Canada, Critchlow power BYU past UNLV 31-21

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  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Nov. 16, 2017 3:09 a.m.

    Jello,

    Passer Ratings? What are you talking about?

    Critchlow had a decent rating (not great) of 126.4 and that was against a very weak opponent.

    Mangum had an average rating of 136.0 (correction to my previous post) against far superior competition over 13 games in 2015... That's the season that he won "Most outstanding Freshman Player of the Year" from the Columbus TD club. In 2016 (a year with a Bowl game that you embarrassingly criticize Mangum for) he had a Rating of 152.0. This year, even when playing hurt, his rating was 110.8 against far superior competition.

    I don't want to criticize Joe, I like him... I think he could possibly be the starter in a couple of years but he will have some tough competition... i.e Dinklemann who had been an LSU commit from Texas recently turned to BYU for 2018... Jalen Hall, an all stater from Maple Valley, who returns from his mission in 2018... and possibly Tanner McKee from California who is considered one of the best pro set QBs coming out of HS this year... he'll serve a mission first but will be back in 2020... he has 20+ offers from big time programs... but BYU is still in the hunt.

    A little homework helps credibility.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Nov. 16, 2017 1:51 a.m.

    @jello

    "poyboy" huh? Lol... That's cute... what are you, 10?

    If Mangum was playing against the last 3 teams on the schedule and if he were healthy he would be throwing for far more than 160 yards a game... The proof is in the season before last when he averaged nearly 300 yards a game and a QB rating of 139+ against much tougher opponents than UNLV... You know, the 2015 season, after which you claimed him to be a poor player... The same season that the Columbus TD club awarded him the trophy for the most outstanding Freshman of the year, the season that earned him a name on several watch lists (Unitas, Baugh, and even Heisman) in 2016 before it was determined that he would be Hill's back up.

    Mangum isn't going anywhere next year... He will be starting for a much better BYU team... a team that will have more experienced and more healthy RBs and especially WRs.

    His numbers are bad this year, but that's not just a reflection on his poor health but it's also a reflection on WRs that can't get off the line of scrimmage, can't get open, and can't catch the ball when it hits their hands or their torso... I'm sure that you've heard this before but FB truly is a team sport.

  • Jello is Good ,
    Nov. 15, 2017 8:21 a.m.

    @Poy Boy

    If a car only goes 5 mph and you drive it long enough, it still gets you there. You have thrown up all of these rankings of Mangum's days playing potato farmers and then throw out some "total" stats. But let's really look at what the stats say.

    Mangum's passer ratings this year: 39, 14, 13, 15, 53, 34, 75, and 56 for a yearly average of 33.5. His average passer rating against P5's this year is 14.

    He did a little better in 2015 with a yearly average of 70.7. When comparing against other college QB's, that is awful. Sadly it was pathetically worse against the P5's he faced. Remember both Utah games as well as Missouri and Michigan?

    To compare, in Hill's 2 complete seasons his rating was 116 and 118, more than double Mangum's career average.

    When rated against every BYU QB that has started a full season since 1972 he has the worst passer rating.

    So when Critchlow comes out as an untested rookie and in the SJSU and UNLV game he throws up passer ratings of 178 and 140' both better than any single game Mangum has played, yes, I say he so far is a much better option than Mnagum. And in your words, its not even close.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Nov. 15, 2017 1:03 a.m.

    @jello,

    It appears you consider yourself a better judge of talent than Scout, 247, ESPN, the Elite 11who picked him as one of the top 3 QBs in America before signing with BYU and the Columbus TD Club who picked him as the most outstanding newcomer to FBS NCAAF following his freshman year in 2015. It appears to me that you give yourself far too much credit in your appraisal of talent (especially at the QB position) of college FB players.

    In 2015 (a year that you claim that he didn't do very well) He recorded the following stats:
    He finished 9-4; threw 446 times with 267 completions for a 60% completion rate; for a total of 3,377 yards (the most of any BYU Freshman QB ever); 23 TDs (most by a BYU Freshman QB ever) against 10 Ints; and an overall QB rating for the year of 136.01.

    His 2015 performance landed him on the Sammy Baugh and Heisman watch list his sophomore year despite the fact that Hill got the start (which BTW I agreed with).

    In 2016 he really didn't play much at all until he took over for Hill against the #2 team in the MWC in a Bowl game (a tough position for anyone)... He still led the team to a win.

    Mangum is by far the better QB and it ain't even close.

  • Jello is Good ,
    Nov. 14, 2017 7:56 a.m.

    And in case you think this is band wagon jumping, I have been on record as to my feelings about his abilities for over 2 years. Hill was the right person to start last year. Starting Mangum would have accomplished at least one thing though. We would have found out a year earlier that he was not the answer.

  • Jello is Good ,
    Nov. 14, 2017 7:53 a.m.

    @poyman
    "I appreciate the fact that Critchlow had a good camp and a good game against lowly UNLV... But to claim that he is better than Mangum is ridiculous.

    Mangum has played against some high end competition and some very tough Defenses (Nebraska, Boise State, LSU, Wiscosin, Mississippi State and even utah, etc.). "

    It's not ridiculous to say that Mangum has been a below average D1 QB. He has played horrendously against good competition and average to bad against lower competition.

    Critchlow most likely has bad games ahead of him also, but this one game he looked head and shoulders above any game played by Mangum this year. And before you continue on with this bit about the difference in competition, Mangum when perfectly healthy and having a full camp to get ready for Portland State looked horrible. Yes the Portland State from a lower league that has yet to win a game and was crushed by about everybody that has played them other than BYU.

    Mangum was not good 2 years ago, he was not good in last years bowl game, and he has been even worse this year. It may not seem possible, but I believe if we started him next year, he may even play worse.

  • Jello is Good ,
    Nov. 14, 2017 7:46 a.m.

    @talkinsports - Gilbert, AZ
    Nov. 13, 2017 10:32 a.m.

    "Let's finish this season, before making predictions for next season."

    NO! I'll predict what I want when I want.

    "That said, it's not unheard of for a 9+ win team to crash and burn the next season and not even qualify for a bowl...

    nor is it unheard of for a 9+ loss team to exceed all expectations and have a great season the following year."

    How hypocritical to call me out for making predictions for next year and then make a prediction for next year.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Nov. 13, 2017 9:02 p.m.

    I appreciate the fact that Critchlow had a good camp and a good game against lowly UNLV... But to claim that he is better than Mangum is ridiculous.

    Mangum has played against some high end competition and some very tough Defenses (Nebraska, Boise State, LSU, Wiscosin, Mississippi State and even utah, etc.).

    Smokin Joe has not had All American Lineman and LBs slicing through the Offensive line on blitzes, he's not had to throw against NFL ready DBs... The one chance that we got to see him get a few snaps in against those kind of teams was one or two series against Boise State during garbage time and when the "D" was in a prevent... I guess he also got a series or two against lowly ECU. His performances were less than remarkable.

    He works an entire game against UNLV and throws for less than 200 yards, but gets over 250 yards from Canada and Kafensis on the ground and because we won the game we're ready to kick Mangum (the Columbus Club's Freshman of the year in 2015 with well over 3,000 yards passing and double digit TDs and a co MVP in the Elite 11 with Heisman winner and Tampa Bay starting QB Jameis Winston) to the curb. Give me a break.

  • BlueCoug Provo, UT
    Nov. 13, 2017 3:17 p.m.

    Francisco

    "Would you rather have had one of the top four quarterbacks had been playing?"

    I liked what I saw from Critchlow, so not necessarily.

    Hoge is injured, so him playing is a moot point, although he looked pretty good before he was injured in the Utah State game.

    Koy Detmer was never given a fair chance to show what he's capable of, since he was thrown into the fire with little preparation.

    I would like to see Ty give Kafentzis the opportunity to throw once in a while, to keep defenses honest when he's operating out of the wildcat.

    I'm disappointed that Tanner never demonstrated the poise, decision making ability, and throwing accuracy that most BYU fans expected. As far as I'm concerned, unless Tanner improves dramatically by next August, he's had his chance and it's time to move on.

  • Francisco Alpine, UT
    Nov. 13, 2017 11:55 a.m.

    Hey Blue Coug.

    Would you rather have had one of the top four quarterbacks had been playing?

  • Whatsnu Sandy, UT
    Nov. 13, 2017 10:43 a.m.

    For those having a meltdown because of one down season,

    just remember that this happens to everybody.

    Florida (3-6) and Florida State (3-6),

    which have both won National Championships since 2008,

    could be watching bowl season from their couches.

  • talkinsports Gilbert, AZ
    Nov. 13, 2017 10:32 a.m.

    Let's finish this season, before making predictions for next season.

    That said, it's not unheard of for a 9+ win team to crash and burn the next season and not even qualify for a bowl...

    nor is it unheard of for a 9+ loss team to exceed all expectations and have a great season the following year.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Nov. 13, 2017 9:16 a.m.

    Nobody will ever confuse UNLV for LSU or Wisconsin, but I thought the Cougs made some major improvements in play and coaching. I think this Critchlow kid has a good upside. I liked his poise and presence. For once, I liked Detmer's play calling. Thank you for running the ball and being committed to it. A strong running game is a quarterback's best friend. Hopefully, the Cougs have found a winning combination going forward.

  • Jello is Good ,
    Nov. 13, 2017 9:11 a.m.

    @CV Storm - Hyrum, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 12:59 p.m.

    "I can hear the rumblings beginning now. With Critchlow as the BYU quarterback next year the Cougs will be in the National Championship discussions. You can just feel it in the tone of some of these posts. Be careful Coug fans, be careful, a win against a lower tier MWC team does not make you National Championship caliber. But the Cougs did look like a team for once."

    The only people posting this is Ute fans. The most BYU fans have said is that with a different QB we may have beaten lessor competition like USU, ECU and Fresno State.

    Next year we play Arizona, Cal, UofW, Utah and Boise State, Realisticlly we could win 2 of those games. We then beat McNeese St., USU, Hawaii, Northern Illinois, and New Mexico State. I predict either 7-4 or 6-5. The only people predicting higher than that are the haters.

  • Jello is Good ,
    Nov. 13, 2017 9:00 a.m.

    @I bleed Red and Blue - Logan, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 11:02 a.m.

    "We as fans need to take this all into perspective. Yes, Canada and Critchlow looked efficient together. To say this is a better combo then the previos QB/RB is a little bit of a smoke screen. Other then ECU, the other QB/RB played much much better teams then UNLV. I am hopeful for the future, but this game and the next two will not show me anything other then we cam beat teams rank in the 100's.
    I will keep my hopes for next year, but other then good reps for the new QB. This years remaining games will not tell me much."

    How about this. Currently the worst ranked team on this years schedule is winless Portland State. Mangum looked horrible against Portland State. He then continued to look bad against every other team we played. Forget the core, just look at his performance. Critchlow is better and I'm glad he is starting for us.

  • everything is awesome Cedar City, UT
    Nov. 12, 2017 11:21 p.m.

    What 2 do

    What exactly will this season’s MWC champion be playing for that BYU couldn’t have achieved with a winning record as an Independent?

  • What To Do Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 12, 2017 8:59 p.m.

    The MWC has said BYU can come back to the conference. Do it! Give the team something to play for.

  • Bobster , 00
    Nov. 12, 2017 2:33 p.m.

    As the game progressed, the team seemed to be different. Definitely the best played game of the year. Hopefully, they will keep it up and finish strong.

  • Elkhorn Loveland, CO
    Nov. 12, 2017 12:19 p.m.

    Promising start for a true Freshman, walkon QB who has only been back from his mission for 5 months.

    Reading defenses, finding open receivers, and putting a little touch on his passes,

    and most importantly,

    leading BYU to a much needed win.

  • Surf is Up Miami, FL
    Nov. 12, 2017 11:32 a.m.

    After losing to ECU I didn't think BYU would win another game. I'm glad I was wrong.

    It was only UNLV but it was a win. Hopefully the remaining players not sidelined by injuries (all 11) will benefit the team the next few seasons.

  • Caddis Terry, MT
    Nov. 11, 2017 5:12 p.m.

    CV Storm, I read the National Championship and Heisman Trophy thing several times weekly from Ute fans, never from BYU fans. It's a favorite of Ute fans though.
    Anytime anyone expresses optimism, that comment will follow from a Ute fan, like night follows day.

  • Dennis Harwich, MA
    Nov. 11, 2017 4:28 p.m.

    I don't believe the word "power" is the right description of BYU's play.

  • Mack2828 Ft Thomas, KY
    Nov. 11, 2017 12:58 p.m.

    We want 'Bama.

  • CV Storm Hyrum, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 12:59 p.m.

    I can hear the rumblings beginning now. With Critchlow as the BYU quarterback next year the Cougs will be in the National Championship discussions. You can just feel it in the tone of some of these posts. Be careful Coug fans, be careful, a win against a lower tier MWC team does not make you National Championship caliber. But the Cougs did look like a team for once.

  • let's roll LEHI, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 12:14 p.m.

    Well done Cougars.

    They played and beat the team in front of them and I have little doubt they'll do the same next week with UMass.

    Critchlow has arm talent and made some good throws. But he wasn't throwing against LSU or Wisconsin. His bad reads and throws into double coverage resulted in incompletions rather than interceptions mostly because of the level of competition.

    Mangum had success against teams of UNLV's ilk and folks believed it meant he was unstoppable and couldn't understand why he struggled against top tier teams, thought he was regressing and blamed the coaches.

    Nothing wrong with celebrating and enjoying the win. The danger is reading too much into it...just as it was dangerous to read too much into the losses at the beginning of the year. In both cases, much can be explained by the level of competition.

  • KimmyP Grantsville, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 11:03 a.m.

    After beating UNLV, it took all of about 20 seconds for the true blue faithful to come on with the usual "coulda, woulda ,shoulda" blather. Ranting about 10 win seasons and being nationally ranked. Can't wait to see the elation if they beat highly regarded UMass. 😂

  • I bleed Red and Blue Logan, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 11:02 a.m.

    We as fans need to take this all into perspective. Yes, Canada and Critchlow looked efficient together. To say this is a better combo then the previos QB/RB is a little bit of a smoke screen. Other then ECU, the other QB/RB played much much better teams then UNLV. I am hopeful for the future, but this game and the next two will not show me anything other then we cam beat teams rank in the 100's.
    I will keep my hopes for next year, but other then good reps for the new QB. This years remaining games will not tell me much.

  • steve24/7 Sandy, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 10:52 a.m.

    This was a good win for the team and the coaches, they really needed it. UNLV isn't a great team but they were good enough to win at Fresno St, so they've got some talent. It was fun to see Critchlow and Canada do really well. Go Cougars!

  • scenic view Baltimore, MD
    Nov. 11, 2017 10:45 a.m.

    Juice Box

    "Looked like two evenly matched teams."

    BYU and Utah were more evenly matched, only a 6-point spread,

    than BYU and UNLV, a 10-point spread, that could have very easily been 17 points, if Kalani hadn't decided to call of the dogs and take a knee from the 3 yard line.

  • Laxman taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 10:44 a.m.

    Let’s not forget this was a bad UNLV team. The cougars should look good against them. It has been a long time since UNLV was relevant.

  • vasislos Holbrook, AZ
    Nov. 11, 2017 10:36 a.m.

    As I have previously posted, some players (for reasons unknown) just do not impress in practice but are amazing in games. Perhaps this is why Critchlow was not even considered to be in the mix of QBs for this season.
    But he impressed with his poise, accuracy, and energy. And throwing himself into a block in the open field? Priceless!
    Still more missionary body than college athlete body, the future is bright for him to develop into the QB that Ty Detmer needs for his offense.
    Kafentzis looked great as a runner. I still hope that they develop some pass plays for him.
    Again as I have posted, Taysom Hill was effective because he was a QB who could run like a running back. Kafentzis could be amazing as running back who can pass like a QB. Very difficult to defend.

  • byu_realistic Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 10:23 a.m.

    @TruCoug "Is it just me or with Critchlow QBing does our line block better and our receivers get more separation?"

    I think the offensive line blocked better because UNLV had a less than par defensive line. Critchlow seemed to have plenty of time to make the right reads and did a decent job. Still, this is a good win and a step in the right direction. Kudos to the OL to give Critchlow the time he needed to get more comfortable in the pocket.

  • Mowgli54 Santa Rosa, CA
    Nov. 11, 2017 10:14 a.m.

    Great win. Why? Last night might end up as a kind of turning point. It's true that UNLV is not the soft touch it used to be---the Rebels may be a legit force in the MW with those receivers and coaches---but that's not it. Rather, Squally seems like he's found his mojo (has he worked thru his grieving for the tragic death in his family?), we found a QB, and Detmer finally tools to carve up a D, not the blunt knives he had earlier. Thank you Coach Lamb for bringing Mr. Critchlow when you came from So Utah.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Nov. 11, 2017 10:10 a.m.

    I saw in Critchlow, I hadn’t seen all year in a BYU QB: He held the pocket and kept his pose, threw the long ball accurately, went through his progressions instead of telegraphing his primary target, and no interceptions or stupid decisions!

    An unsung hero in this game was Hifo. Best performance by a BYU receiver this year.

    Canada and the O-Line were terrific.

    Detmer called a better game except for that 3rd and short in the red zone when the running game was on fire and he calls a lateral pass to the sideline.

    The 2 picks by the D were key to the victory, but other than that, the pass defense was horrible.

  • mdp Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 9:33 a.m.

    BYU finally found someone with a defensive line worse than their own... it would be really refreshing to see the BYU secondary within 10 yards of a pass someday...

  • 7 in a row! Ogden, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 9:31 a.m.

    This historic run is officially over for the 2017 Cougars. We can no longer compare them to the three worst teams in program history.

    With 1-2 more wins still on the table, they may elevate themselves above the 10 worst teams in program history.

  • coleman51 Orem, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 9:27 a.m.

    After watching the game, I now wonder what our season would be like if we started Critchlow from the beginning. It was apparent from the beginning that Mangum was not on target and I think his injury hampered him throughout the season. I hope BYU does not make the same mistake next year and start Mangum his senior year and waste a developmental year for Critchlow like they did for Mangum. I think in the end that proved critical in the development of Mangum. Now, it's too late for Mangum to recover.

  • Riddles in the Dark Olympus Cove, Utah
    Nov. 11, 2017 9:19 a.m.

    TruCoug

    "Difference Critchlow threw the ball where the receivers could catch in stride not at the feet or behind or over the heads of the receivers."

    Critchlow also read defenses and checked down his options, instead locking in on one receiver and telegraphing every pass.

  • utahcoyote Saint George, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 9:20 a.m.

    congratulations to the CC boys, and their well deserved win. critchlow looked poised for such a young whippersnapper, and canada ran with power.

    deciding point of game might well have been the canada fumble that wasn't. watching live it looked like a fumble, but the replay looked like it was caused by ground.

  • BlueCoug Provo, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 9:08 a.m.

    Juice Box

    "Looked like two evenly matched teams. They should be conference rivals in the MWC."

    BYU beat UNLV with their FIFTH string QB (Mangum, Hoge, Detmer, Kafentzis, Critchlow), a walkon Freshman who returned from a mission 5 months ago.

    BYU is now 9-0 (100%), undefeated versus UNLV in Sam Boyd Stadium.

    Utah is 6-2(75%) versus UNLV in Sam Boyd Stadium, including a shutout loss 0-27 to a 10-loss UNLV team.

    BYU lead from start to finish and took three consecutive knees at the UNLV 3-yard line to end the game, or it could very easily have been a 38-21, 17-point win.

    Not a huge win, but something to build on for next season. Detmer has finally found a QB who can run his offense.

  • TruCoug Mission Viejo, CA
    Nov. 11, 2017 9:00 a.m.

    Jello is Good "Yes. Finally we have a QB. Sorry Mangum had to get injured but he had to go. Is it just me or with Critchlow QBing does our line block better and our receivers get more separation?"

    Difference Critchlow threw the ball where the receivers could catch in stride not at the feet or behind or over the heads of the receivers. Gave the offense some rhythm and kept drives alive. My guess is if Critchlow finishes the season like this and we win out, the QB job is his regardless of the health of anyone else and Detmer keeps his job.

    If we had QB play like this from the beginning of the season we'd have at least 6 wins and possibly as many as 8 and would be finishing the season at 8-5 or 10-3 plus potential bowl win. Unfortunately a big what if right now.

  • byufootballrocks Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 8:54 a.m.

    Awesome game. Critchlow made the difference. His early pass-first success set up the run, and Squally took it from there.

    When the quarterback is passing accurately and is on all cylinders, it lifts the whole team.

    BYU was well-prepared. Really proud of the coaches. The defense blew it a few times, but overall the team was so much better.

    Play calling was much better, too, only a few crazy ones, like third and one in the red zone and we throw a flat-lateral pass, which was overthrown and dropped as well.

    But it was courageous to see us keep marching down the field when UNLV kept coming back. That's BYU football!

  • blue & white Boise, ID
    Nov. 11, 2017 8:29 a.m.

    Much improved offense and nice to see Critchlow & Canada and the rest of the team do so well. Hopefully Wilstead can continue to red shirt. Hodge still has an injury as evident when he entered the Fresno state game. He should not have played last week. His foot injury from the USU game was severe and agrivated again. Go cougars.

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    Nov. 11, 2017 8:24 a.m.

    Did Hoge not dress? If so, is he still hurt?

  • Meckofahess Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 8:19 a.m.

    Nice win Coach Sitake! You have yourself what appears to be a very fine QB and Squally was terrific!

    Great win and we are hoping the momentum will continue. This is a rebuilding process so we will just have to be a little patient.

    Most fun of all was to see a smile on all the coaches faces for a change - keep it going baby!

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Nov. 11, 2017 7:56 a.m.

    Fun game to watch! Canada and Critchlow looked good largely because of the play of the offensive line!

  • Gone outback Australia, 00
    Nov. 11, 2017 7:33 a.m.

    As a BYU fan, it's actually kind of sad that BYU won. They were on the verge of something historic, now that they won (and have a decent chance of winning at UMASS next week) their losing season is only moderately awful.

  • Lone Eagle Aurora, CO
    Nov. 11, 2017 7:22 a.m.

    The running game looked a ton better with this game. Granted UNLV is not a powerhouse football team, but I thought the execution of the offensive line in making a hole for the running back to exploit was a whole lot better than other games in the season.

    The passing game looked a bit better as well.

    I say well done.

  • Juice Box Eureka, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 5:52 a.m.

    Looked like two evenly matched teams. They should be conference rivals in the MWC.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 5:52 a.m.

    Yay! BYU needed this win badly. Critchlow looks like a great QB for next season with the other two down. Way to go team!

    Go BYU Cougars!

  • Deanvrtc Vancouver, WA
    Nov. 11, 2017 1:33 a.m.

    Critchlow...where have you been hiding? Great job young man! You give Cougar Nation a little hope again.

  • Caddis Terry, MT
    Nov. 11, 2017 1:10 a.m.

    They looked like a complete team tonight. Gameball to Detmer IMO. He called a great game. I liked the offensive balance. Kafensis (sp?) Bushman, Critchlow, Canada, the unsung ones on the line... . we all realize that we were not up against a great team, but nice to see a win. They were not picked to win. Nice to see balance. Nice to see the opposition gassed and whupped. Go Blue!

  • Jello is Good ,
    Nov. 11, 2017 12:35 a.m.

    Yes. Finally we have a QB. Sorry Mangum had to get injured but he had to go. Is it just me or with Critchlow QBing does our line block better and our receivers get more separation?

  • Scores Idaho Falls, ID
    Nov. 11, 2017 12:13 a.m.

    Congratulations to Joe, Squally, and the BYU team on this win. A win for Joe as quarterback for a freshman to get a win in his first start. That doesn't happen very often...maybe only the third time in BYU history. Looks like the Cougars have found their QB for the rest of the season.

  • 93 COUGAR Orem, UT
    Nov. 11, 2017 12:11 a.m.

    Nice to see the offense come alive! Critchlow was poised, confident, and had an all around great game. The Offensive line was opening up gaping holes. Squally Canada was running with patience and determination. Way to wait for the holes to open up. Haven't really seen that from him.

    An overall great game. Always nice to beat UNLV at their home even though it looked like there were more Cougar fans at the game than UNLV fans.

    Nice to be back in the win column.