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Opponent Notebook: Week 5 Results

Here’s your weekly roundup of how BYU’s once-and-future opponents fared in Week 5 of the college football season.

LOST 14-3 at Pittsburg
After getting blown out by Oregon and then doing some whipping of their own again VMI, the Hoos finally picked on someone their own size in a losing effort against Pitt. UVA quarterback David Watford looked Taysom-esque throwing the ball, going 15-37 for 123 yards through the air. The lone bright spot was on defense where after two quick scores, UVA put the clamps down on a Pitt offense that put up 45+ points in their previous two games.
Next week: vs Ball State (4-1)

TEXAS (2-2)
Next week: at Iowa State (1-2)

UTAH (3-1)
Next week: vs UCLA (3-0)

LOST 37-10 at BYU
Cougars cruise despite turnovers
Next week: vs. East Carolina (3-1)

WON 40-12 vs San Jose State
The Aggies got back on track with their second conference victory is as many tries against San Jose State. Chuckie Keeton was on point per usual, throwing for three touchdowns on 29-of-42 passing. Utah State had fantastic balance in its offense with both the air and ground attack stacking up 250+ yards each. The defense also looked solid, picking off David Fales three times.
Next week: vs. BYU (2-2)

17-10 vs. Virginia Tech
Georgia Tech lost its first game of the season to Virginia Tech, or as they should be known, the peskiest team in all of college football. Both Tech teams didn’t muster much offense, but VT was able to capitalize early and sustain the lead. Next week could be an interesting matchup as the Yellow Jackets travel to Miami to play against the best running back in the ACC (and one of the best in the country) Duke Johnson.
Next week: @ #14 Miami (4-0)

59-28 over UTSA
What doesn’t show up in that final score is the fact that Texas-San Antonio was only down three points entering the fourth quarter. The Cougars stretched that lead significantly with four 4th quarter touchdowns,  but the fact remains that until Houston faces an opponent other than one that could lose to a high school team from Texas, we can’t get a great read on how good this team is.
Next week: BYE

WON 60-7 Southern Miss
No one in Boise can even remembering this game happening because USC fired Lane Kiffin and current BSU coach Chris Petersen is a top target. The Trojans will obviously wait until the end of the regular season to finalize anything but don’t be surprised if Petersen starts to get questions about the USC job very soon. As for the game, Southern Miss is a dumpster fire.
Next week: BYE

LOST 31-24 at #4 Ohio State
This was a tough loss for the fighting Gary Andersens. If not for a 40-yard TD pass with one second to go in the first half, this would have been a whole different ball game. The Badgers spent most of the second half playing catch up and couldn’t quite establish the run game as much as they like to. A week off will be nice as they prepare for Pat Fitzgerald and his Northwestern squad.
Next week: BYE

LOST 30-13 at UC Davis
After getting paid to be the tackling dummies for Washington, the Bengals followed that up with a loss to a bad UC Davis team.
Next week: at North Dakota (1-3)

LOST 35-21 vs. Oklahoma
Tommy Rees threw two of his three interceptions in the first quarter that gave the Sooners an early lead. Until a point Brian Kelly decides to play a quarterback who doesn’t enjoy turning the ball over, the Irish will continue to see an increase in their loss column.
Next week: vs #22 Arizona State (3-1) in Arlington

NEVADA (3-2)
WON 45-42 vs  Air Force
The Wolf Pack got another MWC victory as it outlasted Air Force in a shootout. More surprising than anything is the fact that Air Force is now 1-4. Up next is a Friday game against a SDSU team that is still reeling from the beatdown the Kyle Van Noy put on them. But seriously, the Aztecs look horrible. I don’t care if your team eventually won, BEING DOWN 16 POINTS AGAINST NEW MEXICO STATE IS A VERY BAD THING.
Next week: vs San Diego State (1-4)


This Week: 4-6

Overall: 34-20 (.630)
FBS Only: 23-18 (.561)
W/O BYU game: 32-18 (.640)


  1. Sanpete

    September 30, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Notre Dame is 3-2 after that loss. Don’t think they have any better quarterback options, not that he’s their only problem playing teams as good as Oklahoma.

    • Brett Hein

      September 30, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      Thanks for that. Look at that many numbers and sometimes one slips through. 🙂