Asmussen's Top 50: No. 35 BYU
Bob Asmussen counts down his top 50 college football teams this upcoming season.
No. 35: BYU
Coach: Bronco Mendenhall
2013 record: 8-5
Projected 2014 record: 10-2
Circle the date: Sept. 6 at Texas
Why No. 35: The school’s five-game bowl winning streak ended last season with a loss to Washington in the Fight Hunger Bowl. Mendenhall will use that as offseason motivation for his team. The Cougars have survived life as an Independent. Now, it is time for BYU to do more. The schedule helps. Other than a rematch against Texas, the challenges are limited. Get by the Longhorns and BYU could finish the season undefeated. Quarterback Taysom Hill is the key. A standout runner, he needs to become more consistent as a passer.
No. 36: Oregon State