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5 plays that changed the game for BYU against Boise State

Nothing seems capable of waking the sleepwalking BYU offense. Even the return of Tanner Mangum to the lineup against Boise State did not change the end result. Mangum started against the Broncos on Friday night after being sidelined for two [...]

5 plays that changed the game for BYU against Utah State

LOGAN – A flurry of turnovers doomed BYU’s chances to retain possession of the Old Wagon Wheel. The Cougars fell 40–24 to Utah State at Maverik Stadium on Friday night after committing seven turnovers. USU scored 26 points off of [...]

Top 5 BYU quarterback performances in their first career starts

Starting at quarterback for the first time, against a Top-10 team, is always a daunting task. That’s the exact scenario Beau Hoge faced when BYU hosted Wisconsin on Saturday. It didn’t produce a positive outcome for him or his team. Hoge [...]

5 plays that changed the game for BYU against Wisconsin

Things quickly turned sour for BYU against Wisconsin and it spoiled Beau Hoge’s debut as a starting quarterback. The Cougars could do little to slow the offensive machine operated by the Badgers over four quarters and suffered a 40–6 [...]

5 plays that changed the game for BYU against Utah

Once again, BYU came up a few plays short in a rivalry game with Utah. The Utes ran their winning streak to seven straight over the Cougars after grinding out a 19–13 win on Saturday night. Tyler Huntley came up big for Utah, throwing for [...]

BYU vs LSU: How do the Cougars match up against the Tigers?

Now the real test begins for BYU. Facing tough opponents in September is nothing new to the Cougars. Still, an upcoming gauntlet of Power Five teams over the next three weeks is guaranteed to test BYU’s mettle in every conceivable way. [...]

How critical are turnovers to BYU winning football games?

If you win the turnover battle, you win football games. That’s a philosophy numerous football coaches embrace and preach to their teams. This idea certainly seems to make a ton of sense when you look at how BYU performed last season. The [...]

Kalani vs Bronco: The evolution of BYU’s defensive scheme under Sitake

Learning a new defense did not slow down BYU from stopping opponents last season. The Cougars finished in the Top 50 in several defensive categories while transitioning to a 4-3 scheme under new head coach Kalani Sitake. BYU held opponents [...]

3 BYU speed demons capable of going deep in 2017

Five years have passed since a BYU receiver last produced a 1,000 yard season. Graduating the top three receivers from the previous season doesn’t seem like an ideal scenario for reversing such a trend this fall. Still, the Cougars aren’t [...]

How will Tanner Mangum run BYU’s offense in 2017 vs his freshman season?

No mystery surrounds what Tanner Mangum can do for BYU. Mangum is not going through fall camp as a typical quarterback climbing the ladder from backup to starter. He has already been down this path once before. Mangum got thrown into the fire [...]

BYU turning into a destination for talented transfers

Once Kalani Sitake convinces a recruit to come visit BYU, he feels like he doesn’t have to do much to sell why the football program could be a good fit for that player. A rich legacy of Top 25 finishes, bowl games, record-setting quarterbacks [...]

BYU football is building in the trenches

Rome isn’t the only thing that took longer than a day to build. BYU’s offensive line required some major construction work heading into last season. The Cougars didn’t fit the blueprint of what Kalani Sitake wanted to see [...]

BYU aims to craft a balanced offense in 2017

Classic BYU football starts and ends with throwing the ball and lighting up the scoreboard. The Cougar offense took on a much different form in Kalani Sitake’s debut season. BYU ran opponents into the ground most of the time behind all-time [...]

McKenna Bull rewriting record book as BYU softball ace

Every pitch McKenna Bull throws for BYU is a tangible result of blood, sweat and tears. From the backyard of her childhood home in Ogden, Utah to the circle at Gail Miller Field, Bull has put in countless hours into honing her skills. What [...]

Top 5 BYU NFL prospects for 2017

Who will be the latest former BYU player to make a name for themselves on Sundays? The Cougars have only churned out a small number of NFL players in recent seasons. Underscoring this trend is a reality that several BYU draft-eligible prospects [...]

5 things we learned about BYU football during the 2017 spring scrimmage

Optimism reigns supreme for BYU. The gloomy conditions brought on by a rainstorm at Saturday’s annual spring scrimmage didn’t mirror the feeling on the sidelines or in the locker room. Several starters and experienced backups return [...]

5 major recruits BYU landed on national signing day and 5 that got away

BYU did not make a huge splash on national signing day on Wednesday in terms of reeling in a slew of highly rated recruits. The Cougars brought in a 2017 class mostly composed of players who committed early and flew under the radar. Major recruiting [...]

Rising stars from BYU’s 2017 national signing day class

Versatility is the defining characteristic for BYU’s latest crop of new players. The Cougars brought in many players on 2017 National Signing Day who can play at multiple positions on both offense and defense. BYU announced 24 high school [...]

5 ways former BYU Coach LaVell Edwards left his mark beyond football

Life encompassed something much greater than winning football games for LaVell Edwards. Nowhere did that message come through more clearly than how he approached building up the players on each one of his teams during his 29-year career as [...]

BYU and Wyoming will renew fierce rivalry in the 2016 Poinsettia Bowl

For a second consecutive season, BYU will close out a football season by tangling with a long-time rival in a bowl game. The Cougars will face Wyoming for the first time since 2010 in the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. PST (broadcast [...]