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BYU freshman QB Tanner Mangum completed 35 of 53 attempts for 365 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the school's 30-13 win over UConn.

Mangum's two interceptions were extremely poor throws, one in the end zone on an underthrown vertical shot and the other was undercut by a defensive backs. The veteran freshman then responded with two touchdown throws. He loves to roll out and escape the pocket, but Mangum is certainly a good starting collegiate quarterback.
Oct 3 - 12:17 PM

NFL scouts who graded BYU senior edge rusher Bronson Kaufusi as an undrafted free agent have been proven correct, writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Opinions on Kafusi were all over the board entering the season; scouts graded him as a street free agent while many on the outside stamped him as second day material," Pauline wrote. "For a variety of reasons I gave Kafusi the benefit of the doubt and graded him as a late round pick. Thus far scouts have been proven correct." The 6-foot-7, 236-pound Kaufusi has one sack through four games and recorded just two tackles against Michigan on Saturday.
Sep 29 - 7:29 PM

BYU HC Bronco Mendenhall indicated that Saturday's 31-0 loss to Michigan was deflating enough that he asked AD Tom Holmoe to schedule a rematch.

Saturday's blanking by Michigan marked the first time the Cougars had been shutout since losing 3-0 to Utah in 2003. That's a span of 143 games. HC Mendenhall's squad couldn't even crack the 100-yard mark on offense until the final minutes of the game. This isn't all just woeful offense, of course. The Wolverines' defense has looked like one of the best units in the country over their last three games.
Sep 28 - 5:10 PM

BYU HC Bronco Mendenhall labeled senior RB Adam Hine (ankle) as "possible" for Friday's game against Connecticut.

We're not quite sure where "possible" falls on the scale of the more traditional "probable" and "questionable." After busting out for a 149-yard performance against UCLA a few weekends ago, Michigan limited the 6-foot-1, 216-pound senior to just 33 yards on eight carries in Saturday's shutout loss. If he's unable to suit up on Friday, Nate Carter will likely see the bulk of the Cougar carries against UConn.
Sep 28 - 4:16 PM

BYU freshman QB Tanner Mangum only completed 12 of 28 attempts for 55 yards in the school's 31-0 loss to Michigan.

Mangum was sacked a number of times and his long completion of 14 yards fell into the receiver's hands after being tipped by a defensive back. Mangum's first three games displayed a lot of positives, so hopefully this contest does not derail a promising career.
Sep 26 - 3:23 PM

On Saturday, BYU freshman QB Tanner Mangum will be facing off with a Michigan passing defense ranked 13th in the country in yards allowed.

Behind the stellar work of Jabrill Peppers and company, Michigan is allowing just 143.33 passing yards per game through three contests. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Mangum has completed 54-of-86 passes (62.8% completions) for 664 yards with a 4/3 TD/INT ratio. He threw the ball 47 times in last weekend's loss to UCLA. In that same game, senior RB Adam Hine rushed for 149 yards on 23 carries. In what figures to be a relatively low-scoring game, Mangum's not a particularly appealing DFS option for Saturday. Hine, on the other hand, figures to tote the rock a ton.
Sep 25 - 10:18 PM

On BYU's latest depth chart, senior Adam Hine has been listed as the team's starting running back.

What a difference one game makes. Hine wasn't even listed on the two-deep of the depth chart a week ago. The 6-foot-1, 216-pound senior drew just four carries for 34 yards in the team's season-opening thriller-of-a-win over Nebraska, but has seen increasing workloads over the last two weeks. He's receiving the starting nod for Saturday's showdown with Michigan following a huge 23-carry, 149-yard performance in Saturday's tight loss to UCLA. Hine logged just 378 yards rushing in his previous two seasons combined.
Sep 21 - 6:44 PM

UCLA HC Jim Mora compared BYU freshman QB Tanner Mangum to Johnny Manziel.

"He makes plays down the field," Mora said. "He's got kind of those Johnny Manziel qualities. He runs around and slings it and they come up with it." The Bruins, of course, take on the Cougs on Saturday. "He's a guy who can force you to cover for a long time," Mora said. "You have to keep him in the pocket. When he gets out of the pocket, he makes plays down the field." In his first college start last week, Mangum threw for 309 yards with a 2/2 TD/INT ratio against Boise State. Mangum has connected on two Hail Marys in two games. "We have to play the entire play," Mora said. "We can't assume a play is over when you're in the secondary."
Sep 18 - 6:11 PM

BYU freshman QB Tanner Mangum completed his second consecutive come-from-behind win late in the fourth quarter on Saturday against Boise State.

Op-op-op Mangum Guile! Oppa Mangum Guile! Hailing from the Boise suburb Eagle, Mangum ended the playoff aspirations of his boyhood team by stealing a victory in similar fashion to how he shocked Nebraska last week. Trailing by three points on a fourth-and-7 with 45 seconds left Mangum Guile hit Mitchell Juergens with a 35-yard touchdown heave. Mangum isn't terribly polished yet -- he finished 17-of-28 for 309 yards and two interceptions -- but is mobile and aggressive, keeps his eyes downfield and throws a pretty deep ball. We're excited by the tools and hope to see continued refinement of them. "First start, to beat that team in front of a home crowd after a week ago and the Hail Mary, I don't know where you go from there. But I'm really proud of him," BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said.
Sep 13 - 2:01 PM

BYU freshman QB Tanner Mangum threw a Hail Mary to beat Nebraska 33-28 on Saturday and will take over for injured senior QB Taysom Hill (foot) for the remainder of the season.

While it seems that Tanner "Mangum Guile" came out of nowhere to topple the Cornhuskers, the 6-foot-3, 201-pound freshman from the little hamlet of Eagle, Idaho, population 10,000, was rated the No. 3 pro-style quarterback prospect in the country out of high school by Rivals. A four-star recruit, the potato masher spent two years on a mission before joining BYU. Mangum wasn't expected to play this season, given Taysom Hill's Heisman-worthy abilities. When pressed into action after Hill's injury, though, he completed 7-of-12 passes, including the 42-yard touchdown bomb to Mitch Mathews as time expired. Pop hits are fleeting and we'll see if Mangum Guile can continue this run at the top of the charts when he faces off with Boise State in his next game. We'll let the youngster have the last word on the day's events: "To be in that moment is surreal, more than anything."
Sep 6 - 3:14 AM

BYU senior QB Taysom Hill will miss the remainder of the 2015 season due to a Lisfranc injury suffered in Saturday's win over Nebraska.

Hill appeared to come up lame on his 21-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. He stayed in the game for a time before being taken back to the locker room in the second half. After the game, HC Bronco Mendenhall indicated that his 6-foot-2, 232-pound senior playmaker would miss the rest of the season with what's being termed a Lisfranc injury. It's made all the more tough by the fact that Hill missed the majority of last season with a broken leg. True freshman quarterback Tanner Mangum replaced Hill and went on to beat Nebraska with a 42-yard Hail Mary in the final second of the contest.
Sep 5 - 7:52 PM

BYU senior WR Mitch Mathews caught a 42-yard touchdown pass as time expired to end Saturday's 33-28 win over Nebraska.

With one second left on the clock and the Cougars trailing by a point, freshman gunslinger Tannger Mangum uncorked a 42-yard pass to Mathews, who caught it at the goal line with multiple defenders draped on him. He was already having a nice game prior to the dramatic finish, having caught a 15-yard touchdown pass in second quarter. For the game, he caught three passes for 69 yards and the two scores. The 6-foot-6, 206-pound senior compiled 922 receiving yards and nine touchdowns last season.
Sep 5 - 7:39 PM

BYU senior QB Taysom Hill left Saturday's contest with Nebraska due to a foot injury.

Hill appeared to come up slightly lame on an early touchdown run. He remained in the game through the first half, but was replaced by freshman Tanner Mangum, of Eagle, Idaho, in the second half. ESPN's Todd McShay reported that Hill was supported by crutches in the locker room.
Sep 5 - 6:59 PM

BYU announced prior to kickoff against Nebraska that DL Tomasi Laulile, DB Kai Nacua, LB Sione Takitaki and WR Trey Dye were all suspended for disciplinary reasons.

We already knew about Takitaki, who was suspended last month after being charged with two counts of misdemeanor theft. Head coach Bronco Mendenhall says the 6-foot-2, 240-pound linebacker is one of his best pass rushers.
Sep 5 - 4:16 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote that "some scouts feel [BYU senior edge rusher Bronson Kaufusi]'s late-round worthy, while others believe he won’t make it out of May camp."

"At the top of his game Kafusi has shown himself to be a difference maker, but two things hurt him last season including 1) an ankle injury 2) playing out of position," noted Pauline. The draft analyst is much more concerned with the latter. He saw the 6-foot-7, 236-pound senior "st[and] up over tackle" on film, which limited the edge rusher's effectiveness. Pauline would prefer to see the former basketball player work from a three-point stance.
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