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There were approximately 150 plays in the Brigham Young Cougars season opener against Washington State. Some of those plays were more important than the others. The most important plays were those that created momentum. The momentum, or potential momentum, of a play is influenced by several factors. It isn’t just the 50-yard scoring pass, or fumble returned for a touchdown that define the momentum of a game. The score at the time of the play and the down and distance can make a 5-yard pass just as much of a momentum changing play, as the 50-yard touchdown. The final score of a game is what matters the most, but the momentum changing moments do a lot more to tell the story of the game. The purpose of “Mo Moments” is to identify and analyze these moments and their impact on the game’s final score. Mo Moment 1The first “mo moment” of the BYU-Washington State game came on Washington State’s first drive. The Washington State defense had stopped the BYU offense and forced a punt. Now...
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Quarterback Jeff Tuel is listed alone as the starter as Washington State prepares for its home opener against Eastern Washington on Saturday.
Last week, Tuel and sophomore Connor Halliday were both listed as possible starters on the depth chart.
Tuel completed 30 of 45 passes against BYU for 229 yards and was intercepted twice as Washington State failed to score a touchdown in...
SINCE BRIGHAM Young sucked most of the air out of Washington State’s hope-filled football balloon, how to do the Cougars go about reinflating that sucker? It’ll probably take weeks, but there’s plenty of feel-good to be had Saturday when Washington State (0-1) entertains Eastern Washington (1-0) in Martin Stadium.
YES, WASHINGTON STATE struggled mightily in their season debut. On the other hand, it was just one game. The first game of a 12-game season. Maybe, just maybe, the first game of a 13-game season that includes a bowl. Here’s 20 positives gleaned from Thursday night’s loss in looking ahead to WSU's home opener Saturday against Eastern Washington.
Analysis and reaction the Brigham Young Cougars' 30-6 win over the Washington State Cougars in the form of a podcast. The Editor shares more of his thoughts and insights to the game including players who really stood out to him. Note: This is a YouTube "video" but their is no image, only audio. BLUE COUGAR FOOTBALL uses YouTube as opposed to a traditional podcast server...
When BYU played Washington State last Thursday, there was a little family rivalry that occurred in the Laufasa family. Darrin Laufasa has verbally committed to BYU, but the Bothell High School running back has two older brothers that currently play for Washington State.
PULLMAN -- Washington State's offensive line appeared to be one of the few highlights of Thursday's 30-6 season-opening loss at Brigham Young. But that did not prevent coaches from making some significant changes with that unit during Sunday's practice. The day also included a shake up at cornerback, and a little jostling in the trenches. Oh, and ‘Sunshine’ as is no longer.
WASHINGTON STATE HAS an offer out to a prep Texas o-lineman whose full rides number into the double digits and who says WSU is high up on his list. Meanwhile, his prep coach says he’s a gentle giant off the field but when it comes to the gridiron, “He’s just mean and nasty.”
One BYU recruit that was able to watch last Thursday’s season-opening win over Washington State was Santa Ana College cornerback Davion Orphey, who, at one time, had question marks about BYU’s defense. After seeing the dominant performance, things have changed a lot in his mind.
In BYU’s 2012 season opener against Washington State, true freshman Taysom Hill trotted out onto the field in front of nearly 60,000 fans and threw his first college touchdown. The road from Stanford to BYU was at first difficult, but Hill has come to realize that his decision to transfer was the right one in the end.