The BYU Cougars took the field again this week to take on the revenge driven Aggies of Utah State. BYU had previously beat the Aggies earlier this season 64-12 in Logan, and swept them again this year by beating the Aggies 100-0 Saturday.
The stands in South Field slowly filled up as the Cougars went on to throttled the Aggies. The Cougars were feeling confident and fresh after their crushing 109-0 (not a typo) victory over the UVU Wolverines earlier this week. They came out firing and hard hitting against the Aggies, scoring within the first 30 seconds to take a 5-0 lead off a strong run from Jordan Lowry. That was shortly followed by another score from Joseph Nichollas making it 10-0.
BYU turned up the heat in the first half and never let up making it almost impossible for this writer to keep up, and still find ways to stay creative about every score. Here are the other Cougars that scored in the first half: Lelann Latu, Josh Andersen, Kyle Lontine, Dallin Hunt, Joseph NIchollas (twice), and Kyle Sumsion. BYU throttled the Aggies in the first half going into the locker room up 56-0.
The Backs of BYU really were in control of the game and never struggled against the Aggies and they were able to score often. The one area they did struggle in was converting the points after as they missed all but two kicks. The Aggies frustration was showing a lot towards the end of the first half as they got penalized for a dirty hit off a kickoff. BYU was quick to score after that to close the half.
The second half started a little bit slower than the first half as BYU took two minutes to score their first try. The Aggies showed some strong play to try and get on the board before the days end. Joshua Whippy scored on a beautiful trick play to help the Cougars get on the board again. The Cougars would continue to flex their muscles and dominate the Aggies in the second half to secure the win and prove that they are the best in the state, again.
As you can tell the Cougars are in great shape this season and looking to win their fourth straight championship this season. They have the speed and power most teams don't, along with that they have more depth than other teams can handle making them a scary opponent to anyone in their way. If BYU can work on their points after they can blow anyone out of the water.
With an undefeated 11-0 record the Cougars are scheduled for a first round bye in the Varsity Cup Tournament that starts next week.