BYU’s 16-game winning streak and their veritable train to a BCS bowl was derailed last night after they filled up a diaper against TCU. Brigham Young fell behind 17-0 after two big turnovers and were unable to recover.
“Nobody has been able to do that to BYU for a couple of years,” TCU coach Gary Patterson said. “No way I could have seen it coming.”
Even though TCU (7-1, 4-0) had been pointing to this game since January, when a BYU logo was placed on a blocking dummy in the team weight room. [...]
“It’s more disappointing than surprising,” BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said. “We knew they were a very good football team. But when you make mistakes like we made against a team like that, that simply is the result.”
BYU was shaping up to be one of the more fun stories in college football this season, but that’s all over now. We’ll point to the failures of the Provo-based football program when Ohio State winds up back in the BCS Title Game. I’m not any happier about it than you are.
Oh, Florida State is suddenly 5-1 now with their win against NC State last night. Hooray, geriatric mouthpiece head coaches!
[NBC Sports, home of Notre Dame football and that one fat coach]