In a 23-13 loss to Notre Dame last season, BYU managed just 168 passing yards as Taysom Hill went 21 of 36 with one interception. The Cougars put up 415 total yards — to ND's 470 — in a brutal, windy, frigid game in South Bend.
The year prior, the Cougars passed for just 177 yards and gained just 243 in a 17-14 loss to the Irish.
Why are those games important to remember right now, as BYU heads East to face UConn on Friday (5 p.m. MDT, ESPN) at Rentschler Field?
Because new UConn coach Bob Diaco was Notre Dame's defensive coordinator in both games, and the man largely responsible for holding the BYU offense under 20 points. He also had a little help in the 2012 game from a linebacker named Manti Te'o.<