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[11 Mar 2011 | 8 Comments | ]
Jimmer Scores 52 to Sail By Ainge, Lobos

Words can’t describe what folks just witnessed in the Thomas and Mack.
What happened in Vegas tonight won’t be staying in Vegas.
Jimmer Fredette scored a career high 52 points, passed Danny Ainge as the all-time leading scorer in BYU history and single-handedly led the Cougars into the championship game of the Mountain West Conference tournament.
It took three tries but the New Mexico Lobos finally got Jimmered 87-76.
Fredette’s 52 points was the most points scored by a BYU player in a single game, it also ties the most points scored in a …

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[10 Mar 2011 | 9 Comments | ]
BYU Holds Off TCU in Ugly Game

It wasn’t pretty, but the 8th-ranked and top-seeded BYU Cougars (29-3) managed to survive and advance against the ninth-seeded TCU Horned Frogs 64-58 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament.
Jimmer Fredette scored 24 points but shot just 33 percent and hit just four of 11 three-point shots. His first bucket was a three-point shot that moved him ahead of Devin Durrant for the most points in a single season in BYU basketball history.
As a team the Cougars shot 42 percent from the floor and 26 percent from three.
“They …

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[26 Feb 2011 | 39 Comments | ]
Let the No. 1 Seed Talk Begin

For the second time this season the BYU Cougars took out No. 4 San Diego State by a margin of 13 points, completing a sweep of the Aztecs.
This time it was in front of a uber-hostile San Diego State home crowd in one of the most anticipated sporting events in the history of San Diego.
The Aztecs’ first bucket of the game was the only thing that stopped BYU from leading from tipoff to the final buzzer in the 80-67 victory.
In the process, the Cougars have all but wrapped up the …

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[4 Nov 2010 | 16 Comments | ]
MWC May Struggle to Fill Bowl Slots

The Mountain West Conference could sure use BYU winning its next three games.
The conference already has three teams that have become bowl eligible with TCU, Utah and San Diego State all with six or more wins on the season.
Air Force is 5-4 and appears to practically be a lock to reach eligibility, needing just one more victory in its remaining three games against Army, New Mexico and UNLV.
The league has five bowl tie-ins however, and if the Cougars don’t qualify the Mountain West may not …

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[27 Jul 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
MWC Media Day

The media is gathering today in Las Vegas for the 2010 Mountain West Conference Media Day, which means the football season is upon us!
By the way, who in the world came up with the bright idea of holding it in Vegas in July? Anyway, I guess its time to break out the predictions and go on record for the 2010 season.
Predicted Order of Finish
1.TCU
2.BYU
3.Utah
4. Air Force
5. Wyoming
6. San Diego State
7. Colorado State
8. UNLV
9. New Mexico
Player of the Year Honors
Offensive POY: Andy Dalton (TCU)
Defensive POY: Reggie Rembert (AFA)
Special Teams POY: Jeremy …

Conference Realignment, Featured, Headline, Mountain West Conf. »

[28 Jun 2010 | 13 Comments | ]
The MWC’s Quest for BCS Status

With the Big XII stating publicly that it will remain at 10 teams for the foreseeable future, it’s time to look at BYU’s Plan B – getting the Mountain West Conference into the BCS as an automatic qualifying conference.
In April the BCS made public the formula that it will use to determine whether or not a seventh conference will be admitted to join the PAC-10, Big XII, Big Ten, SEC, ACC and Big East.
We are currently in the middle of a four year evaluation period that began …

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[25 Nov 2008 | 28 Comments | ]

Let’s get the bad news out of the way…
5 WORST THINGS:
5.   Not Dominating Washington.  At the beginning of the year perception can be detrimental to the psyche of the team.  We went into that game thinking Washington was supposed to be a good team.  They had a lot of hype around them this year coming in.  We were content with playing them tough and being ahead by a score.  Hindsight is 20/20 right?  Reference No.2 for this, but it would have been great to come out and stomp them like …

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[21 Nov 2008 | 41 Comments | ]

As the game closes in, I have been thinking a lot about how BYU needs to play in order to come out of Rice Eccles with a win.  After watching film I am sure a win is possible as long as a few aspects of the game swing in our favor.

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[21 Nov 2008 | 22 Comments | ]

I have looked at every statistical category from TFLs allowed to Time of Possession to Punting and it all adds up to one very exciting, and very close game.  On paper the difference between BYU and Utah comes down to the decimal point, almost all the way across the board.  So what are the factors that will put BYU over Utah on the field?  I think this game is going to come down to 3 things, all controlled by the big boys in the trenches.

Former Cougars, Mountain West Conf., NFL, On the Road, U of U week »

[19 Nov 2008 | 107 Comments | ]

I got a text from Quinn asking me if I would write a little bit about 2006’s final drive. Detailing my thougts and feelings on the final drive. I think for the rest of my life whenever it is the BYU vs Utah week I will always be reminded of that game in 2006. Even as I sit here typing, I have above me on a shelf the ball I took the final knee with. I wanted the ball that Johnny caught, but I don’t know if anybody knows where …