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Cougs on Cougs: BYU Football week 2 recap and why Nacua’s suspension stands

Jess and Mary talk BYU Football with a Brit and dig into the rulebook on targeting.

BYU v Utah
Taysom Hill runs for a touchdown against Utah on Saturday, September 10, 2016.
Photo by George Frey/Getty Images

With the loss to arch rival Utah on Saturday night, BYU Football is now 1-1 on the season.

Apologies for that reminder.

Before we move on to focus on the match-up at home against UCLA, we bring you another Coaching from the Couch segment to discuss our favorite things from the game and what we think needs to improve before Saturday. This week we are joined by Colin Rivera, a die-hard BYU fan from across the pond who traveled all the way to Provo for the UCLA game on Saturday (and his sister’s wedding, but we know where his true priorities lie)! Coach Rivera, Coach Blanchard and Coach Tyler give their takes on everything from the astounding number of turnovers, to the beautifully executed trick play, to the fire and intensity on the sideline from both players and coaches. If you’ve ever wanted to hear BYU Football analyzed in a charming British accent, now’s your chance!

And definitely check out Colin’s band, Empire Kings! They’ll be performing at the Wall on BYU campus Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.

The hot-button issue after game two has been the controversial targeting call on Kai Nacua near the end of the 3rd quarter and his automatic suspension for the first half of the UCLA game. That means it’s time for another Cougs in the Classroom segment! To remind you, each time there’s a questionable call we dive into the NCAA rulebook to explain why it was called the way it was and why it might have been the wrong call. We examine the targeting rule and why it was not able to be reviewed after the game.

Bottom line? No Kai Nacua until the second half on Saturday.

As always, we round up this week’s news from the BYU social mediasphere in our Talk of the Town segment, including a team trip for BYU Basketball, a very special anniversary for Mitch Matthews and Tanner Mangum, and some of our favorite pictures from the BYU-Utah game!

Finally, here’s your no-excuses reminder for Saturday’s home game: Odd sections wear navy, even sections and the ROC wear white.

About the Show

Cougars on Cougars is a weekly YouTube show in which Jess and Mary, two "dyed in the wool, true blue, through and through" BYU fans discuss the happenings of BYU football and basketball on—and off—the field and court.

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Cougars on Cougars: @cougsoncougs

Jess Tyler: @everydayjess

Mary Blanchard: @marydblanchard