BYU vs Fresno State Statistical Analysis

A Statistical Analysis of BYU’s Game against Fresno State

BYU Offense:

Called Plays: 73

Called Passes: 43 (39 pass, 1 sack, 3 scrambles)

Called Runs: 30

Time Mangum/Peck/Hoge had in pocket on passes:

1st Q: 51.3/15 = 3.42 seconds

2nd Q: 38.1/10 = 3.81 seconds

3rd Q: 48.6/12 = 4.05 seconds

4th Q: 7.6/2 = 3.8 seconds

Game: 3.73 seconds

Time Mangum had in pocket before scrambling:

1st Q: 13/3 = 4.33 seconds

2nd Q: N/A

3rd Q: 3.8 seconds

4th Q:

Game: 4.2 seconds

How many man rush on scrambles:

1st Q: 4, 4, 5

2nd Q: N/A

3rd Q: 4 (sack)

4th Q: N/A

Offensive Stats:

1st Q:

Tanner Mangum: 8/15 for 80 yds, 3 rushes for 10 yds; Algernon Brown: 3 rushes for 12 yds; Francis Bernard: 2 rushes for 2 yds, 2 rec for 16 yds, 2 tgts; Colby Pearson: 2 rec for 15 yds, 2 tgts; Moroni Laulu-Pututau: 1 rec for 23 yds, 1 tgt; Mitch Juergens: 1 rec for 12 yds, 1 tgt; Devon Blackmon: 1 rec for 9 yds, 1 tgt; Terenn Houk: 1 rec for 5 yds, 2 tgts; Mitch Mathews: 4 tgts; Remington Peck: 1 tgt; Thrown Away: 1;

2nd Q:

Tanner Mangum: 7/10 for 105 yds and 1 TD; Algernon Brown: 5 rushes for 24 yds; Francis Bernard: 2 rushes for -3 yds and 1 TD, 1 fumble (recovered), 1 rec for 9 yds, 1 tgt; Mitch Mathews: 1 rec for 45 yds, 1 tgt; Moroni Laulu-Pututau: 1 rec for 18 yds and 1 TD, 1 tgt; Terenn Houk: 2 rec for 20 yds, 2 tgts; Nick Kurtz: 1 rec for 7 yds, 1 tgt; Remington Peck: 1 rec for 6 yds, 1 tgt; Mitch Juergens: 2 tgts; Devon Blackmon: 1 tgt;

3rd Q:

Tanner Mangum: 9/12 for 84 yds, 1 rush for -4 yds, 1 fumble (lost); Algernon Brown: 3 rushes for 63 yds and 1 TD; Francis Bernard: 2 rushes for 9 yds and 1 TD, 1 rec for 12 yds, 1 tgt; Riley Burt: 2 rushes for 8 yds; Nick Kurtz: 3 rec for 34 yds, 3 tgts; Colby Pearson: 2 rec for 41 yds, 2 tgts; Moroni Laulu-Pututau: 1 rec for 54 yds, 1 tgt; Mitch Mathews: 1 rec for 7 yds, 1 drop, 2 tgts; Terenn Houk: 1 rec for 4 yds, 1 tgt; Mitch Juergens: 1 drop, 1 tgt; Devon Blackmon: 1 tgt;

4th Q:

Beau Hoge: 1/1 for 11 yds, 1 rush for 5 yds; Riley Burt: 8 rushes for 21 yds; Nate Carter: 1 rush for 5 yds and 1 TD; Remington Peck: 1/1 for 15 yds and 1 TD; Terenn Houk: 1 rec for 15 yds and 1 TD, 1 tgt; Devon Blackmon: 1 rec for 11 yds, 1 tgt;

The Cougar offense got off to a slow start in the 1st Q going down 3-0 early. The team tried to establish the run early on but they struggled to establish their physicality. Once they moved towards passing the ball, they moved the ball a little bit better but it did take Tanner Mangum some time to find his rhythm as he started off the game going 8/15. As the game progressed, he settled down and finished the next two quarters completing 16/22 passes for 256 yds before heading to the sideline for the 4th Q. Once BYU got the passing game going, they were able to compliment it with the run game which was at it’s strongest in the 3rd Q gaining 84 yds on 8 carries. The biggest issue was securing the ball, BYU fumbled three times and lost the ball twice. Heading into a rivalry game next week against USU they can’t allow for easy field position by coughing up the ball.

Tanner got off to a slow start but steadily improved as the game went on. He had trouble hitting receivers and made some bad decisions throwing into bad coverage trying to make something happen as the offense got to a slow start. As the game settle down, his reads improved and he was able to move the ball efficiently. Mangum looked very confident over the last two quarters that he played in the game. He found 9 different receivers in the game and had the Bulldogs on their heels making beautiful throws in tight coverage including a TD pass to Moroni Laulu-Pututau in the 2nd Q.

The Cougars have really struggled to run the ball over the last three games. They finally broke the 100 yd mark against the Bulldogs. One of BYU’s focuses early in games has been to establish their physicality through the run game but that hasn’t been a strength for them this season. BYU was able to set up the run by passing the ball effectively and then running the ball as a change of pace. BYU’s offense will be much more effective over the next two games if they compliment the passing game with the running game instead of trying to establish the run first.

BYU’s OL took several steps forward against the Bulldogs after struggling with chemistry due to players missing time from injury. The OL did a good job pass blocking only giving up one sack in the game and bought Mangum plenty of time. He did scramble three times in the 1st Q which is a season high but he had plenty of time in the pocket before taking off. BYU’s run game struggled early on, but were able to find success after halftime, particularly due to a Algie Brown 45 yd TD run. The Cougars avg’d 4.6 YPC which is a great number for BYU to use as a secondary option in the offensive game.

BYU Defense:

Defensive Stats:

Bronson Kaufusi: 5 tackles (5-0), 3 sacks, 4 TFL, 1 PBU

Fred Warner: 4 tackles (2-2), 1 TFL, 1 INT

Harvey Langi: 4 tackles (4-0)

Michael Shelton: 3 tackles (1-2), 1 TFL

Teu Kautai: 3 tackles (2-1), 1 TFL

Michael Wadsworth: 3 tackles (2-1), 1 PBU

Michael Davis: 2 tackles (2-0), 2 PBU

Sae Tautu: 2 tackles (1-1), 1 sack, 1.5 TFL

Kesni Tausinga: 2 tackles, (1-1), 1.5 TFL

Kai Nacua: 1 tackle (1-0), 2 INTs, 1 TD, 1 QBH


Most Targeted Player:

Micah Hannemann: 1/8

incomplete, complete, incomplete, incomplete, incomplete, incomplete, incomplete, incomplete

Michael Davis: 2/7, 2 PBU

incomplete, incomplete, PBU, incomplete, complete, PBU, complete

Kai Nacua: 0/6, 2 INT, 1 TD

incomplete, PBU, INT (TD), incomplete, incomplete, INT

Michael Wadsworth: 2/4, 1 PBU

PBU, complete zone, complete zone, incomplete

Bronson Kaufusi: 1/2, 1 PBU

complete zone, PBU

Jordan Preator: 0/2, 1 PBU

incomplete, PBU

Fred Warner: 0/1, 1 INT


Michael Shelton: 0/1


Grant Jones: 1/1

complete zone

Harvey Langi: 1/1

complete zone

Swing/Screen/Dump Pass:

Swing: 0/0, Screen: 9/9, Dump: 1/1

Thrown Away Passes: 4

BYU’s defense played a great game after a rough outing against Mizzou. They were led again by Bronson Kaufusi who had an absolutely monster game putting up 4 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 PBU, and 1 blocked kick. The secondary also played great only allowing 8/38 passes thrown into coverage to be completed. BYU was very assignment sound and held Fresno State to only 3 points through 3 quarters before allowing a TD drive with the back ups in. BYU should be able to carry this momentum into the next game against USU.

The DL had a monster game headlined by Bronson Kaufusi who was a one-man wrecking crew that the Bulldogs had to constantly account for. Kaufusi terrorized the QB and had 3 sacks during the game bringing his season total to 10. Travis Tuiloma didn’t put up huge numbers but made a big impact as always by owning the LOS and allowing for holes to open up so others can make big plays.

BYU’s LB crew had a great game, they played assignment sound, filled the gaps when they were needed to, and didn’t miss many tackles. They were down Manoa Pikula and Sae Tautu (for the first half) but Fred Warner and Harvey Langi both stepped up big time for the Cougar defense consistently making plays all over the field. Fred continues to grow at an accelerated rate as his confidence continues to improve, he finished the game with an INT (almost returned for a TD) and a TFL.

The strength of the Cougars game was the secondary, they only allowed 8/38 passes to be completed against them in coverage and were headlined by Kai Nacua, Micah Hannemann, and Michael Davis who had 3/21 passes completed against them for 2 PBUs, 2 INTs, and 1 TD. Fresno really only found success in completing passes in the screen game (9/9) but even then BYU made some big plays and didn’t allow many yards to be picked up. This secondary continues to improve every game has a great opportunity to finish strong over the next two games.


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