BYU loses 31-16 to Washington in Fight Hunger Bowl

When Washington started crowding the line of scrimmage in the second half, BYU had no answer. Taysom Hill and the Cougars were held scoreless for the final two quarters by the Huskies' aggressive defense, and BYU had its four-game bowl winning streak snapped with a 31-16 loss in the Fight Hunger Bowl on Friday night. ''They started bringing their safeties down,'...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

BYU Football Game 7 Statistical Milestones (2013)

Tracking the accomplishments of the Brigham Young Cougars football team each game during the season. Below are the season and career milestones, as well as new career highs, reached by BYU football players during the Houston game. At the end there is a list of players who are approaching a milestone and should appear on the list next week or the week after. The format...
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October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah wins fourth straight over BYU 20-13

Travis Wilson threw for 273 yards and two touchdown passes and Dres Anderson had 141 yards on eight receptions to lead Utah to a 20-13 victory over BYU on Saturday night. James Poole added 96 yards on 18 carries for the Utes, who won their fourth straight game over the Cougars. Utah (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) has won nine of the last 12 games in the series overall. Taysom Hill threw for...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

BYU Football Week 2 Statistical Milestones

Tracking the accomplishments of the Brigham Young Cougars football team each game during the season. Below are the season and career milestones, as well as new career highs, reached by BYU football players during the Virginia game. At the end there is a list of player who are approching a milestone and should appear on the list next week or the week after.  The format for...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Brigham Young Cougars fans still strongly support head coach Bronco Mendenhall

After four consecutive 10-win seasons from 2006-09, the Brigham Young Cougars have won just 24 games the last three seasons. During the last three seasons, BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall has made several decisions that have caused some fans to question him, and even put him on the proverbial hot seat. Has Mendenhall lost the support of the BYU fan base, or is this just a vocal...
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November 27, 2012  |  2 Comments

Game Recap: Rough Start, Tough Finish

In San Jose, things didn’t start well, and they didn’t end well for the BYU Cougars. The first bad omen was when Justin Sorensen’s opening kickoff sailed out of bounds, earning San Jose State the ball on the 35 yard line. Four plays later, quarterback David Fales hit receiver Noel Grigsby for a 51 yard touchdown strike. And just like that BYU was pretty much playing catch-up...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

BYU Football: Poor placekicking is a two-way street

The Brigham Young Cougars have struggled with placekicking this season, but so have their opponents—at least when they play BYU. Surprisingly, BYU has made a greater percentage of attempted field goals than opponents, and the extra point percentage is pretty close as well.The placekicking situation was dicey to start the year with junior Justin Sorensen taking longer than expected...
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November 07, 2012  |  Discuss

College Football Week 3 Highlights

It is not even October yet and the top two spots in the college football rankings will look like they were copied from last November. With the USC Trojans losing on the road at Stanford Saturday night and with Alabama and LSU blowing away their opposition, the Crimson Tide and Tigers will occupy the top of the polls heading in to week four of the season, with little standing in...
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September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Backup QB leads Utah to Holy War win

Jon Hays had two touchdown passes, Moe Lee returned a fumble 57 yards for another and BYU missed two last-second field goal attempts and Utah held on for a 24-21 victory Saturday night over the No. 25 Cougars. The Utes (2-1) blocked Justin Sorensen's 51-yard attempt with 1 second remaining, but BYU (2-1) got a second shot because the crowd prematurely rushed the field, resulting...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

BYU holder J.D. Falslev celebrates missed game-tying field goal (Video)

In probably one of the most bizarre ending in college football history, the Utah Utes held onto beat the BYU Cougars by the score of 24-21 despite a fan-penalty nearly sending the game to overtime. After a missed field goal by BYU kicker Justin Sorensen from 51 yards out appeared to end the game, Utah fans ran onto the field and got called for a fifteen yard penalty which...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

BYU vs. Weber State: Five Game Observations

Most of the questions I posed in the Five Things to Watch For article earlier this week dealt with little things in the Brigham Young Cougars program. I was pleased to see, however, that almost all of those little things resulted in big plays and scores. The backups were especially impressive, which bodes well for BYU’s future.But onto the observations! Question No. 1: Cody Hoffman...
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September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

BYU vs. Weber State: Five Things to Watch For

This week’s Five Things to Watch For will probably be quite different than the rest because the Brigham Young Cougars are playing an FCS foe. I am interested in things that I otherwise probably wouldn’t be if BYU was playing an FBS opponent. Playing an FCSschool is always makes the week a little interesting. The FBS school is almost always bigger, faster, and stronger and the...
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September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

BYU Fall Camp 2012 Superlatives

Every year after the Brigham Young Cougars complete fall camp and begin preparations for the season opener, BLUE COUGAR FOOTBALL gives out its Fall Camp Superlatives for Biggest Story, Biggest Positive, Biggest Disappointment, and Biggest Surprise. As an added bonus this year, runner ups will also be included. BIGGEST STORYThe biggest story of fall camp started to unfold on day three...
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August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

BYU Fall Camp: Week 2 Recap

The second week of fall football camp is in the books for the Brigham Young Cougars. Week two was highlighted by the first team scrimmage and the return of wide receiver Cody Hoffman and safety Joe Sampson. Most of the news out of camp has been good, but the kicking game became an area of concern this week. Big DaysThe week got started with quarterback Riley Nelson completing 100...
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August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

BYU 2012 Preview: Special Teams

The 2011 Brigham Young Cougars special teams was the best unit fielded by the school in 15 years. A kickoff and punt were returned for a touchdown. Punting was instrumental in winning two games. Placekicking was perfect on point-after-touchdown attempts. Along with these incredible highs, the special teams delivered some deep lows. Focusing on correcting those lows, while improving...
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Friday Mailbag: Justin Sorensen’s Health, A Technology Failure, and The Right Attitude

Welcome to the Friday Mailbag where once a week I answer your questions and respond to your comments about Brigham Young Cougars football. As a quick reminder, there are three ways to submit a question: 1. Email: bluecougarfootball@gmail.com 2. Twitter: @BlueCougarFball and use #BCFmailbag 3. Leave a comment at the end of a BLUE COUGAR FOOTBALL article. On to the mailbag.1. Great...
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May 11, 2012  |  Discuss

BYU Place Kicker Justin Sorensen: A Sophomore Slouch or Success?

Fresh off his two-year church mission to Macon, Georgia, Brigham Young Cougars place kicker Justin Sorensen was one of several sophomores being counted on by coaches and fans to make the 2011 season special. The unicycle riding high school all-American was highly touted for kicking 60-yard field goals. Sorensen ended 2011 without a single 50-yard field goal and he missed five of...
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May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Live analysis: Tulsa 7, BYU 3 at the end of the 1st quarter

Live analysis: Tulsa 7, BYU 3 at the end of the 1st quarter By kurt kragthorpe The Salt Lake Tribune Published Dec 30, 2011 10:37AM MDT Dallas • BYU’s failure to finish drives has left the Cougars trailing Tulsa 7-3 after the first quarter of the Armed Forces Bowl. The Cougars have moved to the Tulsa 25-yard line or beyond on each of their two possessions, but they have...
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December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

BYU Football: Did you know? (Diverse Scoring)

The Brigham Young Cougars aren’t exactly lighting up the score board in 2011. However, the whole team has gotten into the act, and the BYU scoring has been very diverse. Did you know that, in 2011, BYU has scored points 10 different ways?Those 10 different ways are as follows (when it happened for the first time is in parenthesis): 1 Point-After-Touchdown (Justin Sorensen vs...
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November 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Big East pushing for BYU

BYU head football coach Bronco Mendenhall said in a press conference that there is a "push" for the Cougars to join the Big East conference as a football-only member. 

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November 07, 2011  |  Discuss
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