The Cougars (8-3) currently lead the nation in red-zone offense, converting on 42-of-43 opportunities with 18 rushing touchdowns, 13 passing touchdowns and 10 field goals in 2015. All that was new to head coach Bronco Mendenhall.
It's been nine days since BYU football played a game, and 38 days since the Cougars have traveled outside the state of Utah for a college football game. So Friday night's late-night showdown at San Jose State will be a little different.
BYU starting quarterback Tanner Mangum pulled his right hamstring with 2:30 remaining in the third quarter of the East Carolina game and now the Cougar offensive line must do even more to keep the Cougar QB healthy.
Tuesday's edition of "BYU Football with Bronco Mendenhall" was arguably the most memorable show of the season thus far. Player guest Devon Blackmon stole the show, answering questions and sharing insights about his BYU experience.
Nose tackle Travis Tuiloma returned to the Cougars' defensive line Saturday night against East Carolina, a move that caused BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall to name him the team's best defensive player "right now."