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Poor offense at heart of BYU struggles

Poor offense at heart of BYU struggles

By Dave Noriega | Posted - Oct. 19, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.



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PROVO -- With the Wyoming Cowboys coming to town on Saturday, the Cougars have yet another opportunity to try to make some offense happen on the football field.

Head coach Bronco Mendenhall understated matters by noting that the Cougars had a "long way to go from..a production standpoint."

Mendenhall saw "glimpses" in the third quarter of where they need to be headed offensively. A 14 play 70 yard drive by the Cougars were the first points scored against TCU in 174 minutes.

Almost anything would be an improvement at this point. Out of the 120 teams in Division I, the Cougars are presently ranked 97th in passing offense, 107th in total offense, and 115th in scoring.

Linebacker Brandon Ogletree knows that with such a young, and struggling, offense, the defense can't let up "...we have to be ready to be on the field the whole game. We can't put this on them."

Bryan Kariya, BYU running back, agrees that it's been "kind of tough" trying to get everything working together with freshman quarterback Jake Heaps, but says Heaps is doing a great job and is showing confidence in the huddle.

"Guys respect him," says Kariya, "They believe in him and we're going to be behind him all season."

Dave Noriega

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