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Monday, October 22, 2012

Football Opponent Tracker: Week 8 Results for BYU's 2012 Opponents

Brigham Young Cougars opponents were 7-3 last week. Weber State got its first win. It should be encouraging to know that BYU’s November WAC teams appear to have NO defense.  

Washington State (2-5): Bye

Next game: at Stanford, Oct. 27

Weber State (1-7): Beat Southern Utah, 24-22. Weber State led 21-9 going into the fourth quarter and withstood a SUU rally to get their first win of the season.  

Next game: Bye

Utah (2-5): Lost 21-7 to Oregon State. Utah turned the ball over four times, so despite having more yards of total offense (307 to 227) and more time of possession (34:28 to 25:32) the Utes lost their fourth game in a row. Oregon State scored 14 points off of turnovers on two drives that totaled 26 yards.

Next game: Cal, Oct. 27

No. 21 Boise State (6-1): Beat UNLV 32-7. Boise State beat up a terrible UNLV (1-7) team. Each team had three turnovers, but the Boise State defense limited the Rebels to 210 yards of total offense. UNLV’s lone score came in the fourth quarter after it was already 32-0.

Next game: at Wyoming, Oct. 27

Hawaii (1-5): Bye.

Next game: at Colorado State, Oct. 27

Utah State (6-2): Defeated New Mexico State 41-7. The Utah State Aggies continued to roll. They are now 2-0 in WAC play. Quarterback Chuckie Keeton had another big day passing for 257 yards and 2 touchdowns while rushing for 81 yards and 2 more touchdowns. New Mexico State didn’t help themselves by turning the ball over two times.  

Next game: at Texas-San Antonio, Oct. 27

No. 7 Oregon State (6-0): Beat Utah 21-7. See report under Utah for more information.  

Next game: at Washington, Oct. 27

No. 5 Notre Dame (7-0): Beat BYU 17-14. Click here for a full game summary. 

Next game: at Oklahoma, Oct. 27

Georgia Tech (3-4): Beat Boston College 37-17. The Yellow Jackets amassed 563 yards of total offense, and limited the Eagles to just 296. Georgia Tech had an absurd time of possession advantage of 43:37 to 16:15. Four Yellow Jackets had over 50 yards rushing. Georgia Tech quarterback Vad Lee completed only two passes, but they were for 45 and 44 yards.

Next game: BYU, Oct. 27

Idaho (1-7): Lost to Louisiana Tech, 70-28. Idaho gave up 839 yards of offense to Louisiana Tech, and despite Tech turning the ball over three times, they still scored 70 points. Enough said.  

Next game:  Bye

San Jose State (5-2): Beat Texas-San Antonio, 52-24. San Jose State gave up 412 yards of offense to UTSA, and only had 374 yards. Six turnovers by UTSA was the difference. San Jose State jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter.

Next game: Texas State, Oct. 27

New Mexico State (1-6): Lost to Utah State, 41-7. See report under Utah State for more information.  

Next game: Louisiana Tech, Oct. 27

Opponents’ overall record: 41-44

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