After scoring more touchdowns than any other Brigham Young Cougars player in 2011, one-third (33%) of voters think wide receiver Cody Hoffman will score the first points of the 2012 season for BYU. Running back Michael Alisa was second with 26%, followed by quarterback Riley Nelson (14%), wide receiver Ross Apo (12%), wide receiver JD Falslev (6%), place kicker Riley Stephenson (5%), and “other” (4%).
Last year I felt pretty confident BYU’s first score would be a field goal, so I predicted Justin Sorensen. (It was actually
This year I don’t have a clue. None of the popular choices give me that warm
fuzzy feeling, so I am going to go out on a limb and join the 4% who said “other.”
Who is that other player?
Apo, and Alisa will
make big plays and account for most of the yards to drive the ball down the
field. With the ball just one or two yards away, Pritchard will get his number
called for the first time, and he will finish it off.
This isn’t supposed to be a prophecy. My guess is BYU will emphasize the run early to keep
’s pass attack off the field
as much as possible, and that will increase the probability that the first score
is a run. Washington
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