Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Jaren Hall (3) is hit by Oregon Ducks defensive end Brandon Dorlus (3) at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. No foul was called.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News


No. 12 BYU didn’t have an alibi, or any answers, in its lopsided 41-20 loss to No. 25 Oregon on Saturday at Autzen Stadium. 

Here are three takeaways from the Cougars’ first loss of the season:

Missed tackles, poor run defense plague BYU

BYU’s missed tackle problem on Saturday became a running commentary during the Fox broadcast of the game.

One week after the Cougar defense was lauded for its effort in containing the Baylor rushing attack, BYU struggled at stopping the Oregon offense until the game was well in hand.


Highlights, key plays and photos from No. 12 BYU’s 41-20 loss to No. 25 Oregon

Oregon quarterback Bo Nix, in particular, caused the Cougars headaches. He accounted for all five of the Ducks’ touchdowns, completing 13 of 18 passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns, and also running for 35 yards and three short touchdown runs.

The Ducks scored on their first six possessions, including five touchdowns, and ran for 212 yards with a 4.8 per-carry average.

After Oregon went to Nix’s backup for two possessions and the Cougars scored a pair of touchdowns to start the fourth, Nix returned to the game and again marched Oregon downfield on an eight-minute drive to seal the win.

The Ducks converted all three of their fourth-down attempts, including two on a touchdown drive just before …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


BYU football: 3 takeaways from BYU’s 41-20 loss to Oregon

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