We asked you the fans to vote the top performances of the last year and here are the results!
The Oscars is the most viewed awards show of the year. With that, we thought it would be fun to have our own ‘Oscars’ for BYU. We reached out to you, the fans to vote what the winners should be, and this what you decided.
The Best Game
BYU vs Wisconsin Football – 24-21
Coming off of a loss against California in Provo, the Cougars traveled to one of the hostile venues in the nation against the No. 6 ranked team, Wisconsin. The game started tight and remained the entire time but it came down to the play of the running backs and kickers that decided the game. Squally Canada ran for 118 yards and Jonathan Taylor ran 117 for Wisconsin, but Canada’s came on only 11 carries while Taylor’s were on 24. Freshman Skylar Southam hit a crucial 46 yard go ahead field goal while Wisconsin’s Rafael Gaglianone missed his attempt to tie the game with just seconds left in the game. Not to mention it was all televised on ABC.
San Fransisco vs BYU Basketball – 73-75 OT
BYU Basketball was down 61-54 with :55 seconds left in the game against the Dons before the stars all aligned giving BYU a chance. In the next 50 seconds, BYU made a three pointer, had an offensive put back, completed an ‘And-One’ opportunity and got a steal. In the same time period, San Fransisco missed three free throws and had a turnover. That led for the chance to tie it up with five seconds left. Elijah Bryant took an inbounds pass and six feet away behind the arc found himself open and let it go. The shot went in and sent the game into overtime where everyone knew BYU was going to pull off the comeback win.
Stanford vs BYU Women’s Volleyball – 2-3
BYU Women’s Volleyball pulled off the best win of any BYU team this year by taking down then and eventual NCAA Champion No. 1 Stanford. The Cougars got off to a hot start taking the first two sets before the Cardinal won the third and fourth sets. The Cougars rallied though and took the final set and the match. Roni Jones Perry was a kill and block machine and Mary Lake had some of the best digs of her career.
NCAA Cross Country Championships – BYU finishes 2nd
Although not super exciting or dramatic, this is the highest finish BYU athletics had all year. The Cougars came into the race projected to finish either second or third in the race and was hoping for the upset of winning and beating Northern Arizona. Freshman Connor Mantz finished tenth overall and Rory Linkletter came in 22nd.
BYU vs Wisconsin – Football: 80%
BYU Cross Country NCAA Championships: 14%
San Fransisco vs BYU – Men’s Basketball: 3%
Stanford vs BYU – Women’s Volleyball: 3%