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Best Case/Worst Case Scenario: BYU Cougars

Best Case Scenario: Barring a miracle with the whole 1984 national championship team being reincarnated to the 2009 team to play Oklahoma BYU will finish 11-1. Vegas have the Cougs a three touchdown dog in the christening game at Jerry World. That does not mean that BYU can not run the table and still make a BCS run, but that would be tough.

BYU returns a lot of talents on offense starting with quarterback Max Hall, tight end Dennis Pitta, running back Harvey Unga, and wide out McKay Jacobson should meant that the Cougars should be able to out score their opponents.

The schedule is not easy with Oklahoma, Florida State, Utah, and TCU, however the last three are home games and currently BYU has an 18 game home winning streak. Besides the offense that will be very good, and to achieve a great season defense to step it up.

If the defense is able to create a turnover or two a game, and if the offensive line that has been banged up can gel quickly it is not out of the question for BYU to go 11-1 and a possible trip to a BCS bowl game for the first time in school history.

Worst Case Scenario: This could be ugly if BYU goes 7-5, which would send them to the New Mexico Bowl or even the Humanitarian Bowl. The main reason for these loses would be to the defense still not performing well, and the offensive line is a mess with all the injuries on the year.

Max Hall could regress and keep up his turnover feast where he gave up the ball six times against Utah. Besides the two blowouts to Utah and TCU that they suffered; BYU had close wins against Washington, UNLV, Colorado State, and Air Force.

If the defense does not improve then those close wins could become losses, which could put BYU in the mediocre category and a very low tier bowl game. This is not a far fetched scenario especially if Bronco Mendenhall keeps his predictability on offense, which is something he said at media day.

Bronco mentioned that if they execute their plays they will be successful, well coach not if everyone knows what play you run. Also, a bad omen could be if the secondary does not improve and teams are able to eat up a ton of yards with the corners playing eight yards off the line.

Date Game Time Zone Television
Saturday, September 5 BYU vs. Oklahoma & 6:00 PM CT ESPN
Saturday, September 12 BYU at Tulane 2:30 PM CT ESPN2
Saturday, September 19 Florida State at BYU 5:00 PM MT VERSUS HD
Saturday, September 26 Colorado State at BYU 4:00 PM MT The Mtn.
Friday, October 2 Utah State at BYU 7:00 PM MT The Mtn.
Saturday, October 10 BYU at UNLV 7:00 PM PT The Mtn.
Saturday, October 17 BYU at San Diego State 3:00 PM PT The Mtn.
Saturday, October 24 TCU at BYU 5:30 PM MT VERSUS HD
Saturday, November 7 BYU at Wyoming 12:00 PM MT The Mtn.
Saturday, November 14 BYU at New Mexico 12:00 PM MT The Mtn. HD
Saturday, November 21 Air Force at BYU 1:30 PM MT CBS C HD - HD
Saturday, November 28 Utah at BYU 3:00 PM MT The Mtn. HDCBS C HD

Not a chance: Oklahoma

Lock it Up @Tulane, Utah State, @San Diego State, @Wyoming, @New Mexico

50/50 Florida State, Colorado State, Air Force, Utah, TCU, @UNLV

Projected Record: 10-2