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Washington Scouting Report

Despite losing head coach Steve Sarkasian to USC at the end of the regular season, 8-4 Washington goes into the Fight Hunger Bowl as a three-point favorite over BYU. Washington lost against the top four teams it faced this year by a combined score of 170-107, but by beating BYU, the Huskies would achieve nine wins,…

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Game Evaluation: BYU vs. Nevada

The first half of Saturday’s game versus Nevada was a complete disappointment. It was obvious that BYU did not match Nevada’s energy in the first and second quarter. When explaining some of the reasons that could have led to the slow start, Bronco Mendenhall stated: ”When you put as much into what we thought was going…

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Scouting Report: Nevada Offense

Nevada has sputtered to a 4-7 record this year, but the offense has done enough to keep the team in a lot of games. Nevada’s rushing and passing yards both rank in the top 50 in the country, and 27 points per game should theoretically be enough to at least post a winning record in…

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Scouting Report: Nevada Defense

How bad is the Nevada defense? Think about it like this: if the 14th ranked BYU offense gains 495 yards (BYU’s season average) on Saturday, Nevada will have held BYU to 12 yards less than it typically allows. If BYU scores its average of 31 points against Nevada, the Nevada defense will have succeeded in…

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BYU vs. ND Game Evaluation

After the game, I was frustrated with the loss because it felt to me that Notre Dame controlled the game from the outset and BYU was never really in it. Yes, BYU was down by only a touchdown to start the fourth quarter, but it just felt to me like BYU was outmatched, which was…

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BYU Keys to the game

BYU Defensive Rankings #1 Pass Break Ups (6.8 per game) #5 Yards Allowed Per Pass Attempt (5.5) #5 Yards Allowed Per Pass Completion (10) #7 Rushing Touchdowns Allowed (0.6 per game) #8 Percentage Of Opponent Plays For Touchdown Or First Down (25%) #14 Forced Fumbles (1 per game) #15 Pass Efficiency Defense (110) #17 Touchdowns…

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Notre Dame Mailbag

Now that Luis Nix has been ruled out of the game with a torn meniscus, do you see BYU having a better chance of running the ball up the middle? How does Hadley’s absence impact this week’s game? – David Even without Nix, Notre Dame is still loaded with talent up front. They will end…

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Scouting Report: Notre Dame Offense

The Notre Dame offense has struggled to produce this season despite being loaded with NFL-caliber talent. The Fighting Irish offensive line is one of the best in the country and they have impressive players at each skill position. Yet for whatever reason (motivation? play calling? poor preparation?), Notre Dame has been mediocre in most offensive statistical…

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Scouting Report: Notre Dame Defense

Notre Dame has taken a MAJOR step back defensively since last season. They still have a lot of the same players, but collectively they are not nearly as aggressive as last year’s defense, which held the 66th-ranked BYU offense to 14 points. In three losses so far this season, Notre Dame has allowed an average…

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BYU vs. Idaho State Game Evaluation

BYU accomplished its main objectives against Idaho State, which were keeping everyone healthy and emptying the bench. Because the game was never competitive at any point, there is little to evaluate, but there are a few things that stood out as elements that BYU can use to build upon going forward. ISU      …

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