This was BYU best executed game for this season, especially when playing on the
road. BYU finishes the season 9-3 and will be probably unranked in the top 25
because of its perceived schedule and not being affiliated in a conference. The
Armed Force Bowl opponent most likely from C-USA will not be a ranked team
either. Hopefully BYU scheduler strengthens the schedule next year so that BYU
plays teams from an automatic qualifier conferences, otherwise BYU should have
stayed in the MWC. As BYU won't get ranked in the top 25 regardless if they win
against their opponents who are all from the Football Championship Subdivision
(FCS) conferences. The end result will be like this year and going to a low
paying bowl and playing against a unranked team and all BYU can say is that it
has an ESPN contract.
Why are all of the photos of Riley getting the trash knocked out of him? You
couldn't catch a single photo of him passing? He was passing quite a bit today,
if you didn't notice. Looked good doing it too.
Justin Sorenson Grade D. he's got the leg, but his head isn't there yet. Two
misses, and a kick off out of bounds. Hope he figures it out before he costs
Thanks for the strokes, Nobel. You will notice that the "BYU
scheduler" DID schedule games from AQ conferences. We didn't do so well.
The schedule DOES get better, hopefully we do as well.With Houston
getting dumped, we may have more than we bargained for in a C-USA opponent, but
yes, probably unranked. Like us, they will hope that a good showing on New
Years Eve will crack the top 25.This year, they will have to show
for their efforts a possible 10 win season, tremendous exposure nation-wide,
some excellent recruits, and momentum heading into next year.Although momentum didn't help much early this year.By and large,
it was not a great season, but it was good, and for the first year of
independence, it was good. Better than our neighbors first year in an AQ
conference, 44 point shellacking not withstanding.
Hawaii beat Colorado 34 to 17, who beat the Utah utes 17 to 14. Using this data,
one can conclude the utes wouldn't win the WAC championship let alone the
It was good to see the Defense make the difference as I believed they would. And
the rest of the team rallied behind the QB! Way to go Apo and man it up into the
end zone!!!!I was too conservative in my prediction that The Cougs
would win by more than a touchdown...:)I look forward to Playing
Houston at the Bowl game!!!! Go Cougars!!
SOme have suggested it was too soon to start Nelson. The injury he had tends to
heal quickly, but maybe not in 3 weeks. Still the doctors are the only ones who
really know and their decision seems to have been good.
Sorry, but the grade for the defense was too low, and the grade for special
teams was too high, due to on-going problems with the kicking game. The defense
changed the momentum and took control in what could have been a very close game.
The defense deserves higher than a B+ for this win.
I'm glad for the win, but why does Bronco wait until halftime to make
adjustments? Those adjustments should be made in the first quarter, not the
third. And I wonder sometimes if Bronco is capable of outsmarting an opposing
coach. Knowing that Hawaii is going to pass, and pass, and pass, why play off
and give up short throw after short throw? Hawaii is not Oklahoma State, rush,
blitz and press--at the opening gun, not late in the third quarter. Come on, do
the unexpected, stop playing to the opposing team's strength, take that strength
Sooooo, what did this win do for the Y's season?Same Copter Bowl
from the very first loss of the season, nothings changed.Hope the
team enjoyed the shaved ice at Matsumotos.Yawn.
News Flash!WAC, MWC, CUSA, MAC and Sun Belt are FBS.... Just because
they aren't SEC Champions AQ doesn't mean they are any less a part of division
one..... Face reality and live long... Stay confused in dream land and you will
die before your time a very disappointed fan.SEC 6 Straight and 7
overall... ROLL TIDE ROLL!