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BYU vs. Arizona: A Defensive Preview

Quinn Gooch

Last season, the Cougars were among the worst defensive teams in the nation statistically, and the Wildcats were at the bottom of the list on offense, so both teams have nowhere to go but up. This Saturday, fans will see which team made the longest strides toward turning a negative into a positive.

The Cougars will bring new faces and a new defense to Tucson this weekend in what many BYU fans hope will not become shootout. Both BYU coaches and players are confident that the new look defense will be able to hold opponents to less than the 269.3 yards passing, 147.8 yards rushing and 29.2 points per game that they put up last year. The improvement from last year will have to come from a group... Recommended Stories