COUGARS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COUGARS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) BYU football: Cougars say they’re still behind Mendenhall (with video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58542304-88/team-mendenhall-players-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58542304-88/team-mendenhall-players-byu.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars say they’re still behind Mendenhall (with video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-20T23:09:13.489-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said Monday that linebacker Sione Takitaki didn’t play in Saturday’s 42-35 loss to Nevada because the freshman blew off a team meeting or practice last week, despite emerging for a defense that sorely needs playmakers and better speed on the edges. Coupled with the coach’s expression of frustration with players missing defensive assignments and lacking concentration and focus after Saturday’s loss, some might take the Takitaki mistake as a sign that Mendenhall...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58542304@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:09:13 MDT BYU football: Plenty of blame to go around in Cougs’ collapse (with video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58538354-77/byu-football-game-mendenhall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58538354-77/byu-football-game-mendenhall.html.csp">BYU football: Plenty of blame to go around in Cougs’ collapse (with video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-20T10:04:11.807-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 10:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • In the space of about a month, the BYU football team has gone from the best of times to close to the worst of times in the Bronco Mendenhall coaching era. The collapse has been sudden, unexpected and spectacular in its scope. The Cougars have lost three straight games to non-power five opponents, including back-to-back home games for the first time in 10 years, games they were favored to win by 21 and 12 points. Once 4-0 and ranked 18th in the country, they were embarrassed by an instate...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58538354@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:04:11 MDT BYU football: Cougars use RB platoon in place of injured Williams http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58537539-88/byu-yards-cougars-carter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58537539-88/byu-yards-cougars-carter.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars use RB platoon in place of injured Williams</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-19T00:14:54.959-06:00">Updated Oct 19, 2014 12:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU’s leading rusher, Jamaal Williams, did not play Saturday night against Nevada because of a sprained ankle. It showed. Without its usual ability to depend on Williams, BYU had to ride the arm of quarterback Christian Stewart. He threw for 408 yards and four touchdowns, but the Cougars failed to withstand the Wolf Pack’s second-half rally and lost, 42-35. While not 100 percent, BYU’s rushing offense was surprisingly effective at times. With Williams sidelined and backup Algernon Brown...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58537539@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:14:54 MDT BYU football: Cougars blow lead in 42-35 loss to Nevada (with video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58536236-77/byu-nevada-game-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58536236-77/byu-nevada-game-cougars.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars blow lead in 42-35 loss to Nevada (with video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-19T12:42:58.555-06:00">Updated Oct 19, 2014 12:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Another game, another two-touchdown lead blown in the second half. But this one was even more disappointing for the BYU Cougars than last week, because it came at home in front of 56,355 fans at LaVell Edwards Stadium, and in a game in which they seemingly had control. Visiting Nevada held the Cougars to one touchdown in the second half and took a 42-35 win, handing BYU its third straight loss in a game eerily similar to last Thursday’s 31-24 overtime loss at Central Florida. “Nevada did...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58536236@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:42:58 MDT Costly turnovers doom BYU in third-straight loss (with video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58537708-65/byu-nevada-yards-half.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58537708-65/byu-nevada-yards-half.html.csp">Costly turnovers doom BYU in third-straight loss (with video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-19T02:50:10.589-06:00">Updated Oct 19, 2014 02:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The numbers on the stat sheet suggest that BYU outlasted Nevada in a shootout on Saturday night — until you get to the turnover column. The Cougars had three giveaways — all fumbles — and Nevada never had a turnover. The mistake-free play earned the Wolf Pack a 42-35 win as BYU fell for the third straight game after that promising 4-0 start. The numbers are staggering: BYU had 601 yards of total offense and 38 first downs. Nevada had 411 yards and 20 first downs. “Nevada did a nice job in the s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58537708@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:50:10 MDT BYU football: They’re 4-2 again, but Cougs say they’re still hungry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58532901-88/byu-game-ankle-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58532901-88/byu-game-ankle-cougars.html.csp">BYU football: They’re 4-2 again, but Cougs say they’re still hungry</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T23:55:44.308-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 11:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • The second half of the 2014 college football season arrives Saturday night for the BYU Cougars when they play host to Nevada at LaVell Edwards Stadium, but don’t blame coach Bronco Mendenhall’s team if it feels like it has been here before. It is like the movie “Groundhog Day,” and it has been this way all four seasons that the Cougars have been independent in football. Once again, two losses in the first half of the season and a series of lackluster opponents in the second half has spar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58532901@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:55:44 MDT BYU football's class of 2016 commits list grows to three http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58533786-65/byu-hall-2016-committed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58533786-65/byu-hall-2016-committed.html.csp">BYU football's class of 2016 commits list grows to three</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T15:37:01.832-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 03:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Quarterback Jaren Hall and safety/outside linebacker Hirkley Latu are still wrapping up their junior seasons, but already both prep football stars have decided they want to play college football for BYU. Hall, who is from Maple Mountain High in Utah County, and Latu, who is from Kahuku High on Oahu’s North Shore, committed to BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall recently. They will sign National Letters of Intent with BYU in February of 2016. They become the second and third players to commit from the cl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58533786@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:37:01 MDT Monson: BYU is trapped in college football purgatory http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58521211-88/byu-football-season-bowl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58521211-88/byu-football-season-bowl.html.csp">Monson: BYU is trapped in college football purgatory</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T16:00:15.533-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BYU is in college football purgatory. The Cougars aren’t in heaven, but they’re not quite in hell, either. They’re not good enough to make a New Year’s Day bowl, to become truly relevant. And they don’t suck enough to go bowl-less. They can’t win every game, but they’ll win enough to qualify for a little postseason affair that isn’t enticing enough to capture anyone’s imagination. They’re stuck. They’re trapped in an aggravating version of Groundhog Day, living the same existence, suffering the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58521211@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:00:15 MDT BYU football: Ankle sprains bringing Cougars to their knees http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58528903-88/ankle-byu-cougars-sprained.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58528903-88/ankle-byu-cougars-sprained.html.csp">BYU football: Ankle sprains bringing Cougars to their knees</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T16:00:15.381-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Every year, it seems like there is always an injury du jour afflicting the BYU football team. One year, it was torn labrums and other shoulder injuries. Another year, several players were sidelined by foot injuries, such as plantar fasciitis or Lisfranc fractures or dislocations. This season, it is sprained ankles. “At one point, we had 10 [sprained ankles], and that number has gone up,” coach Bronco Mendenhall said Monday as the injury-riddled Cougars (4-2) prepared for Saturday’s 8:15...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58528903@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:00:15 MDT BYU football: Cougars working to shore up subpar kick coverage efforts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58521259-88/byu-poppinga-game-blackmon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58521259-88/byu-poppinga-game-blackmon.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars working to shore up subpar kick coverage efforts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-14T23:22:13.634-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • The Cougars were rolling in the third quarter against Central Florida. They scored three quick touchdowns to take a 24-10 lead, and their defense was containing the Knights after giving up chunks of yards in the first half. The momentum switched when UCF’s Rannell Hall returned a kickoff 58 yards to the BYU 37. The Knights scored eight plays later to get back into the game. Later, UCF’s J.J. Worton returned a punt 29 yards into BYU territory, and the Knights went on to knot the score at ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58521259@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:22:13 MDT BYU football: As season sputters, Cougs not using injury excuse (with video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58517605-88/mendenhall-season-byu-saturday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58517605-88/mendenhall-season-byu-saturday.html.csp">BYU football: As season sputters, Cougs not using injury excuse (with video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-14T08:41:31.099-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 08:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Mired in a two-game losing streak and without their starting quarterback for the remainder of the season and a few other top players for possibly the next few games, the BYU Cougars might be tempted to throw their hands in the air and scream: Why us? But they are not, coach Bronco Mendenhall insisted as the Cougars (4-2) got back to work Monday and started preparing for Saturday’s home game against Nevada (3-3). “None of that that I know of, or that I have seen [is going on],” Mendenhall...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58517605@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:41:31 MDT BYU football: Injuries have turned dream season into nightmare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58513799-77/byu-game-injuries-ankle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58513799-77/byu-game-injuries-ankle.html.csp">BYU football: Injuries have turned dream season into nightmare</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-12T23:24:28.258-06:00">Updated Oct 12, 2014 11:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • After his team handled Virginia 41-33 to improve to 4-0 and then enjoyed a bye week it really didn’t need, BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall conducted a press briefing on Sept. 29 as the Cougars turned their attention to Utah State. He answered more questions about his perception of the health of USU quarterback Chuckie Keeton than any queries about injuries to his own team, because, well, there weren’t many - and none were significant. Two weeks later, consecutive losses to Utah State and Ce...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58513799@www.sltrib.com Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:24:28 MDT BYU football: Limping Cougars mostly encouraged after UCF loss (with video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58507626-88/stewart-quarter-cougars-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58507626-88/stewart-quarter-cougars-game.html.csp">BYU football: Limping Cougars mostly encouraged after UCF loss (with video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-11T12:00:20.614-06:00">Updated Oct 11, 2014 12:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Orlando, Fla. • It is still a loss, and all hope of a special season for the BYU Cougars is gone. But coaches and key players were encouraged by the 31-24 overtime setback on Thursday night at Central Florida, far more than they were after the 35-20 loss to Utah State last week that ended their perfect season and started them on this two-game losing skid. “Obviously we are really upset from losing the game,” said defensive end Remington Peck. “But we are still hungry. … We still have an edge, we...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58507626@www.sltrib.com Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:00:20 MDT BYU football: Cougars blow lead, fall in overtime to Central Florida http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58505639-77/byu-cougars-lead-florida.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58505639-77/byu-cougars-lead-florida.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars blow lead, fall in overtime to Central Florida</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T23:39:00.53-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 11:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Orlando, Fla. • The Cougars got the middle parts right in Thursday’s nationally televised game at Central Florida. It was the beginning and end that kept them winless in the Sunshine State, and pushed their losing skid to two after the season’s phenomenal start. That’s now a distant memory, after Central Florida took the 31-24 overtime win in front of 41,547 at Bright House Networks Stadium, scoring a touchdown on its possession of the extra session. The Knights stopped the Cougars on 4th-and 3 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58505639@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 23:39:00 MDT BYU football: Cougars scramble run strategy with Hill out http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58506350-88/really-yards-cougars-mendenhall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58506350-88/really-yards-cougars-mendenhall.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars scramble run strategy with Hill out</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T23:38:59.899-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 11:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Orlando, Fla. • In their first full game without injured quarterback Taysom Hill, the BYU Cougars got one carry and one yard from the other big running threat on their roster, Jamaal Williams. Recipe for disaster, right? Not really. Williams had a sore ankle all week, didn’t practice until Wednesday, and got just one carry in the eventual 31-24 loss in overtime to Central Florida before coaches decided he just couldn’t play effectively. So they turned to the bruising combination of Paul Lasike a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58506350@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 23:38:59 MDT BYU football: Injuries continue to pile up for Cougars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58506865-77/ankle-game-byu-sprained.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58506865-77/ankle-game-byu-sprained.html.csp">BYU football: Injuries continue to pile up for Cougars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T23:38:59.744-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 11:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU rolled into Bright House Networks Stadium on Thursday night as a banged up football team. It left with a 31-24 overtime loss to Central Florida, and the injury situation got even worse. You might need a scorecard to keep track of all the injuries as the Cougars wait for a home game against Nevada a week from Saturday. Offensive lineman Brayden Kearsley (ankle), linebacker Alani Fua (ankle) and safety Dallin Leavitt (ankle) were listed as questionable all week, and did not play. Befor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58506865@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 23:38:59 MDT BYU football: Pass rush makes it tougher for UCF quarterback http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58506856-77/quarter-byu-holman-ucf.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58506856-77/quarter-byu-holman-ucf.html.csp">BYU football: Pass rush makes it tougher for UCF quarterback</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T23:38:59.779-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 11:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Orlando • BYU lost another game and found a pass-rushing star. Sione Takitaki, a freshman linebacker, registered two sacks and forced a fumble that he recovered, helping the Cougars stay close in Thursday’s first half against Central Florida before losing in overtime, 31-24. UCF quarterback Justin Holman passed for 326 yards and two touchdowns, but the Cougars disrupted him enough after the first quarter that he was much less effective and threw two interceptions. However, Holman passed for 159 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58506856@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 23:38:59 MDT Kragthorpe: QB Stewart’s first start falls just short http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58506308-88/byu-stewart-quarter-ucf.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58506308-88/byu-stewart-quarter-ucf.html.csp">Kragthorpe: QB Stewart’s first start falls just short</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T23:38:59.936-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 11:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Orlando, Fla. • The last pass of Christian Stewart’s first start fell incomplete, and BYU’s quarterback trudged off the field, helmet in hand. After all the tumult of the previous week, the senior QB from Orem almost delivered a victory that restored some portion of BYU’s misshapen season. In the end Thursday night, he fell short in a 31-24 overtime loss to Central Florida. Nobody could say Stewart lost this game — or that he played well enough for BYU to win, either. The scoreboard tells the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58506308@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 23:38:59 MDT BYU's defense also feeling the heat in hot, humid Orlando http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58504116-65/game-byu-quarterback-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58504116-65/game-byu-quarterback-cougars.html.csp">BYU's defense also feeling the heat in hot, humid Orlando</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T16:38:06.272-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 04:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With all the focus this week on how backup quarterback Christian Stewart will play in tonight’s football game against Central Florida (5:30 p.m. MDT, ESPN) as he goes about the impossible task of replacing all-everything QB Taysom Hill, folks haven’t talked about the weather much in Orlando. It’s hot, sticky and humid today, and it is only 10:30 a.m. here in the Southeast. Temperatures are expected to reach 90 degrees, with 75-80 percent humidity. At kickoff, temps should be in the mid-80s. That...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58504116@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:38:06 MDT