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BYU football live blog: Cougars become bowl eligible with win over Boise State

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  • Striker Omaha, NE
    Oct. 25, 2013 6:41 p.m.

    BYU totally dominating boise. No surprise at all. Boise's defense is terrible on the road.

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    Oct. 25, 2013 7:05 p.m.

    9:31 left in the 2nd quarter: BYU driving and on 3rd down Boise State DB grabbed Hoffman's jersey and slow him down to prevent the catch. Replay showed the defensive pass interference as plain as day. He stretched Hoffman's jersey at least 6 inches.

    Totally blown call.

    Also, while I'm on the subject of blown calls, what the heck is up with Skyler Ridley being held out for the 1st half due to "targeting" in last week's game?

    Saw the Ridley replay and all he did was lower his head about 6 inches to protect the ball.

    That's OK....blown calls, it doesn't matter. We're going to beat you anyway.

    Go Cougars!

  • Jake2010 bountiful, ut
    Oct. 25, 2013 7:05 p.m.

    1000 yards of total offense.

    100 points...

    0 Sacks, interceptions or fumbles.

    Said a boise state player: They remind me of a PAC-12 team with how tough and physical they play on defense.

    Debate away! :)

    Quotation marks get a comment denied? Where is this off topic, etc etc? Oh, I know... BSU decided to send their powder puff team down instead of the men... And hence 100 points and 1000 yards is unattainable due to the pure sportsmanship of the Cougs... Although, at the fevered pace of the first quarter, they could easily score 100 points on 1000 yards of offense! It could happen... The trouble of the 1st quarter was 3 minutes on drive one ending in zero points.

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    Oct. 25, 2013 7:18 p.m.

    5:55 left in 2nd qtr: Boise state throws and BYU called for PI. Totally blown call. Replay from 2 different angles showed contact was limited and both were going for the ball. These refs are blind.

    GG COUGARS!

  • WJCoug South Jordan, Utah
    Oct. 25, 2013 7:39 p.m.

    BYU is proving why they are the best team in the state. Should be undefeated but it has taken time for the offense to gel. Next game against Wisconsin, by far the best team they will play, will tell how good this team really is.

    Go Cougars!

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 25, 2013 7:58 p.m.

    A shame that Boise is without Southwick and can't perform at full potential. Of course Southwick doesn't affect the defense being gashed by BYU.

  • Kralon HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
    Oct. 25, 2013 8:01 p.m.

    Great start, but BSU's coaches and players aren't stupid, they will adjust and come out better. BYU will likely have very little adjustment because of the success of the 1st half so we will have to see how it goes in the 2nd half.

    But happy for the Cougars so far, go Cougars!

  • golsen7 Bonneville, ID
    Oct. 25, 2013 8:38 p.m.

    Time for anae to go conservative

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Oct. 25, 2013 8:55 p.m.

    I hate it when Anae does this. Well we have a lead lets go conservative and hope we don't have 3 & outs. Drives me nuts!

  • golsen7 Bonneville, ID
    Oct. 25, 2013 9:02 p.m.

    Throw on first down with a play action pass.They need to keep the pedal down. They should not play so conservative in the second half giving the other team some life.

  • cougar76 Raleigh, NC
    Oct. 25, 2013 9:09 p.m.

    What is it with BYU second halves? 11 minutes left and BYU has one fieldgoal and four three and outs. Putting too much pressure on the defense. BSU will make this a close game if they can hang on to the ball. Anae better quit trying to run so much or BSU will show him how to play second half football.

  • Sparkley Briefs New York, NY
    Oct. 25, 2013 9:28 p.m.

    BYU's offense has been impressive. Very impressive.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Oct. 25, 2013 9:34 p.m.

    @WJCoug

    "BYU is proving why they are the best team in the state."

    Except that they are NOT the best team in the state. They got beat soundly by Utah and they played Utah State without Chuckie Keeton. And tonight they are playing BSU who is without THEIR starting QB. I think that when BYU goes to Wisconsin, it could get very ugly for them very fast.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Oct. 25, 2013 9:55 p.m.

    A1994
    Centerville, UT

    It could.

    Or, the cougs just might prove that they have been getting better and better. Good metric late in the season.

  • Christine B. Hedgefog Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 25, 2013 10:14 p.m.

    A nice all around show from the best QB in the state tonight, much to the dismay of Chrissy B.

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    Oct. 25, 2013 10:16 p.m.

    @ A1994 - Centerville, UT - @WJCoug - "BYU is proving why they are the best team in the state."

    Except that they are NOT the best team in the state. They got beat soundly by Utah...."

    Puh-leeease. BYU didn't get beat "soundly" by Utah. The game was in question until the very last play of the game. Where do you guys come up with this stuff?

    "....and they (BYU) played Utah State without Chuckie Keeton."

    .....and we were throttling Utah State even WITH Chuckie Keeton in. And Keeton doesn't play defense. Go watch the tapes.

    "And tonight they are playing BSU who is without THEIR starting QB."

    So IF Utah beats USC (while the Trojans will play without their star WR) are YOU going to say "Well, yeah, we beat USC without their star wide receiver...."

    Didn't think so.

  • kitsutsuki South Jordan, Utah
    Oct. 25, 2013 10:36 p.m.

    Good thing for Utah that they caught BYU early in the year, before Hill & Co. knew what they were doing. BYU has clearly shown, as I am sure the national press will substantiate by the rankings, that they are the best college football team in the Beehive state.

    As far as those who whine about injuries all I can say is whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  • moderateinmagna MAGNA, UT
    Oct. 25, 2013 10:41 p.m.

    A1994
    Centerville, UT thats all you ute fans care about beat byu and your team is the best team in the state well i have news for you 1 game does not a season make,unless it,s utah beating byu ,who has the better record at this time its not utah or UTAH STATE,get ur facts straight before you post.

  • BigCougFan Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 25, 2013 11:07 p.m.

    A1994:

    BYU will go bowling and "the best team in the state" will be sitting at home watching the game. lol

  • Jake2010 bountiful, ut
    Oct. 25, 2013 11:35 p.m.

    I would like a comment above if it wasn't for the 'those who whine about injuries' statement. I bleed at the loss of Keaton that USU has suffered during a game against the Cougars. I was so hopeful that the serious question of questions was going to be yes, that USU can still win with their greener pastures departing head coach that got them consistently winning and winning big. But now... Only a route of a struggling New Mexico has happened since that fateful moment. I am hopeful it will pan out to more W's for them, but I am subject to the reality that is staring before us... It is simply too early to tell if Keaton is or isn't Utah State... For 2 straight games it was definitely yes... UNM has the hope churning once again that it will be no!

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Oct. 26, 2013 1:23 a.m.

    I should hope their bowl eligible, given their schedule.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Oct. 26, 2013 8:13 a.m.

    Congrats to BYU. Good solid game on both sides of the ball.

    No turnovers and forcing them against BSU made a huge difference.

    BSU was nothing last night.

    Nice to have the bowl qualification out of the way, now on to some serious preparation against Wisconsin.

    Go Cougars!

  • talkinsports Gilbert, AZ
    Oct. 26, 2013 9:29 a.m.

    ekute

    "I should hope their bowl eligible, given their schedule."

    Are Utah fans really that blind or uninformed?

    BYU is playing the toughest schedule ever played by a team from Utah prior to this year.

    BYU's 2013 schedule before the Boise State game was ranked 24th by Sagarin.

    The toughest schedule Utah has ever played prior to this year was ranked 41st.

    Utah's much ballyhooed 2008 schedule was only ranked 56th.

    btw, BYU's defense shut out Boise State's Joe Southwick last year; Boise State's offense didn't score a single point.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Oct. 26, 2013 9:39 a.m.

    Ekute:
    I would hope that Utah could be bowl eligible after the beehive state spotted them 3 victories and they never left the state the first half of the season. Their first PAC road test and they get easily beaten by a bad Arizona team that will also struggle to be bowl eligible. I know it is upsetting for U fans to see BYU getting bowl eligible after game 8, while Utah will have to wait until the 4th Qtr against the mighty Buffaloes to see if they're bowling or not.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Oct. 26, 2013 10:19 a.m.

    None of your 6 wins are anything to beat your chests about. OK...Texas.

  • phoenix Gilbert, AZ
    Oct. 26, 2013 11:44 a.m.

    ekute

    LOL! BYU has beaten THREE BCS teams, plus Boise St, and team that has totally dominated the Utes.

    Utah has only beaten ONE BCS team - a good, but extremely lucky win.

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    Oct. 26, 2013 12:14 p.m.

    ekute

    BYU has beaten three teams this season that the Utes have NEVER beaten; BYU is 5-4 versus Texas, Houston and Boise St., Utah in 0-9:

    Texas (BYU 3-1, Utah 0-1)
    Houston (BYU 1-0, Utah 0-4)
    Boise St (BYU 1-3, Utah 0-4)

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Oct. 26, 2013 12:49 p.m.

    None of your wins are considered quality wins this year.
    Texas was ridiculed and fired their DC for losing to byu.
    You baaaarely exposed a Houston team that scored 46 points on your defense.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    Oct. 26, 2013 2:28 p.m.

    RE: ekute

    "None of your wins are considered quality wins this year.
    Texas was ridiculed and fired their DC for losing to byu.
    You baaaarely exposed a Houston team that scored 46 points on your defense."

    You really should do a little research before trolling. Texas is 4-2, in the hunt for the Big 12 title, and destroyed the #12 ranked team last week. Houston is 6-1 and will likely be ranked in the next few weeks. Georgia Tech is 5-3. All of these are QUALITY wins. They aren't incredible wins (i.e. Utah's win against Stanford) but you shouldn't discount them. All three are good teams in BCS conferences. Also, Houston didn't put up 46 on our defense, they put up 30.

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 26, 2013 5:08 p.m.

    @ekute
    Turn off your computer and go watch the USC-Utah game, if you can find it on TV.

  • BeSmart Cheyenne, WY
    Oct. 28, 2013 9:51 a.m.

    @ekute
    Give credit where credit is due.
    BYU is 6-2 with the 21st ranked schedule (probably the best record a school from Utah has had against this tough of schedule)
    9 out of 12 teams BYU will/ or has played will play in a bowl (10 if you include Utah)
    Houston, Texas, and Wisconsin could end up in BCS bowl games this year.
    No offense BYU has lost to 2 of the worse opponents this year.
    BYU victories (sagarin rankings) Texas-22, GT-33, BSU-38, Houston 40, Utah State 41, MTSU 110
    Utah victories Stanford-7, BYU,24, Utah State 40, Weber 211.
    BYU losses Virginia-86 Utah 39
    Utah losses OSU-34, UCLA 17, USC 31, Arizona 30.
    Looking at those rankings BYU has some good victories, and so does Utah.