August 12, 2008

2008: Grading the non-conference schedules


We've created a vicious cycle in college football. Sure we all love the fact that just about every game is on TV nowadays. And because coaches and athletic directors want their teams to look good on TV, so they schedule a lot of limp fish opponents. Because wins beget bowl games. Bowl games begets job security. Job security begets more money. Thus, more money is insured by wins. You spin me right round baby right round, like a record.

No longer do college football teams across the country take chances. Or, well, rarely do they. Have you noticed how boring Septembers have become, except for the occasional Appy State upset of Michigan or Ohio State showdown with Texas?

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December 23, 2007

Thrilling Finish

LAS VEGAS - BYU added another miracle finish to its memory book this season.

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December 22, 2007

Missed Opportunity

LAS VEGAS - UCLA missed a crucial conversion while trying to drive for the lead.

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Forbath Comes Through Again

LAS VEGAS - Kai Forbath kicked his second field goals of 50 yards or longer tonight to pull UCLA within a point of BYU.

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Injuries, but no scoring

LAS VEGAS - BYU junior right guard Travis Bright broke his right leg in the third quarter and was carted off the field.

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Big Mistake By BYU

LAS VEGAS - The BYU coaching staff is kicking itself in the locker room right now.

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Collie Drawing Flags

LAS VEGAS - BYU wide receiver Austin Collie is making an impact in his bowl debut without even making a catch.

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Forbath Kick Record Worthy

LAS VEGAS - UCLA kicker Kai Forbath put his name in the Las Vegas Bowl record book with a 52-yard field goal.

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BYU Forges Ahead

LAS VEGAS - The turnover bug just came back to bite UCLA.

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BYU Kick To Tie

LAS VEGAS - BYU has tied the game at 3-3 on a 29-yard field goal by Mitch Payne near the end of the first quarter.

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BYU Turns It Over

LAS VEGAS - After making it a point to cut down on turnovers in the rematch with UCLA, BYU turned the ball over on its first possession when quarterback Max Hall was hit by UCLA defensive end Bruce Davis and fumbled and the Bruins recovered.

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Rematch About To Begin

LAS VEGAS - Kickoff is just a few minutes away here at Sam Boyd Stadium for the Las Vegas Bowl game between BYU and UCLA.

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