PROVO, Utah – After a tough home opener on Saturday, BYU football heads to Maryland to face off opposite West Virginia in a neutral site diversion during FedEx Field, home of a Washington Redskins, on Saturday. The diversion will be televised live on ESPN2 during 3:30 p.m. EDT.
Live coverage will be on a Cougar IMG Sports Network with Greg Wrubell, that can also be found on Sirius XM 143, 1160 AM, 102.7 FM and BYUcougars.com. IMG’s radio coverage will start during 1:30 p.m. EDT.
BYU (1-2) vs. West Virginia (2-0)
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. EDT
FedEx Field (79,000)
Greater Landover, Maryland
SERIES HISTORY. BYU and West Virginia are assembly for a initial time in a story of a dual programs.
NFL STADIUMS. The Cougars are personification in an NFL track (FedEx Field – home of a Washington Redskins) for a second time this deteriorate after an opening diversion opposite Arizona during University of Phoenix Stadium – home of a Arizona Cardinals. BYU could have another event in a postseason to play in another NFL venue during a Poinsettia Bowl during Qualcomm Stadium – home of a San Diego Chargers.
BIG 12. BYU is confronting a sole competition from a Big 12 this season. The Cougars are 3-2 opposite a Big 12 in their final 5 games, including a span of wins over Texas and another opposite No. 3 Oklahoma in 2009.
POWER 5 WINS. BYU has degraded a group from a Power 5 conferences in 11 uninterrupted seasons after a win over Arizona to start a 2016 season. Since 2003, BYU has 21 wins over Power 5 schools, No. 2 among schools not in a Power 5 (Navy No. 1 w/22).
OPPONENT BYE WEEKS. West Virginia is entrance off a bye week in credentials for BYU. This will be a initial of 3 teams a Cougars will face that are entrance off of a bye. West Virginia, Toledo and UMass all have a week off before to confronting BYU.
Head manager Kalani Sitake
Lessons from a UCLA diversion film
It reliable some things that we suspicion about on any phase. There are a lot of plays we left out there and we’re looking brazen to putting together a finish diversion on all 3 phases. We’ll have a improved outcome if we do that.
Physicality of a descent line
We can always be physical. we don’t know if there’s a extent to being physical. Talking to Coach Mora and a UCLA guys, they suspicion we were a earthy team. we don’t consider it’s a matter of physicality. They’re a good team. We went opposite a peculiarity defense. You can place a censure on a lot of opposite places, though overall, we have to do a improved job, coaches and players. Our thought is to put onward a best bid and make certain that we’re all clicking. We haven’t played a best football nonetheless and we mislaid dual games by a sum of 4 points. This low in a season, we should be personification a lot better, a lot some-more sound in each phase, and that’s a thought this week. We’ve got to play a best football and it’s got to occur this week.
There are a lot of opposite variables. we know everybody looks during one position and likes to censure it on one person, though there are so many opposite things that go into it with a quarterback and articulate about Taysom (Hill). The misfortune thing we can do is panic and make a change on things that you’re saying on a margin when it’s not usually that one spot. There are a lot of opposite variables that go into it: protection, routes and a timing. Looking during it again, it’s what we thought—it would have been a beforehand preference to make that preference then. I’m blissful we didn’t. We have a good coaching staff and they weigh everything. In sequence for us to be means to weigh everyone, everyone’s got to do his partial first. When we have some mental breakdowns along a way, it’s tough to censure it all on one person.
Taysom will be a starting quarterback. It would be ridiculous right now to make him a victim when it wasn’t wholly his fault. It’s a wrong comment from a lot of people. We’re looking to get improved so we can weigh each position.
Lack of prolongation in a using game
I consider UCLA installed a box and challenged us in a chuck game. When that happens, we need to make them compensate for it. Obviously we weren’t means to do that. Sometimes you’re going to have to run a round into that situation. Not each call is going to be a ideal call, though Ty (Detmer) did a good pursuit pursuit a game.
We can always improve. we would like it to be a cleaner diversion on a descent side. We’ve shown flashes. We’ve been means to measure points when we need to in a two-minute conditions and we need to see some-more coherence from each position. When we’re clicking, it works well.
Balance offensively and defensively of doing what’s approaching and startling them
There aren’t a lot of surprises in college football and football altogether. It’s tough to warn your opponent. we consider everybody is flattering most prepared for it. We have to find a temperament in each proviso and have something to hang your shawl on. We don’t have that offensively right now. When we need to get a play, we customarily go to your go-to play and we’re still perplexing to find that. It’s approach too late going into diversion 4 so we need to settle that soon.
Senior WR Garrett Juergens
On a offense’s attitude
We’re fervent to learn and fervent to work. We had a good use currently and we know we have a lot of alleviation to make. But no one is indicating fingers; we’re all prepared to do it together.
On a offense’s struggles
It’s frustrating usually since we know we can do it, and it usually hasn’t utterly come together yet. we consider that’s what drives motivation, so we’ll come out prepared for subsequent game. Things will go a approach we wish they do and design them to.
On Taysom’s attitude
He’s positive. He’s still a personality and he still takes things into his possess hands. He’s confident; he trusts us as receivers and he trusts his possess abilities. He’s got his conduct up, he’s a right man for a job, and we’re all subsidy him up.
On fourth entertain drives
Honestly, we wish we knew what was opposite in those drives. We’re all competitors and so we consider we need to have that glow we have during a finish of a diversion via a whole game. It’s a mindset. We need to concentration improved during a commencement of a diversion so we don’t have to rest on those final drives. Under vigour we can do it. We can do it during a commencement too; we usually need to uncover that.
On receiving tough passes
That’s on us. We need to give a quarterback a improved event to get it to us some-more easily. We need to emanate separation.
Junior DB Micah Hannemann
On a defensive bid opposite UCLA
It was a good game. In a meetings we talked about how we could have kick them if we would have hold one some-more touchdown, that we simply could have done. So apparently there were mistakes on a side of a round and we need to take caring of things too.
On 1-2 record
We are 4 points divided from being 3-0 and it could have left possibly way. We were a integrate points divided from being 0-3. It was a same thing as final year opposite Nebraska. We were one play divided from losing that game. That’s a humorous thing with football: a small things. That’s because we feel that as a team, each singular small thing matters.
On Kai Nacua in a second half
Kai is a maestro who has played in a lot of games. It’s tough entrance in after a half, and we can tell he wanted to go in, though we had a other reserve who had a feel for a diversion and we were doing fine. He told Coach to put him in if he wanted. It’s always fun personification subsequent to Kai and to see his appetite and feel for a game.
On personification with Butch Pau’u
He’s short, though each unit of his physique is muscle. He’s usually laying a produce on people and it’s so most fun to watch. Butch is one of a all-around best guys on a team, on and off a field. He’s really a foul chairman to be around.
On West Virginia
They demeanour good. Their offense looks well-spoken and they run super quick. They have run over 90 plays in their past dual games. I’m super vehement to play them and it’s going to be fun.
On a health of a team
Overall, we feel like a health is solid. The coaches have been emphasizing that a lot. We’ve been spending a lot of time in a weight room, some-more so than any other deteriorate I’ve been here. That’s helped a group tremendously. we don’t consider there is anyone that’s going to be sitting out, other than a people who already have been.
Sophomore DL Corbin Kaufusi
Performance of defensive line
We had a lot of good things, a lot of things to work on. Compared to a week before, we consider we did a small bit improved and were a small bit some-more vigourous in some areas. But of march we can always be some-more vigourous opposite a run or maybe get a small bit improved pass rush.
Pass rush opposite UCLA QB Josh Rosen
Sometimes we can get a small frustrated, generally when (Josh Rosen) was doing a small three-step dump and there wasn’t a lot of time to get to him. You’re fundamentally rushing as tough as we can to maybe tip a ball—you’re not going to get a tackle each time. But we consider he did a good pursuit during anticipating some discerning passes and avoiding some sacks, though during a same time, we have to keep going.
Established purpose on this group nonetheless after basketball?
There is a purpose that we have, though during a same time, we never wish to extent yourself. You always keep progressing. There are a lot of things for me to learn, though I’m amatory it. I’m holding it one day during a time, perplexing to learn one thing during a time.
Impressions of WVU
I consider everybody is vehement to go after their quarterback, generally a thought of entrance adult opposite a high-power offense. Let’s see what we can do. It’s not that a teams we’ve left adult opposite have had low-powered offenses, though we like a plea that’s presented.