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December 15, 2008

First Look: BYU

Over the course of the week we'll have different previews featuring Arizona's game against BYU on Saturday in Las Vegas. To get things started, here's some basic information on Arizona's bowl game opponent.

Head Coach: Bronco Mendenhall (38-12 as BYU head coach)
Team Record: 10-2
Nat'l Rank: 16
Last Time Out:

The Cougars lost their final matchup of the season, falling to rival Utah 48-24. The BYU defense gave up 303 yards and four touchdowns through the air to Utes quarterback Brian Johnson while Cougars quarterback Max Hall threw five interceptions.

Harvey Unga ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns on just 15 carries and BYU did rattle off 214 rushing yards total.

Depth Chart:

Key Injuries:

Dennis Pitta, TE (Probable, Knee)
Scott Johnson, DB (Probable, Groin)

BYU Season-to-Date Stats (National Statistical Rank)

Scoring offense: 35.3 points per game (19th)
Total offense: 444.8 yards per game (17th)
Passing offense: 308.9 yards per game (7th)
Rushing offense: 135.9 yards per game (71st)

Opponents' Season-to-Date Stats (National Statistical Rank)

Scoring offense: 21.2 points per game (34th)
Total offense: 350.9 yards per game (58th)
Passing offense: 206.5 yards per game (59th)
Rushing offense: 144.4 yards per game (65th)

Team Leaders

Passing: Max Hall - 300-431, 3629 yards, 34 TD, 13 INT
Receiving: Austin Collie - 95 receptions, 1419 yards, 15 TD
Rushing: Harvey Unga - 223 attempts, 1061 net yards, 10 TD
Tackles: Matt Bauman - 101 tackles
Interceptions: David Nixon - 3 interceptions
Sacks: Jan Jorgensen - 5 sacks


08/30/08 at Northern Iowa - W, 41-17
09/06/08 at Washington - W, 28-27
09/13/08 vs. UCLA - W, 59-0
09/20/08 vs. Wyoming - W, 44-0
10/03/08 at Utah State - W, 34-14
10/11/08 vs. New Mexico - W, 21-3
10/16/08 at TCU - L, 7-32
10/25/08 vs. UNLV - W, 42-35
11/01/08 at Colorado State - W, 45-42
11/08/08 vs. San Diego State - W, 41-12
11/15/08 at Air Force - W, 38-24
11/22/08 at Utah - L, 24-48

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