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Vanquish The Foe Sep 20, 2017
BYU Cougar Statue Vandals Charged by Provo City

BYU Cougar Statue Vandals Charged by Provo City

The brilliant criminals were apprehended when they drove back to the statue to take selfies with the spray-painted statue. According to the Salt Lake Tribune’s Jay Drew, four University of Utah students were charged today with criminal mischief by the Provo City Attorney’s Office for their vandalism of the cougar statue on the grounds of LaVell Edwards Stadium. The defendants, all between the ages of 18 and 20, were reportedly caught when they violated one of the first rules of avoiding the cops—never return to the scene of the crime. Witnesses to the spray painting of the...
Vanquish The Foe Sep 19, 2017
Cougs on Cougs: Has BYU Football ever needed a bye week more?

Cougs on Cougs: Has BYU Football ever needed a bye week more?

Jess and Mary discuss the challenges ahead of the downtrodden BYU Football team and look forward to a much-needed bye week. For the second season in a row, BYU Football has a 1-3 record after four games. But this time around, it feels much different. The one win was against FCS Portland State, and the Cougars have been outscored 19-86 in the three losses, now including a 40-6 loss to no. 9 Wisconsin on Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium. There’s no sugar coating it, it’s been a rough few weeks for BYU. To help us move on from the disappointment and into the bye week (and hopefully a...
Vanquish The Foe Sep 18, 2017
Michael Davis moved to Los Angeles Chargers active roster, joins 4 other BYU players from 2016 team in NFL

Michael Davis moved to Los Angeles Chargers active roster, joins 4 other BYU players from 2016 team in NFL

The 2016 senior class produced some good talent for BYU Former BYU cornerback Michael Davis was moved to the LA Chargers’ 53-man roster prior to Sunday’s game versus the Dolphins, joining four other BYU players from last year’s team that are on active NFL rosters. Davis saw limited action in the Chargers 19-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins. With his sub 4.4 speed and length, Davis was able to impress coaches enough to warrant a spot on the active roster. Many BYU fans may be wondering why Davis was benched after the Mississippi State game if he is good enough to be on an NFL roster....
Vanquish The Foe Sep 16, 2017
BYU Football falls to Wisconsin in blowout fashion

BYU Football falls to Wisconsin in blowout fashion

BYU falls to 1-3 BYU’s offense showed some life early, but Wisconsin physically dominated BYU from start to finish in a 40-6 blowout win. Wisconsin’s offensive front mauled BYU, opening up holes for their running backs and giving QB Alex Hornibrook plenty of time to throw. Hornibrook set a Wisconsin record for completion percentage by completing 18/19 passes for 256 yards and 4 touchdowns. BYU’s offense didn’t fare much better on the day. Running back Ula Tolutau was good early, but Wisconsin’s defense quickly adjusted and held him to 58 rushing yards on the day (12 after the...
Vanquish The Foe Sep 16, 2017
How to watch BYU vs. Wisconsin: Game time, TV schedule, streaming, radio, game thread and more

How to watch BYU vs. Wisconsin: Game time, TV schedule, streaming, radio, game thread and more

BYU looks to pull the upset over the Wisconsin Badgers For the first time ever, BYU will welcome a Big 10 team to Provo. The 10th-ranked Badgers bring a physical, experienced team in their first road game of the season. With Tanner Mangum likely out due to a ankle injury, BYU will turn to sophomore quarterback Beau Hoge in hopes of pulling off an unlikely upset. Here is how you can catch today’s game: Game Date/Time: Saturday, September 16th, 1:30 p.m. MDT Location: Lavell Edwards Stadium, Provo, Utah Channel: ABC Game Notes: BYU Wisconsin TV Broadcast Team: Mike Patrick...
Vanquish The Foe Sep 15, 2017
Part Two: Why a Pro-style Offense doesn’t make sense for BYU Football

Part Two: Why a Pro-style Offense doesn’t make sense for BYU Football

The pro-style offense hasn’t produced yet and it doesn’t make sense to stick with it. As is frequently the case with BYU, the offense is a hot topic of conversation. The Cougars’ most recent offensive struggles have left many wondering if Ty Detmer’s pro-style offense is the right fit for BYU and their roster. We enlisted two of our writers to answer the question: “Can the pro-style offense work at BYU?” This is part 2 of 2. You can check out part 1 of this installment here. No, the pro-style offense isn’t right for BYU I might be in a position of convenience to be criticizing...
Vanquish The Foe Sep 14, 2017
Part One: Why a Pro-style Offense is the Right Choice for BYU Football

Part One: Why a Pro-style Offense is the Right Choice for BYU Football

The BYU offense has struggled mightily in 2017. Will Ty Detmer’s scheme ever produce? As is frequently the case with BYU, the offense is a hot topic of conversation. The Cougars’ most recent offensive struggles have left many wondering if Ty Detmer’s pro-style offense is the right fit for BYU and their roster. We enlisted two of our writers to answer the question: “Can the pro-style offense work at BYU?” This is part 1 of 2. Look for the second article tomorrow. Yes, the pro-style offense is the way to go Kalani Sitake might not say it as often as Bronco Mendenhall did, but the...
Vanquish The Foe Sep 14, 2017
CougarCast: BYU football vs. Wisconsin and a state of the program

CougarCast: BYU football vs. Wisconsin and a state of the program

This week’s podcast addresses questions about the Y’s chances against the Badgers and if a solution is around the corner on offense. The Cougars have once again started a season with the all too familiar record of 1-2. This weekend, they welcome the Wisconsin Badgers to LaVell Edwards Stadium in a bit to avoid falling to 1-3 for the 2nd straight season. It is going to take a titanic effort for the Cougars to get a win on Saturday. Along with an in-depth look at the Badgers, Tosh and Keith discuss the shift in thinking that must occur if BYU is going to defeat the Utes again. On this...
Vanquish The Foe Sep 14, 2017
Beau Knows: Getting to know BYU Football Quarterback Beau Hoge ahead of Saturday’s Wisconsin tilt

Beau Knows: Getting to know BYU Football Quarterback Beau Hoge ahead of Saturday’s Wisconsin tilt

#BeauKnows With Tanner Mangum looking unlikely to play Saturday after suffering an ankle injury versus Utah, BYU will likely turn to sophomore quarterback Beau Hoge when the Cougars welcome the 10th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers to Provo. As is usually the first thing brought up with Beau, he is the son of former NFL running back and ESPN analyst Merrill Hoge. He is also the cousin of teammate Tristen Hoge, who is redshirting this season after transferring from Notre Dame. Beau redshirted in 2016 after playing in three games in 2015 as a true freshman. Many will remember Beau’s relief...
Vanquish The Foe Sep 13, 2017
BYU Football POWER RANKINGS WEEK 3: Seven Years of Famine

BYU Football POWER RANKINGS WEEK 3: Seven Years of Famine

Gosh dang it not again. There is no preamble to the rankings this week as I am busy working with the local Provo authorities on the state-wide search for our offense. We have a few solid leads but even then it’s hard to be optimistic when something has been missing for this long. Even so, we are doing whatever it takes to find completed passes, run blocking and consistent play calling. In the meantime, enjoy this week’s rankings. WEEK 3 POWER RANKINGS 10) Trey Dye First of all I would like to welcome back the offensive players after the were suspended from the POWER RANKINGS last...
Vanquish The Foe Sep 13, 2017
BYU Football Stat Breakdown: A look back at the Utah game and preview of Wisconsin

BYU Football Stat Breakdown: A look back at the Utah game and preview of Wisconsin

Offense: This week, the offensive stats show progress in a counterintuitive way. The receivers dropped passes; 3 to be exact, with 2 more passes bouncing off of hands, only to be immediately separated by hits. These are the first dropped passes of the season. The reason this is cause for celebration is that it shows improvement from Mangum. More passes were on target and catchable instead of at the feet of receivers. Mangum was also slightly more efficient this week when compared to last week, but not enough to really say that there was improvement. Ula Toluta’u turned in one the...
Vanquish The Foe Sep 12, 2017
BYU Football’s Tanner Mangum battling ankle injury ahead of Wisconsin game

BYU Football’s Tanner Mangum battling ankle injury ahead of Wisconsin game

By now you’ve heard the rumors about Tanner Mangum being injured — here’s what there is to know about it. BYU Football’s starting quarterback Tanner Mangum could be sidelined with an ankle injury. While not much is officially known about the potential injury, there’s enough talk flying around that we felt we needed to address it. Here’s what we know: On the last offensive play for the Cougars against the Utes, Mangum went down awkwardly as he was getting rid of the ball. Refer to the replay below — Looks like a shoestring tackle of sorts, where Mangum just sort of trips and...
Vanquish The Foe Sep 12, 2017
Cougs on Cougs: Silver linings in BYU Football’s loss to Utah?

Cougs on Cougs: Silver linings in BYU Football’s loss to Utah?

Jess and Mary recap the Holy War and pull out the positive performances from the disappointing loss. Despite the hope (and desperation) in the air last Saturday, the BYU Cougars lost their seventh straight football game to the University of Utah. It hurts. It does. But as C.S. Lewis said, “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” Although there was a lot that went wrong in the game, in Coaching from the Couch we focus on a few things that went right and that could have a hugely positive impact on the rest of the season....
Vanquish The Foe Sep 11, 2017
Video: BYU Head Coach Kalani Sitake talks Utah, looks ahead to Wisconsin

Video: BYU Head Coach Kalani Sitake talks Utah, looks ahead to Wisconsin

Kalani talks offense, Tanner’s ankle, and more BYU head coach Kalani Sitake had his weekly press conference Monday morning. Much of the press conference revolved once again around the offensive struggles. Speaking to this point, Kalani said, “patience is not my best virtue either. I want to win and I want to be good now and I want to score lots of points... You’re never really satisfied as a coach.” (3:10 mark) Among other things, Kalani also discussed Tanner Mangum’s ankle injury that he suffered the last offensive play. (11:42 mark) Tanner reportedly had a MRI exam today, and...
Vanquish The Foe Sep 11, 2017
BYU Basketball: Cougars in the Pros, Part 2

BYU Basketball: Cougars in the Pros, Part 2

Jimmer Fredette may have gotten all of the headlines, but BYU had a number of other alums who made significant contributions to their teams playing professional basketball in both Europe and Asia. While the first part of this series tracked some of the more notable three-point shooters in BYU history, the second part will focus on the interior, to see how some of the better rebounders, versatile wing players and big men at BYU did in their 2016-17 seasons of professional basketball. Kyle Collinsworth, well known for his 12 triple-doubles at BYU, had a solid first season in the NBA...
Vanquish The Foe Sep 10, 2017
Offensive struggles doom BYU Football in loss to Utah

Offensive struggles doom BYU Football in loss to Utah

Too little, too late, from the BYU offense despite a valiant defensive effort. Vengeance will have to wait. Despite a last second attempt at a comeback, the BYU Cougars (1-2, 1-1 Home) were unable to stop the Utes of Utah on Saturday night, falling 19-13 to drop to 1-2 on the season and losing their seventh straight game to the Utes (2-0, 0-0 Pac 12). BYU’s defense forced two turnovers, and their saltiness had the Cougars in a position to get a win, handing the ball to Junior Quarterback Tanner Mangum down by six with less than two minutes to go. But the Cougar offense, which had shown...
Vanquish The Foe Sep 9, 2017
BYU Cougar statue outside of Lavell Edwards Stadium vandalized before Utah game

BYU Cougar statue outside of Lavell Edwards Stadium vandalized before Utah game

Cougar statue painted red Must be Holy War day. BYU fans woke up Saturday morning with the Cougar statue outside of LES vandalized red. Multiple people on social media posted the photo. Here are a couple of the pics: I'm heading to the line rn but my bro-in-law, @runfordtough took a picture this morning from a slightly different angle pic.twitter.com/jY1ejVj8HO— Russell Nam Pham (@russellnampham) September 9, 2017 @975Hans @JakeScottZone @1280Spence @PKKinahan @GordonMonson Really!! Way to stay classy @Utah_Football and @TheMUSS this is a disgrace!!! pic.twitter.com/pbEAltHhvo—...
Vanquish The Foe Sep 9, 2017
How to watch BYU vs. Utah: Game time, TV schedule, streaming, radio, game thread and more

How to watch BYU vs. Utah: Game time, TV schedule, streaming, radio, game thread and more

Here’s how you can watch tonight’s Holy War After having 5 of the last 6 losses coming by one possession, BYU hopes to finally end the 6-game skid to Utah and pick up its first Holy War victory sine 2009. Here is how you can watch tonight’s matchup: Game Date/Time: Saturday, September 9th, 8:15 p.m. MDT Location: Lavell Edwards Stadium, Provo, Utah Channel: ESPN2 Game Notes: BYU Utah TV Broadcast Team: Mike Patrick (play-by-play) Tommy Tuberville (analyst) Paul Carcaterra (sideline) Pre-Game Show: Countdown to Kickoff (7:00 p.m. MDT on BYUtv & byutvsports.com) Dave McCann joined...
Vanquish The Foe Sep 8, 2017
BYU vs. Utah: Odds, betting lines and computer predictions for the Holy War

BYU vs. Utah: Odds, betting lines and computer predictions for the Holy War

Let’s look at data from Las Vegas and several computer predictors to get a hopefully accurate preview for BYU’s rivalry showdown against Utah BYU is 1-1. That seems okay, but there have been some obvious problems. Namely, the offense simply doesn’t look good. The Cougars opened as a favorite against Utah anyway, and Vegas successfully got money rolling in on the Utes because, well, that’s where I’d be putting my money if I had any. Let’s take a look at what oddsmakers and computer predictions have to say about the matchup. (This is, of course, for entertainment purposes only....
Vanquish The Foe Sep 8, 2017
CougarCast: BYU vs. Utah

CougarCast: BYU vs. Utah

Listen to Tosh and Keith talk about the biggest game of the year The BYU Cougars and the Utah Utes are meeting on the field. Without question, this is one of the marquee matchups in the week two college football landscape. What will the 2017 edition bring? CougarCast is here to bring some insights, hopes, and haphazard predictions. In this episode: Potential fixes to the BYU offense Utah Players to Watch Outlining how BYU can win the big game The importance of the Cougar fans keeping their cool and avoiding “here we go again” energy Download this episode (right click and save)

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