Hapless BYU squeaks by even more hapless Wyoming

October 23, 2010    By: Geoff J @ 5:17 pm   Category: Sports

The good news is BYU football won a game today. The bad news is that BYU is fielding a painfully inept offense still. Baby steps I suppose. I expect the cries to fire offensive coordinator Robert Anae will only get louder.

The good news is quarterback Jake Heaps connected with Luke Ashworth for a touchdown. The bad news is Jake connected with a Wyoming linebacker for a TD as well. He seriously lobbed the ball directly to the Wyoming player. The further bad news is that BYU has tossed a grand total of 4 TD passes through eight games this season placing BYU near last in college football in touchdown passes. Yes, you read that correctly.

But through it all BYU is 3-5 now and if BYU can beat even more hapless UNLV and New Mexico then take down CSU, the Cougs could still get to a bowl game this year. Hard to believe but still true.


  1. wow, previous generations of quarterbacks must be shaking their heads that BYU has only scored 4 touchdowns in eight games.

    Comment by Dan — October 23, 2010 @ 6:25 pm

  2. I really wanted to be a Heaps fan, but homeboy is terrible. Everyone keeps defending him saying he has moments of brilliance. But like they say, you put a monkey at a keyboard and eventually he’ll type a word. Wasn’t that TD Heaps second of the year, only now tying Riley Nelson?

    Us going to a bowl game this year would only further show how ridiculous the bowl system is. We go to a bowl because we squeeze by the worst teams on our schedule?

    Comment by Rusty — October 23, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

  3. Hehe. Monkey at a keyboard. That is just rude Rusty. (Yes, that was Heaps’ second TD pass).

    I haven’t given up on Heaps yet. But he is progressing a little more slowly than I would like. He was off target too often today. I wouldn’t mind seeing Anae go though.

    I agree that bowl system is a complete joke. More than 50% of D1A teams go every year. That means you don’t necessarily have to even be in the top 50% to go bowling.

    Comment by Geoff J — October 23, 2010 @ 9:23 pm

  4. But the team appears to have some real hope for the future, finally.

    Comment by Stephen M (Ethesis) — October 24, 2010 @ 7:06 am

  5. Heaps appears to have no lack of confidence. During the Utah game the Mtn broadcasters were having a Twitter Q&A and Heaps kept tweeting in to ask questions like, “How many Heismans do you think Heaps will win, 2 or 3?”

    Comment by MCQ — October 25, 2010 @ 12:05 pm

  6. Sadly Heaps did look like a deer in headlights quite a bit on Saturday.

    Comment by Geoff J — October 25, 2010 @ 12:14 pm