First of all, I love the line - SACRIFICE YOUR BODIES! (coaches love to say that.. when its not their bodies)
Secondly, this was absolutely how this game played out and Van Noy is now the Waterboy of BYU football.
That could have been the ugliest first three quarters of a BYU bowl game in history. Not one offensive touchdown. Sucher turns to me and plays the clip above on his iPhone and the words never seemed so true. QBs throwing picks like drunken sailors and a non-existent running game. Someone on defense would have to score a touchdown for us to win the game. Shortly after playing this now legendary clip, Kyle Van Noy exploded with a forced fumble and recovery for a touchdown and a pick-6 a few minutes later.
How sad is a bowl game when one defensive player scores more points that both offenses combined? BYU wins with no passing TDs? Not the Cougars of old.
With the Mayan Apocalypse looming large tomorrow, this game could mean two things:
- Despite BYU playing fantastically bad, the Lord will not allow his team to lose before the end of the world. If he can do it for Tebow, he can do it for BYU. They simply can't go out losers.
- A BYU team with an utterly pathetic offense and dominating defense must be a sign of the Apocalypse.