Found September 05, 2012 on Blue Cougar Football:
Exactly 20 years ago, today, the Brigham Young Cougars opened the season taking on the UTEP Miners in El Paso, Texas. Not only was it the first game of the 1992 season, it was BYU’s first game without three-year starter and Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer. Replacing the NCAA record holder for career passing yards and touchdown passes was sophomore John Walsh. UTEP was the prefect foe for making such a transition. The Cougars had beaten the Miners in 14 of their last 15 meetings.In the first quarter, Walsh showed he had picked up a thing or two watching Detmer the year before, like who to throw the ball to close to the end zone. The Torrance, California native connected twice with wide receiver Eric Drage, Detmer’s favorite target in 1991, for touchdowns before the game was 15 minutes old. Drage led BYU with 6 receptions for 99 yards. He was well on his way to another 1,000 yard receiving season. Besides the two touchdown grabs, Drage also had a 42-yard catch. Walsh’s longest pass of...
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