Dick Harmon: Historic 5 losses has BYU reeling heading into SEC Country against Mississippi State

8 Oct , 2017 Sports

A week ago BYU football coach Kalani Sitake was up to his hips with four-straight losses. After Friday night, the mire that he’s trying to pull his herd of oxen out of became chest high.

Boise State’s 24-7 win over BYU handed the Cougars their fifth-straight loss. That hasn’t happened at BYU in 47 years.

Sitake told reporters after the latest loss that he can’t keep saying the same thing in that press room because it’s sounding like a broken record.

Just how historic is this losing streak, one equal to that of the 1970 season?

Well, the students in the stands Friday night were not even born the last time it happened. In fact, their parents had probably not even met or dated. BYU’s President Kevin J. Worthen was 14.

In 1970, Tommy Hudsbeth’s squad lost to Western Michigan, UTEP, San Diego State, Arizona and Arizona State before defeating Utah State — a five-game skid. But that was in the day BYU was not used to winning.

This is why Sitake, blinking his eyes on the sidelines in the fourth quarter, is so frustrated. He knows the history and has been a part of it.

What was it like in 1970? it was the year the …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

      

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