Max Hall/TE/WR’s vs. OU Secondary
Max Hall is incredibly accurate with his throws. Last season he completed nearly 70% of his passes and despite a youth movement among his receivers he looks to continue with a hot hand in `09.
|QB Max Hall 6-1/201|
WR McKay Jacobson 5-11/189
|TE Dennis Pitta 6-5/247||WR O'Neill Chambers 6-2/210|
|CB Brian Jackson 6-1/200||CB Dominique Franks 6-0/192|
|FS Quinton Carter 6-1/193||SS Sam Proctor 6-0/208|
There isn’t much give and take when you compare the size of the BYU receivers to the
The position that concerns me here is Cougar tight end Dennis Pitta. At 6-5/248 he could be described as a poor man’s Jermaine Gresham and he’ll most likely draw linebacker or safety coverage. Oklahoma’s safeties carry the inexperienced label themselves and while former safety, and current linebacker, Keenan Clayton may be able to run with him we just don’t know how the Sooners will deal with his size and speed which no doubt will be a tall task for Oklahoma’s secondary.
Even with the possible damage done by Pitta I still like
BYU Running Backs vs. OU Linebackers
|RB Harvey Unga 6-0/237|
|RB Manase Tonga 6-0/238|
|SLB Keenan Clayton 6-1/221||MLB Ryan Reynolds 6-2/225||WLB Travis Lewis 6-2/232|
The hits here are going to be phenomenal.
The Cougars must run the ball effectively in order to accomplish what they want with their passing game. It will be up to
BYU O-Line vs. OU D-Line
|T Matt Reynolds 6-6/329||G Marco Thorson 6-3/321||C R.J. Willing 6-5/308||G Terence Brown 6-3/340||T Nick Alletto 6-6/329|
|DE Jeremy Beal 6-2/261||DT Adrain Taylor 6-4/291||DT Gerald McCoy 6-4/297||DE Auston English 6-3/251|
BYU’s offensive line averages 6-4/325 and
The battle of the line is huge and must not be overlooked. BYU is going to try to spread the field and Max Hall is a master at ball distribution. If
Having the linebackers free to pursue and make tackles is huge as well and once again that is on the defensive line to make it happen. Oklahoma has a fast defense as it is and if the linebackers don’t have to shed blocks because the d-line isn’t letting anything through just makes them that much quicker.