BYU’s school record bowl winning streak was snapped tonight after the Cougars fell to Washington 31-16 in a game that saw BYU go scoreless in three of the four quarters.
Looking at the box score of tonight’s game, you would think that BYU won tonight’s game. The special teams however were a problem tonight. BYU gave up a kick return for a TD, another kick return that set Washington up for another TD, fumbled punt return, and a muffed punt. Many of the miscues on special teams led to a loss for BYU. BYU out gained Washington tonight in total yards but still came up short.
What makes things even tougher to swallow is the backup quarterback for Washington put this game on ice for the Huskies as Keith Price was sidelined with an injury.
Disappointing loss to cap off a season that was filled with missed opportunities. Where does BYU go from here?
It’s disappointing to think that BYU is a mediocre football program. They were outclassed tonight by a interim head coach and a defensive coordinator in Justin Wilcox who is bolting for USC. Yet BYU still lost this game.
BYU needs more talent at the skill positions and they need better offensive line play. The o-line continues to let down Taysom Hill. Hill had some problems with his decision making but the kid has endless potential. He is being handcuffed by an offensive line that continues to underwhelm.
We will have more post-game analysis of the bowl game on the Cougar Center Podcast and here on the website.