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BYU crushes Savannah State 64-0

PROVO, Utah (AP) Christian Stewart threw four touchdown passes and ran for two scores - all in the first half - and BYU routed Savannah State 64-0 on Saturday. Stewart finished 12 of 17 for 196 yards before giving way to McCoy Hill after intermission. Stewart threw a pair of first quarter touchdown passes to Mitch Mathews, of 71 and 15 yards, and ran 16 yards for a score to build...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cougar hoopsters combining work with fun in Maui

After BYU downed Southern Virginia 101-48 on Wednesday night, star guard Tyler Haws said playing in the Maui Invitational was a “business trip” for the Cougars. But that doesn’t mean BYU players won’t have any fun on the island, either. “Any time you can go to Hawaii, I think everybody is a bit happier,” Haws said, having made the trip to Honolulu as a freshman when...

BYU football: Tight end Devin Mahina saves the best for last

Provo • Better late than never. If ever a phrase summed up the career of BYU tight end Devin Mahina, it might be that one. Words such as perseverance, dedication and unwavering commitment also apply. Mahina, one of 26 BYU seniors who will be honored on Saturday when the Cougars play their final home game of the 2014 season at LaVell Edwards Stadium against Savannah State (1 p.m...

BYU downs Div. III Southern Virginia 101-48

PROVO, Utah (AP) Jake Toolson scored 15 points to lead six other BYU players in double figures as the Cougars routed Division III Southern Virginia on Wednesday night. Toolson scored his points from beyond the arc, shooting all five of BYU's 3-pointers. Tyler Haws and Isaac Neilson each scored 13 points, Luke Worthington had 12, and Chase Fischer, Dalton Nixon and Anson Winder all...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU football: Injured QB Taysom Hill will return, play differently

Provo • Taysom Hill plans on playing quarterback for the BYU Cougars next fall, but after suffering a season-ending left leg fracture nearly seven weeks ago, the junior said he plans to play differently than he did the past three seasons. “Going forward, I would like to do everything that I can to minimize the risk [of getting injured again],” Hill said after practice Wednesday...

Fischer, Haws help BYU coast past UALR 91-62

PROVO, Utah (AP) Chase Fischer scored 19 points, Tyler Haws added 18 with five assists and BYU coasted past Arkansas-Little Rock 91-62 on Tuesday night. The Cougars shot 53.6 percent from the field and saw 13 players get in on the scoring action. Nate Austin was 4 of 4 with eight points and 11 rebounds. BYU broke a 21-all tie as Fischer's three-point play ignited a 14-3 run, helping...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars at MTSU Blue Raiders Photo Highlights

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Via Athlon Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars at UCF Knights: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Getty Images On Thursday night the BYU Cougars and UCF Knights will face off against one another in a match-up of two unranked teams. BYU (4-1) suffered its first loss of the season a week ago along with the loss of quarterback Taysom Hill. If they are to earn their fifth win they will have to beat a UCF team who has has moved to 2-2 with consecutive wins. Coverage of Thursday...
Via Tireball.com
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU's Taysom Hill out for year after breaking leg against Utah (VIDEO)

Taysom Hill, the star quarterback for No. 18 BYU and a Heisman Trophy hopeful, will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his left leg Friday night.Hill suffered the disastrous break during BYU's 35-20 loss to Utah State in Provo, Utah. He is scheduled for surgery Saturday and will be out three to four months.The respective losses also take away any chance for BYU'...
Via The Other Paper
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU quarterback Taysom Hill breaks leg, out for season

The college football world suffered a huge blow Friday night, as BYU’s dynamic quarterback Taysom Hill was carted off the field during a 35-20 loss to Utah State. The Heisman contender is done for the season after it was revealed that he suffered a fracture in his left leg. The 6-2, 232-pound junior has been spectacular since taking over as BYU’s starting quarterback last...
Via Rumors and Rants
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU Football Prediction: Cougars Seeking Revenge Against Cavaliers

If you think there is a player for BYU not seeking revenge against Virginia this weekend, you are quite simply wrong. This game represents a great deal of opportunities for BYU nationally speaking, and the players and coaches know it. Last years debacle in Charlottesville is well documented, so we won’t recap it here. Suffice it to say, BYU felt like it was the better team last...
Via TornBySports
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU QB Taysom Hill Hurdles Texas Defender on Rushing TD

BYU easily handled Texas 41-7 on Saturday night. Quarterback Taysom Hill was the catalyst for the Cougars’ victory, throwing for 181 yards on...
Via Athlon Sports
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU's Taysom Hill the Next Great Dual Threat Quarterback to Watch?

The buzz in college football these days seems to focus on dual threat quarterbacks a lot. These guys are exciting to watch and he bring a lot of attention to their programs, and from the look of things in Friday night's season opener against UConn the BYU Cougars may have a pretty good one on their hands.His name--Taysom Hill.@_MarcusD_/TwitterAgainst the Huskies Hill completed...
Via FatManWriting
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU Announces “Something Cool Coming” This July 1st

The BYU football program may be in a state of flux given its status as an independent right now, but that doesn’t mean the school is going to stop celebrating its tradition on the gridiron. Monday night, the BYU Cougars Twitter handle sent out a very cryptic tweet that read that there is “something cool coming” this July 1st. The #BYU50 hashtag might be a clue that it has to...
Via College Spun
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions trade up to draft OLB Kyle Van Noy out of BYU

The Lions finally made some sort of splash on the second day of the NFL Draft trading up to the 40th pick with the Seahawks to take OLB Kyle Van Noy out of Brigham Young University. Van Noy offers tremendous versatility for the Lions as he’s able to play near the line of scrimmage, rush the quarterback off the edges and be a guy that can drop back into pass coverage. Bottom line...
Via The Majors Detroit
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars 2014 Spring Football Preview

BYU went 8-5 for a second straight season last fall, but the Cougars followed two different scripts to get there. In 2012, the nation’s No. 3-...
Via Athlon Sports
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU will no longer discuss honor code violations

Brigham Young University athletic director Tom Holmoe says the school will no longer comment about athletes who are suspended for violating the honor code. The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/1kjy1nG ) the decision was made after Holmoe and university officials discussed it following the suspension of Spencer Hadley from the football team last fall. In that case, BYU officials...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU Basketball Stats: Defense, not free throws, Cougars’ real problem

It’s time to shut up about the horrible free throw shooting of the BYU basketball team. Believe me, we here at the Sports Bros, like all BYU basketball fans, have lamented the Cougars’ pathetic efforts from the charity stripe. But it’s time to start putting the blame where it really belongs: the defense. To all who have watched the Cougars play this season, it is no revelation...
Via TornBySports
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU receiver Mathews lost for season, three players doubtful

BYU receiver Mitch Mathews suffered a season ending shoulder injury last week in the loss to Wisconsin. The injury occurred when the 6′-6″ 206 lb. sophomore was diving to catch a pass. Cougar coach Bronco Mendenhall said in a post-game press conference that Mathews’ injury will require surgery. Mathews is BYU’s second leading receiver with 23 catches for 397 yds. and four...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

BYU QB Hill runs past Young, Doman, and Carter; should Staley be worried?

Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Taysom Hill ran for 165 yards against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders on Friday night. That gave him 565 yards on the ground this season, and made him the most prolific quarterback, on the ground, in BYU history. That, however, may be just the beginning. Hill is on pace to do something much, much bigger this year. With 400 yards rushing...
Via Blue Cougar Football
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

BYU receiver Cody Hoffman suspended for game

BYU receiver Cody Hoffman sat out the Cougars' game Friday night against Middle Tennessee after being suspended for violating a team rule. BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall didn't provide details in announcing the one-game suspension. The senior receiver leads the Cougars in receiving with 171 yards on 10 receptions in two games. Hoffman missing the team's season-opening...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

BYU vs. Texas: 5 Game Observations

The Brigham Young Cougars gave the nation a lot to see in its first win of the season. Texas wishes it didn't see half of what transpired. With regards to the5 things Blue Cougar Football gave you to watch for, here is what we saw.  1. Offensive Improvements. From 362 yards to 679, and that didn't even include a 52-yard pass on the final play of the game. From 16...
Via Blue Cougar Football
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Offensive Bust: Brigham Young Cougars' O-line responsible for loss

The Brigham Young Cougars football team looked remarkably similar to last year’s squad against Virginia on Saturday.Slow starts, busted plays, special teams horrors, but a good defensive showing was the name of the game for the Cougars….again. Of course one of the biggest stories was the spitting image of Taysom Hill to Riley Nelson with embarrassingly bad quarterback production...
Via Blue Cougar Football
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: BYU Abandoning Players’ Names On Jerseys, Will Go With “Tradition”, “Spirit” And “Honor”

The BYU Cougars will be making a different kind of fashion statement on the football field this year. The program has decided to forego players’ names on the back of jerseys, instead opting for the words “tradition”, “spirit” and “honor”. Check it out: Last year, we saw Rutgers wear flashy jerseys with the acronym F.A.M.I.L.Y on the back, which stood for “Forget...
Via College Spun
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Fred Warner: BYU’s Defense to Gain Lightning Linebacker

The Brigham Young Cougars defense was ranked no. 3 in the nation for the 2012 campaign. A defense led by Ezekiel Ansah and Kyle Van Noy not only shut down opposing teams’ run game with ferocity but also was a driving factor in BYU’s offense in many instances. A new linebacking recruit hopes to add his name to the growing legacy of Cougar defenders.New recruit Fred Warner is a...
Via Blue Cougar Football
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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