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Every college football games has its own personality and defining characteristics, and wins or losses are always dependent on a varied combination of competitive factors.

Having said that, Bronco Mendenhall has been persuaded that the 24-point plateau is a reliable indicator of success or failure on the gridiron. One of Mendenhall's weekly goals is for the offense to score 24 points or more, and for the defense to allow 24 or fewer.

Since Mendenhall became head coach in 2005, the 24-point number has been rock-solid:

Record when allowing 24 points or fewer--

2005: 5-1

2006: 10-2

2007: 10-0

2008: 7-0

2009: 3-0

Total: 35-3 (92%)

**BYU has won 29 consecutive games when allowing 24 points or fewer.


Record when scoring 24 points or more:

2005: 6-3

2006: 11-0

2007: 8-1

2008: 9-1

2009: 2-1

Total: 36-6 (86%)


Tonight's "Bronco Mendenhall Show" is live at Ken Garff Ford in American Fork, starting at 7:00 pm.

You can pose questions to the coach by e-mail (cougarradio@ksl.com) or via text message (57500).

Iceberg Drive-Inn will be there of course with free burgers and drinks until they're gone. And don't forget to text the word "cougars" to 89800 and get a special text sent to you for a $3.99 combo that includes the Iceburger (double meat double cheese with grilled onions), fries and a drink--you'll also be entered to win a free shake. There will be 50 winners a week.

Even if you entered last week's contest, you can do so this week and get the special text to use at any of the Iceberg locations. All of the Iceberg stores are being alerted so that BYU fans can redeem the text.


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