The Broncos (7-5, 5-3 MAC) are led by a pair of talented rushers
in LeVante Bellamy and Jamauri Bogan. Bellamy does the bulk of
the work between the 20s, finishing the regular season ranked first
in the Mid-American Conference and 18th in the nation with 1,172
yards on the ground. Bogan takes over the efforts in the red zone,
rushing for the eighth most touchdowns in the country with 15.
Receiver D’Wayne Eskridge also made the most of his opportunities.
Eskridge made 3.6 receptions per game, but averages 19.86 yards
per catch, the 10th-best clip in the country.
The Cougars (6-6) are led by a strong, heavily experienced front
seven. Senior linebacker Sione Takitaki leads the team with 99 tackles
and ranks second on the squad with eight tackles for loss. Fellow
senior, Corbin Kaufusi, finished the regular season with 8.5 sacks,
ranking 17th nationally with 0.77 sacks per game.
As a team, BYU ranks 18th in the nation in total defense. The
Cougars allow fewer than 200 yards per game in the air, and just
129.4 yards per game on the ground – the 25th fewest in the country.
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