Smoke hangs in the air over Autzen Stadium during game between Eastern Washington and Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, in Eugene. Saturday BYU will pay Autzen a visit.

Andy Nelson, Associated Press

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BYU climbed from No. 21 to No. 12 in the Associated Press Top 25 rankings after a thrilling double overtime 26-20 win over No. 9 Baylor and now head coach Kalani Sitake prepares for another huge game against Oregon in Eugene this Saturday.

Here are some links for some of our coverage of the win over Baylor:

What we learned about BYU’s prep for Big 12 (Dick Harmon)
How BYU beat a top-10 team at home for the first time since 1990 (Jay Drew)
Here’s a moment between Hall and kicker Oldroyd after game (Aaron Shill)
3 Takeaways from BYU’s win over Baylor (Brandon Judd)
Twitter reacts to Cougar win over Bears (Ryan McDonald)

Cougar Insiders predictions

Predict the BYU-Oregon game results and score in Eugene this Saturday and explain your reasoning.

Jay Drew: I think BYU is the more talented team, but home-field advantage means a lot in college football — as we saw last week in BYU’s 26-20 win over Baylor. I saw where the game ball was given to defensive coordinator Ilaisa Tuiaki, but the LaVell Edwards Stadium crowd was also as responsible for the win as BYU’s defense was. It was incredibly impressive.

For that reason, I’m picking Oregon to outlast the Cougars Saturday at Autzen Stadium. Oregon has a lot of players from Utah on its roster — about 10 — and the Ducks will be out to salvage some Pac-12 pride after what happened last year at the hands of BYU. I see another close one going back and forth, but in the end I see the Ducks pulling it out. Along with the home crowd, the difference will be Oregon’s speed. 

Prediction: Oregon 38, BYU 35.

Dick Harmon: I believe BYU has a lot of momentum and confidence, and the way the defense played against Baylor in …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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