Cougar Snapshots

Many fans gathered together last Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium to catch a glimpse of the 2013 Cougars in a game scrimmage setting. The offense under Coach Anae scored four touchdowns and a field goal on the day. Now you can catch some of the action in this edition of Cougar Snapshots.

Terenn Houk had a productive day and even scored a touchdown.

Z-receiver Ross Apo made a few catches on the day. One was a circus catch he made across his body while jumping in the air. It's clear that Apo has benefited quite a bit from Coach Holliday's aggressive style of coaching. Apo is more aggressive when going up against cornerbacks for the ball.

Houk makes a catch over the middle.

True freshman quarterback Billy Green throw a pass downfield. Green made plays both with his arm and his legs during the spring game.

Green rolls out of the pocket and throws a pass downfield. He showed good mobility as well as good decision making despite his youth.

Ammon Olsen roles out and surveys the field prior. He suffered a knee injury and didn't finish the day after he was rolled up on.

Tanner Mangum played very well and showed BYU fans what's in store for the future. He made plays both with his arm and his legs and made great decisions with the ball.

Left guard Kyle Johnson has been the surprise offensive lineman of spring camp. Although a walk-on, Johnson has caught the attention of Coach Tujague. Here he is locked up with nose guard Marques Johnson during one-on-one drills.

Defensive tackle Theodore King is locked up with Brad Wilcox during one-on-one drills. Both King and Wilcox have had a very good spring camp this year.

Nose guard Tuni Kanuch goes head up with guard Solomone Kafu during one-on-one drills. Kanuch and Kafu are considered two of the strongest linemen in the program.

Tight end Devin Mahina makes a catch over the middle from the flex-tight end position. At 6 feet 6 inches and 247 pounds, Mahina is expected to contribute a lot within the offense as one of the more experienced tight ends in the program.

Jamaal Williams takes a handoff and bursts through the offensive line. He is expected to have a big year now that he's been in the program for a year.

Field cornerback Jordan Johnson goes low and makes a tackle. Johnson virtually has the field cornerback position locked down.

Outside linebacker Alani Fua rushes in and makes the tackle on Paul Lasike from behind. Fua had a very productive day, recording a sack and a batted pass in one series alone.

Lasike puts the brakes on to avoid Tyler Beck. Lasike had a very productive day overall despite still being relatively new to the game of football.

King is ready to square off against Brad Wilcox from the right defensive tackle position. Although King is young, he has a bright future ahead of him at BYU.

In speaking of bright futures, inside linebacker Manoa Pikula is going to give BYU fans a lot to cheer about. Pikula is a tough and aggressive linebacker who moves very well from side to side and will be a key feature in Coach Mendenhall's defense for years to come.

Quarterback Christian Stewart runs for his life as outside linebacker Tanner Cox and nose guard Tuni Kanuch just miss him from behind.

Wide receiver Mitch Mathews goes to make a catch for a big play downfield.

Mathews comes down with the catch.

Despite the referee calling him out of bounds on the catch, the replay showed that Mathews' feet were actually in bounds. Mathews protested the call after the referee called him out.

Adam Hine takes a swing pass and runs to the outside of the defense. Hine is the third in a trio of backs that will see a lot of playing time in BYU's backfield this year.

In the ninth series of the spring game, Lasike rushed four times for 84 yards and a touchdown. Here Lasike takes the hand off, breaks a few tackles and runs downfield to score a touchdown that ended the day's events.


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