BYU football: The five best moments of Cougars’ 2016 season

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The BYU football season was filled with ups and downs. It provided ecstasy and despair. Now it has come and gone, but all is not forgotten.

BYU football was a roller coaster this season. New coaches, new schemes, tough schedule and high expectations. The Cougars brought their share of heartbreaks in 2016, but there were just as many bright spots.

And there’s no denying that for all the ‘what ifs’ fans have discussed, the future is very bright for Kalani Sitake and the BYU Cougars.

In 2017, the Cougars will play 13 teams (thanks to an NCAA rule allowing teams with a road game against Hawaii to schedule an extra opponent). Four of those teams are from Power 5 conferences (Utah, Wisconsin, Mississippi State and LSU). Overall, BYU football’s 2017 opponents are 64-82 (pending some bowl games).

But let’s not move on to 2017 quite yet. Let’s savor the good that BYU football brought us in 2016.

These are the five best moments of the Cougars’ 2016 season.