42-0… at halftime…

September 13, 2008    By: Geoff J @ 2:14 pm   Category: Sports

null… and 59-0 as a final.

BYU steamrolled UCLA today. It was total domination in nearly every aspect of the game. I’d say all the annoying carping about the way the last game ended ought to fade away after today.

It wasn’t a perfect game but it was nearly perfect. It’s a fun time to be a Cougar fan.


  1. It’s nice not to have the normal stressful viewing experience. This one has been fun to watch.

    Comment by Kevin Barney — September 13, 2008 @ 2:56 pm

  2. Uh…make that 59-0.

    Comment by Kevin Barney — September 13, 2008 @ 3:09 pm

  3. Amen Kevin. I like close games when BYU isn’t playing but when it’s the Cougs this is my idea of a fun game to watch.

    Comment by Geoff J — September 13, 2008 @ 3:10 pm

  4. Just got home from the game (we left early). Lavell Edwards stadium was rocking today. That’s the best the Cougs have looked in quite a while.

    Comment by Christopher — September 13, 2008 @ 3:36 pm

  5. One thing that really stood out today was how awesome our O-line is playing. I don’t remember seeing the QB get hurried even once. If I remember right the O-line was also great last week. Hall is going to get the glory but that line should get a lot of credit.

    Comment by Tom — September 13, 2008 @ 4:33 pm

  6. Let’s not forget the defense either:

    11 yards rushing
    1 play over 20 yards
    4 takeaways

    Oh and welcome back Austin Collie.

    My only regret was than Ben Olson wasn’t playing.

    Comment by Tim J — September 13, 2008 @ 4:53 pm

  7. UCLA was definitely not living right on and off the field. Must’ve lost their magic coins along the way ;)

    Comment by Jon in Austin — September 13, 2008 @ 4:58 pm

  8. I don’t mind a good snark but I don’t really go for retarded ones Jon. If you are going to make snarky comments try to at least make clever ones…

    (And of course I mean that in the nicest possible way. ;) )

    Comment by Geoff J — September 13, 2008 @ 5:01 pm

  9. Very happy for the Cougs but I actually felt bad for Norm Chow.

    Comment by danithew — September 13, 2008 @ 5:54 pm

  10. It’ll be interesting to see what the AP does with them this week. After near wins from Oregon and ECU over mediocre teams, we ought to see a leapfrog.

    Comment by Eric Russell — September 13, 2008 @ 5:57 pm

  11. TCU
    1 0 3 0
    Air Force
    1 0 3 0
    1 0 2 0
    Brigham Young
    0 0 3 0

    The conference is really off to a good start against non-conference opponents. I’m amazed.

    Comment by Stephen M (Ethesis) — September 13, 2008 @ 7:27 pm

  12. What with baseball season in full swing and hurricanes swirling about me the past couple of weeks, it had entirely escaped my notice that football season had begun.

    However, catching up on things, I see that my two alma maters won today by a combined score of 102-7 and that they are a combined 6-0, both in the top 20 and likely to move up.

    I should ignore football season more often.

    Comment by Left Field — September 13, 2008 @ 8:03 pm

  13. Hey Stephen M,

    What do those numbers represent?

    Comment by Geoff J — September 13, 2008 @ 8:21 pm

  14. There is a lot to be encouraged about right now for the Cougs. BYU has proves to be a team that gets better and better throughout the year with Bronco Mendenhall at the helm. Here is the remaining schedule:

    Sat, Sep 20 Wyoming
    Fri, Oct 3 at Utah State
    Sat, Oct 11 New Mexico
    Thu, Oct 16 at TCU
    Sat, Oct 25 UNLV
    Sat, Nov 1 at Colorado State
    Sat, Nov 8 San Diego State
    Sat, Nov 15 at Air Force
    Sat, Nov 22 at (22) Utah

    The TCU and Utah games will be tough but the rest shouldn’t be all that hard. BYU needs the MWC teams to continue to do well in non-conference games in order to get any respect for MWC league wins. With New Mexico beating Arizona, TCU taking down Stanford plus three other non-conference wins today it seems the MWC is looking pretty good this week.

    Comment by Geoff J — September 13, 2008 @ 8:30 pm

  15. I’m really enjoying these BYU football posts of yours Geoff. Indeed, today was a beautiful day to be a Cougar fan. I was just hoping for a 2 or 3 touchdown lead so that I could watch in more comfort. Who would have thought…

    Comment by Clean Cut — September 13, 2008 @ 8:40 pm

  16. Dick Harmon made a pretty good point over at his blog:

    This was Robert Anae’s finest game as BYU’s offensive coordinator.

    I agree. UCLA defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker handed Anae his butt in the Las Vegas Bowl last December. Anae returned the favor to Walker this game.

    Comment by Geoff J — September 13, 2008 @ 8:49 pm

  17. Wow! UNLV just upset #15 ASU. What a big day for the Mountain West. Everyone but SDSU won today.

    Comment by Geoff J — September 13, 2008 @ 10:11 pm

  18. Oh, and the Mountain West is now 5-0 against the Pac 10 this year.

    Comment by Geoff J — September 13, 2008 @ 10:47 pm

  19. #11 in the USA today Coaches Poll

    Comment by Clean Cut — September 14, 2008 @ 11:25 am

  20. Too bad we don’t play anyone else good beyond TCU and Utah.

    Comment by clark — September 14, 2008 @ 3:37 pm

  21. Well by the looks of things after this week Clark our remaining MWC conference schedule will be tougher than the remaining conference schedule any team in the Pac 10, Big East, or ACC will face. The BS about the MWC not being a strong conference isn’t flying right now at all.

    Comment by Geoff J — September 14, 2008 @ 6:14 pm

  22. If the MWC would invite Fresno State and Boise State in, I think we’d have a good shot at getting an automatic bid. That conference would have five teams in the top 30 right now.

    Comment by Eric Russell — September 14, 2008 @ 7:28 pm

  23. Oh that it were that simple Eric. You are assuming that having a really good conference would be enough to get an invite into the BCS. Since the BCS is actually about money and power (rather than good football) I would argue that adding Boise State and Fresno State wouldn’t make any significant difference at all when it comes to getting an invite into the cartel. I predict that if the BCS bosses ever actually said that the MWC would get in with those additions the invitations would be FedExed to BSU and FSU overnight.

    Comment by Geoff J — September 14, 2008 @ 7:37 pm

  24. Geoff,

    I apologize for not meeting your highest level of snarky comments. Rest well on this victory knowing that your leading rusher is an admitted drug dealer, already had a kid in HS and his GF is currently knocked up. Don’t say you haven’t been warned when the coaching staff isn’t able to keep the last one under wraps…

    Honor code and higher standard my ass.

    Comment by Jon in Austin — September 14, 2008 @ 7:59 pm

  25. Hehe. Well I’m glad you Coug-haters all the way out in Austin are keeping close tabs on Brother Unga and spreading vicious and unsupported rumors about him. (I’m not talking about his well documented past, but about his alleged current situation.) Any evidence to back your accusations up or are you just regurgitating something you read on some message board? Oh and I love the conspiracy-theory thing you are working on there with those nefarious hypocrites at BYU involved in a big cover up. What’s next, are you going start carping about “magic underwear” Jon? Seriously, this anti-BYU shtick of yours is sounding a bit like some run-of-the-mill anti-Mormon shtick these days. Is that how you were hoping to come off?

    Comment by Geoff J — September 14, 2008 @ 8:11 pm

  26. Hey all,

    According to this pseudo-RPI site the MWC is the 4th best conference in football as of week three. They have the MWC coming in above the Pac 10, Big East, and ACC. Pretty cool.

    Comment by Geoff J — September 14, 2008 @ 8:14 pm

  27. I usually comment on these BYU football posts just to poke fun, but there is nothing to poke fun at this week. Clearly this was an outstanding performance. It would be a lot of fun if BYU and Utah were both undefeated going into Nov 22.

    Comment by a random John — September 15, 2008 @ 12:50 pm

  28. No Geoff, some of us can actually separate the Gospel from BYU and its fine young men so chosen by Saint Lavell, Saint Crowton and Patron Saint Bronco to represent the Church through gang rape and hypocrisy.

    Comment by Jon in Austin — September 15, 2008 @ 9:19 pm

  29. We’re still waiting for some — any — evidence from you to back up the venomous rumors you were spreading earlier Brother Jon in Austin… It appears to me that in addition to your ability to separate the Gospel from BYU you also have developed the ability to set aside the Gospel entirely when it comes to BYU players. Nice.

    Comment by Geoff J — September 15, 2008 @ 9:57 pm