Most would love to have a 10-3 record, but for BYU, when there were hopes for a BCS bid and a third straight conference title, a 10-win season was not enough.
BYU should have the offense even with the loss of wideout Austin Collie, but it was their defense that held them down. A BCS bid is unlikely unless they are able to go undefeated, which would require them beating Oklahoma in Dallas, or not get embarrassed and go 11-1.
|9-5-09||vs. Oklahoma @ Arlington, TX L|
|9-12-09||at Tulane W|
|9-19-09||FLORIDA STATE W|
|10-2-09||UTAH STATE W|
|TBA||COLORADO STATE W|
|TBA||AIR FORCE W|
|TBA||at Wyoming W|
|TBA||at New Mexico W|
|TBA||at San Diego State W|
|TBA||at UNLV W|
Oklahoma: They return Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford, but lost four offensive linemen.
Tulane: Ended the season on an eight-game losing streak and only averaged 16.7 points per game.
Florida State: They flirted in and out of the top 25 and finished the second half of the year at 3-3.
Utah State: The Aggies have a new coach in former Utah defensive coordinator Gary Andersen.
TCU: Jerry Hughes and a few others from TCU's defense are back to try to duplicate their 2008 performance.
Colorado State: The Rams need to break in a new running back and try to find a replacement for tight end Kory Sperry.
Air Force: The Falcons have experience this year and could cause some trouble.
Utah: Their defense should be just as good as last year's with nine starters back.
Wyoming: The new coach will try to run a spread attack.
New Mexico: They also have a new coach who will try to spruce up the offense.
San Diego State: They have solid quarterback in Ryan Lindley, but that is about it.
UNLV: With a quarterback firmly in place, but they lose their top receiver from 2008.