BYU Football: 6 Things We Learned From Houston

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2. Bronson Kaufusi may have been a bigger part of the pass rush than we thought

Oct 25, 2013; Provo, UT, USA; Brigham Young Cougars defensive lineman Bronson Kaufusi (90) between plays during the second half against the Boise State Broncos at Lavell Edwards Stadium. Brigham Young won 37-20. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Bronson Kaufusi exited the game after the first Texas drive last week. BYU still managed to get pressure on Tyrone Swoopes and spent a lot of time the backfield so I thought that the Cougars’ pass rush may be okay against Houston. Well, I was wrong. It’s basically a one-man show at this point as Alani Fua seemed to be the only BYU player that could consistently get to the quarterback. A good passing quarterback like John O’Korn is always going to find an open receiver if he has as much time to sit in the pocket as O’Korn had last night.

For BYU’s sake, let’s hope that Kaufusi gets back onto the field quickly. BYU needs to get pressure on the quarterback and Remington Peck just isn’t getting it done off the edge. (No disrespect to Peck, I think he’s done very well but I think even he’d admit that he’s no Kaufusi.)