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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.