BYU football: Cougars’ next task is to avoid a letdown after stirring win over rival Utah

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Where can I watch BYU Utah football game?

This game kicks off on Saturday, September 11 at 7:15 p.m. PT/10:15 p.m. ET from LaVell Edwards Stadium with a live TV broadcast on ESPN. You can watch the BYU vs. Utah football game live for FREE with fuboTV (free trial), or see our other live streaming and TV options for this game provided below. oregonlive.comBYU snaps losing streak to rival Utah with 26-17 victory

Is BYU in the Pac 12?

Essentially, the Pac-12 has reaped the benefits of having BYU in the conference without having BYU in the conference. The relationship is now in jeopardy. As a member of the Big 12, the Cougars will have fewer openings and less need to stock their schedule with Pac-12 opponents. The Mercury NewsThe Big 12 adds four schools, including Brigham Young: What it means for the Pac-12

Chris Bosh on Saturday was inducted into the 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame and he had his friends Dwayne Wade and LeBron James beside him to witness the big moment at Springfield, Massachusetts. The trio played together at Miami Heat and helped the franchise to two NBA titles. On such a big occasion the 37-year-old Bosh remembered former NBA legend Kobe Bryant and spoke about the things learned from his work ethic. 

Chris Bosh in his induction speech said the Legends are not defined by their successes, but on how their ability to bounce back from the failure. The former Miami Heat star during the speech recollected a pre-Olympic encounter with Kobe Bryant in 2008. Bosh played alongside Kobe Bryant on the USA team at Beijing Olympics and remembered an incident he wanted to show leadership as a young player by wanting to be the first at the breakfast table only to see Kobe Bryant already there after finishing his workout.

He said, "That taught me something I've never forgotten: Legends aren't defined by their successes; they're defined by how they bounce back from their failures. And that's what I hope to communicate to anyone watching this, especially to kids, when you look back on my career when you visit Springfield and see my plaque, it's going to seem inevitable that I ended up here, and that's how I felt about my heroes growing up. I thought they were automatically destined for greatness".

Pat Riley has recruited Bosh while coaching at Miami Heat and in order to bring the former Power forward to the team Riley gave away one of the championship rings (2006) won as Miami's head coach. After 14 long years Chris Bosh returning his championship ring to the Miami Heat President (Pat Riley). 

"He (Pat Riley) pulled out every trick you know and it was quite a performance and as I was starting to stand up and leave from the meeting, he pulled out one last trick. He took out this velvet bag full of championship rings and dumped them all across the table and he picked one up, he looked me dead in my eye and he said 'You give it back to me when we win one together'. Now, when I think about it, it was crazy because I hadn't even agreed to sign with Miami. But, that's Pat and we did win a ring together, two of them, but I never gave back the one he loaned me because for whatever reason I wanted to wait for the right moment. I figured this would be a good moment."

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BYU Football | BYU vs Utah | September 11, 2021

BYU Cougars 13 September, 2021 - 09:30am

The BYU Cougars turned a page in their rivalry with the Utah Utes on Saturday night as they beat them 26-17 at LaVell Edwards Stadium to snap a nine-game losing streak in the series.

Many might argue that the Utes had a subpar performance, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that the Cougars were excellent in their own right.

Here are the grades from the Cougars’ win:

After a performance worthy of a ‘B’ grade last week in their season opener against the Arizona Wildcats, the Cougars were better on Saturday night, although they still left some room for improvement.

The success all started up front, as BYU’s offensive line controlled a Utah defensive line that is supposed to be very good, even if it might not be as great as in the recent past. Quarterback Jaren Hall never got in a whole lot of trouble and running back Tyler Allgeier regularly had big holes to rush through.

Speaking of Hall, he was tremendous. His final stats were modest (he did throw for three touchdowns), but he made plays when he needed to. While the offensive line was very good, Hall did help himself out with his feet when plays broke down and he had to start improvising.

If there’s an area that still needs to be better, it’s the passing game. Hall has managed the first two contests of the season well and ultimately won both, but the Cougars may still need to find a way to be more explosive moving forward.

Unlike in the season opener when Hall went primarily to Neil Pau’u, he found eight different receivers on Saturday, although highly touted transfer Puka Nacua’s 37 receiving yards on four catches was the team high. The longest completion was a 33-yarder to Keanu Hill on a busted coverage, with the next longest being 17 yards.

The Cougars struggled some on this side of the ball against Arizona, but against Utah, the unit was rather tremendous. The Cougars’ pressure gave the Utes all sorts of fits throughout the night, and the secondary was very good for most of the game.

After giving up 426 yards of total offense to the Wildcats, BYU cut that number to 340 against Utah, and a bunch of players had strong performances.

Keenan Pili, Payton Wilgar, Uriah Leiataua and Carter Wheat were all credited with half a sack. Atunaisa Mahe had one of the more memorable plays of the game. Chaz Ah You and Isaiah Herron came away with turnovers. Jakob Robinson was solid in coverage most of the night. Earl Tuioti-Mariner tied Pili for the team lead in tackles.

All in all, it was a real team effort on defense, and one the Cougars can certainly build upon moving forward.

The biggest win on special teams Saturday was the fact that kicker Jake Oldroyd was back after he missed the season opener. Oldroyd missed an extra point that was long after a post-touchdown penalty, but he was 2 for 2 on field goals.

Punter Ryan Rehkow was great, as the only complaint could be that if somehow he could keep some of his booming punts inside the 5-yard line instead of having them go into the end zone for touchbacks, the Cougar defense would be in all the better shape.

There was next to nothing in the kick or punt return game, but coverage on those left a fair bit to be desired, as the Utes got good field position on some big returns.

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The BYU Cougars turned a page in their rivalry with the Utah Utes on Saturday night as they beat them 26-17 at LaVell Edwards Stadium to snap a nine-game losing streak in the series.

Many might argue that the Utes had a subpar performance, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that the Cougars were excellent in their own right.

Here are the grades from the Cougars’ win:

After a performance worthy of a ‘B’ grade last week in their season opener against the Arizona Wildcats, the Cougars were better on Saturday night, although they still left some room for improvement.

The success all started up front, as BYU’s offensive line controlled a Utah defensive line that is supposed to be very good, even if it might not be as great as in the recent past. Quarterback Jaren Hall never got in a whole lot of trouble and running back Tyler Allgeier regularly had big holes to rush through.

Speaking of Hall, he was tremendous. His final stats were modest (he did throw for three touchdowns), but he made plays when he needed to. While the offensive line was very good, Hall did help himself out with his feet when plays broke down and he had to start improvising.

If there’s an area that still needs to be better, it’s the passing game. Hall has managed the first two contests of the season well and ultimately won both, but the Cougars may still need to find a way to be more explosive moving forward.

Unlike in the season opener when Hall went primarily to Neil Pau’u, he found eight different receivers on Saturday, although highly touted transfer Puka Nacua’s 37 receiving yards on four catches was the team high. The longest completion was a 33-yarder to Keanu Hill on a busted coverage, with the next longest being 17 yards.

The Cougars struggled some on this side of the ball against Arizona, but against Utah, the unit was rather tremendous. The Cougars’ pressure gave the Utes all sorts of fits throughout the night, and the secondary was very good for most of the game.

After giving up 426 yards of total offense to the Wildcats, BYU cut that number to 340 against Utah, and a bunch of players had strong performances.

Keenan Pili, Payton Wilgar, Uriah Leiataua and Carter Wheat were all credited with half a sack. Atunaisa Mahe had one of the more memorable plays of the game. Chaz Ah You and Isaiah Herron came away with turnovers. Jakob Robinson was solid in coverage most of the night. Earl Tuioti-Mariner tied Pili for the team lead in tackles.

All in all, it was a real team effort on defense, and one the Cougars can certainly build upon moving forward.

The biggest win on special teams Saturday was the fact that kicker Jake Oldroyd was back after he missed the season opener. Oldroyd missed an extra point that was long after a post-touchdown penalty, but he was 2 for 2 on field goals.

Punter Ryan Rehkow was great, as the only complaint could be that if somehow he could keep some of his booming punts inside the 5-yard line instead of having them go into the end zone for touchbacks, the Cougar defense would be in all the better shape.

There was next to nothing in the kick or punt return game, but coverage on those left a fair bit to be desired, as the Utes got good field position on some big returns.

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