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Vanquish The Foe 12 hours ago

CougarCast: Maui Invitational Preview

BYU has a great opportunity to play some top teams in Maui, what does it all mean? Keith and Tosh are fired up to talk about BYU's prospects at the Maui Invitational. Will Tyler Haws capture the eyes of America? How does BYU matchup with the San Diego State Aztecs? Plus, what signs should Keith take to the Lahaina Civic Center? Send in your suggestions to CougarCast@gmail.com! Download this episode (right click and save) Looking for more podcasting fun?  Of course you are!  Check out VTF's Jake Welch and the internet's Zach Bloxham on the "Zone Leaders Podcast" About The Show 2002 Daily...
Vanquish The Foe 22 hours ago

BYU football recap: Cougars shut out Tigers 64-0

Senior day ended as most expected, with the Cougars stars shining and large numbers on the scoreboard. The game was over after the first drive but the game went on anyways. Much to the chagrin of the Savannah State University Tigers, the BYU Cougars had 60 minutes to toy with them and insert as many players into the game as possible. As if the 64-0 score didn't tell the tale, the 63 total offensive yards for the Tigers did. With the inability to move the ball against the Cougars, and special teams disasters, the writing was on the wall before halftime. The Cougars started off the game with...
Vanquish The Foe Nov 22, 2014

BYU Basketball: EA Sports Maui Invitational Tournament Preview

With San Diego on tap for the first game, who else is in the field and how have they fared against the Cougars in the past? The EA Sports Maui Invitational Tournament has been part of college basketball for the last 30 years and has showcased some of the best in college basketball. Over the years the tournament has had 99 teams represented. BYU will once again play in the tournament and take on a few good teams in the process. With eight teams in the field, the Cougars could be faced with a number of match-ups, so lets take a look at who they could potentially play. You can also get more...
Vanquish The Foe Nov 22, 2014

Game 11 - Savannah State at BYU: Previews, predictions, odds and more

BYU would like to send the seniors out in style as it hosts Savannah State in the last home game of the season. The History The Saturday meeting between the BYU Cougars and Savannah State University Tigers will mark the first (and hopefully last) meeting between the schools. The game was put on the schedule after another school pulled out of a scheduled meeting with BYU. Savannah State is part of the MEAC conference and has lost all but one game over the last two years, and they don't look to be ready to change that on Saturday. The Outlook After another solid defensive performance,...
Vanquish The Foe Nov 22, 2014

How to watch Savannah State vs BYU: Game time, TV schedule, radio, and more

Game Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 22, 1:05 p.m. MT Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, UT Game Notes: BYU Savannah State Channel: BYUtv TV Broadcast team: Dave McCann - play-by-play Blaine Fowler - analyst Lauren Francom - sideline Andy Boyce - sideline Pre-game Show: Countdown to Kick-off (12:00 pm MT on BYUtv & byutvsports.com) Dave McCann and Blaine Flower joined by BYUtv's team of analyst and reporters Post-game Show: BYUtv Sports Post-Game (Immediately following the game, approx. 4:30 pm MT on BYUtv & byutvsports.com) Player & coach...
Vanquish The Foe Nov 21, 2014

CougarCast: BYU vs. Savannah State

Tosh and Keith discuss Saturday's epic encounter with the Savannah State Tigers. The Tigers are coming to Provo!  What might fans see on Saturday?  Tosh and Keith were able to talk about that very thing for 27 minutes and 22 seconds, despite Savannah State being the worst opponent BYU football has ever played in its history. Download this episode (right click and save) Looking for more podcasting fun?  Of course you are!  Check out VTF's Jake Welch and the internet's Zach Bloxham on the "Zone Leaders Podcast" About The Show 2002 Daily Herald Utah County Name of the Year Award Winner...
Vanquish The Foe Nov 21, 2014

BYU Football bold predictions vs. Savannah State: Cougars crush Tigers

As should be expected the Cougars dominate Savannah State from beginning to end The 42-23 beatdown of UNLV was pretty close to what many expected, and also what some probably feared would not happen. But despite the Cougars struggles going back to early October they are still a better team than UNLV. So let's just cut to the chase, for as bad as UNLV and MTSU are, Savannah State is far worse. The Tigers lost to Middle Tennessee State 61-7, a team BYU beat by 20 on the road. The Tigers are 0-11 this season. The last win for Savannah State was September 14, 2013, a 27-20 win over Fort Valley...
Vanquish The Foe Nov 20, 2014

BYU vs. Savannah State: Odds, betting lines and computer predictions

Using data from Las Vegas and several computer predictors to get a hopefully-accurate preview for BYU's senior game against SSU. BYU got stuck with a hole in the schedule due to a broken contract, so this week we get to "enjoy" a football game against a not-so-formidable foe. Let's look at how BYU is expected to fare against the Savannah State Tigers from sportsbooks and predictors. (This is, of course, for entertainment purposes only. While we don't encourage gambling, referencing predictions from the people who make money on predictions can be interesting.) LINES AND ODDS As happens in...
Vanquish The Foe Nov 20, 2014

Game Changing Player of the Week: Paul Lasike

The Tigers enter this game woefully outmatched and should be mauled by the Cougars early and often, with Paul Lasike leading the charge. The BYU Cougars strolled over the UNLV Rebels en route to bowl eligibility on Saturday, overcoming the fight that the Rebels displayed early, with power running and calculated and precision strikes in the passing game to the tune of 592 total yards and a 42-23 victory. The Cougars look to continue the trend against their softest competition of the year this Saturday, November 22nd against FCS foe Savannah State, who enters Saturday's tilt at 0-11. For the...
Vanquish The Foe Nov 20, 2014

BYU Basketball recap: Cougars rout Southern Virginia 101-48

Jake Toolson leads Cougars in a Maui dress rehearsal. It appears that the BYU Cougars football team and the basketball team both got their annual cupcake opponents during the same week. They started strong and never let up running the Southern Virginia Knights out of the gym with a final score of 101-48. This was a great opportunity to give some minutes to the younger players on the roster. There were several times tonight when all five players on the floor were first year players. The physical difference between these two teams was stark. If someone did not know any better they might think...
Vanquish The Foe Nov 19, 2014

Slow first half and rebounding doom Lady Cougars

Cougars struggle to shoot in the first half and to rebound all game while falling 63-54 BYU Women's basketball opened their home schedule with an early game against the Big West Conference favorites Cal State-Northridge in front of a crowd of elementary school children for Kid's Day.  The Cougars started off jumping out to a 10-2 lead in the first few minutes despite the cold shooting of post player Morgan Bailey.  The Cougars got to the line and guard Lexi Eaton hit a big three pointer while the Matadors were struggling to find their rhythm. CSUN came back with a vengeance using big...
Vanquish The Foe Nov 19, 2014

The most gloriously awkward video in BYU sports history

This Mr. Mac commercial footage has somehow lain dormant and unrecognized for 10 years, but now it's ready to take the world by storm — and make you feel really, really weird. I wasn't prepared for this — but isn't that how life goes? We're never fully prepared for the moments that change us forever. There I was, just scrolling through my Twitter feed like any other day. Bronco should be fired. Taysom Hill's coming back for his senior year. Weber State is cheating on math tests. Jimmer got another "DNP" last night. Bronco should be fired. And that's when I saw it. It was just sitting...
Vanquish The Foe Nov 19, 2014

Zone Leaders Podcast #12: Forgetting Wyoming, forgiving Missouri

After a short break, Zach and Jake are back at it with another episode of the Zone Leaders podcast. Jake shares a terrifying experience in the land of Laramie and Zach tells us why we can finally forgive the state of Missouri. Come for the college football playoff predictions and stay for Zach's praise of the in-stadium music at LES. Follow Zach and Jake on Twitter at their respective accounts, @zbloxham and @BYUAllBlue. To check out more episodes of the podcast, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or visit them over on Podbean. For more podcast goodness from Vanquish the Foe, check...
Vanquish The Foe Nov 19, 2014

What you need to know: BYU vs Southern Virginia (Basketball Edition)

In the first meeting between the Cougars and the Knights, BYU will look to solidify their lineup. The History The BYU Cougars will face off against the Southern Virginia Knights in the Cougars second game of the EA Sports Maui Invitational. The two teams have never met on the basketball court. Southern Virginia is a Division III school and is proud to be the only private liberal arts college that is dedicated to educating LDS students. The Knights finished last year with a 6-16 record overall and list six players from the state of Utah on their roster. The Outlook The Cougars now have two...
Vanquish The Foe Nov 19, 2014

BYU Basketball recap: BYU rolls Arkansas-Little Rock 91-63

A strong defensive showing powers Cougars to the victory It seems like defense may have been a topic emphasized by Coach Rose in the days since the shootout against Long Beach State last Friday. The BYU Cougars were swarming to the ball and held Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans to only 28 points on 26% shooting in the first half. BYU led by nine points heading into the break thanks mostly to the hot shooting of Chase Fischer and Tyler Haws. A couple of big defensive plays began the second half and allowed the Cougars to extend their lead to 18. Scrappy play by Arkansas-Little Rock and an...
Vanquish The Foe Nov 18, 2014

BYU in the NFL - Week 11: Brett Keisel continues to contribute in Pittsburgh

Back in August, it looked like the NFL career of former BYU Cougar, Brett Keisel might be over. The veteran defensive end remained unsigned and the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team Keisel had been with his entire NFL career, seemed to be intent on getting younger on defense. Fortunately, the Steelers did end up signing Keisel just over two-weeks prior to the start of the regular season. At age 36, Keisel has proven this season that he is still capable of making an impact in Pittsburgh. While Keisel's stats this season aren't going to blow anyone away, he continues to make key plays at...
Vanquish The Foe Nov 18, 2014

Are the 2014 Savannah State Tigers the worst team BYU Football has ever played?

The FCS Savannah State Tigers are 0-11. Are they the worst team BYU has ever played in its history? Yes, yes they are. Savannah State is the worst team BYU Football has ever played. I know what you are thinking. Are you sure? BYU has played a lot of terrible teams in independence. You are right. They have played a lot of terrible teams over the past 4 seasons. 2011 Ole Miss (2-10), 2011 Oregon State Beavers (3-9), 2011 Idaho State (2-9), 2011 Idaho (2-10), 2012 Washington State (3-9), 2012 Weber State (2-9), 2012 Hawaii (3-9), 2012 Idaho (1-11), 2012 New Mexico State (1-11), 2013 Virginia...
Vanquish The Foe Nov 18, 2014

What you need to know: BYU vs Arkansas Little Rock (Basketball Edition)

The Cougars are coming off a 95 point outing and looking to find their groove on defense against the Trojans. The History When the BYU Cougars take on the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans on Tuesday, it will be the first meeting between the schools. The Trojans play in the Sun Belt Conference and tied for fifth place last year with a 15-17 overall record. The Trojans will be coming off a Sunday home game against University of Arkansas Monticello and will be the Cougars first opponent in the EA Sports Maui Invitational. The Outlook An exciting game against Long Beach State provided fans a...
Vanquish The Foe Nov 18, 2014

How to watch Arkansas-Little Rock vs BYU: Game time, TV schedule, radio, and more

Game Date/Time: Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7:00 p.m. MT Location: Marriott Center, Provo, UT Game Notes: BYU Arkansas-Little Rock Channel: BYUtv TV Broadcast team: Dave McCann - play-by-play Blaine Fowler - analyst Spencer Linton - sideline reporter Projected Starters - BYU: Kyle Collinsworth (Jr., 6-6, 210) - guard Chase Fischer (Jr., 6-3, 195) - guard Tyler Haws (Sr., 6-5, 195) - guard Nate Austin (Sr., 6-11, 230) - forward Luke Worthington (So., 6-10, 235) - forward Projected Starters - Arkansas-Little Rock: J.T. Thomas (Jr., 6-1, 185) - guard Ben Dillard (Sr., 6-2,...
Vanquish The Foe Nov 17, 2014

BYU in the NBA: Brandon Davies is finding his role.

Update on all the former Cougars in the NBA or overseas Now that the NBA season is well underway, it is a good time to see what our former Cougars have done and make some speculation on how their seasons could end up. If I told you 4 years ago that Brandon Davies would have the biggest role on an NBA roster during a season, you would have called me crazy.  I will concede that he plays for the worst team in the NBA, but he is still getting minutes and performing well in those minutes.  He is currently playing 22 minutes a game and rewarding the 76ers with 9 points and 4 rebounds per...