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BYU Football: 4 burning questions ahead of the 2015 season

In roughly 7.5 months, or 33 weeks, or 226 days, the Cougars kickoff against the Cornhuskers in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 13 days, or on February 4th, BYU will announce its 2015 signing class. Football is in the air and it’s only January. The 2014 season was full of ups and downs. Realistically, a lot more downs than ups. Looking to next season the obvious goal is to move forward,...
Via isportsweb.com
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU football: Part 1, an early look at the 2015 schedule

The Cougars lack a warm-up game in 2015 and must start fast. On September 5th,  BYU will open up the year at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska as they take on the Cornhuskers.  Looking forward, it does not get easier. BYU chose to go Independent in 2011. Their hope was that an Independent schedule would increase exposure, while at the same time allowing them to play a more...
Via isportsweb.com
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Bowl breakdown: BYU vs. Memphis

MIAMI BOWL: BYU (8-4) VS. MEMPHIS (9-3) MONDAY, DEC. 22, 2 P.M., ESPN KEY MATCHUP Some people will sit down to watch the Miami Bowl and focus in on BYU quarterback Christian Stewart or Memphis linebacker Tank Jakes. Zoom out, however, and watch a classic football matchup: a powerful offense versus a stout defense. BYU averaged 36.2 points per game this season, only 19 teams in the...
Via Fox Sports South
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU football: Christian Stewart does it his way as Cougars' quarterback

Provo • Before suffering a season-ending broken leg in BYU's fifth game of the season, quarterback Taysom Hill almost single-handedly carried the Cougars to wins in their first four games. So when former walk-on Christian Stewart took over the quarterback duties midway through that crushing fifth-game loss to Utah State, the first thing he decided to do, naturally, was play differently...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
December 16, 2014

Bowl bid on line for Cal in finale vs BYU

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) As big as the stakes may be in the regular-season finale for California, the Golden Bears are trying their best to treat the game against BYU like any other. That's not always easy with family members, friends and reporters asking the importance of getting a sixth win that would send Cal to a bowl game a year after winning just once in coach Sonny Dykes' debut...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2014  |  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...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
November 19, 2014

BYU football: Transfers, recruiting mistakes leave QB cupboard bare

Provo • Even for the so-called Quarterback Factory at BYU, preseason camp in August of 2012 was an embarrassment of riches. Former five-star recruit Jake Heaps had become the wayward son the previous winter, moving his never-realized potential to Kansas, but the BYU Cougars had no fewer than six scholarship quarterbacks on their roster — Riley Nelson, James Lark, Jason Munns...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
November 08, 2014

Lost Team: If Found, Please Call Bronco

Written by: Zak Hicken. Follow him on Twitter: @zakhicken There’s a team down in Provo that is lost. If found, there could be a great reward in a trip to Miami for a bowl game. But as of right now, things are looking bleak, this team hasn’t been seen for nearly a month, and to be honest it’s possible that they may not be seen again for another two weeks. After a 4-0 start ...
Via TornBySports
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

WSU's Halliday retains passing yards lead

Washington State probably won't even reach a bowl game this season. But Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday appears to have the national yards passing title sewn up. Halliday's 3,344 yards are nearly 700 more than anyone else - and he didn't even play this weekend. Texas A&M's Kenny Hill had by far his worst game of the season on Saturday, throwing for just 138 yards in a 59...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sad fan index, week seven

One of the best things about college football is the passion fans have for their team, their university, and their players. Of course, being so passionate about something also means that from time to time you get your heart broken. On gameday, Twitter is an amazing way to follow the ups and downs of college football, and with that, we bring you the five fan bases that had the most...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Sad fan index, week seven

One of the best things about college football is the passion fans have for their team, their university, and their players. Of course, being so passionate about something also means that from time to time you get your heart broken. On gameday, Twitter is an amazing way to follow the ups and downs of college football, and with that, we bring you the five fan bases that had the most...
Via The Student Section
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

American Athletic Conference Roundup: Week 7

The American Athletic Conference reputation took a big hit when reeling Cincinnati was run over by a just okay Miami (Fla.) team, and despite showing some fight late in the game, it was an ugly loss. UCF restored some credit, taking down a tough BYU team, albeit a Cougar squad that had a new starter at quarterback after star Taysom Hill was lost for the year. Speaking of new starters...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF rallies from 14 down to beat UCF in overtime

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Justin Holman threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to running back William Stanback on the first possession of overtime and UCF beat BYU 31-24 on Thursday night after overcoming a 14-point deficit in the second half. Christian Stewart's fourth-down pass for BYU fell incomplete in the end zone to end the game. Stanback added a rushing touchdown. Holman was 30 of 51 for a...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF rallies late, beats BYU 31-24 in overtime

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Justin Holman threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to running back William Stanback on the first possession of overtime and UCF beat BYU 31-24 on Thursday night after overcoming a 14-point deficit in the second half. Christian Stewart's fourth-down pass for BYU fell incomplete in the end zone to end the game. Stanback added a rushing touchdown. Holman was 30 of 51 for...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF escapes again, holds off BYU in overtime

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Holman threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to running back William Stanback on the first possession of overtime and UCF beat BYU 31-24 on Thursday night after overcoming a 14-point deficit in the second half. Christian Stewart's fourth-down pass for BYU fell incomplete in the end zone to end the game. Stanback added a rushing touchdown. Holman was 30 of 51...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF escapes again, holds off BYU in overtime

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Holman threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to running back William Stanback on the first possession of overtime and UCF beat BYU 31-24 on Thursday night after overcoming a 14-point deficit in the second half. Christian Stewart's fourth-down pass for BYU fell incomplete in the end zone to end the game. Stanback added a rushing touchdown. Holman was 30 of 51...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Beating the Spread: AAC Week 7

I took another step towards succeeding in my apparent ongoing quest for mediocrity against the spread in week 6 AAC action, as I went 2-2 ATS to take my season long total to 12-12-1. My wins came from UCF winning outright as a three-point underdog at Houston and from Colorado State’s home beat-down of Tulsa. The losses came via Memphis routing Cincinnati as a four-point road dog...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF Knights Looking to Win 3 Straight, Beat BYU

The UCF Knights (2-2, 1-0 AAC), fresh off a win last Thursday night over the Houston Cougars in their conference opener, host the BYU Cougars (4-1) in another mid-week game tomorrow night at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando, Fla. It is just the second true home game for UCF this season. Photo used courtesy of saturdayblitz.com. BYU is off to a fast start, notching wins...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 09, 2014  |  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’s...
Via Tireball.com
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU at UCF game preview

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- In just one play last week, BYU went from having one of nation's most explosive offensive players and daydreaming about a possible undefeated season, to facing a remaining schedule now soaked in questions. The Cougars (4-1) have had a short week to adjust to losing Heisman Trophy hopeful quarterback and leading rusher Taysom Hill to a season-ending broken leg...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU at UCF game preview

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- In just one play last week, BYU went from having one of nation's most explosive offensive players and daydreaming about a possible undefeated season, to facing a remaining schedule now soaked in questions. The Cougars (4-1) have had a short week to adjust to losing Heisman Trophy hopeful quarterback and leading rusher Taysom Hill to a season-ending broken leg...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU takes next step after Hill injury at UCF

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) In just one play last week, BYU went from having one of nation's most explosive offensive players and daydreaming about a possible undefeated season, to facing a remaining schedule now soaked in questions. The Cougars (4-1) have had a short week to adjust to losing Heisman Trophy hopeful quarterback and leading rusher Taysom Hill to a season-ending broken leg...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Defense Will Be Deciding Factor in ECU Pirates’ AAC Title Hopes

East Carolina is getting a lot of attention as of late and rightfully so. The Pirates have been scorching defenses with a high-octane offense, putting up ridiculous numbers and a whole lot of points on the board. Photo used courtesy of saturdayblitz.com. However, if ECU has high hopes of running the table and claiming The American title in only its first year as a member, it will...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Can BYU Overcome the Loss of a Heisman Hopeful? and Other BYU Scouting Notes.

BYU was having a season in which everyone thought that they might have a shot at running the table.  They had a Heisman candidate in QB Taysom Hill, who was leading the team in Rushing and Passing, as the unquestioned leader on the team. After beating Big 12’s Texas and ACC’s Virginia, everyone thought they could contend with all of the Big Time Programs. All that changed on...
Via Optimum Scouting
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Taysom Hill's injury a major setback for BYU

BYU’s loss to Utah State on Friday night was costly, as the Cougars lost quarterback Taysom Hill due to a leg injury for the rest of the...
Via Athlon Sports
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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