2011 BYU Cougars football team

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2011 BYU Cougars football
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Armed Forces Bowl Champions
Armed Forces Bowl vs Tulsa, W 24–21
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #25
2011 record 10–3
Head coach Bronco Mendenhall
Offensive coordinator Brandon Doman
Offensive scheme West Coast
Base defense 3–4
Captain Jameson Frazier
Captain Bryan Kariya
Captain Matt Reynolds
Captain Travis Uale
Home stadium LaVell Edwards Stadium
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 Division I FBS independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
BYU               10 3  
Notre Dame               8 5  
Navy               5 7  
Army               3 9  
As of December 30, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 BYU Cougars football team represented Brigham Young University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cougars, led by head coach Bronco Mendenhall, played their home games at LaVell Edwards Stadium. This was the first year they competed as an independent in football. They finished the season 10–3 and were invited to the Armed Forces Bowl where they defeated Tulsa 24–21.

2011 media[edit]

The school announced that the annual BYU Football Media days would be July 12, 2011 and would be broadcast live on BYUtv. Special question and answer segments with current players and BYU Hall of Famers would take place throughout the day on BYUtv.org. Having no other sports to broadcast that day, ESPN announced they would simulcast two of the events live on ESPN3. All games will be broadcast on KSL 102.7 FM and 1160 AM, on the internet at KSL.com, and through the various BYU Cougars sport network affiliates. Additionally BYUtv will broadcast a one hour pregame show live (called Countdown to Kickoff and hosted by Dave McCann, Alema Harrington, and David Nixon) followed by a Post-game Show with Interviews from players and coaches about the games outcome. The Bronco Mendenhall Monday Press Conference will be shown live every Monday on www.byutv.org (live events link) instead of the actual BYUtv Channel. BYUtv Sports will also be able to provide their own announcers for the BYUtv Gameday Replay of all home games with Dave McCann doing play-by-play, Gary Sheide or Blaine Fowler doing color commentary, and Robbie Bullough or Jarom Jordan doing sideline reporting.

BYU Radio Sports Network Affiliates[edit]

KSL 102.7 FM and 1160 AM- Flagship Station (Salt Lake City/ Provo, UT and ksl.com)
BYU Radio- Nationwide (Dish Network 980, Sirius XM 143, and byuradio.org)
KIDO- Boise, ID [football only]
KTHK- Blackfoot/ Idaho Falls/ Pocatello/ Rexburg, ID
KMGR- Manti, UT
KSUB- Cedar City, UT
KDXU- St. George, UT
KSHP- Las Vegas, NV [football only]
KNZZ- Grand Junction, CO [football only]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Regular Season
September 3 2:45 pm at Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi ESPN[1] W 14–13   55,124[2]
September 10 5:00 pm at #21 Texas Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas ESPN2[3] L 16–17   100,995[4]
September 17 7:15 pm Utah LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, Utah (Holy War) ESPN2[5] L 10–54   63,742[6]
September 23 6:00 pm UCF LaVell Edwards Stadium • Provo, Utah ESPN[7] W 24–17   59,874[8]
September 30 6:00 pm Utah State LaVell Edwards Stadium • Provo, Utah (Beehive Boot) ESPN[9] W 27–24   63,513[10]
October 8 8:15 pm San Jose Statedagger LaVell Edwards Stadium • Provo, Utah ESPNU[11] W 29–16   59,782[12]
October 15 2:00 pm at Oregon State Reser StadiumCorvallis, Oregon KBYU/FCS Pacific[13] W 38–28   42,584[14]
October 22 1:00 pm Idaho State LaVell Edwards Stadium • Provo, Utah BYUtv[15] W 56–3   60,043[16]
October 28 6:00 pm vs. TCU Cowboys StadiumArlington, Texas ESPN[17] L 28–38   50,094[18]
November 12 7:15 pm Idaho LaVell Edwards Stadium • Provo, Utah ESPN2[19] W 42–7   57,770[20]
November 19 8:15 pm New Mexico State LaVell Edwards Stadium • Provo, Utah ESPNU[21] W 42–7   57,134[22]
December 3 5:30 pm at Hawaiʻi Aloha StadiumHonolulu, Hawaii ESPN2[23] W 41–20   34,446[24]
Bowl Game
December 30 10:00 am vs. Tulsa Gerald J. Ford StadiumUniversity Park, TX (Armed Forces Bowl) ESPN[25] W 24–21   30,258
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Standard Time.

[26]

Roster[edit]

2011 BYU Cougars

Quarterbacks

  • 3 James Lark – Junior
  • 7 Alex Kuresa – Freshman
  • 9 Jake HeapsSophomore
  • 12 Jason Munns – Sophomore
  • 13 Riley Nelson – Junior

Running Backs

  • 5 Iona Pritchard – Sophomore
  • 10 JJ Di Luigi – Senior
  • 20 Josh Quezada – Sophomore
  • 22 Adam Hine – Freshman
  • 27 David Foote – Junior
  • 30 Ryan Folsom – Sophomore
  • 32 Nate Carter – Freshman
  • 33 Bryan Kariya – Senior
  • 35 Zed Mendenhall – Junior
  • 41 Austin Heder – Freshman
  • 42 Michael Alisa – Sophomore

Offensive Line

  • 50 Ryan Freeman – Junior
  • 54 Blair Tushaus – Freshman
  • 57 Famika Anae – Freshman
  • 60 Terence Brown – Senior
  • 62 Marco Thorson – Senior
  • 64 Terrance Motley – Freshman
  • 66 Manu Mulitalo – Freshman
  • 67 Quinn Lawlor – Freshman
  • 68 Austin Nielsen – Junior
  • 70 Matt ReynoldsSenior
  • 72 Ryker Mathews – Freshman
  • 73 Solomone Kafu – Freshman
  • 74 Brock Stringham – Freshman
  • 75 Braden Brown – Junior
  • 76 Braden Hansen – Junior
  • 77 Michael Yeck – Freshman
  • 78 Houston Reynolds – Sophomore
  • 79 Manaaki Vaitai – Sophomore
  • Devon Smith – Freshman

Coaches

  • Bronco Mendenhall – Head Coach/ Defensive Coordinator
  • Lance Reynolds – Asst. Head Coach/ Tight Ends
  • Brandon Doman – Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks Coach
  • Ben Cahoon – Receivers Coach
  • Joe DuPaix – Running Backs Coach/ Recruiting Coordinator
  • Nick Howell – Secondary/ Special Teams Coach
  • Steve Kaufusi – Defensive Line Coach
  • Kelly Poppinga – Outside Linebackers Coach
  • Paul Tidwell – Inside Linebackers Coach
  • Mark Weber – Offensive Line Coach
  • Jay Omer – Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Duane Busby – Director of Football Operations
  • Patrick Hickman – Football H. S. Relations Coordinator
 

Wide Receivers

  • 2 Cody HoffmanSophomore
  • 6 McKay Jacobson – Senior
  • 11 Ross Apo – Freshman
  • 12 JD Falslev – Sophomore
  • 16 Terenn Houk – Freshman
  • 17 Dalin Tollestrup – Junior
  • 19 Matt Marshall – Senior
  • 21 Kurt Hendersen – Freshman
  • 23 Cody Raymond – Freshman
  • 24 Skyler Ridley – Sophomore
  • 25 Rex Morgan – Freshman
  • 26 Colby Hansen – Freshman
  • 29 Jordan Smith – Sophomore
  • 83 Spencer Hafoka – Senior
  • 85 Dallin Cutler – Sophomore
  • 87 Rhen Brown – Junior

Tight Ends

  • 18 Richard Wilson – Sophomore
  • 80 Marcus Mathews – Sophomore
  • 82 Kaneakua Friel – Sophomore
  • 84 Devin Mahina – Sophomore
  • 86 Colby Jorgensen – Freshman
  • 88 Austin Holt – Sophomore
  • 89 Matthew Edwards – Senior
  • 90 Stehly Reden – Freshman
  • 92 Grant Jones – Freshman
  • 93 Trevor Brown – Freshman

Defensive Line

  • 41 Matt Putnam – Senior
  • 43 Baker Pritchard – Freshman
  • 55 Eathyn Manumaleuna – Junior
  • 57 Moses Kaumatule – Freshman
  • 58 Justin Blackmore – Freshman
  • 65 Ian Dulan – Senior
  • 71 Walter Kahaiali'i – Junior
  • 91 Hebron Fangupo – Senior
  • 92 Graham Rowley – Sophomore
  • 93 Simote Vea – Senior
  • 94 Jordan Richardson – Junior
  • 95 Mike Muehlmann – Sophomore
  • 97 Travis Tuiloma – Freshman
  • 98 Romney Fuga – Junior

Deep Snapper

  • 96 Reed Hornung – Junior
 

Linebackers

  • 1 Jordan Pendleton – Senior
  • 2 Spencer Hadley – Sophomore
  • 3 Kyle Van Noy – Sophomore
  • 4 Uona Kaveinga – Junior
  • 22 Manoa Pikula – Freshman
  • 31 Aveni Leung-Wai – Senior
  • 34 Austen Jorgensen – Junior
  • 36 Alani Fua – Freshman
  • 37 Uani Unga – Junior
  • 38 Seth Probert – Freshman
  • 39 Zac Stout – Sophomore
  • 42 Zach Newman – Freshman
  • 44 Brandon Ogletree – Junior
  • 45 Tyler Beck – Junior
  • 46 Kevan Bills – Freshman
  • 47 Ezekiel Ansah – Junior
  • 48 Jameson Frazier – Senior
  • 49 Jadon Wagner – Senior
  • 51 Lene Lesatele – Freshman
  • 52 Cody Monsen – Freshman
  • 53 Tanner Cox – Freshman
  • 56 Connell Hess – Junior
  • 59 Va'a Niumatalolo – Freshman

Defensive Backs

  • 5 Joe Sampson – Junior
  • 6 Jordan Johnson – Freshman
  • 7 Preston Hadley – Junior
  • 9 Daniel Sorensen – Sophomore
  • 15 Carter Mees – Junior
  • 16 Gavin Fowler – Freshman
  • 17 Logan Obering – Freshman
  • 18 Jray Galea'i – Sophomore
  • 19 Kori Gaines – Freshman
  • 20 Chase Pendley – Sophomore
  • 21 DeQuan Everett – Junior
  • 23 Travis Uale – Senior
  • 24 Cameron Comer – Freshman
  • 25 Corby Eason – Senior
  • 26 Robbie Buckner – Junior
  • 27 Teu Kautai – Freshman
  • 29 Skye PoVey – Sophomore
  • 32 Mike Hague – Junior

Kickers/ Punters

  • 28 Brian Smith – Sophomore
  • 37 Justin Sorensen – Sophomore
  • 99 Riley Stephenson – Junior




Sources: [1]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP RV/ 33 RV/ 32 RV/ 33 NR NR NR NR NR RV/ 36 NR NR NR NR RV/ 31 RV/ 29 RV/ 26 
Coaches' RV/ 43 RV/ 44 RV/ 42 NR NR NR NR NR RV/ 34 NR NR RV/ 35 RV/ 30 RV/ 28 RV/ 26 25 
Harris Not released NR NR RV RV NR RV RV RV RV Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released


Regular season[edit]

Mississippi[edit]

BYU's first game as a football independent.[27]

BYU at Ole Miss
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 0 0 14 14
Rebels 0 3 7 3 13
  • Date: September 3
  • Location: Oxford, MS
  • Game start: 2:45 pm
  • Elapsed time: 3:06
  • Game attendance: 55,124
  • Game weather: 89 °F (32 °C), Fair, winds SE 5 mph
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • TV announcers (ESPN; Touchdown Radio Productions): Bob Wischusen, Bob Davie, and Jessica Mendoza (ESPN); Frank Fangie, Gino Torretta, and Roxy Bernstein (Touchdown Radio Productions)
Sources:[28]



Texas[edit]

[29]

BYU at No. 21 Texas
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 6 7 3 0 16
#21 Longhorns 0 3 7 7 17
  • Date: September 10
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Game start: 5:07 pm
  • Elapsed time: 3:06
  • Game attendance: 100,995
  • Game weather: 99 °F (37 °C), sunny, winds NNE 8 mph
  • Referee: Dan Romeo
  • TV announcers (ESPN2; ESPN 3D; Westwood One): Ed Cunningham, Mark Jones, and Samantha Steele (ESPN2); Dave Lamont and Tim Brown (ESPN3D); Brian Davis and Eddie George (Westwood One)
Sources:[30]



Utah[edit]

[31]

Utah at BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 7 7 16 24 54
Cougars 3 7 0 0 10
  • Date: September 17
  • Location: Provo, UT
  • Game start: 7:21 pm
  • Elapsed time: 3:42
  • Game attendance: 63,742
  • Game weather: 65 °F (18 °C), fair, winds W 2 mph
  • Referee: Jack Wood
  • TV announcers (ESPN2; BYUtv): Ed Cunningham, Mark Jones, and Jessica Mendoza (ESPN2); Dave McCann, Gary Sheide, and Jarom Jordan (BYUtv)
Sources:[32]



Central Florida[edit]

[33]

UCF at BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Knights 10 0 7 0 17
Cougars 3 0 14 7 24
  • Date: September 23
  • Location: Provo, UT
  • Game start: 6:06 pm
  • Elapsed time: 3:10
  • Game attendance: 59,874
  • Game weather: 81 °F (27 °C), sunny, winds S 3 mph
  • Referee: Wayne Winkler
  • TV announcers (ESPN; BYUtv): Joe Tessitore, and Rod Gilmore (ESPN); Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, and Robbie Bullough (BYUtv)
Sources:[34]



Utah State[edit]

[35]

Utah State at BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
USU Aggies 7 7 7 3 24
Cougars 10 3 0 14 27
  • Date: September 30
  • Location: Provo, UT
  • Game start: 6:05 pm
  • Elapsed time: 3:16
  • Game attendance: 63,513
  • Game weather: 85 °F (29 °C), clear, winds SE 5 mph
  • Referee: Bill Athan
  • TV announcers (ESPN; BYUtv): Joe Tessitore, and Rod Gilmore (ESPN); Dave McCann, Gary Sheide, and Jarom Jordan (BYUtv)
Sources:[36]



San Jose State[edit]

[37]

San Jose State at BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 3 3 7 3 16
Cougars 9 14 3 3 29
  • Date: October 8
  • Location: Provo, UT
  • Game start: 8:17 pm
  • Elapsed time: 2:50
  • Game attendance: 59,782
  • Game weather: 48 °F (9 °C), Partly Cloudy, winds ESE 1 mph
  • Referee: Stacy Hardin
  • TV announcers (ESPNU; BYUtv): Adam Amin, and David Diaz-Infante (ESPNU); Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, and Jarom Jordan (BYUtv)
Sources:[38]



Oregon State[edit]

[39]

BYU wide receiver making a catch at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon in a 2011 game against Oregon State, which the Cougars won 38-28
BYU at Oregon State
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 7 10 14 38
Beavers 0 14 7 7 28
  • Date: October 15
  • Location: Corvallis, OR
  • Game start: 2:10 pm
  • Elapsed time: 3:10
  • Game attendance: 42,584
  • Game weather: 63 °F (17 °C), Partly Cloudy, winds W 2 mph
  • Referee: Reggie Smith
  • TV announcers (FCS Pacific, KBYU): Dave McCann, Mike Lamb, and Robbie Bullough
Sources:[40]



Idaho State[edit]

[41]

Idaho State at BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 3 0 0 0 3
Cougars 14 21 14 7 56
  • Date: October 22
  • Location: Provo, UT
  • Game start: 1:06 pm
  • Elapsed time: 3:04
  • Game attendance: 60,043
  • Game weather: 61 °F (16 °C), Sunny with High Clouds, winds S 3 mph
  • Referee: Rick Loumiet
  • TV announcers (BYUtv): Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, and Robbie Bullough
Sources:[42]



TCU[edit]

[43]

BYU vs. TCU from Cowboys Stadium
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 10 0 10 8 28
Horned Frogs 14 14 7 3 38
Sources:[44]



Idaho[edit]

Idaho at BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 0 0 7 0 7
Cougars 14 14 14 0 42
  • Date: November 12
  • Location: Provo, UT
  • Game start: 7:21 pm
  • Elapsed time: 3:14
  • Game attendance: 57,770
  • Game weather: 37 °F (3 °C), Cloudy, winds WNW 15 mph
  • Referee: Mike Defee
  • TV announcers (ESPN2; BYUtv): Dave Lamont and Tim Brown (ESPN2); Dave McCann, Gary Sheide, and Robbie Bullough (BYUtv)
Sources:[45]



New Mexico State[edit]

New Mexico State at BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
NMSU Aggies 0 7 0 0 7
Cougars 7 14 14 7 42
  • Date: November 19
  • Location: Provo, UT
  • Game start: 8:21 pm
  • Elapsed time: 3:05
  • Game attendance: 57,134
  • Game weather: 34 °F (1 °C), Cloudy, winds Calm
  • Referee: Jim Farmer
  • TV announcers (ESPNU; BYUtv): Adam Amin, and David Diaz-Infante (ESPNU); Dave McCann, Gary Sheide, and Robbie Bullough (BYUtv)
Sources:[46]



Hawaiʻi[edit]

BYU at Hawaiʻi
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 10 28 3 41
Warriors 6 7 0 7 20
  • Date: December 3
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Game start: 5:36 pm
  • Elapsed time: 3:27
  • Game attendance: 34,446
  • Game weather: 86 °F (30 °C), Mostly Cloudy, winds ENE 13 mph
  • Referee: Greg Burks
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Carter Blackburn and Brock Huard
Sources:[47]



Armed Forces Bowl- Tulsa[edit]

2011 Armed Forces Bowl: BYU vs. Tulsa
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 3 7 7 7 24
Golden Hurricane 7 7 0 7 21
  • Date: December 30
  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Game start: 10:01
  • Elapsed time: 3:21
  • Game attendance: 30,258
  • Game weather: 55°, Sunny, winds NNW 7mph
  • Referee: Shawn Smith
  • TV announcers (ESPN & ESPN Radio): Dave Neal, Andre Ware, and Cara Capuano (ESPN); Adam Amin, Tim Brown, and Ian Fitzsimmons (ESPN Radio)
Sources:[48]

Cody Hoffman (BYU) was voted the offensive MVP of the game because of his 3 Touchdown Receptions and Dexter McCoil (Tulsa) was voted the defensive MVP of the game because of his 2 Interceptions. Kyle Van Noy was 2nd in the defensive MVP voting.



Season news[edit]

During Spring Training QB Jake Heaps was named one of the top 3 non-AQ players to watch in 2011 by ESPN's Andrea Adelson.[49]

Rivals.com named OT Matt Reynolds as No. 24 on their top 100 countdown in 2011.[50] Reynolds would later be named on ESPN's Pre-Season All-American team.[51]

At the Utah State game, Brandon Doman proposed benching Heaps and seeing what Riley Nelson could do. Nelson rallied the Cougars to beat the Aggies and would become the starting QB for every game he was healthy in the rest of the season.[52] Nelson would go on to win 4 FBS Independent Player of the Week awards.

BYU decided to add running back Michael Alisa to their running back rotation at homecoming. Alisa would become the starting RB for the rest of the season after going for 91 yards on 16 carries.[53]

Matt Putnam was ruled eligible for the Cougars starting in October and became one of the many linebacker beasts.[54]

On November 7, Bronco Mendenhall announced that senior Jordan Pendleton would have season ending knee surgery. As a tribute for his teammates play and attitude, Kyle Van Noy would wear his number at senior night.[55] Pendleton won two FBS Independent defensive player of the week awards during his senior season.

On December 5, Jake Heaps announced he would transfer after the semester ended. James Lark would resume the backup QB role for the bowl game and for the 2012 season. It was later announced he would transfer to Kansas.[56]

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