The random thoughts of a man constantly staving off hypothermia and wolves.
04 August 2008
BYU Football highlight of the week
November 24, 2000. Lavell Edward's last game as BYU's head coach. The game is in Salt Lake City, against the Utah Utes. Starting quarterback Brandon Doman is a virtual unknown for the Cougars. Sure, he led BYU to win over New Mexico in Lavell's final home game ever the week before, but could the scrappy option QB succeed at the pass-happy Brigham Young University?
Doman aquitted himself well, passing for 284 yards and one touchdown. The run game struggled, however, as BYU gained 100 yards on 42 attempts, for 2.3 yards per carry.
But in the end, it was an option run for a touchdown by Doman from inside the 10 that gave BYU the 34-27 win.
And the other classic moment in this game: a 4th-and-13 completion from Doman to Pittman with under a minute left in the game and BYU down. Utah's secondary seems to have a tradition of allowing that kind of thing.
Owen Pochman made four field goals in the win. Oh, that we had that kind of consistency last year from the kicker position.
One last thing... holy cow do I not miss those uniforms. Thanks for bringing back the classic colors and design, Bronco.
I'm a graduate from BYU-Idaho with a degree in Communications with a print journalism emphasis. I currently work as a test engineer for a software company. I've been married for seven years and have three kids.