The Cougars will be without their defensive captain and a Frosh cornerback for the first half against UCLA and Quarterback Josh Rosen. For those who missed the plays that brought on the ejections and suspensions you can see them here. This is an absolutely devastating blow to a good BYU team. They rebounded well as a team from the bullshit ejections only to lose in heartbreaking fashion to Utah 20-19. A win on the road in the Holy War and a win at home over a media darling UCLA team and this is a top 20 team in the country. By the way, I completely forgot how great of a rivalry that game is. The Holy War might have worked its way into my top 5 college football rivalries. According to first year coach Kalani Sitake, there is currently no process in place for an appeal of targeting calls to be overturned, shocker. The NCAA is such a mess. They should be charged with gross negligence because of the nonsense and tomfoolery they make these student-athletes go through. They’re 18-22 year old kids just looking to compete and play a game. I understand the reason the rule was implemented was for player safety, but both of those hits were clean. The NCAA needs to step up and make some changes so that we don’t see more and more players missing games because of their inability to lead. Hats off to Sitake, he continues to back his guys and plead for the removal of their suspension. He knows it was a clean play and knew it when he saw the original play and replays at the stadium. He was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, which is a joke, for having his player’s back. That would fire me up as a player and a fan. Unfortunately, BYU will be without arguably their best player in Nacua, but if they can keep it close and stay competitive in the first half, expect a motivated and hungry team to come out and give to UCLA.
BYU's Nacua and McChesney Will Miss 1st Half Against UCLA