“It’s fun to be part of this history and we hope to make more of a history out of it, obviously,” El-Bakri said.
However, El-Bakri said he isn’t blown away by the Cougars' success.
“I’m just more excited like ‘we’re playing great, we’re feeling great, we’re making plays — let’s just keep going,’” El-Bakri said.
SItake said his team appears balanced, handling the struggles of an unusual year and the on-field success.
“The fact that they’re staying humble and trying to be as hungry as possible," he said, "trying to get better, not settling on what they’ve done so far. Just looking to get better, I think has been a good mindset that our players have had, and something that our coaches and our leaders have shown from the very beginning.”
With four games left on the 2020 schedule (and BYU could possibly still make changes or additions), the win streak could reach 10-0. BYU has started a season 7-0 just three previous times and those years, the streaks went much longer than that.
In 2001, BYU started 12-0 and finished 12-2. In 1984, the Cougars went 13-0 (the longest single season win streak) and in 1979, BYU started 11-0.
The longest win streak in program history extended over the 1983, 1984 and 1985 seasons. After losing the first game of the 1983 season, the Cougars won the next 11, went undefeated in 1984 and won the first game of 1985.
As always, Sitake hopes his team isn’t thinking about the record books, but is instead able to stay humble and keep its focus.
With those numbers, Wilson’s deep pass percentage is higher than almost every other quarterback’s overall percentage.
BYU’s players are enjoying themselves and dreaming big.
“It’s been amazing to be part of this journey — to be 6-0 — but we definitely have more plans and bigger dreams to fulfill,” wide receiver Neil Pau’u said. “Hopefully we can get to those, have an opportunity.”
The Cougars continue their 2020 season Saturday when BYU hosts Western Kentucky for the first meeting between both programs.