More than 18,000 Cougar fans attended the BYU football Blue & White Spring Scrimmage on Saturday afternoon as the white team defeated the blue 30-12 at LaVell Edwards Stadium. “The environment was exciting for the guys,“ BYU head coach Kalani Sitake said. “There were a lot of fans that attended. The energy in the stadium was high, and the players used it well. We have great fans, and we’re the type of program where we want our fans to feel ownership on this team.”
Several sophomore players highlighted the stat sheet during the game, taking advantage of their opportunities to compete. Second-year quarterbacks Tanner Mangum and Beau Hoge led the white team, with Mangum throwing 5 for 8 for 82 yards and a touchdown and Hoge completing 5 for 10 for 83 yards and a score as well. Sophomore running back Squally Canada rushed for 45 yards, and while fellow sophomore Moroni Laulu-Pututau led the recievers with 73 yards on the day. Nate Sampson, a sophomore tight end, had 31 receiving yards to lead the blue team, with second-year linebacker Adam Pulsipher recording four tackles to lead the blue defense.
“We were a little sloppy in some areas. I thought we were really basic so we didn‘t have a lot in the plan by design, but it was good to see guys getting out and moving around. Some of the guys who haven‘t gotten a lot of reps got a lot today so there will be plenty to clean up on Monday.” — Ty Detmer
“Our potential is huge. We have a lot of guys that go make plays. Week by week we are making improvements. We just have to keep working and going forward toward the season.” —Tanner Mangum