BYU Resists SMU To Win 2022 New Mexico Dish

December 18, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The BYU Cougars quit the SMU Mustangs on a two-point effort with 8 secs to go and also caught a triumph in the 2022 New Mexico Dish.

The Mustangs and also Cougars dipped into College Arena in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday, December 17.

BYU defeated SMU, 24-23.

With the win, the Cougars enhanced their document to 8-5 this period.

New Mexico Dish Sneak Peek

Today notes the last video game of the Self-reliance period for BYU. After today, BYU will certainly sign up with the Huge 12 Meeting beginning in 2023.

Both groups enter the New Mexico Dish with 7-5 documents. Nonetheless, the large tale around BYU goes to quarterback. Fifth-year junior Jaren Hall is anticipated to be out, leaving an opening for a brand-new face to become the beginning quarterback.

BYU has 3 gamers they are thinking about at quarterback. None of the 3 quarterbacks have actually played a breeze this period. Those quarterbacks are Boise State transfer Cade Fennegan, Sol-Jay Maiava-Peters, and also chosen walk-on Nick Billoups.

” All 3 people can do points that are special and also might be various from each various other. Yet we really feel actually excellent regarding all 3 people,” claimed BYU instructor Kalani Sitake to KSL Sports. “I provided the obstacle to (BYU offending planner) A-Rod (Aaron Roderick) to simply play the ideal person at the correct times. We have no propensities today with the 3 [quarterbacks], so simply head out and also have a good time and also see what we can do.”

On the contrary sideline, SMU quarterback Tanner Mordecai is planning for his last video game with the Mustangs. Mordecai, an Oklahoma transfer, is seeking an NFL job after today’s video game.

Pregame Notes

  • Today is the 4th conference all-time in between BYU and also SMU on the stadium. BYU leads the collection 3-0.
  • The last conference accompanied both programs playing as Western Athletic Meeting (WAC) participants.
  • This will certainly be the 2nd dish conference including BYU/SMU. The initial was just one of the excellent coatings in university football background, the 1980 Vacation Dish. BYU won 46-45 after routing by 20 factors with much less than 3 mins left.
  • SMU instructor Rhett Lashlee claimed in Friday’s interview that he revealed his group highlights of that ’80 Vacation Dish to describe any kind of championship game can make university football background.
  • This will certainly be BYU’s 2nd look in the New Mexico Dish. The initial remained in 2010, BYU’s last video game as a Hill West program; they beat UTEP.
  • BYU WR Puka Nacua is not anticipated to play today. The celebrity receiver has actually approved an Elderly Dish invite. He was not worn for technique on Thursday.
  • BYU twist Jake Oldroyd is 3 factors far from coming to be BYU’s all-time leading marker, passing previous twist Mitch Payne.
  • BYU will certainly be shorthanded on the mentoring team. The Cougars do not have Ilaisa Tuiaki, Preston Hadley, Kevin Clune, or Ed Lamb on the team. Kalani Sitake has actually claimed they are leaning on experts and also graduate aides to load the spaces.

Very First Fifty Percent

Very First Quarter

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

Ryan Rehkow is growing these puntings.

New Mexico Dish document 67-YARD punting for