Spiff’s Spots – Utah Preview

Scotten H. Whaley Staff Writer Loyal. Strong. True. OREM, UTAH – A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…   Episode XC The Holy War It is a period of unrest.  The BYU football program is seemingly in disarray. The head coach is leaving for bluer pastures in a faraway conference. BYU fans are wondering if a new […]

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Spiff’s Sidebar Stats – BYU vs Opponent Averages – Week 13

Scotten H. Whaley Staff Writer Loyal. Strong. True. OREM, UTAH – As we enter the final regular season game of the year, almost all the statistics are in. A pretty good case can be made for or against the quality of the BYU Cougars’ play against each of their opponents this year.   What is clear is that the Cougars […]

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Spiff’s Spots of Observation – San Jose State

Scotten H. Whaley Staff Writer Loyal. Strong. True.   PROVO, Utah – In November 2012, the BYU Cougars travelled to San Jose to take on the Spartans. San Jose scored on its first three possessions, jumping out to a 20-7 lead after the first quarter. The Cougar defense made adjustments and the Spartans needed a late defensive stand to hold […]

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Spiff’s Sidebar Stats – BYU vs Opponent Averages – Week 10

Scotten H. Whaley Staff Writer Loyal. Strong. True.   OREM, UTAH – Even though BYU did not play last week, their previous opponents did. The additional game, which is now factored in their season averages, changed the appearance of several of the Cougars’ games.   For instance, last week, BYU’s game against the UCLA Bruins, BYU’s passing efficiency rating (PER) […]

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Spiff’s Spots – San Jose State Preview

Scotten H. Whaley Staff Writer Loyal. Strong. True.   OREM, UTAH – Thank Goodness It’s Friday! Not only am I referring to the BYU game in San Jose, but also to Daniel R. Scoggin’s 1971 franchising of the popular restaurant chain T.G.I. Friday’s. Scoggin is a former San Jose State Spartan.   What began with eight locations in the Memphis […]

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Spiff’s Sidebar Stats – BYU vs Opponent Averages – Week 9

Scotten H. Whaley Staff Writer Loyal. Strong. True.   OREM, UTAH – Two-thirds of the way through the season, it looks like the BYU Cougars have found a rhythm. Both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball are playing with great confidence right now. The Cougars have completely dominated their last two opponents.   The Defense has held their […]

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Spiff’s Sidebar Stats – BYU vs Opponent Averages – Week 8

Scotten H. Whaley Staff Writer Loyal. Strong. True. OREM, UTAH – Following BYU’s fifth come-from-behind victory, it is clear that the 2015 BYU Cougars are a good offensive team. They continue to turn in above average performances, especially in the passing game.   That quality passing game was essential in the Cougars overcoming a second straight 14-point deficit to beat […]

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Spiff’s Spots of Observation – Cincinnati

Scotten H. Whaley Staff Writer Loyal. Strong. True.   PROVO, Utah – For much of the first half, of BYU’s 38-24 win over Cincinnati, it looked like the BYU Cougars were going to need some medical attention from former Cincinnati Bearcat actor George Clooney’s iconic “ER” character Dr. Doug Ross.   After one quarter, the score was Cincinnati 10 BYU […]

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