COUGARS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COUGARS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) USU football: Aggies’ defense ready to dig deep against Cougars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58477666-77/aggies-hill-yards-defense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58477666-77/aggies-hill-yards-defense.html.csp">USU football: Aggies’ defense ready to dig deep against Cougars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T22:37:43.838-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 10:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • As a competitor, Utah State linebacker Zach Vigil says he has a lot of respect for BYU quarterback Taysom Hill and the way he plays, believing the quarterback should be one of the stronger Heisman candidates. “He’s really smart and he can throw the ball,” he said. “I think he’s underrated. He’s pretty accurate with the football and he makes some really good long throws.” While Vigil has admired Hill in his film sessions this week, he has no intention of giving any highlight clips to 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58477666@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:37:43 MDT BYU football: Cougars hope Kaufusi’s return will bolster pass rush http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58477175-88/byu-kaufusi-pass-rush.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58477175-88/byu-kaufusi-pass-rush.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars hope Kaufusi’s return will bolster pass rush</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="2014-10-01T22:37:44.019-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 10:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Of all the crazy numbers that came out of BYU’s 41-33 win over Virginia on Sept. 20, perhaps the most troubling to the Cougar defense was the lowest one. Zero. That’s how many sacks BYU’s defense got, despite seeing Virginia quarterbacks drop back to pass no fewer than 58 times. Given plenty of time to throw the ball, Greyson Lambert and Matt Johns combined to complete 35 passes for 327 yards with just one interception. It’s a deficiency defensive coordinator Nick Howell hopes to fix as ...</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> 58477175@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:37:44 MDT BYU football: With no Utah, Cougars warm up to Aggies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58469698-88/byu-aggies-state-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58469698-88/byu-aggies-state-utah.html.csp">BYU football: With no Utah, Cougars warm up to Aggies</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="2014-09-29T23:13:09.133-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 11:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Maybe it is because the BYU Cougars came extremely close to losing to Utah State the last couple of times the Aggies visited LaVell Edwards Stadium. Or perhaps it is became USU has one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the country, when healthy, in Chuckie Keeton. Whatever the case, BYU seems to have a newfound respect, even an appreciation, for its in-state rival from Logan, if comments made during Monday’s news conference in Provo mean anything. The No. 18 Cougars (4-0) play host...</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> 58469698@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:13:09 MDT BYU Football: Cougars preparing for two USU QBs as game approaches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58465103-77/byu-state-utah-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58465103-77/byu-state-utah-game.html.csp">BYU Football: Cougars preparing for two USU QBs as game approaches</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="2014-09-28T23:12:10.434-06:00">Updated Sep 28, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • There will be a lot of talk about the quarterback position around town this week as BYU prepares to host Utah State on Friday, but not just because the Cougars will finally retire Jim McMahon’s No. 9 jersey. The Cougars (4-0) don’t know yet which quarterback will trot out on the field for the 2-2 Aggies after the game kicks off at 8:15 p.m. MDT at LaVell Edwards Stadium, senior Chuckie Keeton or sophomore Darell Garretson. Utah State and BYU both had byes last weekend. Garretson played ...</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> 58465103@www.sltrib.com Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:12:10 MDT Aggies optimistic in facing huge challenge in Provo http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58469252-55/aggies-keeton-offense-week.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58469252-55/aggies-keeton-offense-week.html.csp">Aggies optimistic in facing huge challenge in Provo</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="2014-09-29T13:55:02.275-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 01:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Well that was a fun morning. Rivalry week for the Aggies and Cougars started off with rumors coming out of BYU that USU quarterback Chuckie Keeton would apply for a medical redshirt. The rumor of course lit up social media outlets. However, the Aggies promptly denied the reports with coach Matt Wells acting genuinely surprised there was even a hint of such talk. To get a medical hardship, the injury has to be defined as "incapacitating," and the Aggies have already stated Keeton's is not season-...</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> 58469252@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:55:02 MDT USU Football: Aggies still view BYU as big game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58459424-77/aggies-game-cougars-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58459424-77/aggies-game-cougars-state.html.csp">USU Football: Aggies still view BYU as big game</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">LYA Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-28T23:12:33.506-06:00">Updated Sep 28, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Before the season started, many theorized just how big the Utah State-BYU game might be if both teams were undefeated going into their October clash. Well, unfortunately that perfect scenario isn’t playing out after the Aggies’ losses to Tennessee and Arkansas State, but the rivalry game in Provo on Friday is still huge in the minds of the Aggies. “They’re undefeated and we’d like to be their first loss,” linebacker LT Filiaga stated. The Aggies haven’t enjoyed such an outcome since October 201...</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> 58459424@www.sltrib.com Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:12:33 MDT BYU moves up to No. 18 in media poll, 19 in coaches’ poll http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58465098-77/4-0-week-3-1-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58465098-77/4-0-week-3-1-cougars.html.csp">BYU moves up to No. 18 in media poll, 19 in coaches’ poll</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="2014-09-28T23:12:10.468-06:00">Updated Sep 28, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Voters in college football’s two major polls didn’t forget the BYU Cougars, who were idle this past weekend. The undefeated Cougars (4-0) moved up from No. 20 to No. 18 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, and from No. 21 to No. 19 in the Amway USA Today Coaches Poll. The Cougars are one of 17 undefeated teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), which was previously known as Division I. Last Monday, the last time he spoke to local media members, BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said he b...</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> 58465098@www.sltrib.com Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:12:10 MDT Who, what, when, where, Wazzu: Utah tries to snap Pac-12 opener skid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58458506-59/utah-utes-cougars-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58458506-59/utah-utes-cougars-state.html.csp">Who, what, when, where, Wazzu: Utah tries to snap Pac-12 opener skid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T17:29:06.876-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There’s a feeling that there’s something different about this year’s Utes. Head coach Kyle Whittingham has said it’s his most talented team since Utah joined the Pac-12 Conference. A handful of new additions have been as advertised, and Utah trounced its first two opponents before convincingly defeating Michigan in Ann Arbor. But smooth sailing out of conference is nothing new: The Utes have won 12 of 13 against non-Pac opponents since 2011. For it to become more than a feeling, Utah needs to sn...</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> 58458506@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:29:06 MDT Monson: BYU’s open road to perfection has some potholes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58454802-88/state-byu-cougars-monson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58454802-88/state-byu-cougars-monson.html.csp">Monson: BYU’s open road to perfection has some potholes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T11:29:54.97-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 11:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Owing to the fact that they have to, the BYU Cougars are properly treating — or at least attempting to treat — every game this season as though it’s the only game that matters. But those who don’t actually pad up aren’t so obliged. Fans especially, those who are dropping hard cash on the barrel for a home slate that looks about as competitively compelling week to week as an ant doing battle with a hammer, as well as outside observers of other kinds who some weeks might be bored out of their skul...</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> 58454802@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:29:54 MDT BYU volleyball: Hamson, Gray lead No. 11 Cougs into WCC play http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58449827-88/byu-hamson-volleyball-gray.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58449827-88/byu-hamson-volleyball-gray.html.csp">BYU volleyball: Hamson, Gray lead No. 11 Cougs into WCC play</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="2014-09-25T11:59:49.932-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 11:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • While two-sport star Jennifer Hamson was taking the 2013 women’s volleyball season off to concentrate on basketball, a funny thing happened to coach Shawn Olmstead’s Cougars. They found another star. Her name is Alexa Gray. After bursting on the scene in 2012 and earning WCC Freshman of the Year honors, Gray was sensational as a sophomore. She became the Cougars’ go-to hitter last year, picking up AVCA Third-Team All-American accolades in the process. So 2014 is here, and Hamson is back,...</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> 58449827@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:59:49 MDT BYU, UMass agree to four-game football series http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58451768-65/byu-football-2016-independent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58451768-65/byu-football-2016-independent.html.csp">BYU, UMass agree to four-game football series</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="2014-09-24T15:25:02.666-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 03:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a college football independent, BYU makes a lot of scheduling announcements. After all, the Cougars have to schedule 12 opponents per year, instead of three or four like teams that belong to a conference. Today’s announcement is not one of the better ones — at least in the eyes of many Cougar fans. BYU said today it will play the University of Massachusetts four times between now and the end of the 2019 season. The first two games are in Provo; the final two are at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro...</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> 58451768@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:25:02 MDT Utah football notes: Pressure is on Utes secondary to cover four-wide for four quarters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58447824-89/state-yards-utah-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58447824-89/state-yards-utah-game.html.csp">Utah football notes: Pressure is on Utes secondary to cover four-wide for four quarters</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T23:28:57.437-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There’s no great secret to defending Mike Leach’s air raid offense. Washington State is going to go four-wide most downs against the Utes. They’re going to throw the ball constantly. Utah has to stop them. “They look for the weakness in your defense and try to exploit that, so we’ve got to be solid across the board on all four guys,” said head coach Kyle Whittingham after Tuesday’s practice. “They’ve got four or five guys that have a bunch of catches and they’ll go to the guy that’s got the bes...</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> 58447824@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:28:57 MDT Video: Bronco Mendenhall's Monday BYU press briefing before bye week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58442734-65/mendenhall-briefing-bronco-bye.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58442734-65/mendenhall-briefing-bronco-bye.html.csp">Video: Bronco Mendenhall's Monday BYU press briefing before bye week</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="2014-09-22T14:50:02.737-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 02:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here's video of BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall's Monday morning press briefing after the Cougars downed Virginia 41-33 last Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Mendenhall discussed the health of his team, how poorly the defense played, and his biggest concerns moving forward as the Cougars enter a bye week.</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> 58442734@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:50:02 MDT BYU football: No. 20 Cougars roll into bye week with room to improve http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58439224-77/byu-cougars-state-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58439224-77/byu-cougars-state-game.html.csp">BYU football: No. 20 Cougars roll into bye week with room to improve</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="2014-09-22T11:12:37.043-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 11:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • The undefeated BYU Cougars, 4-0 for the first time since 2008, don’t really need a bye this week. They are rolling along quite nicely after consecutive, if not totally satisfying, eight-point wins at home and are riding a wave of national attention that has vaulted them to No. 20 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, No. 21 in the Amway Coaches Poll. Quarterback Taysom Hill is starting to get talked about as a possible invitee to New York City for the Heisman Trophy presentation, although...</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> 58439224@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:12:37 MDT BYU hopes to maintain mental focus during bye week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58441569-65/byu-game-cougars-think.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58441569-65/byu-game-cougars-think.html.csp">BYU hopes to maintain mental focus during bye week</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="2014-09-22T09:20:02.557-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Although they have a bye this week, as you can read in this Monday morning report in The Salt Lake Tribune, the BYU Cougars will have some media availability today, beginning at 11 a.m. at the football offices lobby. The Cougars had some team meetings this morning to review the 41-33 win over Virginia, but won’t practice tonight. They will go Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Utah State, BYU’s next opponent (on Oct. 3) will follow roughly the same plan, from what I heard coach Matt Wells say Satu...</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> 58441569@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:20:02 MDT Video: Mendenhall on BYU's 41-33 win over Virginia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58438736-65/mendenhall-41-33-byu-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58438736-65/mendenhall-41-33-byu-cougars.html.csp">Video: Mendenhall on BYU's 41-33 win over Virginia</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="2014-09-21T12:10:47.981-06:00">Updated Sep 21, 2014 12:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here are BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall's opening statements after the Cougars downed Virginia 41-33 on Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium to improve to 4-0. Mendenhall acknowledged that penalties are becoming a problem for Cougars.</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> 58438736@www.sltrib.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:10:47 MDT BYU football: Undefeated Cougars climb to No. 20 in AP Poll http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58438755-77/byu-poll-team-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58438755-77/byu-poll-team-football.html.csp">BYU football: Undefeated Cougars climb to No. 20 in AP Poll</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T16:04:24.306-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 04:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Undefeated BYU continues to climb in the national rankings. A day after defeating Virginia 41-33 in an uneven performance at LaVell Edwards Stadium, BYU jumped to No. 20 in the Associated Press Top 25 media poll and to No. 21 in the Amway Coaches Poll. The Cougars were No. 21 in the AP Poll last week, and No. 23 in the coaches’ poll. Utah received votes in both polls, and would be No. 31 in the AP Poll if it extended that far. Florida State remained No. 1 after escaping with an overtime ...</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> 58438755@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:04:24 MDT Monson: BYU is imperfect and undefeated (VIDEO) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58436864-88/byu-yards-cougars-win.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58436864-88/byu-yards-cougars-win.html.csp">Monson: BYU is imperfect and undefeated (VIDEO)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T23:38:04.335-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 11:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • It was far from perfect, even though the record still is. It wasn’t particularly picturesque. But what 4-0 BYU did against Virginia on Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium showed the flawed Cougars can accomplish something out of the ordinary this season: Beat everyone on their schedule. Some of that is a reflection/indication of the relatively easy road they’re traveling. Some of it is a compliment regarding what they do remarkably well. Some of it comes from a conclusion that if BYU eve...</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> 58436864@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:38:04 MDT BYU football: Virginia linebacker says Taysom Hill will win the Heisman http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58436973-88/virginia-win-byu-hill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58436973-88/virginia-win-byu-hill.html.csp">BYU football: Virginia linebacker says Taysom Hill will win the Heisman</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="2014-09-20T23:38:04.388-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 11:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU quarterback Taysom Hill made quite an impression on Virginia. After Hill passed for two touchdowns and ran for another during the Cougars’ 41-33 win on Saturday, Cavalier linebacker Max Valles predicted Hill will win the Heisman Trophy. “I told him after the game,” Valles said. “... He is the best athlete I have every played against — college or high school.” Virginia actually did a reasonable job of containing Hill, who needed 17 carries to gain 72 yards. But the Cavaliers struggled...</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> 58436973@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:38:04 MDT BYU football: Sloppy Cougars hold off Virginia to improve to 4-0 (VIDEO) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58435836-88/byu-virginia-kick-uva.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58435836-88/byu-virginia-kick-uva.html.csp">BYU football: Sloppy Cougars hold off Virginia to improve to 4-0 (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="2014-09-21T12:34:48.866-06:00">Updated Sep 21, 2014 12:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • If college football games were decided by the stat sheet, and not the scoreboard, the No. 21 BYU Cougars would not be 4-0 right now. The Cougars are still undefeated, but no person in their right mind can label this team perfect right now, after BYU scraped and clawed its way to a 41-33 win over upset-minded Virginia in front of 59,023 sun-drenched fans at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday afternoon. “Coming into this game, I knew this would be our toughest game so far,” said receiver M...</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> 58435836@www.sltrib.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:34:48 MDT