Originally written on Blue Cougar Football  |  Last updated 11/5/14
The Brigham Young Cougars don't have a long history of starting the football season by stringing together a lot of wins. Twenty years ago, that wasn't the case. BYU came out strong, and it was crucial to the overall outcome of the season.In 1993, BYU jumped out to a 4-0 start. That has only been done twice in the last 20 years (2001, 2008), and only three times in BYU history before that season (1984, 1981, and 1979).The first win was a 34-31 nail biter in New Mexico. John Walsh had a good performance in his first game back after a knee injury ended his season early the year before. He passed for 384 yards on 24 of 38 passing. His 52-yard touchdown pass to Tim Nowatzke in the fourth quarter proved to be the game winner. Eric Drage (7 receptions, 124 yards) and Bryce Doman (5 receptions, 111 yards) were Walsh's favorite targets. On the final play of the game, New Mexico lined up for a game-tying field goal. The kick missed by the slimmest of margins, and the Cougars escap...
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