Beleaguered BYU’s next challenge is a trip to Mississippi State

8 Oct , 2017 Sports

BYU (1-5) at Mississippi State (3-2)

Saturday, 10 a.m. MDT, Davis Wade Stadium, TV: SEC Network

Radio: 1160 AM, 102.7 FM

PROVO — If it weren’t bad enough that BYU has lost five consecutive games, the way the Cougars have looked in most of those contests is even more troubling.

In its five games against FBS opponents, BYU has been outscored 150-50. That’s an average score of 30-10.

The Cougars have lost to opponents from the Southeastern Conference, Pac-12 and the Big Ten. BYU’s last two setbacks have come to Mountain West Conference foes — by 16 and 17 points — respectively.

The Cougars are mired in their longest single-season losing streak since 1970, and they have a 1-5 record for the first time since 1973.

Yes, BYU’s streak of 12 consecutive bowl games is in serious jeopardy. The Cougars need to win six of their final seven games to finish the regular season with a winning record.

Coach Kalani Sitake is determined to help his team rebound.

“You can respond from adversity and you can get back on the right track. The goal is to try and turn this thing, and that’s what we’re going to try and do,” he said after last Friday’s 24-7 loss to Boise …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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