Michigan RB Smith leaves game with apparent ankle injury

No. 22 BYU football concluded its September schedule with a 31-0 loss against Michigan at Michigan Stadium Saturday afternoon. At it could be a serious injury that puts the rest of his season in jeopardy.


Beginning with the second drive of the game, the Wolverines seemed to be playing against their own capabilities, instead of searching for consistency.

“It was more than I expected”, he said. “They couldn’t have given any more”. Our defense was lights out today not allowing any points.

“They outmanned us, outplayed us, outperformed us”, Mangum said. “It’s our fault that that wasn’t how it was in the first half”.

“He’s seeing things, having fun and letting it rip”. It goes both ways. So far, we’re an exciting team to watch.

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But Darboh was able to get them right, and now he has a highlight catch to boot.

Four different tight ends also hauled in receptions, just in case we were confused on who was Michigan’s head coach. “It was a similar plan with a wrinkle here or there”.

Big plays generate points and swing momentum. “The momentum was gone pretty quick”. The Wolverines offense has been marred by inconsistency, particularly in the passing game.

Overall, this is a game that BYU fans will want to forget and BYU coaches will look to make improvements for the rest of the season. They beat Oregon State 35-7 in Week 2.

The first quarter of the game saw just one completed pass for the Cougars, a 14-yarder to Devon Blackmon that was tipped by a defender. Tanner Mangum completed 30 of 47 passes for 244 yards, one touchdown against one interception. Against the Cornhuskers, BYU’s offense had eight plays of 20 yards or more. I am sure that has played around in his mind, he must be very eager to coach his new and improved team to a victory against the Cougars. I’ll take the Mounties this time, but it will be much closer than the almost two touchdown spread some experts are giving. “I thought the offense did a heck of a job controlling possession of the football”. BYU subsequently focused a lot on tackling during practice this week.

Mendenhall credited Michigan’s size and physicality with knocking out at least five of his players, including Michael Davis, Micah Hannemann, Harvey Langi, Kyle Johnson and Adam Hine.

While the team as a whole is still a bit ragged around the edges, Jones’ arm has been enough for the moment as he’s helped lead OSU to a 24-6 halftime lead on Western Michigan.


Since knocking off No. 11 Virginia Tech to win the Sugar Bowl on January 3, 2012, Michigan’s biggest wins came over Northwestern in 2012 and Notre Dame in 2013. Game-time weather was mid-70s with 10-15 miles per hour wind and partly cloudy. The flag-bearers were Graham Rowley (team), Mitch Mathews (special teams) and former Cougar defensive back Doug Henstrom (alumni), who played from 1996-99….

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