Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Brigham Young Cougars 2010 Football Season Recap (Part 3)

Brigham Young Cougars 2010 Season Recap (Part 3): Highlights and Notable Moments

Part 1: General Summary, Analysis, and Major Stories
Part 2: Position Grades

RECORD: 7-6 (5-1 Home, 1-5 Road, 1-0 Neutral, 5-3 MWC—3rd Place)

Bronco Mendenhall won his 50th game (Washington)
Steve Sarkisian returns to Provo (Washington)
Joshua Quezada scores TD on first career touch (Washington)
Riley Nelson season ending injury ends QB rotation (Florida State)
Jake Heaps first career TD pass (Florida State)
Jake Heaps first career start (Nevada)
O’Neill Chambers suspended for 2 games (Nevada, Utah State)
Jaime Hill (defensive coordinator) fired the day after Utah State game
45:01 time of possession (San Diego State)
Largest margin of victory (48 points) in the history of the UNLV series
Jake Heaps has 8th best single game pass efficiency rating in BYU history (242.64, Colorado State)
Kyle Van Noy fumble return for TD (Colorado State)
Tie or break 42 New Mexico Bowl records and 13 team bowl records (UTEP)
5th consecutive winning season
6th consecutive bowl game
4 games with zero turnovers (Washington, Nevada, UNLV, New Mexico)
4 100 yard rushing games (Di Luigi 2, Quezada 2)
2 100 yard receiving games (Hoffman 1, Ashworth 1)
2 Replay controversies—Di Luigi fumble (San Diego State), Bradley’s knee (Utah)
Longest win streak: 4 games
New individual records:
• Most career kick off return yards (O’Neill Chambers, 1,612)
• Most TD catches in a game (Luke Ashworth, 4-Colorado State)
• Most point-after-touchdowns attempted (Mitch Payne)
• Most career points (Mitch Payne, 334)
• Freshman passing marks—most completions, most attempts, most yards, most TD passes, most games started, most games won (Jake Heaps)

The Editor appreciates all feedback. He can be reached via email at byufootballtalk@gmail.com

Other recent posts on BYU FOOTBALL TALK:
BYU 2010 Season Recap: Part 2
Poll Results: Will Matt Reynolds enter the 2011 NFL Draft?
BYU 2010 Season Recap: Part 1
Friday Highlights: 2010 Season
Thursday Trivia: Most Total Offense In Bronco Mendenhall Era
Flashback: Brigham Young Cougars 20, Colorado Buffaloes 17 (Freedom Bowl V)

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