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BYU Secondary in Flux

Cole Miyahira

No group has seen more improvement during the season than BYU's defensive backs. Both the safeties and cornerbacks have stepped up their play so much that they are now the top pass defense in the Mountain West Conference. With some of its most important cogs doubtful for the Las Vegas Bowl, the uninjured secondary must adjust.

By the end of BYU's thrilling victory over Utah, the Cougars played with a patchwork secondary that had to make due with just about every cornerback in BYU's two-deep battling through injuries. Ben Criddle sustained tendon damage in his foot, Kayle Buchanan came in and subbed for him only to leave with a broken fibula, and Justin Robinson battled through a strained shoulder that sidelined him for...

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