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Turning Over a New Leaf

Cameron Jensen

Eight games into the 2006 season, no team is winning turnover battle more convincingly than BYU. The Cougars are +12 in turnover margin for an average of +1.50 turnovers per game—good enough for #1 in the country in that statistical category. BYU's offense is already among the most efficient in the nation, so the last thing opponents want to do is give the Cougars more chances to score.

"Coaches always emphasize turnovers," said linebacker Cameron Jensen. "You have to keep the ball on offense and create turnovers on defense. It's hard to be a good team if you're losing the turnover battle. Good teams always seem to win the turnover battles and we've been fortunate enough this year to do just that." It is hardly rocket science. Teams strive to create as many scoring...

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