The loss of sophomore wide receiver Mitch Mathews is a big blow to the Cougar offense, not because he was a big target at 6 feet 6 inches, but because he was finding his groove and gaining valuable experience in a passing game that was beginning to become more defined. The injury was a devastating blow on so many levels.
November 13, 2013
Two years ago Marcus Mathews was the hero in BYU's 27-24 victory over Utah State. With 11 seconds on the clock, Mathews caught a tipped pass in the end zone to give BYU the win at home. The Cougars won another slugfest against USU in 2012 by a score of 6-3. Mathews hopes the streak continues and talks about this Friday's game.
October 2, 2013
This season BYU will have a bevy of tall receivers on the outside to attack defenses downfield with. In addition to 6-foot-3-inch Ross Apo and 6-foot-4-inch Cody Hoffman, BYU fans can expect to see 6-foot-6-inch Mitch Mathews and his 6-foot-4-inch older brother Marcus running routes on the outside as well.
March 25, 2013
For two years now tight end Marcus Mathews has been catching passes from the y-receiver or flexed tight end position. Over this past year he's added more muscle mass to his 6-foot-4-foot frame and has widened this skill sets to be a more complete tight end. So what is all this noise about him being moved to the outside receiver position?
August 24, 2012
Much like in years past, BYU's tight ends will look to play a key role in this year's offense. Coach Doman wants to see the tight end position become a more dominant factor within his offense, and the players have taken that expectation to heart.
June 29, 2012
The latest edition of Cougar Clips features junior tight end Marcus Mathews. A returning starter, and the primary tight end during spring camp, Mathews gives insight into the tight end position, what's been improved upon and the addition of Andrew George to the staff as a graduate assistant.
March 23, 2012
With a number of the tight ends still recovering from last year's uncanny rash of injuries, it was good to see Marcus Mathews being one offensive performer that stood out among the first-day performers. Mathews not only beat defenders in the one-on-one drills on a consistent basis, but he did so after having transformed himself into a new type of tight end.
March 6, 2012
It didn't happen once last year, and someone would have to go back four years to recall the last time Marcus Mathews caught a touchdown pass. All of that changed in the blink of an eye last Friday. With BYU losing to Utah State as the fourth quarter ticked down towards a close, his first college touchdown couldn't have come at a better time, and for Mathews, against a better team for many reasons.
October 6, 2011