It is marked down as the biggest football game in 20 years for BYU and possibly the biggest for CC…ever. CC is a very balanced team that uses the run to open up their spread offense. By Example, I’ll go back to the #21 Louisiana game
CC ran the ball for 212 yds
CC passed for 202 yds
CC had 1 fumble in that game (Grayson McCall) and 1 interception.
In a tight game like this CC used three GO TO guys:
Grayson McCall will kill you with his shot passes and his running. (scored 1 TD running, 2 Passing)
RB CJ Marable is their Do Everything guy, 73 yds-1 TD and 3 catches, 40 yds-1TD
WR Jaivon Heiligh, 6’2, 190. Rangy, strong wideout, 8 catches, 108 yds-1 TD
They won a tight game on a field goal with 4 sec. In CC’s only other ranked game, Appalachian St, the AS QB turned the ball over 4 times (a fumble and 3 interceptions)…Appalachian St is a good ballclub but the QB lost another last night on 2 more interceptions. Most bazaar finish to a game in years. #25 Louisiana was ahead 24-21 and chose to run back 35 yds for a Safety with 1:40 on the clock, choosing to kick the ball away because of 3 botched long punt snaps.
Louisiana’s Billy Napier - Taking safety from own 35 was ‘best opportunity to win’ (espn.com) Bizarrro!
Anyway. BYU on paper runs away with this one if we play calm, our game and don’t turn it over.
This game may look boring to start as both teams will want to play if safe and keep the other team in front on defense but watch out if BYU gets to 2 scores and Sitake starts getting creative on D. I think BYU looked at both Cinncy and CC and said, we can beat either team even if we travel.
Tom Holmoe should be AD of the year
Sitake, Coach of the year