Tell us how this game will play out and the score. I will go first
Both teams have great run stopping defenses but BYU was dealt a major blow when our run stopper guard was injured. If Hill were playing, this would not even be a discussion. BYU would win; But Hill is done for the year and BSU will come after Magnum with all kinds of blitzes and looks. BYU will not have much of a run game but we have 3 very tall talented receivers and BSU DBs go 5’9 and 5’10. Advantage BYU.
BSU is also starting a new QB and he was underwhelming in the passing game. If BYU shuts down the run game, It may be a tough to score in bunches.
The intangibles: Our special teams are special. The kicking game seems solid.
Tanner is a great passer, if the Oline can give him the time, he will get the ball to the “Best receiving core” BYU as ever fielded.
Our suspended players are back. Nacua and Takitaki are leaders and big play makers and are sorely needed in the D field. BSU has 8 seniors returning on defense and can play with anyone but their offense is suspect. I think this will be a low scoring affair and turnovers will determine the winner.
BYU 27-BSU 20.