BYU Cougars Articles

BYU Cougars
Using the past to project the future has major flaws but in the case of the Heisman Trophy, the past can be extremely useful. There are a few numbers college football fans need to know when it comes to the Heisman Trophy and how to handicap...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Taysom Hill
BYU enters its fourth season of independence poised to push for 10 wins for the second time in four years.The Cougars are coming off back-to-back eight-win campaigns, but the return of 13 starters, combined with the development of quarterback...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Ali-Frazier. Manning-Brady. Magic-Bird. Mariota-Hundley? Okay, maybe I’m over doing it a bit. But as far as college football fans are concerned, there will be no bigger quarterback matchup in 2014 than when UCLA’s Brett Hundley and...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Georgia Tech’s record for the biggest rout in college football history — 222-0 over Cumberland College in 1916 — may be one of sports’ unbreakable records. Parity and sportsmanship dictate that teams will let up before...
David Fox
1 year ago
Ameer Abdullah
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
With a favorable schedule, 2014 could be a big season for BYU. The Cougars could go 10-2 or 11-1, which would place Bronco Mendenhall’s team in the discussion to be a top-25 team in 2014.And BYU plans to change up its home uniforms for 2014,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Taysom Hill
BYU returns 14 starters from last year’s 8-5 team, and with a favorable schedule, the Cougars could be poised to win 10 games for the first time since 2011.Quarterback Taysom Hill had a standout debut as BYU’s starter, throwing for 2,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
BYU Cougars
Bronco Mendenhall enters his 10th season as the BYU head coach and his fourth as the head coach of an independent program. Scheduling has been more difficult for the Cougars since leaving the Mountain West both in terms of ironing out opponents and...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Jameis Winston
With all due respect to Johnny Football, Jameis Winston had the best debut season in college football history. Johnny Manziel’s Heisman-winning season in 2013 was special — he obliterated the SEC’s all-time single-season total...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Bronco Mendenhall
BYU went 8-5 for a second straight season last fall, but the Cougars followed two different scripts to get there. In 2012, the nation’s No. 3-ranked defense, both in yards and points allowed, led the way in a season that culminated with a...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Bishop Sankey
Washington will try and cap off the program’s most successful season since 2000 with a win over BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park in San Francisco. And if the Cougars weren’t enough of a challenge, the Huskies will play this...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Bronco Mendenhall
Bronco Mendenhall and the BYU Cougars travel to Madison to take on Gary Andersen and the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on ESPN at 3:30 pm ET. Gary Andersen has seen BYU before. Many times before, actually. When he was at Utah State,...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
Blake Bell
Week 11 of the 2013 college football season should play a huge role in shaping the national title picture. With Oregon-Stanford and Oklahoma-Baylor on Thursday, and LSU-Alabama on Saturday, the top 10 could look quite a bit different on Sunday...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Stanford Cardinal
Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the best one-on-one matchups to watch in college football. Here are the most important games within the game to watch this weekend:Marcus Mariota, QB vs. Shayne Skov, LB (Oregon at Stanford, Thurs.)...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Marcus Mariota
The 2013 college football season features an awkward 15 week schedule, which creates a few scheduling headaches for some teams.Some programs – Florida State and Baylor – have played just six games. However, Missouri, Oregon, Alabama,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Bronco Mendenhall
The No. 15 Longhorns come into Provo off a 56-7 romp over New Mexico State. Despite the victory, Texas didn't look as impressive as the score would indicate. In fact, Texas trailed 7-0 late in the second half before rallying for a 14-7 lead at...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
The Week 2 college football slate is relatively light with elite matchups. Florida-Miami, Notre Dame-Michigan and Georgia-South Carolina are the must-see games, but there’s not much else to get excited about. Of course, college football is on...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Week 1 of the 2013 college football season is in the books, and a few coaches are feeling the pressure after their opening week performance.Connecticut’s Paul Pasqualoni takes the top spot in Athlon’s hot seat rankings after Week 1. The...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jameis Winston
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston ranks as...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
College football is back, folks. Fans should be giddy with excitement from Coral Gables to Lake Washington.Teams in Columbus, Eugene, Palo Alto, Austin, Louisville and basically every college town in the SEC are preparing for a run at the final BCS...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Realignment has developed a negative connotation recently. The dollar amounts associated with college football have increased dramatically over the last two decades and that has sped up the realignment process to unprecedented rates. But...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
News this week that season ticket sales at Vanderbilt were down shocked anyone who’s been paying attention to the college football landscape.The Commodores are enjoying their best run in decades at a time when the SEC is on top. They’ve...
David Fox
2 years ago
Marqise Lee
USC is limited on scholarships due to NCAA sanctions, but coach Lane Kiffin didn’t take any shortcuts on his receiving corps. The Trojans have the nation’s No. 1 receiver in junior Marqise Lee, while sophomore Nelson Agholor is due for...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
In most cases, changes to the uniform or helmet are a big hit with the players. But that wasn’t the case with BYU this week.Instead of leaving the last names on the jerseys, three words – tradition, spirit and honor – were set to...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago

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