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BYU report card

GRADE B

Offense

The offense left 14 to 21 points on the field, but 24 was enough to bury the Rams. CSU got pressure on John Beck with a four-man rush and sacked him twice. BYU's offense, which hasn't been pressed to work in the second half in three games, still converted 8 of 13 third downs and amassed 402 yards total offense against the nation' No. 15 defense.

GRADE A

Defense

The Cougars took advantage of CSU's injured O-line, added a few blitz packages and completely shut down the Rams. Cameron Jensen had two sacks and Matangi Tonga, Hala Paongo and Judd Anderton. Jan Jorgensen nearly had a safety in the first quarter and Bryan Kehl put the Ram offense out of sync numerous times with pressure.

GRADE B-

Special teams

A shanked punt allowed CSU to score its only points on a field goal and the 35-yard average on punts was substandard for the Cougars, who haven't had to punt very much the past three games. Jared McLaughlin converted his only field goal attempt of the game, a 25-yarder, but the Cougars could have protected the punt blocking schemes better in what ended up being a field position game.

GRADE B+

Overall

The win gave the Cougars a guaranteed winning season. But the Cougars left points on the board offensively with a Beck interception in the end zone in the first half and a Curtis Brown touchdown nullified by a holding penalty. On the other hand, BYU's defense was dominating and put on its best performance of the season.