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Brigham Young ranks at No. 34 in the nation in third-down efficiency at 45.07 percent. Disdaining the punt for going for it on third and fourth downs, the Cougars were 8-for-17 in third down attempts and 3-of-5 in fourth down tries.
The Cougars also fumbled the ball twice, once on special teams and once when trying to punch the ball into the end zone on a fourth down play. Brigham Young’s third-down efficiency against Idaho was on par with its season totals, while its fourth-down conversion rate was below its season average.
Brigham Young set a season-high mark in scoring with the 52 points it posted against Idaho, but considering how well the Cougars moved the ball, there was opportunity to score more.
The Cougars can’t afford to turn over the ball in the red zone and will need to capitalize on its opportunities.