Men's Football Blog

BYU leads ECU 28-21 at halftime

Oct 10, 2015 - Posted by Michelle Wood at 7:18 pm | Permalink

Two plays into the second quarter, Bronson Kaufusi blocked Worth Gregory's punt, placing the Cougars on ECU's 1-yard line. Algie Brown ran the ball in for the touchdown three plays later.

Punter Jonny Linenhan faked a punt on a 4th down on the 33-yard line. He ran for seven yards to get the first down and keep the Cougars' drive alive with 10 minutes to go. The drive resulted in a 17-yard touchdown pass from Tanner Mangum to Mitch Mathews, capping a 10-play, 68-yard drive in under four minutes.

Sophomore Sione Takitaki picked up his second sack of the night to end ECU's next drive with five minutes to go in the second quarter. The next drive for the Cougars resulted in a 9-yard touchdown pass from Mangum to Terenn Houk, set up by a 39-yard pass from Mangum to Devon Blackmon

ECU had a 9-play, 77-yard drive in two minutes to end the first half. Quarterback Blake Kemp found Trevon Brown in the end zone for a 1-yard pass with six seconds left to make it 28-21.

Mangum went into halftime 17-of-23 with 254 yards and three touchdowns. Blackmon led the receivers with six receptions for 96 yards.

 

 

 

BYU behind ECU 14-7 after first quarter.

Oct 10, 2015 - Posted by Michelle Wood at 6:28 pm | Updated: October 10, 2015 7:13 pm | Permalink

On East Carolina's first drive, Sione Takitaki ended the drive after a nine yard sack on 3rd and 10.

Tanner Mangum connected with senior Mitch Mathews on 3rd and 13 for a 45-yard gain. However, three plays later, running back Algie Brown fumbled on a 4th down conversion, giving ECU the ball again at BYU's 31-yard line.

ECU quarterback James Summers would keep the ball that same drive on a 4th and 2 and score a touchdown off of a 34-yard run, capping a drive of 7 plays 69 yards in less than three minutes.

On the next drive, ECU's Trevian Hicks blocked BYU punter Jonny Linenhan's kick and Yiannis Bowden recovered it in the end zone to make it 14-0 with five minutes remaining.

BYU responded with a drive of 10 plays for 75 yard when Mangum connected with Brown for a 22-yard pass on the left side. 

Following the game: East Carolina vs. BYU

Oct 09, 2015 - Posted by McKay Perry at 4:16 pm | Updated: October 9, 2015 7:50 pm | Permalink

BYU football hosts East Carolina for the homecoming game with kickoff at 5:32 p.m. MDT at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo.

The game will be broadcast on ESPNU along with online access through Watch ESPN.

Live television coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. MDT with BYUtv’s pregame show Countdown to Kickoff. Live postgame coverage on BYUtv will follow after the game.

Radio coverage of the game can be heard on the Cougar IMG Sports Network with the Voice of the Cougars Greg Wrubell. The broadcast begins with the pregame show at 3:30 p.m. MDT on KSL 1160 AM and 102.7 FM out of Salt Lake City and online at BYUcougars.com. The game will also be available on BYU Radio through Sirius XM 143 and online.

Visit the gameday page for more information on the matchup.

Getting to Know: Terenn Houk and Manoa Pikula

Oct 09, 2015 - Posted by at 4:06 pm | Updated: October 9, 2015 7:53 pm | Permalink

Prior to the start of the 2015 season, we had the chance to talk with Terenn Houk and Manoa Pikula. Learn a little bit about them below.


Terenn Houk

Senior Receiver

Major: Sociology

Stadiums excited to play at in 2015: Big House, Nebraska, Rose Bowl, and Arrowhead

One thing people don’t know about you: I have two little brothers, they are 4 and 6 and that’s probably why it’s interesting. And they’re white.

Other sports you enjoy: Basketball, baseball, and volleyball. I played high school basketball and baseball.

Favorite pro athlete: Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks

Favorite movie: Tangled or Frozen

Favorite actor: Denzel Washington

Who do you look up to?: Robert Anae–He’s like a dad. He’s one of those coaches that you always want approval from. He pushes you to be your best. Also, Frank Wintrich–He’s cool. He’s not as tough. He tries to act like he’s tough but he’s not.

Nicknames from team: T-Money

Pregame ritual: I read these notes that someone special wrote to me as motivation. Then I say a prayer and listen to Taylor Swift.

Favorite football memory: Scoring my first touchdown against UConn in 2014 or beating Utah State in 2011. Everyone stormed the field. That was unreal.


Manoa Pikula

Senior Linebacker

Stadiums excited to play at in 2015: I can’t wait for the Rose Bowl and the Big House

One thing people don’t know about you: I listen to slow jams before every game. I’m not a hype guy.

Where did your name come from?: From my Grandpa, from Tonga.

Other sports you enjoyed in high school: I wrestled and played rugby. I played rugby for Highland and we won nationals.

Favorite movie: The Incredibles

Favorite actor:  Brad Pitt or The Rock

Favorite food: French fries and horse meat. My Mom has a really good recipe for horse. She puts mayonnaise and sauce on it.

Who you look up to: My five brothers, I look up to each of them for different reasons. Being the youngest, I was kind of the punching bag, but they always looked out for me and showed me the ropes.

Nicknames from the team: Deuce-deuce because of my number being 22.

Pregame ritual: I’ll listen to a lot 90s R&B type music.

Favorite Football Memory: Beating Texas at home two years ago in 2013. That was by far one of the best memories I have from being at BYU.

 

BYU downs UConn 30-13

Oct 02, 2015 - Posted by Preston Brown at 11:38 pm | Updated: October 2, 2015 11:39 pm | Permalink

Trevor Samson knocked in a 25-yard field goal on the opening drive of the fourth quarter, giving BYU a 13-10 lead.

Bronson Kaufusi picked off Bryant Shirreffs' pass on the next series, returning the ball to the UConn 21-yard line. On the next play, Tanner Mangum threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Mitch Mathews, putting the Cougars up 20-10.

After a nine-play drive, the Huskies got on the board again with a 42-yard field goal, bringing the score to 20-13.

UConn attempted an onside kick on the next kickoff that was tipped but eventually recovered by BYU at the UConn 41-yard line. The Cougars capitalized on the drive with a 6-yard touchdown pass from Mangum to Mathews that gave BYU a 27-13 lead.

The Huskies threatened to scored on the next drive, but Shirreffs was picked off again, this time by Michael Shelton, who returned the ball to the UConn 35-yard line. That interception set up a 32-yard made field goal that brought the final score to 30-13.

BYU tied with UConn 10-10 at end of third quarter

Oct 02, 2015 - Posted by Preston Brown at 10:47 pm | Permalink

After a strong BYU drive to start the quarter, Tanner Mangum's pass was intercepted by Jamar Summers and returned 26 yards, setting up a drive that ended in a 37-yard UConn field goal that gave the Huskies a 10-7 lead.

On the ensuing drive, Mangum hit Nick Kurtz for a gain of 25 yards, putting the Cougars in scoring position in the red zone. BYU converted on a 26-yard field goal moments later, tying the game at 10-10.

The BYU offense strung together a nice drive to get the ball to the 10-yard line to end the quarter.

BYU and UCONN tied 7-7 at halftime

Oct 02, 2015 - Posted by Preston Brown at 9:49 pm | Permalink

On the first possession of the second quarter, BYU drove into scoring position, but failed to convert on a 48-yard field goal that missed just left.

The BYU defense forced a three-and-out on its first defensive series, holding the Huskies to a net loss of three yards.

Two series later, the Cougars charged down the field, but turned the ball over to the Huskies after Tanner Mangum's pass was intercepted in the end zone by Jhavon Williams.

On the ensuing drive, Bryant Shirreffs hit Arkeel Newsom for a 30-yard UCONN touchdown, tying the score 7-7.

BYU had a 38-yard field goal attempt blocked to end the half.

After first quarter BYU leads UConn 7-0

Oct 02, 2015 - Posted by Preston Brown at 9:01 pm | Permalink

On their second drive of the game, a 34-yard pass from Tanner Mangum to Terrenn Houk at the start of the series put the Cougars in scoring position.

BYU then scored the first points of the game on a 1-yard touchdown run from Francis Bernard. The touchdown was Bernard's first of the season.

On the next UConn possession, linebacker Sione Takitaki came up with a big sack for the Cougars, pushing the Huskies back against their own goal line, forcing a punt two plays later.

Following the game: BYU vs. UConn

Oct 01, 2015 - Posted by McKay Perry at 6:03 pm | Updated: October 2, 2015 7:34 pm | Permalink

BYU football is on the road again as it concludes September wtih a matchup against Michigan with kickoff at 8:21 p.m. MDT at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo.

The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 along with online access through Watch ESPN.

Live television coverage begins at 7 p.m. MDT with BYUtv’s pregame show Countdown to Kickoff. Live postgame coverage on BYUtv will follow after the game.

Radio coverage of the game can be heard on the Cougar IMG Sports Network with the Voice of the Cougars Greg Wrubell. The broadcast begins with the pregame show at 6 p.m. MDT on KSL 1160 AM and 102.7 FM out of Salt Lake City and online at BYUcougars.com. The game will also be available on BYU Radio through Sirius XM 143 and online.

Visit the gameday page for more information on the matchup.

Getting to Know: Mitchell and Garrett Juergens

Sep 30, 2015 - Posted by McKay Perry at 11:48 am | Updated: October 1, 2015 6:12 pm | Permalink

Mitchell Juergens

Junior Receiver

Major: Finance—Garrett and I have had the same classes since freshman year

Stadiums excited to play in: Lavell Edwards, Nebraska, Michigan, Rose Bowl, Utah State

One thing people don’t know about you: I am a black belt in tai-kwon-do. I haven’t had to use it but if the opportunity presents itself I am trained. It’s a family tradition. All the kids in the family have a black belt. My mom’s strategy is to teach us discipline.

Other sports you enjoy: Baseball, golf, basketball, ran track

Favorite pro athlete: Wes Welker, Julian Edelman

Favorite football team: Houston Texans

Favorite movie: Fan of chick flicks—How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Favorite actor: Owen Wilson in Shanghai Noon

Walkup song in baseball: In high school it was Heartless by Kanye West, but anything that gets me pumped

Favorite food: Tacos but they have to be like the ones you can find in Mexico

Three things you did in the offseason: Golf, nap, started new TV shows

Who do you look up to: My family, all of my brothers and sister and parents, the guys on the team. I really look up to them and how hard they work. They’re really good guys.

Nicknames from the team: Jergs—Spencer Linton and Jarom Jordan gave me the nickname Mitchell "Money" Juergens, now my dad calls me that too, so maybe Money will catch on too.

Pregame ritual: I sleep a lot to pass the time before a game. Listen to music, stretch a lot, and drink a lot of water.

Favorite football memory: Scoring first touchdown against Virginia last year, key moment in the game that put us ahead, walking into the end zone and hearing the roar of the crowd. It was awesome. I should have planned my celebration. Crossed the end zone and emotions came over me and I started doing high knees—I get made fun of for that celebration dance against Virginia, but I loved it. I’m going to retire that; it was a one-time thing. It’s going to be more calm and collective because I’ve been there before.


Garrett Juergens

Junior Defensive Back

Major: Finance

Stadiums excited to play in: Big House Michigan, Rose Bowl, Arrowhead Stadium

One thing people don’t know about you: I was born with a congenital foot problem. My right ankle has no mobility laterally, I can only move it up and down.

Other sports you enjoy: Baseball and golf in high school—Chose football so I could play in LaVell Edwards Stadium

Favorite pro athlete: Brett Favre—nothing stops him from playing

Favorite movie: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days—me and my wife’s favorite movie

Favorite actor: Matthew McConaughey—Fool’s Gold, Interstellar

Walkup song in baseball: Country music by Jason Aldean

Favorite food: Steak or pizza

Three things you did in the offseason: Went to the lake, napped and played softball. I played on an intramural softball team last spring and won the championship.

Who do you look up to: Dad—He has sacrificed everything for his kids. Everything he has done to get me where I am shows his love and I plan to do that for my kids.

Nicknames from the team: People call us Jergs because they can’t tell us apart. My defense brothers call me G because they know which one I am on the field.

Pregame ritual: I stretch a lot. I get nervous before every game and stretching calms me down. I don’t listen to music. It’s too distracting and I like to be aware of my surroundings.

Favorite football memory: First time playing in a college game—my first action was last year. I got to run down on kickoff in the Nevada game. I didn’t start playing until halfway through the season last year and stepping on the field and running out on kick off was an experience I’ll never forget.