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Opponent Notebook: Week 10 Results

Here’s your weekly roundup of how BYU’s once-and-future opponents fared in Week 10 of the college football season.


LOST 59-10 vs #9 Clemson

UVA just got flat-out steamrolled by Clemson on their home field. David Watford was a dreadful 16-36 for only 130 yards through the air, only to be outdone by his replacement Greyson Lambert who was 3-11 for 33 yards and an interception. If the Cavs lose again next week I would say there is a 99% chance that Mike London gets canned by the end of the year. This season has gone from promising to disappointing to embarrassing real quick.
Next week: at North Carolina (3-5)


TEXAS (6-2)

WON 35-13 vs Kansas

The Longhorns got off to a slow start and didn’t take a convincing lead until the third quarter when they returned a fumble for a touchdown after sacking former BYU QB Jake Heaps. Sounds like some things never change, right? Texas, who is now bowl eligible, travels to Morgantown next week to face a tricky West Virginia team. This will be a crucial game for UT as they look to build momentum going into the last three weeks of the season where they will face Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Baylor.
Next week: at West Virginia (4-5)


UTAH (4-4)


Next week: vs. Arizona State (6-2)



WON 24-21 at UAB

The Blue Raiders snuck out of Birmingham with their second last-second victory in as many weeks after trailing 13-7 early in the 4th quarter. MTSU got  two huge plays, a 93-yard touchdown pass and a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown, to give them the lead — only to see the Blazers score a late touchdown to tie the game with 1:50 left. After a 33 yard pass from Logan Kilgore put the Blue Raiders at the one-yard line, Cody Clark nailed the 18-yard chip shot for the W. MTSU hosts Florida International next week looking to become bowl eligible.
Next week: vs. Florida International (1-7)



WON 47-10 vs Hawaii

Freshman QB Darrell Garretson continued to impress as he threw for 3 touchdowns and 370 yards in the Aggies victory over the hapless Rainbow Warriors, who are just falling from the sky in a blaze of glory. Remember when Hawaii was lighting up the scoreboard under June Jones? Well they’re 0-8. Yikes. Anyhow, Utah State looks like they are back on track after losing Chuckie Keeton. They face a “not as easy as one would think” slate of games in the next 3 weeks with games against UNLV, Colorado State and Wyoming, all of whom are fighting for bowl eligibility.
Next week: at UNLV (5-4)



WON 21-10 vs Pittsburgh

The Yellow Jackets became bowl eligible this week (for the 17th year in a row) after a win over Pitt. The Yellow Jacket defense won the day as they held the Panthers to -5 yards net rushing. GT now byes before facing Clemson on a Thursday night feature game.
Next week: BYE



WON 35-23 vs South Florida

This thing was a lot closer than the score indicates. South Florida came within five points after scoring in the fourth and looked as if they would take the lead on a 27-yard TD pass, but South Florida WR Andre Davis was called for pass interference. This next week will be the real test for the Cougars as they face Central Florida. The two teams are currently tied for the top spot in the American Athletic Conference.
Next week: at #21 UCF (6-1)



WON 42-30 at Colorado State

For the second straight week the Broncos fell into a quick 10-0 hole in the first quarter, but bounced back and took care of business by scoring 28 unanswered points. Boise State byes before the final stretch of games against Wyoming, at San Diego State, and against New Mexico. Wins in all three secures a spot in the MWC title game.
Next week: BYE


#24 WISCONSIN (5-2)

WON 28-9 at Iowa

This was a very vanilla victory for the Badgers as they took care of business in Iowa City. The Fighting Gary Andersen’s only threw the ball 19 times for 144 yards but played solid defense, keeping the Hawkeyes from entering the end zone despite threatening several times in the first quarter.
Next week: vs BYU (6-2)



LOST 55-34 vs. #3 Eastern Washington

The Tigers looked up to the task to take down Eastern Washington when they took a 24-17 lead in the second quarter on a 49-yard TD pass from Justin Arias to Luke Austin. But the Eagles offense was too much, scoring 21 points in the second and third quarters.
Next week: vs Portland State (5-4)


#23 NOTRE DAME (7-2)

WON 38-34 vs Navy

This back-and-forth battle between the Midshipmen and Fighting Irish went down to the wire — neither team had consecutive scores. Tarean Folston scored a TD with 3:47 left in the fourth and the Irish defense held strong in the end. After the game, ND coach Brian Kelly talked about how the all of the chop blocks from their games with Air Force and Navy contributed to a lot of injuries. I have a feeling Knute Rockne would tell Coach Kelly to deal with it like a man.
Next Week
: at Pitt (4-4)


NEVADA (3-5)

LOST 41-23 at #16 Fresno State

Hey, at least Nevada scored first! It was all downhill from there as the Bulldogs rattled off 28 straight points. 
Next Week
: at Colorado State (4-5)


This Week: 8-3

Overall: 60-44 (.576)
FBS Only: 48-36 (.571)
W/O BYU game: 58-38 (.604)