Ranking BYU’s Opposing Defenses in 2014

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Oct 19, 2013; Fresno, CA, USA; UNLV Rebels defensive back Peni Vea (42) tackels Fresno State Bulldogs quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the first quarter at Bulldog Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

10. UNLV

UNLV @ BYU Saturday, November 15

UNLV was able to play in a bowl game in 2013 for the first time in a coon’s age and will look to do the same again in 2014.  Defense might be a bright spot for them as they return 6 starters from last year.  The secondary is deep and experienced because last year there were many injuries that forced younger players into action.  UNLV’s run defense will be easily pushed around, so the Rebels will need to find a way to force opposing offenses into passing situations.  BYU’s line should control this like it did when the teams were conference foes.

Player to Watch:  Peni Vea, SS.  Vea had 108 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and two interceptions in 2013.

Bonus Player to Watch:  Torry McTyer, CB.  Torry is the son of one of the best BYU cornerbacks of all time, Tim McTyer.