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Saturday, November 20, 2010

New Mexico at BYU preview and Predictions

Today, on a gloomy day in Utah Valley, the Cougars will take on another lowly opponent in New Mexico. I am going to go out on a limb here and say BYU passes the 40 point mark again in another run away against the down 1-9 Lobos.

I am also going to go out and say that Heaps WILL indeed finally surpass the elusive 300 yard barrier he has yet to pass, marking his first 300 yard game in a Cougar uniform, with many more to come. The Cougars rack up over 200 yards on the ground, with JJ getting most of the reps and yardage. Kariya will continue to pound it out on the ground and get 50 yards or so. I am also going to say the Jacobsen will have a good game today. I think he needs this one for his one self image.

What the Cougars need to do today is what they have done each of the past two weeks. They need to start fast. They need to take shots down field, and show their opponent that they are a superior team and that they are not going to let up. This is something they have done great at the past few weeks, and I believe it to be pertinent heading into the the Utah game next weekend.

With a win today, BYU will become bowl eligible, and a shot at taking 2nd in the MWC, a feat just a month ago none of us thought possible. A win over the team up north would secure that spot, and another trip to Las Vegas most likely. Which this year, I think would be a little more savory than years past, considering what this team had to endure this season. Then again, I think any bowl this team will be satisfied with.

Defense will have another strong outing today, holding the Lobos under 300 total yards, and the second team will give up one big play.

Final score prediction. 45-10. With the lone N.M. TD coming in garbage time with benchers in the game.

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