BYU suddenly clinging to bowl eligibility hopes

After beating Baylor in overtime on the second Saturday of September,

Things since then haven’t gone according to plan for the Cougars, however.

BYU was routed the following week at Oregon before rebounding with wins over Wyoming and Utah State to close September.

The Cougars haven’t won since. Notre Dame largely controlled the Shamrock Series contest against BYU

before letting them back in the game late before holding on for a 28-20 victory.

BYU closed their October to-forget with another loss, this one a 27-24 defeat at the hands of East Carolina

 as they allowed over six yards per carry in their latest loss that puts them at 4-5 overall.

Notre Dame fans can relate to BYU supporters as some outlets (I’m looking at you,

College Football Preview) had the Cougars in the preseason top 10 but with just three

games to play a bowl game is far from a sure thing.

BYU travels to Boise State next week before finally reaching their bye week.  

They close the year with games against Utah Tech (yes, that’s a real program) and Stanford.  

The Cougars will have to go 2-1 over their last three to become bowl-eligible, something few if any saw coming this preseason.

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