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CougarCast: BYU vs. Virginia preview

Tosh and Keith grind their way through Houston, dissect the whole "New Years' Six" thing, investigate Virginia's big play defense and offense by committee, look at key matchup, give a reason to hate Virginia, a spoiler of Bronco's fireside talk, and game score predictions.

Jay Drowns

Saturday's game is appropriately a "White-Out."  Which is exactly what BYU will try to do to their memories after last year's goofy contest in Charlottesville.

This week's CougarCast covers:

  • Takeaways from Houston (1:15)
  • Listener email -- What are your thoughts of BYU making the playoffs and their strength of schedule? (3:40)
  • What is the "New Years' Six?"  Can BYU be in the New Years' Six? (8:08)
  • Odds of going undefeated (11:52)
  • Which committee members might be sympathetic toward BYU? (14:05)
  • How can BYU fans get LaVell Edwards on the college football selection committee? (15:28)
  • Where does the 2013 Virginia loss rank on the all-time disappointing BYU losses in Bronco Era (17:08)
  • Virginia Junior Defensive End #7 Eli Harold (18:20)
  • Virginia's swarming, big play defense.  Virginia has forced 13 turnovers, which leads the nation. (19:45)
  • Eli Harold vs. Ului Lapuaho (21:15)
  • Virginia's offense by committee (23:45)
  • Virginia's QBs Greyson Lambert and Matt Johns (24:32)
  • Virginia's turnover prone offense, 2nd worst in the country (25:53)
  • BYU Offense vs. Virginia Defense (26:28)
  • The important return of BYU RB Algernon Brown (28:26)
  • The BYU offense isn't a big play offense (29:40)
  • Why isn't BYU throwing across the middle of the field downfield? (33:15)
  • BYU Defense vs. Virginia Offense (35:20)
  • Special Teams (39:30)
  • Scott Arellano's excellent year punting (40:14)
  • Who should be BYU's punt returner? (41:40)
  • Ten for Tosh! (43:15)
  • Reason to Hate the Virginia Cavaliers (53:00)
  • Where to watch BYU vs. Virginia (55:20)
  • Bronco's fireside talk title (58:00)
  • Game and score predictions (59:27)

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About The Show

2002 Daily Herald Utah County Name of the Year Award Winner Tosh Mackintosh and Keith Shirts are two friends who bond over BYU Sports.  Obsessed, passionate, and opinionated, they chop it up over BYU Hoops and Football.

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