BYU soccer beat author Jared Lloyd provides his grades for the Cougar place models and coaches for Saturday’s recreation in opposition to Virginia at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo:
Jaren Corridor ended up 22-of-37 for a career-high 349 yards with three touchdowns, in addition to 42 yards dashing and a rating on six carries. He additionally averted turnovers (though that was aided by some good luck on a few tipped passes) and stored BYU’s offense buzzing for many of the recreation.
Everyone seems to be working out of superlatives to explain Tyler Allgeier, who put collectively one other colossal efficiency. His 29 carries for 266 yards with 5 touchdowns showcased a jaw-dropping mixture of pace, energy and toughness. He continues to amaze and impress, week in and week out.
Broad receivers/tight ends
The Nacua brothers put up practically equivalent stat strains as Samson Nacua had three catches for 107 yards and a TD whereas Puka Nacua had eight catches for 107 yards and a rating. The duo and Neil Pau’u (who had a TD catch) additionally made some good runs on jet sweep performs.
This group earned reward from Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall for the way bodily they have been within the run recreation and their success in giving Jaren Corridor time to throw. There have been a few miscues however any time a group has 385 yards on the bottom, the road was an enormous contributor.
BYU as soon as once more put rather a lot on the shoulders of three or 4 guys on the road and the Cougar gamers answered, notably after they wanted stops late within the recreation. This was in no way a dominating efficiency however the best way this unit rallied after halftime was large.
Payton Wilgar (11 tackles) and Ben Bywater (9 tackles) had essentially the most stops whereas Wilgar and Drew Jensen made interceptions. Uriah Leiataua was enjoying a linebacker function when he got here up with the game-changing compelled fumble. Nonetheless, no can ignore the catastrophe of a second quarter when BYU couldn’t deal with anybody.
This was by far the most important take a look at of the yr for this unit and for a very long time they weren’t as much as the duty. It’s their job to restrict large performs and Virginia had 4 touchdowns on performs of 30 yards or extra. BYU stored combating and ultimately began slowing the Cavaliers however this was an evening this group gained’t wish to keep in mind.
Ryan Rehkow was high quality in his punting duties, whereas the kickoff and further level showings have been regular. The unit had its grade dropped due to one other missed area purpose by Jake Oldroyd and the concentrating on by Chris Jackson on a punt return.
The BYU offensive coaches put their group in place to achieve success all through the sport, whereas the protection began robust however needed to make some large changes. There have been undoubtedly not as profitable throughout the second quarter and that dragged down the grade however on the finish of the day they did sufficient.