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Thursday, October 27, 2011

BYU Football: Did you know? (Less Than 100 Rushing Yards Allowed)

The Brigham Young Cougars gave up 20 yards rushing against Idaho State. It was the fifth time in 2011 that BYU has held its opponent under 100 yards rushing.
Did you know that since Bronco Mendenhall became head coach at BYU, the Cougars average 5.0 games per year where the opponent rushes for less than 100 yards?
The most games in one year is 7 during the 2009 season. The fewest games in one year is 2 during the 2008 season. With Idaho, New Mexico State, and pass happy Hawaii left, it will be interesting to see if the 2011 team can match or exceed the 2009 total.

BYU's record in these games is 31-4 (88.6%)

Here is a complete list of the sub-100 yard rushing games under Bronco Mendenhall:

2011--5 games (Through the first 8 games)
Idaho State: 20 yards rushing (19 carries)
Oregon State: 59 yards rushing (23 carries)
San Jose State: 70 yards rushing (26 carries)
UCF: 81 yards rushing (34 carries)
Ole Miss: 63 yards rushing (28 carries)
5 wins, 0 losses

2010--6 games
UTEP: -12 yards rushing (22 carries)
Utah: 89 yards rushing (28 carries)
Colorado State: 83 yards rushing (24 carries)
UNLV: 22 yards rushing (28 carries)
Wyoming: 63 yards rushing (27 carries)
San Diego State: 53 yards rushing (12 carries)
5 wins, 1 loss (Utah)

2009--7 games
Tulane: 37 yards rushing (24 carries)
Colorado State: 66 yards rushing (23 carries)
UNLV: 45 yards rushing (19 carries)
San Diego State: 20 yards (16 carries)
New Mexico: 88 yards (36 carries)
Utah: 97 yards (30 carries)
Oregon State: 88 yards (27 carries)
7 wins, 0 losses

2008--2 games
UCLA: 9 yards rushing (16 carries)
Arizona: 91 yards rushing (28 carries)
1 win, 1 loss (Arizona--Las Vegas Bowl)

2007--5 games
Arizona: 32 yards (19 carries)
UNLV: 96 yards (25 carries)
E. Washington: 42 yards rushing (29 carries)
Wyoming: 9 yards (24 carries)
San Diego State: 68 yards (26 carries)
5 wins, 0 losses

2006--6 games
Arizona: 67 yards (24 carries)
Tulsa: 82 yards (31 carries)
UNLV: 92 yards (26 carries)
Colorado State: 26 yards (23 carries)
Utah: 98 yards (33 carries)
Oregon: 94 yards (30 carries)
5 wins, 1 loss (Arizona)

2005--4 games
E. Illinois: 70 yards (30 carries)
Colorado State: 30 yards (21 carries)
Notre Dame: 44 yards (23 carries)
UNLV: 2 yards (20 carries)
3 wins, 1 loss (Notre Dame)

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

2 comments:

  1. I'd be interested in seeing a comparison to other teams. How many sub-100 yd rushing games has the Utah defense produced? TCU? LSU? etc.

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  2. To update this list with the results of the final five games of the season. BYU finished 2011 with 8 games holding opponents under 100 yards rushing. Those three other games were:

    New Mexico State: 90 yards
    Hawaii: 17 yards
    Tulsa (Armed Forces Bowl): 37 yards

    BYU was a perfect 8-0 in these 8 games this season, which runs the record to 34-4 (89.4%) in the Bronco Mendenhall era, and bumps up the average games per year to 5.4.

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