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Kalani Sitake Says BYU has to ‘Reassess a lot of Things’ After TCU Blowout

While there may be some softer words to use when describing TCU‘s blowout win over the BYU Cougars on Saturday, the only thing that comes to mind for the Cougars is an absolute gut punch.

Kalani Sitake was taken back following the loss and reflected on the 44-11 blowout loss telling the Salt Lake Tribune, “They exposed us in a lot of different ways. I’ve got to reassess a lot of things.”


The Cougars were riding high heading into Week 7 after getting off to an impressive 4-1 start, but after a severe blow from Sonny Dykes and company, things in Provo may get a bit rockier.

“Basically, for them, they played a complete game in all three phases,” Sitake said. “It showed on the scoreboard. Everything was making a lot of sense for them, utilizing their speed and big, physical O-line. They covered us really well. You can’t just keep doing the same things and expecting results to change.”

BYU wasn’t able to get anything going against TCU as Joe Gillespie’s defense held the unit to just 243 yards of total offense. Kedon Slovis and the Cougars coughed up the ball twice in key situations and things continued to get worse for the unit as the day went on.

The group now pivots to face the tough task of taking on Joey McGuire and the Red Raiders. Despite having some question marks at the quarterback position, Tech is still a solid team. The game does take place in Provo, which is a helpful bonus for Sitake. But as members of the most unpredictable conference in college football, things for BYU could either come to a screeching halt or pick up steam.

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