For a weekend filled with top 10 surprises, BYU joined that group late on Saturday night with 26-21 double win in overtime More then – no. 9 Baylor.
Whether it’s discussing the Cougars’ overall balance, Jaren Hall’s superb performance or Chase Roberts’ breakout night, the highlight game left college football experts sharing their thoughts on BYU as it gears up for next weekend’s game at Pac-12’s Oregon Ducks.
Here is a sample of what these patriotic experts said about the Cougars after the decisive victory.
On the night of Garen Hall vs Baylor
“Garen Hall QB may be underappreciated in college football. Against Baylor’s barbaric defense, and without his top two receivers, Hall still put in an electric performance, completing 23 of 39 for 269 yards, then lunging for another 28—including some massive scramble along the stretch—while also earning a TD pass, ” David M. ESPN’s Hill Wrote.
“Over his past six games, Hall has captured nearly 2,000 yards of attack with 17 touchdowns and only three picks. Oh, and BYU is 6-0 in those games.”
On BYU’s recent success against Power 5
“Give it to BYU – the Cougars don’t wait to get into the Big 12 to play like they already belong. A year ago, they went 6-1 against Power 5 competitors, and the only eventual loss was to Big 12 champion Baylor,” Stuart Mandel the athlete Wrote.
“Saturday evening, They took revenge on that person, outperforms the Bears 26-20 in overtime. BYU was without the top two receivers, so the preparatory year student went up Chase Roberts With eight catches for 122 yards and a TD. Kalani Sitake has built the structure for a program that is now 28-6 since the middle of the 2019 season.”
About BYU’s potential impact on the elimination race
“The Cougars are set to take a huge leap into the playoff conversation after rebounding from a missed field goal at the end of the regulation and another in overtime to beat a big 12 group at future Baylor 26-20 in double overtime,” USA TODAY Paul Meyerberg Wrote.
“With a 261-yard pass to Garen Hall, the win will create … some big momentum ahead of next weekend’s game with Oregon. The Cougars also face Notre Dame and Arkansas in October, providing more opportunities to play a big role in this year’s New Year’s Six formation.” .
“The 26-20 win over Baylor is huge for the Cougars strong on both sides of the ball. Plus, it has a good enough schedule to impress the CFP Selection Committee,” Barrett Sally on CBS Sports Wrote.
BYU physically matches some of the strongest offensive and defensive lines in the country
📈 BYU deserves a top 10 rating
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Well, that wasn’t boring.
–BYU Baylor stopped in fourth and goal in the 2OT for the win.
– Trevor Matich (@TMaich) September 11, 2022
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