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Game InformatIon
Kickoff 8:15 pmMTTV ESPNJoe Tessitore (play -by-play), Matt Millen(analyst), Shannon Spake (sideline)Radio KSL (1160 AM, 1027 FM, KSLcom,simulcast on BYU Radio, Sirius XM143)Greg Wrubell (Play-by-play), Marc Lyons(analyst), Nate Meikle (sideline)Opp Radio WSU IMG College Sports Network Bob Robertson (play-by-play) Bud Nameck (analyst), Shawn McWashington (analyst)Live Stats BYUcougarscom
SerIeS InformatIon
BYU leads                     2-1Last Meeting BYU won 50-36, 9/15/90H/A/N 1-1/0-0/1-0
GAME 1 |
BYU s. Wsig S
| Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 | 8:15 p.m. MST | Provo, Utah | LaVell Edwards Stadium | ESPN | KSL Radio | www.BYUcougars.com
BYU Projected dePth chart
Brett Pyne, BYU Athletic Communications | O: (801) 422-4919 | C: (801) 367-1631 | brett_pyne@byu.edu | @byuathletics, facebook.com/byufootball
football
WASHINGTON STATE (0-0, 0-0)
COUGARS
BYU (0-0)
COUGARS
BYU 2012 SCHeDULe
Date Day Opponent Time/Result TV 8/30 Thu Washington State 8:15 p.m. ESPN9/8 Sat Weber State 1:00 p.m. BYUtv9/15 Sat at Utah 8:00 p.m. ESPN29/20 Thu at Boise State 7:00 p.m. ESPN9/28 Fri Hawai’i 6:00 p.m. ESPN10/5 Fri Utah State 8:15 p.m. ESPN10/13 Sat Oregon State TBA TBA 10/20 Sat at Notre Dame 3:30 p.m. NBC10/27 Sat at Georgia Tech TBA TBA 11/10 Sat Idaho TBA TBA 11/17 Sat at San Jose State 1:00 p.m. TBA 11/24 Sat at New Mexico State 1:30 p.m. TBA   All times local to site
BYU CoaCHInG Staff
o  Fi
Bronco Mendenhall Head Coach/Def. Coord.Lance Reynolds Asst. Head Coach/TEsJoe DuPaix Running Backs/RecruitingBen Cahoon Wide ReceiversPaul Tidwell Inside LinebackersSteve Kaufusi Defensive LineNick Howell Secondary
I  Pss Bx
Brandon Doman Off. Coordinator/QBsKelly Poppinga Outside LinebackersJason Kaufusi Grad. Asst. (Defense)Jason Walker Grad. Asst. (Defense) Andrew George Grad. Asst. (Offense)Kelly Bills Grad. Asst. (Offense)
team ComParISon(2011 StatS)
Head Coach Mike Leach Alma Mater             BYU, 1983Career Record              84-43Record at WSU               0-0Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall Alma Mater Oregon State, 1988Career Record              66-24Record at BYU               Same
BYUCAteGORYWSU
30.1Scoring Offense29.820.4Scoring Defense
31.823.5First Downs23.3160.3Rushing Off.100.2112.0Rushing Def.157.2245.4Passing Off.322.2200.9Passing Def.252.4405.7Total Offense422.4312.9Total Defense409.622.8Kickoff Return22.811.0Punt Return3.850.2Penalties (YPG)61.337.0Net Punting36.131:40Time of Poss.29:5951%3rd Down %42%50%4th Down %37%24-171Sacks-Yards17-10217-112Sacks Allowed39-23680%Blue Zone %85%72%Opp. Blue Zone %81%
BYU-WSU StorYlIneS
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BYU umus Mi l us  P
as head coach of the “other” Cougars this time, after gradu-ating from BYU in 1983. Leach never coached for the Cougars but studied and watched the storied teams of the early ‘80s under LaVell Edwards.
•
B M   cugs  w fi sig ss ps
and are looking for asixth. All but one of those season-opening victories have been over a BCS program, including the last threeover BCS teams.
•
opig is ss f  fu im gis  P-12 f u M
, BYU looks to improveto 3-1 when playing a Pac-12 opponent in the season opener.
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BYU s  ss wi  si qub i riy ns.
 The last 11 senior starting signalcallers have put together a 117-23-2 record since 1977, a winning percentage of .831. That’s an average of almost 11 wins per season. Steve Sarkisian led BYU to an NCAA record 14 victories in 1996. Ty Detmer andKevin Feterik tied for the lowest win total in a senior season, still nabbing eight victories apiece. WashingtonState also has a senior quarterback in Jeff Tuel.
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BYU wi i cy hffm s  pi s f 19 gms  uig
, the 21st longeststreak in the nation. Washington State wide receiver Marques Wilson has caught a pass in 24 straight, tiedfor the ninth-longest streak.
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WSU usi is  dis Simms py ib  BYU fm 1993-96
and latercoached as a graduate assistant under LaVell Edwards.
•
B BYU  Wsig S   s  py   fwig w w iss:
 Biletnikoff (WR - BYU Hoffman/WSU Wilson), Butkus (LB - BYU Kaveinga/WSU Long), Lombardi (Line orLB - BYU Hansen, Van Noy/WSU Long), Maxwell (Outstanding Player - BYU QB Nelson/WSU WR Wilson),Nagurski (Best Defensive Player - BYU Van Noy/WSU Long), Davey O’Brien (QB - BYU Nelson/ WSU Tuel)
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BYU s s pys   fwig w iss:
Doak Walker (RB - Alisa), Outland (Lineman - OLHansen) and Ray Guy (P - Stephenson) while Washington State features a Lou Groza honoree (PK - Furney).
oFFenSe
QB 13 Riley Nelson 6-0 199 Sr.7 James Lark 6-2 200 Sr.RB 42 Michael Alisa 6-1 220 Jr.27 David Foote 5-11 200 Sr.5 Iona Pritchard 6-0 244 So.SLOT 12 JD Falslev 5-8 184 Jr.27 David Foote 5-11 200 Sr.WR 2 Cody Hoffman 6-4 215 Jr.17 Skyler Ridley 6-0 182 Jr.WR 1 Ross Apo 6-3 207 So.85 Dallin Cutler 5-9 173 Jr. TE 82 Kaneakua Friel 6-5 250 Jr.88 Austin Holt 6-5 250 Jr.LT 72 Ryker Mathews 6-6 292 Fr.77 Michael Yeck 6-8 288 So.LG 78 Houston Reynolds 6-2 305 Jr.-or- 56 Famika Anae 6-6 312 So.C 54 Blair Tushaus 6-2 270 So.-or- 78 Houston Reynolds 6-2 305 Jr.RG 76 Braden Hansen 6-6 307 Sr.-or- 74 Brock Stringham 6-6 290 So. RT 75 Braden Brown 6-6 300 Sr.79 Manaaki Vaitai 6-3 317 Jr.SPECIAL TEAMSK 37 Justin Sorensen 6-1 232 Jr.P 99 Riley Stephenson 6-0 205 Sr.DS 96 Reed Hornung 6-2 249 Sr.H 12 JD Falslev 5-8 184 Jr.
deFenSe
LE 55 Eathyn Manumaleuna 6-2 288 Sr.95 Mike Muehlmann 6-4 268 Jr.NT 98 Romney Fuga 6-2 318 Sr.93 Simote Vea 5-11 270 Sr.RE 52 Russell Tialavea 6-3 265 Sr.47 Ezekiel Ansah 6-6 270 Sr.SLB 2 Spencer Hadley 6-1 227 Jr.5 Alani Fua 6-5 215 So.MLB 4 Uona Kaveinga 5-11 233 Sr.10 Zac Stout 6-1 217 So.BLB 44 Brandon Ogletree 5-11 228 Sr.22 Manoa Pikula 6-1 235 Fr.WLB 3 Kyle Van Noy 6-3 235 Jr.56
Jherremya Leuta-Douyere
6-0 236 Fr.FC 6 Jordan Johnson 5-10 185 So.24 Micah Hannemann 6-0 185 Fr.26 Robbie Buckner 5-10 176 Sr.BC 7 Preston Hadley 6-0 200 Sr.29 Skye PoVey 5-11 200 Jr.KAT 9 Daniel Sorensen 6-2 206 Jr.20 Craig Bills 6-2 209 So.FS 1 Joe Sampson 5-10 203 Sr.32 Mike Hague 5-10 190 Sr.SPECIAL TEAMSPR 12 JD Falslev 5-8 184 Jr.KR 2 Cody Hoffman 6-4 215 Jr.12 JD Falslev 5-8 184 Jr.
HOME AWA
 
footBaLL ContaCtS
Football SID ...........................Brett PyneOffice .............................801-422-4912Cell ...............................801-367-1631Email ........................brett_pyne@byu.edu Assistant SID ..........................Kenny CoxOffice .............................801-422-8999Cell ...............................801-473-7434Email .........................cougarpr@byu.edu Assistant SID .....................Whitney WeekesOffice .............................801-422-8999Cell ...............................805-260-8159Email .........................footballpr@byu.edu Assoc. AD/Communications ...............Duff TittleOffice ............................(801) 422-4910Email .........................duff_tittle@byu.eduMedia Relations Main Office ...........801-422-8948Media Relations Fax .................801-422-0633LaVell Edwards Stadium Press Box .....801-422-2609Website ....................www.byucougars.com Twitter ...........................@BYUAthleticsFacebook ...............facebook.com/byufootball Address .......30 Smith Fieldhouse, Provo, UT 84602
2012 qUICk faCtS
Location ......................Provo, Utah 84602Elevation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,553 feetEnrollment ............................32,980Founded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .October 15, 1875Owned ...........................LDS ChurchNickname ............................CougarsMascot ......................Cosmo the CougarColors .....................Dark Blue and WhiteStadium .................LaVell Edwards StadiumSurface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Natural GrassBYU President . . . . . Cecil O. Samuelson (Utah, 1970) Athletics Director .........Tom Holmoe (BYU, 1983)Head Coach/DC . Bronco Mendenhall (Oreg. St., ‘88)Seasons ........................entering 8th yr.Career Record .....................66-24 (.733)Record at BYU ..........................SameDefenseive Set ............................3-4Offensive Set .........................Pro Style2011 Record ............................10-3Final National Ranking ....................25/ROffensive Starters Returning/Lost ..............7/4Other Offensive Returners with Starting Exp. .......6Defensive Starters Returning/Lost .............7/4Other Defensive Returners with Starting Exp. .......6Letterwinners Returning/Lost ...............50/29Offensive Letterwinners Returning/Lost .......23/16Defensive Letterwinners Returning/Lost .......27/13Specialists Letterwinners Returning/Lost ........5/1National Championships ................1 (1984)Bowl Appearances ..........................30Bowl Record .........................12-17-1Bowl Record under Mendenhall ...............5-2Last Bowl Appearance .....2011 Armed Forces Bowl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 24-21 vs. TulsaLast Bowl Victory .........................sameBowl Appearance Streak ............7 (5-2 record)Bowl Win Streak .....................3 (2009-11)First Year of Football ......................1922 All-time Record ................522-383-26 (.575) All-time Home Record ............284-130-6 (.683) All-time Road Record ............214-233-19 (.480) All-time Neutral Record .............25-20-1 (.554) All-time Independent Record ................10-3Stadium Record ...................211-65 (.764)
2012 BYU FootBall MedIa InForMatIon
Mon 8/27
5:30 p.m.Post-practicemediaavailability -BroncoMendenhall, as-sistant coachesand players avail-able on outsideSAB practicefield.Please gather10-15 minutesprior in LegacyHall lobby
tUe 8/28
No mediaavailability
Wed 8/29
No mediaavailability
thU 8/30
No mediaavailabilitypregame8:15 p.m.Kickoff BYU vs. WSUPostgame pressconference withBroncoMendenhall andselect players inLaVell EdwardsStadium PressRoom
FrI 8/31
No mediaavailability
Sat 9/1
No mediaavailability
BYU MedIa avaIlaBIlItY (sub  g) - WaShInGton State
meDIa aVaILaBILItY anD PoLICY
WeeKLY GAMe NOteS
 Thank you for your coverage of BYU Football for the 2012 season. These game notes have been designed toprovide local, regional and national media with useful information about the BYU football program, specific tothis week’s game. Additional information on BYU’s history and tradition, along with much more in-depth teaminformation can be found in your copy of the 2012 BYU Football Almanac. You can also find more informa-tion at byucougars.com. Should you need additional information such as photographs, video or additionalalmanacs, please contact the BYU Athletic Communications office at (801) 422-8948.
BYUv PReGAMe AND POStGAMe SHOWS
Watch the football pregame and postgame shows before every kickoff and after the game along with com-plete replays of every game on BYUtv, BYUtvsports.com and BYUtv.org.Please note that radio pregame coverage will begin at 6:30 p.m. on BYU Radio and KRSP 103.5 FM. KSL(102.7 FM/1160 AM) will join coverage after the conclusion of Mitt Romney’s nomination acceptance speechat the Republican National Convention (approx. 7:45-8:15 p.m.).
BYUCOUGARS.COM
Please visit byucougars.com for press releases, updated player and coach bios, statistics, game notes, pressconference transcripts and schedules. With one of the best video players of any collegiate athletics website inthe country, numerous videos of highlights, interviews and features are posted daily. The 2012 BYU Football Almanac is also available online in PDF and HTML at ww.byucougars.com/almanac/m-football/2012.
PRACtICeS AND MeDIA AVAILABILItY 
Practices are closed to the media and public. Coaches and players will be available for interviews followingpractice on Monday and other predetermined days during game week. An advisory of the practice scheduleand media availability will be provided each week by the Athletic Communications office. Quotes from headcoach Bronco Mendenhall’s Monday post-practice press briefing will be available online at byucougars.com.Media should gather in the lobby of Legacy Hall 10-15 minutes before practice is complete. Members of themedia will be invited in to conduct interviews at the conclusion of practice. Please give at least 24 hours noticewith special requests. (PLEASE NOTE THE CALENDAR BELOW FOR MEDIA AVAILABILITY FOR THE WEEK OF WASHINGTON STATE GAME)
 AtHLetIC StAFF INteRVIeWS
Interview requests for director of athletics Tom Holmoe or any other member of the athletic administrationshould be directed to associate director of athletics Duff Tittle. Duff can be contacted at duff_tittle@byu.edu orat (801) 422-4910.
POStGAMe MeDIA AVAILABILItY 
 A postgame press conference will be conducted in the LaVell Edwards Stadium press room, located on thesoutheast end of the stadium next to the BYU locker room. At the descretion of the visiting team, opponentinterviews will be conducted in the Blue Zone, near the opponent’s locker room located on northwest end of the stadium. Coach Mendenhall and select players will be available following the NCAA mandatory coolingoff period. Members of the media are invited to move from the press box down to the field and to the pressroom four minutes prior to the ending of the game. A direct video feed will also be sent to the press box fromthe BYU postgame press conference. A basic transcript of Mendenhall’s comments from the postgame pressconference will be provided. For road games, BYU will conduct interviews outside the locker room or in alocation designated by the host school.
POLICY ReMINDeRS
Other than during the recognized interview time after practice sessions, press conferences and other orga-nized media availability, interviews and information inquiries must be initiated and arranged through the AthleticCommunications office prior to being conducted. Media members should not contact directly BYU players,coaches, support staff or other athletic department personnel for any reason. Some players may not be avail-able at every practice depending on circumstances such as classes, exams or other obligations.We support and maintain the philosophy that reports submitted via blog, Twitter or any other form of socialmedia or mass communication should maintain the same standards of professional conduct, judgment andethics as would any reports broadcast or published by your organization under the scrutiny of standardprofessional editorial guidelines and principles. We request your cooperation in our efforts to maintain a pro-fessional environment.
 
SeRIeS INFORMAtION
BYU leads                                     2-1Last Meeting                   BYU won 50-36, 9/15/90H/A/N                                  1-1/0-0/1-0
WASHINtON StAte 2011 ReCAP
 The Cougars doubled their win total from 2010 to2011 with a 4-8 record, with two wins in Pac-12 play.Washington State won three of its first four games,including its conference opener on the road againstnew conference member Colorado 31-27. WSU,however, would struggle from there on out, winning just one game the remainder of the season, eventu-ally leading to the hiring of new head coach MikeLeach for the 2012 season. Despite the struggles towinning the Cougars still had a potent offense, finish-ing the year No. 9 in passing yards, scoring nearly 30points per game. That will serve as a good baselinefor Mike Leach and his famed “Air Raid” offense tobuild on in the upcoming season in Pullman.
WSU COUGARS 2012 OUtLOOK 
 The expectations rise in 2012 for WSU with CoachLeach at the helm of a team rich with talent but lack-ing in winning experience. Leach will look to changethat as his 84-43 record as a head coach will be putto the test. The BYU alumni spent 10 seasons lead-ing Texas Tech, going 7-6 in his inaugural season,putting together a winning season each and everyyear as coach of the Red Raiders, including an 11-2campaign in 2008 with a Big 12 title.WSU returns several key playmakers, including se-nior quarterback Jeff Tuel and promising sophomoresignal caller Connor Halliday. Tuel was injured formost of 2012 and Halliday passed for 960 yards andnine touchdowns in four games, inlcuding one start. The Cougars return 14 starters (6 off/6 def/2 sp).WSU’s best wide receiver, 6-foot-4, Marquess Wilsonreturns as a junior. Wilson has had back-to-back 1,000 receiving-yard seasons, including catching 82passes for 1,388 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2011.
2012 BYU FootBall laSt GaMe/oPPonent oUtlook 
WaSHInGton State2012 SCHeDULe
Date Day Opponent Time/Result TV 8/30 Thu at BYU 8:15 p.m. ESPN9/8 Sat Eastern Washington 12:00 p.m. PAC129/14 Fri at UNLV 6:00 p.m. ESPN9/22 Sat Colorado TBA TBA 9/29 Sat vs. Oregon TBA TBA 10/06 Sat at Oregon State TBA TBA 10/13 Sat California TBA TBA 10/27 Sat at Stanford TBA TBA 11/3 Sat at Utah TBA TBA 11/10 Sat UCLA TBA TBA 11/17 Sat at Arizona State TBA TBA 11/23 Fri Washington 12:30 p.m. FOX/FX 
WSU CoUGarS In tHe nCaa
 Total Offense ...................422.42 (33)Passing Offense ..................322.25 (9)Rushing Offense ................100.17 (111)Scoring Offense ..................29.83 (45)First Downs ....................23.3 (T-25) Third Down Conversions ..........41.67 (T-52)Rushing Defense ................157.17 (63)Pass Efficiency Defense ..........152.93 (111) Total Defense ...................409.58 (82)Scoring Defense ..................31.75 (95)Net Punting .....................36.14 (70)Kickoff Returns ...................22.85 (37) Turnover Margin ...................-.33 (85)Pass Defense ...................252.42 (93)Passing Efficiency ................141.67 (36)Sacks ...........................1.42 (94) Tackles for loss ..................5.25 (T-78)Sacks Allowed ....................3.33 (116)
CoUGarS fInISH 2011 SeaSon WItH 10 WInS aGaIn
Playing its first season as an independent program, BYU finished a unique and challenging year with familiarresults, 10 wins, a bowl victory and thrilling finishes. After finishing the regular season with nine wins, BYU matched up against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane forits first-ever trip to the Armed Forces Bowl. The Cougars relied on defense, special teams and the playmak-ing ability of its offensive leaders en route to its 10th victory of the year. BYU’s bowl victory exemplified theevolution of a team relying on grit and determination over the course of a truly unique season heading intouncharted territory as an independent program.BYU’s team underwent several changes throughout the year and saw drastic improvements, especially tothe offense. In BYU’s first five games before Nelson took over at quarterback, BYU was ranked No. 78 inthird-down conversions, converting 38.96 percent (30/77). When Nelson took over, the Cougars were No. 1in the nation over the next seven games. In October BYU converted 66.00 percent (33/50) and in Novemberconverted 70.37 percent (19/27). Overall, BYU improved to end the season No. 5 overall on third downs at arate of 51.31 (98/191). Averaging just 18.2 points per game the first five games of the season, BYU went on to average 37.5 for thefinal eight games. The run game improved as well, averaging 94.4 yards on the ground in the first five andthen more than doubling that average for the remaining eight games, going for 201.5 yards per game.Defensively, BYU saw consistent effort and tough, physical play on that side of the ball. The Cougars finishedwith the No. 13 ranked overall defense, allowing 312.9 total yards per game. Always a focal point, the run-stopping effort held opponents under 100 total yards rushing eight times on the season and allowed less than40 yards three times. BYU’s pass efficiency defense was also very good, finishing No. 15, allowing a rating of 112.58. The Cougars held five teams to less than 150 passing yards. The red zone defense was a big factorin keeping points off the board, allowing opponents to score touchdowns on just 44.4 percent of their tripsinside the red zone, tied for the fifth-best mark in the nation.
oPPonent oUtlook 
 
GP EFFIC COMP ATT YDS Y/A PCT LNG INT TD ATT YDS Y/A LNG TD
312330294527661644480117-9-05121
WSU PlaYerS to Watch (2011 StatS)
#10
| JEFF TUEL | QB | 6-3 | 221 | SR. | FRESNO, CALIF. | CLOVIS WEST HS
GP EFFIC COMP ATT YDS Y/A PCT LNG INT TD ATT YDS Y/A LNG TD
415664591039609357485496-28-4720
#12 |
CONNOR HALLIDAY | QB | 6-4 | 189 | SO. | SPOKANE, WASH. | FERRIS HS
GP ATT YDS Y/A LNG TD REC YDS Y/R LNG TD
12114602534852824286211
#5
| RICKEY GALVIN | RB | 5-8 | 178 | SO | BERKELEY, CALIF. | BERKELEY HS
GP REC YDS Y/R LNG TD
128213881698512
#86
| MARQUESS WILSON | WR | 6-4 | 185 | JR. | TULARE, CALIF. | TULARE UNION HS
noteS from BYU’S LaSt Game
With no timeouts left and 11 seconds remain- ing in the game, quarterback Riley Nelson faked spiking the ball to stop the clock and instead threw to an open Cody Hoffman for the game-winning touchdown to give BYU a 24-21 win over Tulsa in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl at Gerald J.Ford Stadium.
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BYU w is i bw gm i  w
for thefirst time in program history, doing so in three con-secutive years and in three different bowl games.
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hffm’s  iig uws s  am Fs Bw   i  BYUbw 
originally set by Clay Brown in the1980 Holiday bowl against SMU and then tied lastyear by Hoffman in the New Mexico Bowl. Hoff-man’s six TDs is also a BYU career bowl record.
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hffm i  uws, ig -pis  122 ys
, his fifth 100-yard gameof the season and sixth of his career.
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BYU s  is pps  14 pis fw i  fis f i 12 f 13 gms
thisseason.Tulsa had 14 points in the first half.
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t cug fs  tus  us 37 ys usig f  gm
, 168 yards belowits season average. It’s the eighth time in 13games a BYU opponent has been held below 100yards rushing.
BYU vS. Pac-12
 
 Arizona ...........................9-12-1 Arizona State ........................7-20California ............................2-1Colorado ..........................3-8-1Oregon ..............................3-3Oregon State .........................5-5Stanford .............................0-2UCLA ...............................3-7USC ................................0-2Utah ............................31-52-4Washington ..........................4-4Washington State ......................2-1
tOtAL .........................69-116-6

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