No. 20 BYU continues Pac-12 tour facing No. 11 Washington
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen got a firsthand look at BYU's Tanner Mangum many years ago when the quarterback was a high school star in Idaho and Petersen was still in charge at Boise State.
When Petersen started looking at film in preparation for Saturday's game between No. 11 Washington and No. 20 BYU, his memories of Mangum came flooding back, along with the realization of just how long it's been since Petersen was trying to get Magnum to Boise State.
BYU spoils Sumlin’s debut with 28-23 win over Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Brigham Young's offensive line pushed Arizona around. Tanner Mangum was effective in his return from an Achilles' tendon injury. The Cougars kept Khalil Tate from breaking off any big runs.
BYU expected to be better after a four-win season ago and sure seems to be after opening the season with a road win over a Pac-12 team.
Squally Canada scored on three short runs and BYU spoiled Kevin Sumlin's Arizona coaching debut with a 28-23 win over the Wildcats on Saturday night.
BYU Football: Nelson started the string of injured Cougar quarterbacks
Former Cougar Riley Nelson doesn’t believe the quarterback position at BYU is cursed.
He couldn’t help but joke about it a little, though.
“I feel somewhat responsible,” he said with a laugh, “because I kind of started the trend.”
The Cougars have had quite a run of bad luck with injured quarterbacks. Nelson went down with a season-ending injury in 2010, followed by Taysom Hill in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and last week, Tanner Mangum.
BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum done for the year as ‘Season of Injuries’ continues (Nov. 5)
I wouldn’t define the season as a “Season of Injuries”. That label deflects from the poor coaching. The inability to coach-up players to where the next player can step up and fill the vacancy.
Impactful injuries occur to every football team. Not a good excuse. Being honest with yourself and having a great attitude is more than half the battle of any challenge.
BYU opens up QB competition with Mangum out for season
BYU coach Kalani Sitake has opened up the quarterback competition 10 games into the season after Tanner Mangum was lost for 2017 due to an Achilles injury.
A historically bad campaign turned worse during a 20-13 loss to Fresno State on Saturday when Mangum went down. The Cougars (2-8) are now in danger of their first nine-loss season since 1955.
BYU football players earn recognition for good play in win over San Jose State
After a loss, it is often easy to point out all the mistakes, the failings, the shortcomings — as the BYU football team has found out all too well this year.
Although there are still some of those in a win, victory makes it easier to recognize some of the positives.
The Cougars haven’t had many of those in 2017, so it isn’t surprising that BYU head coach Kalani Sitake appeared to enjoy lauding some of the solid performances in Saturday’s 41-20 victory over San Jose State.
Win meant progress for BYU football team, but Cougars still want to be better
When a team has lost seven games in a row — the longest such streak of futility in 49 years — it would be simple to be satisfied by finally getting that much-needed win.
In Saturday’s post-game press conference after the BYU football team earned its second win of the season by defeating San José State, 41-20, Cougar head coach Kalani Sitake and the players expressed that they were thrilled to get a victory — but they are still far from satisfied with their overall performance.
Mangum throws 3 TD passes, leads BYU over San Jose St. 41-20
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Tanner Mangum threw for 283 yards and three touchdowns as BYU rolled to a 41-20 victory over San Jose State on Saturday.
BYU (2-7) snapped a seven-game losing streak.
Mangum connected on scoring throws to Micah Simon and Matt Bushman to cap the Cougars' first two drives. KJ Hall ran for 112 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown. Squally Canada added a 9-yard touchdown run, and Mangum's 41-yard TD pass to Simon stretched BYU's lead to 38-6 eight seconds into the fourth quarter.
BYU-Mississippi State grades: Defense gets worse grades than offense
Daily Herald BYU football beat writer and sports editor Jared Lloyd evaluates the performance of every position group and the coaches in the BYU-Mississippi State game at Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday.
The game plan was for Tanner Mangum to make a lot of quick throws and he had some success. He did get a long pass and a touchdown pass to Aleva Hifo, but finished with just 147 passing yards.
Scouting Mississippi State: Cougars need to focus on stopping Fitzgerald
Location: Starkville, Miss.
Facilities: Davis Wade Stadium (61,945 capacity)
Coach: Dan Mullen (9th season, 64-44 overall)
2016 Record: 6-7, 3-5 MWC West)
2017 Ranking: None
Series: BYU leads the overall series 2-1. BYU won last year 28-21 in overtime at LaVell Edwards Stadium
BYU football: Cougar offense stymied by poor decisions
On the first BYU offensive drive of Friday’s game against Boise State at LaVell Edwards Stadium, the Cougars looked like a very different team than they have most of the year.
The 10-play drive went 48 yards, featuring six runs by two different running backs and four passes to three different receivers with no incompletions.
The result of the balance and execution was a 3-yard TD plunge by BYU running back Ula Tolutau.
Boise State set for latest installment of growing rivalry with BYU
PROVO, Utah — In the first game of the 12-year series back in 2012, Boise State won 7-6 on a defensive touchdown.
Two years ago in Provo, the Broncos led most of the game before Tanner Mangum’s 35-yard touchdown pass with 45 seconds left gave BYU a stunning win.
Last year in Boise the Broncos overcame five turnovers and escaped with a 28-27 win on a blocked BYU field goal attempt in the final seconds.
Scouting Boise State: Broncos still searching for consistency
Location: Boise, Idaho
Facilities: Albertson’s Stadium (36,387 capacity)
Coach: Bryan Harsin (5th season, 33-11 overall)
2016 Record: 10-3, 6-2 MWC West)
2017 Ranking: None
Series: Boise State leads the overall series 5-2. … Last season, the Broncos blocked a BYU field goal in the final seconds to preserve a 28-27 victory. … BYU’s last win in the series was in 2015, 35-24 in Provo.
DICKSON: BYU has more questions than answers after loss to Aggies
I know this: I’ve been writing a lot of “What now?” columns this year after BYU football games.
As the losses pile up, the Cougars have created far more questions than answers.
With Friday’s messy 40-24 loss at Utah State, the direction of the BYU football program is, at the moment, straight down.
There is no momentum, no upward trajectory.
Everyone associated with the program — fans, coaches, players, even the media — is waiting for that moment to arrive.
BYU-Utah State football notebook: Aggies again prove tough on Cougar QBs
The BYU-Utah State football series has not been a safe place for quarterbacks.
The Cougars have taken the brunt of the abuse in the past few years. Taysom Hill suffered season-ending injuries in 2012, 2014 and 2016 in games against the Aggies. The 2012 and 2014 injuries occurred while being tackled by the same player — USU’s Brian Suite.
BYU-Wisconsin football: Tanner Mangum enters stadium in boot, out; Hoge to start
The questions about the health of BYU junior quarterback and captain Tanner Mangum appear to have been answered when he exited the bus at the stadium.
Mangum was in a boot and rolling along on a scooter commonly used to prevent pressure on leg injuries, making it apparent that he will not be available to participate in Saturday's game against No. 10 Wisconsin at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
BYU QB Tanner Mangum out vs No. 10 Badgers with foot injury
PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum came onto the field with a boot on his left foot before the game and will not play against No. 10 Wisconsin on Saturday.
Sophomore Beau Hoge, son of former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Merrill, will make his first career start.
Mangum used a scooter to move around the sideline. The junior entered the season as the starter, but struggled in the first three games.
No. 10 Wisconsin to face struggling BYU offense
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Wisconsin hasn't been tested so far this season, and this week could be more of the same when the No. 10 Badgers face a BYU team with a meager offense.
The Cougars rank 125th in total offense and may be without starting quarterback Tanner Mangum.
BYU coaches declined to answer questions about Mangum's health or if he practiced. Neither he nor backup Beau Hoge was available to the media this week.
DICKSON: The rivalry will continue, but somewhat painfully for Cougar fans
It’s safe to say that Cougar fans are not happy.
There is more to this than the thought of losing to Utah for the seventh straight time.
No one anticipated BYU’s inept, lifeless, mistake-prone offense in 2017. No one anticipated someone obviously stealing a No. 12 Cougar jersey and doing a puzzling imitation of quarterback Tanner Mangum circa 2015. No one anticipated so much time to pass between touchdowns.
Getting Greedy: LSU’s redshirt freshman cornerback came up big in college debut
Andraez “Greedy” Williams spent an entire month of preseason practice preparing to be LSU’s starting left cornerback for the season opener against BYU.
Mangum, Canada lead BYU to 20-6 win over Portland State
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Tanner Mangum completed 16 of 27 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown, and Squally Canada had 13 carries for a career-high 90 yards and a score to help BYU beat Portland State 20-6 Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
Portland State's offense crossed midfield just twice and went three-and-out on four of its first five possessions.
Mangum ready to lead BYU after patiently waiting in 2016
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Tanner Mangum's moment at BYU is finally arriving.
Mangum leading BYU while dealing with mental health issue
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Tanner Mangum showed off his familiar cheeky, toothy grin Thursday as BYU began its first day of fall football camp.
The junior quarterback has plenty to smile about as he enters 2017 as the clear-cut starter in Year 2 of offensive coordinator Ty Detmer's system.
That same cheerful, outgoing demeanor, however, has masked an internal struggle in the past. One that he confronted in 2016 and told the world about this summer.