this year.
It's just that until the San Jose State game, the pass was not completed. It's
great to have Riley in at QB.And looking towards the next game,
Oregon State beat a pretty good Arizona team last night. It looks like they are
improving just in time to give BYU fits.
are you kidding me sls...arizona is not good at all. wow, some of you guys are
5 keys to BYU win: running of Alisa
5 keys of BYU win: running of Alisa getting 1st downs
turnovers forced by the defense pinpoint long passing
of Riley shutting down SJSU run game by defense
total effort of the team
Well, let's be brutally honest... It was San Jose State first and foremost but
there were some nice moments.Nice to see some excitement and new
faces to the game. Too conservative in the second half. Got to quickly ramp this
I hope we watch a lot of film and steal their tight end routes. I realize other
defenses won't leave our tights as open as we left him, but he had some nice
routes and was the key to the damage done.Not running their stud
running back didn't make that much difference IMHO. We defend the run pretty
well, notwithstanding the second half of the Utah game and the first play from
scrimmage in the Utah State game. Me and Jonny Danger looked at each other in
the third quarter and asked the same question: why are these guys (SJSU) even
running at all? Why don't we blitz all the time?
The number one key to the win was playing number 100th ranked team San Jose.That's why I am trying to contain my excitement over blowing out 82
ranked Wyoming.It is interesting that 95th ranked Oregon State is a
1.5 point favorite this week.
ESPN says BYU may get Big 12 offer. Waiting to find out if Missouri stays or
I hope Heaps is staying on top of his game because the chances of Riley making
it through an entire season without getting hurt are slim.Alisa
looked great. He has the power of Kariya with more speed. Hope he is for real
and that we get to see more of him this week.