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Finding Answers after Arizona

Very little about BYU's 16-13 loss to Arizona was anticipated by followers of the Cougar program. The offense that ended the 2005 season ranked 14th in the nation squeaked out a paltry 13 points and just over 300 yards, but one of the NCAA's most porous defenses of a year ago shut down Pac-10 starlet Willie Tuitama and his much-touted offensive attack.

BYU beat Arizona in just about every statistical category except the one that matters most, the score. Even though the Cougar defense turned in a stellar performance that bodes well for games against less talented teams, there was a gloomy mood permeating Monday's practice. "First off, my hat goes off to Arizona," said BYU receiver Michael Reed. "They played a pretty good game and had a good... Recommended Stories