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: No. 21 Cougars basking in national attention http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58421360-88/college-byu-football-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58421360-88/college-byu-football-cougars.html.csp">BYU football: No. 21 Cougars basking in national attention</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="2014-09-16T23:19:02.528-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 11:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Play on national television for three straight weeks, humiliate Texas 41-7 in Week Two, feature an exciting, play-making quarterback who is a fringe Heisman Trophy candidate, stay undefeated and crack the national rankings. That’s what the BYU Cougars did the first quarter of the college football season, and naturally national attention has followed for the independent going against the grain in the college football world. Coach Bronco Mendenhall has appeared on a handful of national col...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58421360@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:19:02 MDT Charleston, ex-coach reach $400,000 settlement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58420284-77/wojcik-charleston-players-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58420284-77/wojcik-charleston-players-coach.html.csp">Charleston, ex-coach reach $400,000 settlement</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETE IACOBELLI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T10:52:02.985-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 10:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Columbia, S.C. • Fired College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik had been paid $400,000 to settle potential claims against the school. The school released financial terms of the settlement to The Associated Press on Tuesday after an open records request. Wojcik was fired last month amid allegations of verbal abuse. The school hired longtime Wichita State and Clemson assistant Earl Grant two weeks ago. The school will assume $150,000 of the settlement with the rest coming from the state’s Insurance...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584202842014-09-16T10:52:02.985-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T10:52:02.985-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420284@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:52:02 MDT BYU football: Cougars taking Virginia “more seriously” after big upset http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58417547-88/game-byu-virginia-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58417547-88/game-byu-virginia-team.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars taking Virginia “more seriously” after big upset</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="2014-09-15T22:48:17.092-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 10:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Saturday’s game against Virginia is or isn’t a revenge game for the BYU Cougars, depending on which player or coach one asks, but one thing was clear after Monday night’s media session with coach Bronco Mendenhall and selected players. The Cavaliers (2-1) have the Cougars’ respect, despite having gone 2-10 last year. “Because they beat Louisville, we are more focused,” receiver Mitch Mathews said. “I am glad that they played well and that they won, so we could take this week more serious...</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> 58417547@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:48:17 MDT More weekly honors for BYU's Taysom Hill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58416190-65/byu-yards-game-hill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58416190-65/byu-yards-game-hill.html.csp">More weekly honors for BYU's Taysom Hill</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="2014-09-15T11:24:03.536-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 11:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the third straight week, BYU quarterback Taysom Hill is the FBS Independent Offensive Player of the Week. Hill is also the Athlon Sports Independent Player of the Week. The junior from Pocatello, Idaho, accounted for 360 yards of total offense in Thursday’s 33-25 win over Houston, throwing for 200 yards and rushing for 160. He has now rushed for more than 2,000 yards and passed for more than 4,000 yards in his career. Hill passed Riley Nelson for No. 16 on BYU’s all-time passing yardage list...</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> 58416190@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:24:03 MDT BYU football: Cougars jump to No. 21 in AP poll http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58412712-77/poll-cougars-football-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58412712-77/poll-cougars-football-byu.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars jump to No. 21 in AP 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="2014-09-14T22:33:51.624-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 10:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • An unsatisfying performance against Houston in Thursday’s 33-25 win didn’t stop the BYU Cougars from making a substantial leap in the Associated Press Top 25 college football poll. BYU is ranked No. 21 in the poll released Sunday afternoon, up from No. 25. The Cougars (3-0) are the only team not in a Power 5 conference that is ranked. Fellow independent Notre Dame ranked ninth, but the Irish are considered a Power 5 school. The Cougars moved into the Amway Coaches Poll, landing at No. 23...</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> 58412712@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:33:51 MDT BYU football: Virginia suddenly looking formidable for No. 21 Cougars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58412715-77/virginia-byu-game-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58412715-77/virginia-byu-game-cougars.html.csp">BYU football: Virginia suddenly looking formidable for No. 21 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="2014-09-14T22:33:51.586-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 10:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU’s 2014 football schedule has been analyzed, dissected and discussed ad nauseam the past few months, and the scrutiny will only intensify if the 3-0 Cougars keep winning and become a candidate for one of the “New Year’s Six” bowl games. Saturday’s 1:30 p.m. rematch with Virginia at LaVell Edwards Stadium was rarely seen as anything more than a revenge game for the Cougars, after the Cavaliers surprised them 19-16 last year in Charlottesville. “I think we owe them one,” BYU safety Dal...</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> 58412715@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:33:51 MDT Monson: If BYU wants perfection, it must listen to a Ute http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58409694-88/byu-season-team-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58409694-88/byu-season-team-cougars.html.csp">Monson: If BYU wants perfection, it must listen to a Ute</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lorem Ipsum</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T23:43:26.755-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One by one, BYU’s coach and players sifted through what had transpired the other night, after the Cougars’ third straight victory to start the season. They squirmed a bit as they answered postgame questions, chucking the proper responses back and forth in their minds before verbalizing them. Maybe squirmed is too strong a word. They looked unsettled and dissatisfied. And, for them, that’s a positive sign. When BYU does what it had accomplished only one other time in Bronco Mendenhall’s 10 years...</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> 58409694@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:43:26 MDT Kamrani: Utes, Cougars needed to play in 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58409689-77/utah-byu-cougars-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58409689-77/utah-byu-cougars-state.html.csp">Kamrani: Utes, Cougars needed to play in 2014</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T23:43:26.791-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There should be traffic. There should be traffic either off University Avenue in Orem or Center Street in Provo or off 600 South in Salt Lake City or off Foothill Drive out of Parley’s Canyon. There should be those silly flags rolled up into the backseat window and confusing license plates attempting to prod and demean the opposition. Instead of playing BYE this week, Utah should be playing BYU. Instead of having hosted Houston on Sept. 11, the Cougars should have hosted the Utes, letting the c...</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> 58409689@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:43:26 MDT Utah ties UNLV 1-1 in soccer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58407998-77/state-utah-cougars-digs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58407998-77/state-utah-cougars-digs.html.csp">Utah ties UNLV 1-1 in soccer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lorem Ipsum</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T23:22:01.66-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah kept its 16-game home unbeaten streak alive Friday with a 1-1 draw against UNLV in women’s soccer. Audrey Gibb scored in the 24th minute for the Utes (4-0-2), but the Rebels equalized in the 64 minute. Utah State 3, Sam Houston State 0 • In Huntsville, Texas, Lexie Morgan, Jessica Brooksby and Brooke Larsen-Leavitt each scored a goal for Utah State, which improves to 3-2. Women’s volleyball Utah 3, ETSU 0 • The Utes (7-0) dominated Eastern Tennessee State (3-5) on Friday (25-23, 25-16...</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> 58407998@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:22:01 MDT BYU football: Cougars won, but didn’t pick up many style points http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58407178-88/game-byu-cougars-daniel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58407178-88/game-byu-cougars-daniel.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars won, but didn’t pick up many style points</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="2014-09-12T23:22:19.821-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Along with being BYU’s best shutdown corner, senior Robertson Daniel is developing a reputation as the Cougar most willing to tell things like they are — often cutting through the cliches and trite expressions common in post-game interviews. For instance, Daniel took the blame for the Hail Mary completion on Thursday night that let Houston get back in the game against No. 25 BYU, a game the Cougars led 23-0 before giving up 15 unanswered points the last three minutes and 12 seconds of t...</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> 58407178@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:22:19 MDT BYU football: Cougars start fast, hold on to beat Houston 33-25 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58404482-77/byu-houston-cougars-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58404482-77/byu-houston-cougars-game.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars start fast, hold on to beat Houston 33-25</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="2014-09-11T23:40:03.411-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 11:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Ranked nationally after whipping Texas on its home field, BYU went into Thursday’s nationally televised contest against Houston looking for some style points. The blue-clad Cougars left the game just happy to have held on for the win. Frittering away a huge first-half lead, No. 25 BYU escaped with a 33-25 victory in front of 57,630 fans at LaVell Edwards Stadium to improve to 3-0 on the season. It is the first time since 2008 that BYU has been undefeated through three games, but it wasn’...</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> 58404482@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:40:03 MDT Monson: Cougars’ victory over Houston was an underachievement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58404486-77/byu-cougars-monson-houston.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58404486-77/byu-cougars-monson-houston.html.csp">Monson: Cougars’ victory over Houston was an underachievement</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="2014-09-12T07:15:56.146-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 07:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Three things were in the offing for BYU on Thursday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium and two of them were bad: a shot at a big, impressive win, a shot at a small, unimpressive win, a shot at – shut your mouth – a loss. The first would be acceptable, the second disappointing, the third a competitive disaster. As it turned out, the Cougars could gain only a bit of satisfaction in the middle ground they found. The final numbers on the board reflected their ho-hum discovery: BYU 33, Houston...</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> 58404486@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:15:56 MDT BYU Football: Leslie gives BYU a lift (again) in win over Houston http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58404633-77/leslie-byu-hill-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58404633-77/leslie-byu-hill-cougars.html.csp">BYU Football: Leslie gives BYU a lift (again) in win over Houston</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="2014-09-11T23:34:42.018-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 11:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU and senior receiver Jordan Leslie don’t play another opponent from Texas this season. Too bad. On Thursday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium, the Cougars won their third straight game by escaping with a 33-25 victory over Houston. Just like he did last week against the University of Texas, Leslie played a pivotal role. He finished with six catches for 79 yards — all while BYU was rolling to a 23-0 lead in the first half. It was Leslie’s 31st straight game with a reception and it came 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> 58404633@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:34:42 MDT Live BYU updates: BYU survives Houston scare to win 33-25 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58404088-65/byu-houston-cougars-yard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58404088-65/byu-houston-cougars-yard.html.csp">Live BYU updates: BYU survives Houston scare to win 33-25</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> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T01:11:08.45-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 01:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">End third quarter: BYU 26, Houston 15 The Cougars regained a bit of momentum in the third quarter after the epic meltdown to end the second quarter. They drove 53 yards on 15 plays and took a 26-15 lead on Trevor Samson’s 27-yard field goal. The Cougars had a first-and-goal at the 10, but a holding penalty put them in a hole. So far, that’s been the story of the game for the Cougars — untimely penalties. Freshman center Tejan Koroma, who was ejected in the final fall scrimmage, was ejected agai...</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> 58404088@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:11:08 MDT BYU football: Houston twins thriving as blue Cougars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58398380-88/byu-houston-mitchell-garrett.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58398380-88/byu-houston-mitchell-garrett.html.csp">BYU football: Houston twins thriving as blue 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="2014-09-11T15:29:33.49-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 03:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Like most people who have met BYU football walk-ons Mitchell and Garrett Juergens, coaches at Langham Creek High School in the Houston area had trouble telling the identical twins apart. So the boys devised a plan to help their coaches and teammates out. Mitchell wore white socks everywhere he went, and Garrett wore black socks. Problem solved. Thursday night, the Juergens brothers hope to give a different set of Houston coaches and players a different kind of dilemma. Just five days aft...</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> 58398380@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:29:33 MDT Kragthorpe: BYU’s quick turnaround will test Bronco Mendenhall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58396770-88/byu-cougars-season-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58396770-88/byu-cougars-season-game.html.csp">Kragthorpe: BYU’s quick turnaround will test Bronco Mendenhall</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="2014-09-10T22:40:27.572-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 10:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Now what? The BYU Cougars won the game that supposedly would define their season, and all anyone is asking of them is to do it again and again. Beginning five days later. “A natural tendency,” BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said this week, “would be to try to feel good a little bit longer.” Sorry. A season that continues with Thursday’s home opener vs. Houston at LaVell Edwards Stadium will have evolving themes, and this game is easily framed: Mendenhall’s challenge is to make sure his tea...</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> 58396770@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:40:27 MDT BYU football: Cougars starting over at halftime to get mental edge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58394983-88/byu-game-halftime-mendenhall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58394983-88/byu-game-halftime-mendenhall.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars starting over at halftime to get mental edge</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="2014-09-09T22:44:16.663-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 10:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • When No. 25 BYU lines up against Houston on Thursday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium, the blue-clad Cougars won’t treat it like just another game. Instead, they will treat it like two games. Hey, it worked against Texas. After BYU led UConn 28-7 in East Hartford and then failed to score in the second half until just over four minutes remained in the game, an eventual 35-10 win, coach Bronco Mendenhall decided to change up the Cougars’ halftime routine. It apparently worked, because the C...</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> 58394983@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:44:16 MDT BYU Football: Cougars’ confidence soaring after blistering of weakened Texas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385266-77/2-0-byu-cougars-texas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385266-77/2-0-byu-cougars-texas.html.csp">BYU Football: Cougars’ confidence soaring after blistering of weakened Texas</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="2014-09-07T23:18:20.256-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 11:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • As reporters waited for BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall and selected players in the interview room next door, the celebratory sounds coming from the Cougars’ locker room in the bowels of 100,000-seat Darrell K. Royal Stadium after another beatdown of Texas grew louder and louder. BYU’s national stature and confidence grew on Saturday night as well, thanks to the 41-7 pummeling of one of college football’s bluebloods, weakened as it is, and another eye-popping performance from quarterback Ta...</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> 58385266@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:18:20 MDT BYU football: Cougars ranked No. 25 in latest AP Poll http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385230-77/byu-cougars-houston-poll.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385230-77/byu-cougars-houston-poll.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars ranked No. 25 in latest 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="2014-09-09T16:05:15.98-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU’s impressive 41-7 win over Texas on Saturday night in front of 93,463 fans has earned the Cougars a spot in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Cougars landed at No. 25 after improving to 2-0 and routing the Longhorns for the second-straight season. Florida State remained No. 1, while Oregon leapfrogged Alabama into the No. 2 spot after drilling Michigan State on Saturday. Utah is among schools also receiving votes. BYU did not crack the rankings in the Amway Coaches Poll, but rece...</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> 58385230@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:05:15 MDT BYU football: Cougars force four turnovers and hold Texas scoreless at half. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58383749-88/texas-byu-cougars-defense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58383749-88/texas-byu-cougars-defense.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars force four turnovers and hold Texas scoreless at half.</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="2014-09-07T13:01:56.851-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 01:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Austin, Texas • Taysom Hill and BYU’s offense stole the show against the Texas Longhorns last year in the Cougars’ romp in Provo. But this time, the defense did enough to get equal billing. Forcing four turnovers, BYU’s defense dominated from beginning to end in the 41-7 win. Mike Alisa intercepted a pass and returned it 30 yards and Alisa, Jherremya Leuta-Douyere and Robertson Daniel caused fumbles as the Cougars almost kept the Longhorns from scoring at Royal-Memorial Stadium for the first tim...</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> 58383749@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 13:01:56 MDT