Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2021-10-04 20:55:07 –
Can BYU run to the College Football Playoffs?
That’s a suddenly feasible question for the 10th Cougars (5-0) heading for a rival clash on Saturday with Boise, Provo, Utah. BYU has won seven games in a row, dating back to last season, and has won 16 of the last 17 games. Cougar isn’t just about winning. They continue to control each game. BYU hasn’t caught up yet this season.
Still, they claim they have only scratched the surface of what they can achieve this season.
“We need to stay hungry and keep working,” said BYU coach Karani Shitake. “We still have many opportunities to shock people and we have a lot to do. We need to maintain that advantage.
“I love these people being willing to learn and try to be better.”
Quarterback health is a factor in determining how high a cougar can climb this season. Jalenhall started the first three games before missing two contests due to a rib injury. Baylor Romney played against South Florida and Utah, but half played against Aggie’s and then sat down with a concussion in the second half.
BYU’s third-string quarterback, Jacob Conover, secured a 34-20 victory after the match against Utah.
“I believe in one of these quarterbacks,” said Isaac Rex of BYU Tight End. “Whichever is healthy, they will play great and I know we have their backs. We will be ready to help them.”
As long as Tyler Allgeier is healthy, the cougar presents a problem with the opposite defense. Allgeier hastily made a career-leading 218 yards and three touchdowns to Utah State University. He is ranked 8th in the nation with 564 rush yards in 5 games.
Stopping Allgeier is one of the many problems facing Broncos (2-3), and Broncos is off to the worst start in 20 years. Since 2001, Boise State University has not set a record of losing five games of the season.
Boise State University lost a series of home games while struggling to contain the orchids. Bucktoatahua, Nevada, tore 124 yards above the ground to win Wolfpack 41-31. Tahoua’s performance took place shortly after the 218-yard effort by Oklahoma State University runner Jalen Warren, who raised the Cowboys to a 21-20 victory a week ago.
Boise State University has surrendered an average of 191.2 yards above the ground. It is 106th out of 130 major college football teams and is a major determinant of the team’s slow start.
“We all know what the standard is here, and that’s not the case,” said Andy Avalos, a first-year coach at Boise State University. “We need to dig deeper to find out what it is.”
Broncos holds a 7-4 lead in the series with BYU. The Cougars have won the last two games. This includes 51-17 wins in BYU’s first Boise win last season.
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