BYU’s first foray into Big 12 conference play ended with the Cougars falling 38-27 at Kansas on Saturday.
The Jayhawks — behind all-conference quarterback Jalon Daniels and a suffocating defense — outscored the Cougars 24-10 in the second half, as BYU (3-1, 0-1 Big 12) lost for the first time in the 2023 season.
The loss had several former Cougars talking about BYU’s effort on social media.
There was a running theme from these former players — the Cougars’ lack of a running attack and an uncharacteristic turnover-prone day proved costly for BYU in its Big 12 opener.
Here’s a sampling of what they said about the game on X, formerly known as Twitter:
I mean another brutal start this time of the 2nd half!! I swear byu gives more points to other teams in the last 15 years on offense or special teams than any other school. 2 defensive TDs for the Jayhawks yikessss …. Let’s flip the script and answer on offense! https://t.co/kVHdf8goud— Kyle Van Noy (@KVN_03) September 23, 2023
The absence of Parker Kingston is detrimental to the BYU offense. I imagine he was a big part of the BYU gameplan offensively.— Benjamin Criddle (@CriddleBenjamin) September 23, 2023
Totally different feel having BYU lose its 1st game while in a conference. Still so much to play for.— Hans Olsen (@975Hans) September 23, 2023