- As we mentioned in our 3 Keys to a BYU win, the Cougars were going to have to stop the run game. Boy did Bronco Mendenhall's defense to just that. Tulsa average 40 rushing attempts and 204 yards in the regular season. The Golden Hurricane managed just 27 carries and 37 yards on Friday afternoon. The BYU front seven dominated the line of scrimmage all game long.