In an embarrassing season for BYU, today’s result versus UMass may have been the lowest point of the year.
Playing a 3-7 UMass team that was giving up 31 ppg and hadn’t won a road game in two years, BYU couldn’t get anything going offensively for most of the afternoon, losing 16-10.
BYU’s red zone defense kept the Cougars within striking distance, but poor offensive line play and a true freshman-like performance from Joe Critchlow kept BYU from getting anything going offensively.
Critchlow threw 4 picks and was under duress for much of the afternoon, as evidenced by the Minutemen’s 7 sacks.
BYU got a late touchdown catch by Matt Bushman, one of the few bright spots this season, but it was too little too late.
BYU (3-9) now travels to Hawaii next Saturday in the season finale. Afterwards, a lot of soul searching and potential coaching changes are sure to abound in a pivotal offseason for Kalani Sitake and the program.