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 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 – Cincinnati Preview

Scotten H. Whaley Staff Writer Loyal. Strong. True.   OREM, UTAH – In 1963, Cincinnati alumnus Ronald Howes unveiled one of his greatest toy inventions – the Easy-Bake Oven. On Friday night, the Bearcats will bring their similar fast-baking production machine to Lavell Edwards Stadium to attempt to quickly cook the BYU Cougars.   In their first four games of […]

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Spiff’s Sidebar Stats – BYU vs Opponent Averages – Week 6

Scotten H. Whaley Staff Writer Loyal. Strong. True.   OREM, UTAH – The BYU Cougars bounced back after being thoroughly outmatched in every measure we look at here at the Sidebars Stats. As dominant as the Michigan Wolverines were in their 31-0 win over BYU, the Cougars controlled the Connecticut Huskies in their 30-13 win to the same extent.   […]

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Spiff’s Sidebar Stats – BYU vs Opponent Averages – Week 5

OREM, UTAH – As was patently obvious, the 31-0 drubbing against Michigan was BYU’s worst performance of the season. The Cougars were below average in every statistical category we look at in the Sidebar Stats.   The Nebraska, Boise State and UCLA games still remain as solid efforts however. Perhaps BYU can look to build on those successes rather than […]

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