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Game Week 9 Pick Results

Week 9 

Match-ups

Winner in Red

Todd Erickson College Gridiron 365.com Mike Huguenin Rivals.com Tom Dienhart Rivals.com Gerry Ahern Yahoo College Sports
Season % (152-57) .727 (145-64) .694 (151-58) .722 (153-56) .732
This week 16-9 18-7 20-5 17-8
BYU at TCU TCU TCU TCU TCU
Va Tech at Duke VT VT VT VT
NC State at Florida St FSU FSU FSU FSU
Clemson at Georgia Tech Clemson Clemson Clemson Clemson
Wake Forest at UNC UNC UNC UNC UNC
WVU at Rutgers WVU WVU WVU WVU
Oklahoma at Kansas St Kansas St Ok Ok Ok
Michigan St at Nebraska Mich State Nebraska Nebraska Mich State
Baylor at Oklahoma St OSU OSU OSU OSU
Purdue at Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan
Wisconsin at Ohio State Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin
Illinois at Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State
Colorado at ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU
Wash State at Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon
Stanford at USC Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford
Cal at UCLA Cal Cal Cal Cal
Georgia at Florida Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia
Miss State at Kentucky MSU MSU MSU MSU
So. Carolina at Tennessee So. Carolina So. Carolina So. Carolina So. Carolina
Arkansas at Vanderbilt Ark Ark Ark Ark
Missouri at TAMU TAMU TAMU TAMU TAMU
Iowa State at Texas Tech TT TT TT TT
Syracuse at Louisville Syracuse Syracuse Louisville Syracuse
Navy at Notre Dame ND ND ND ND
SMU at Tulsa SMU SMU Tulsa SMU

 

 

BYU Report Card vs. ISU

When you roll over an opponent by 53 points your report card should be rather easy to grade. But this week we’ll grade the Idaho State game performance against the check-list of 7 to-do’s we laid out and see how the Cougars fared.

  1. Win big. BYU needs to beat the Bengals by at least four touchdowns to come out of the game with their self-respect intact, let alone respect in the college football community.  CHECK. 56-3 is winning BIG.
  2. Keep your first stringers injury-free. Easier said than done because injuries are pretty random, but the coaching staff can control exposure to injury by using a lot of the 2’s and 3’s in the depth chart. They’ll do just fine. Note to Doman: That means giving James Lark some decent playing time, too.  CHECK on minimizing injuries. The injury report indicates there were no significant injuries sustained.  DIdn’t see many 3’s from the depth chart see the field.
  3. Lock down Kevin Yost and his passing game. The kid is averaging 306 yards per game and had 386 vs. Washington State. But if Montana can hold him to 147, by golly we better see that out of the Cougar defense. Montana had four sacks, recovered four fumbles, and intercepted Yost 3 times. CHECK. Yost was held to 174 yards passing on 56% completions (26-46) 1 INT and no TDs.
  4. Work on building Heaps’ confidence up. This doesn’t mean playing him the entire second half. It means giving him enough reps on the plays he struggled with the most through USU. This can be accomplished in 3-4 possessions. CHECK on getting Heaps some decent reps. He was 8-10, 67 yards and 1 INT. I doubt his confidence got much of a pick-up, though, considering how he compared to Nelson’s output and the poorly thrown sideline pass that was picked off.
  5. Don’t let Riley chug the rock unless he has to scramble. He needs as many passing reps as possible in the first half. We all know he can run. Get him the passing reps.  Half-check upgraded to CHECK. In retrospect, running is such a big part of Riley’s game it’s nuts to think he won’t run. His line: 11-17, 215 yards, 3 TDs, and 7 carries, 62 yards, 1 TD.
  6. Hold Rodrick Rumble to 6 receptions, 70 yards, and no touchdowns for the game. (He’s Yost’s go-to receiver, averaging over 10 grabs 1 TD catch per game).  CHECK. Rumble had 10 receptions but only 83 yards and he didn’t score. Nice job, defense.
  7. Don’t get conservative and run the ball every play to bleed the clock when the game is put away. Keep on passing. CHECK. Heaps’ last pass was thrown at the 8:19 mark of the fourth quarter. By the time the Cougs got the ball again, the clock was down to 5 minutes and it was time to run it out at that point.

Offense grade: A (for total output and balance between passing and running game)

Defense grade: A (for yielding only 251 total yards and 3 points)

Special teams grade: A (for mistake-free, solid performance in all phases)

Coaching grade: A (for not taking ISU lightly, and for letting the team make a statement and get tuned up for TCU the right way)

Team Grade: A

 

Game Week 8 Pick Results

Week 8 

Match-ups

 

Winners in Red

Todd Erickson College Gridiron 365.com Mike Huguenin Rivals.com Tom Dienhart Rivals.com Gerry Ahern Yahoo College Sports
Season % (136-48) .739 (127-57) .690 (131-53) .712 (136-48) .739
Wk of 10/22 17-9 14-12 17-9 17-9
West Virginia at Syracuse Syracuse WVU WVU WVU
Rutgers at Louisville Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers
No. Carolina at Clemson Clemson Clemson Clemson Clemson
Maryland at Florida State FSU FSU FSU FSU
Ga Tech at Miami Ga Tech Ga Tech Ga Tech Miami
Boston Coll at Virginia Tech VT VT VT VT
Oregon at Colorado Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon
TAMU at Iowa State TAMU TAMU TAMU TAMU
Kansas St at Kansas K State K State K State K State
Oklahoma St at Missouri OSU OSU OSU OSU
Texas Tech at Oklahoma OU OU OU OU
Wisconsin at Michigan St Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin
Nebraska at Minnesota N N N N
Penn State at Northwestern NU NU Penn State Penn State
Illinois at Purdue Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois
Utah at California Cal Utah Cal Cal
Washington at Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford
Tennessee at Alabama Bama Bama Bama Bama
Auburn at LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU
Arkansas at Mississippi Ark Ark Ark Ark
Marshall at Houston Houston Houston Houston Houston
East Carolina at Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy
USC at Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame USC Notre Dame
SMU at So. Mississippi So. Miss SMU SMU SMU
Air Force at Boise State BSU BSU BSU BSU
Cincinnati at South Florida So. Florida So. Florida So. Florida So. Florida

 

 

BYU’s To-Do List vs. ISU

Pac-12 super power Washington State hosted Idaho State at the beginning of this season and led the game 40-0 at the half on their way to a 64-21 win. Wazzu gave up 386 passing yards in that game, too.  More recently, fellow D-1AA opponent Montana shut down the Bengals 33-0 and yielded only 147 yards passing and 5 first downs. It sounds like it could be a real turkey shoot in Provo this weekend.

Here’s a quick To-Do list of what the Cougars need to do against ISU:

  1. Win big. BYU needs to beat the Bengals by at least four touchdowns to come out of the game with their self-respect intact, let alone respect in the college football community.
  2. Keep your first stringers injury-free. Easier said than done because injuries are pretty random, but the coaching staff can control exposure to injury by using a lot of the 2’s and 3’s in the depth chart. They’ll do just fine. Note to Doman: That means giving James Lark some decent playing time, too.
  3. Lock down Kevin Yost and his passing game. The kid is averaging 306 yards per game and had 386 vs. Washington State. But if Montana can hold him to 147, by golly we better see that out of the Cougar defense. Montana had four sacks, recovered four fumbles, and intercepted Yost 3 times.
  4. Work on building Heaps’ confidence up. This doesn’t mean playing him the entire second half. It means giving him enough reps on the plays he struggled with the most through USU. This can be accomplished in 3-4 possessions.
  5. Don’t let Riley chug the rock unless he has to scramble. He needs as many passing reps as possible in the first half. We all know he can run. Get him the passing reps.
  6. Hold Rodrick Rumble to 6 receptions, 70 yards, and no touchdowns for the game. (He’s Yost’s go-to receiver, averaging over 10 grabs 1 TD catch per game).
  7. Don’t get conservative and run the ball every play to bleed the clock when the game is put away. Keep on passing.
  8. And this one’s for the fans: Give Tom Holmoe a mulligan for scheduling a Division 1-AA team because of the compressed time frame he had to cobble together the 2011 independent schedule.