Friday, September 11, 2009
GAME PREVIEW: BYU vs. Tulane
The most important thing to watch in this game is how BYU follows up its stunning upset of Oklahoma. Will BYU suffer a letdown and lose or win narrowly? Or will BYU come out with the same intensity and light up the scoreboard en route to an easy win? Tulane is coming off a 2-10 season in 2008, and 2009 started with a 37-13 loss to Tulsa. While BYU cracked the top 10 this week, Tulane has a home in the ESPN.com Bottom 10. As odd as it may sound, this game could provide the greatest insight as to how good this Cougar team will be. The way they play will reveal their maturity and how they handle success, which are essential ingredients that separates a physically gifted team from a great team. If they jump up early and don’t let up until the final whistle, this could be the dream season we hoped for last year. If they struggle and pull away late, or not at all, to win, I would not count on this team going undefeated.