The fourth installment of our Notre Dame pre-spring opponent preview series features the BYU Cougars, who will visit South Bend for the second straight year this fall. Despite an anemic offense at times, the Cougars won eight games last season, including their sixth bowl win in seven years.
Bronco Mendenhall's program has been a model of consistency, and should again be a tough test for the Irish when it returns to Notre Dame Stadium in late November. BYU will be breaking in a new quarterback, but the defense should again be quite formidable.
Notre Dame needed a fourth-quarter rally last season to fend off the Cougars. Will it need the same this season? Let's take a look at BYU, which begins spring practice on Mar. 5.
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