BYU football: Can BYU button up independence era with Power 5 victory?

BYU quarterback Jaren Hall celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Utah Tech at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. The Cougars close out their regular season with a road game Saturday at Stanford.

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

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This week’s clash between Stanford and BYU will feature two quarterbacks who served missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Jaren Hall and Tanner McKee. Both were recruited by Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer out of high school. It will mark the final regular-season game for both teams and could set the tone for a bowl game for BYU.

Cougar insider predictions

Predict the score of BYU at Stanford and explain your reasoning.

Jay Drew: A few weeks ago, it appeared BYU’s regular-season finale against Stanford would carry a lot of intrigue, and the Cougars’ bowl hopes might have been on the line. But BYU took care of business at Boise State, while Stanford has stumbled as of late, and this matchup at Stanford Stadium doesn’t hold much interest for anybody except the teams themselves and their fans. And even Stanford’s fans might not show up, given that the Cardinal lost the Big Game 27-20 last week at Cal and their season is pretty much over.

Don’t be surprised if BYU fans outnumber Stanford fans, perhaps even by a 2-1 margin.

I’m predicting a BYU win because I think the Cougars have the better offense, …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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