BYU receiver Kody Epps is brought down by several Oregon defenders at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. The Ducks took it to the Cougars that afternoon in Eugene.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

In BYU’s frustrating loss at Oregon, head coach Kalani Sitake took the blame — essentially deflecting criticism from his players. But he was right in a big way when he spoke of a breakdown in fundamentals and technique, including just making tackles against the Ducks. Sitake seeks to correct all that in a game with Wyoming in LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday in a rematch with longtime foes of the old WAC and MWC.

It is interesting that BYU tackled just fine in the South Florida and Baylor games, but on this second road trip after a lot of elation and celebration, that skill set eluded them.

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Cougar Insiders predictions

Predict the BYU-Wyoming game by giving a score and explain how you believe this game will go down.

Jay Drew: I expect BYU to be a fired-up and angry football team on Saturday night, especially after the way the Cougars played in the 41-20 loss to Oregon. But this will not be an easy game. Wyoming can make its season with a win over BYU at LaVell Edwards Stadium and take out its frustrations for all those beatdowns at the hands of the Cougars over the years. Coach Craig Bohl has done a nice job retooling his team after transfers seemingly decimated it over the offseason. And Wyoming QB Andrew Peasley is the type of good, dual-threat QB that has given BYU fits in the past. I see BYU pulling away in the fourth quarter, but not until then.

Prediction: BYU 38, Wyoming 27

Dick Harmon: The disappointing Oregon loss popped a lot of high-flying dream balloons, but in retrospect, you could see it coming after the emotion and physicality of the Baylor win in double overtime. I give Wyoming all the respect in the world and expect nothing but a dogfight. But if BYU continues to tool its run attack with mediocre results, it has …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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