clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Another (Statistically) Historic Day for BYU

New, 3 comments

Hopefully all of you had a chance to see one of BYU's best performances of the season, a game which Bronco called the hardest hitting game he's ever heard at BYU (literally speaking on the loudness of the tackles), as the Cougars got to the Falcons early on their way to an impressive 38-21 stomping, improving to 9-2.

There were a few plays that really either changed the momentum of the game or simply kept it in BYU's favor, but the one that sticks out most to me was a timely pass break up by Brian Logan on a deep ball on third down. Air Force was driving, and the game was still undecided at 24-7, but Logan made a perfect play against a 10-foot receiver (looked that tall against Brian) and stymied the drive. 

On to history: Max Hall became BYU's all-time leader in career wins (30), and passed Steve Young for second on the list of career touchdown passes (86). Good for Max, but it's tough to see any of Detmer's records fall...

Harvey Unga rushed his way into the record books, in both total carries and yards (3,268)--a remarkable feat considering the aforementioned records by Hall. I'm really worried about Harvey's ankle heading into the Utah game; he'll need to carry the offense at times and create the much-needed balance...

Overall, BYU has to be really happy with the effort and intensity they played with today, especially heading into the most heated week of the season.

I, for one, really (really, really, really) do not like the Utes or their fans. I'm not one of those guys who can cheer for them because "it's good for the conference." Sorry, can't do it. I didn't root for them in the Fiesta Bowl in '04 and I didn't last year in the Sugar Bowl. Can't stand 'em! This is one of my favorite weeks of the year, and if BYU plays Saturday like they did today, they should handle the Utes...I'm hoping at least.