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No matter where blame for 1-3 start lies, BYU football faces gut-check

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 10:30pm

Whether your agree that the problem with BYU’s woes through the first four games of the 2016 season falls on the shoulders of Taysom Hill, even the fifth-year senior can acknowledge his share of blame. Now is about fixing the Cougars' woes.

Howard and West Virginia hold off Hill and BYU 35-32

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 7:40pm

Dana Holgorsen could sense it on the sideline when West Virginia built a two-score lead early in the fourth quarter against BYU. The Mountaineers were feeling too good.

Grading BYU's 35-32 loss to West Virginia

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 6:01pm

There were plenty of issues all around, but perhaps the offense shouldn’t shoulder the majority of the blame for a losing effort. Here’s how the Cougars graded out as they fell to 1-3 in the Kalani Sitake era.

Instant Observations: BYU finds offense in shootout loss to West Virginia

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 5:08pm

The Mountaineers piled up 483 yards of offense to BYU’s 371 to send the Big 12 newcomers to a 35-32 win over the expansion hopefuls at FedEx Field on Saturday afternoon in the highest-scoring game of BYU's 2016 season.

Game Center: BYU at West Virginia

KSL.com  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 1:30pm

Follow along as the BYU Cougars take on the West Virginia Mountaineers at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland with KSL.com's live Game Center.

BYU hopes to break East Coast hex with trip to D.C. and West Virginia

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 11:06pm

BYU (1-2) will travel 2,139 miles across two time zones to face West Virginia (2-0) at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, at 1:30 p.m. MDT on Saturday — the Cougars’ furthest trip east since a double-overtime loss in Miami in 2014.

3 keys to beating the Mountaineers

Dylan Cannon, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 11:42am

The BYU Cougar football team looks to regroup against West Virginia after two tough losses. Here are three keys to beating the Mountaineers.

KSL Pick'em: College football week 4 staff selections

Robert Jackson  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 8:34am

This week's schedule features a Friday night Pac-12 South showdown between Utah and USC, Ole Miss looking to get back on track vs. Georgia, Michigan State hosting Wisconsin, BYU taking on West Virginia at FedEx Field, and Utah State starting conference play against Air Force.

Gomes' brace leads No. 4 BYU soccer past Denver in pouring thunderstorm

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 10:40pm

Nadia Gomes had two goals and an assist to lead the No. 4 BYU women’s soccer team past Denver 7-0 after an hour-long halftime lightning delay and rains that swamped South Field for the final 45 minutes.

Fifth-year senior Vasconcelos helps No. 4 BYU soccer unlock offense

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 9:06pm

Maybe Michele Murphy Vasconcelos wasn’t supposed to be in Provo this year. But since she stuck around following a sophomore knee injury, the fifth-year senior has boosted the No. 4 BYU women's soccer team.

West Virginia's defense an anomaly, but offense should be familiar to BYU history

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 4:57pm

Nothing compares to West Virginia’s 3-3-5 defense, which the Cougars (1-2) will see Saturday at 1:30 p.m. MDT at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. But its offense? That's another story.

Detmer already drawing scrutiny

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 10:16am

In his first home game as BYU's offensive coordinator, Ty Detmer heard the wrath of the same fan base that showered him with adulation 25 years ago when he was the team's star quarterback.

Ute fans share top spot after Week 3 of KSL College Football Pick'em

Robert Jackson  |  Posted  Sep 20th - 10:49am

Our first tiebreaker of the 2016 season came in Week 3 of KSL's College Football Pick'em.

Should fans boo the BYU football team?

Ben Anderson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 20th - 10:15am

After getting booed by fans in their loss to UCLA, several players took to social media to voice their opinions on the matter.

Opinion: BYU making right choice by sticking with Hill at QB

Mitch Harper, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 20th - 8:29am

Taysom or Tanner? The answer is clear for BYU's coaching staff, and it's the right decision for the 1-2 Cougars.

Sitake reiterates: Taysom Hill remains BYU starting QB

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Sep 19th - 10:37pm

In case there was any doubt about who the BYU coaching staff still considered the starting quarterback after back-to-back losses, head coach Kalani Sitake spelled it out Monday during his weekly media briefing.

5 takeaways from UCLA game

Dylan Cannon, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 19th - 4:22pm

After a gut-wrenching loss against the Bruins, here are five takeaways about BYU football.

Dennis Pitta, Eric Weddle bright spots among locals in NFL Week 2

Stephen Lindsey  |  Posted  Sep 19th - 2:52pm

In an otherwise forgettable week for Cougar faithful, Ravens' tight end Dennis PItta proved vital in a Baltimore comeback on Sunday against Cleveland, while former Ute Steve Smith reached 10th all-time in career receiving yards.

SportsBeat: Breaking down Utes' win, Cougars' loss in CFB Week 3

KSL.com  |  Posted  Sep 18th - 11:06pm

Week 3 of the college football season brought plenty of anxious moments for fans of the three instate FBS schools.

For 2-loss BYU football, Butch Pau'u a rising star at linebacker

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Sep 18th - 5:21pm

Nobody likes to lose, and there certainly weren’t a lot of positives to take from BYU’s 17-14 loss to UCLA in the 2016 home opener Saturday night. But if you were to remember one thing about the 1-2 Cougars, remember Butch Pau'u.