Saturday, November 13, was another great day for true sports fans. BYU killed Colorado State, Utah lost to Notre Dame, the Jazz beat the Charlotte Bobcats at the last second to preserve the east-coast sweep, and I got a tasty Chicken Schnitzel at the Red Rock Brewery in Salt Lake City.
Not too shabby.
There haven't been many days like this, so when they come around you've really got to savor them. Here are the top 10 reasons why Saturday was, in a word, Awesome-sauce:
10. Luke Ashworth's 8-yard TD reception to put BYU up on CSU 35-0
9. Andrew Rich's defense: nine tackles, two forced fumbles and one interception
8. Luke Ashworth's 7-yard TD reception to put BYU up on CSU 14-0
7. Deron Williams' last-second, game-winning floater vs. Charlotte
6. Luke Ashworth's 36-yard TD reception to put BYU up on CSU 28-0
5. Jake Heaps' QB efficiency: 242.64. Good for eighth-best performance in BYU history
4. Utah's meltdown in South Bend. Their second loss in a row.
3. Kyle Van Noy's defensive TD (after Corby Eason forced a CSU fumble)
2. Luke Ashworth's 62-yard TD reception to put BYU up on CSU 7-0
1. BYU is booming, Utah is losing and the Jazz just swept the states of Florida, Georgia and North Carolina.
Saturday sure felt good (again). BYU's win was just a joy to behold. I love watching Heaps play like he's been playing. He looks like he's grown leaps and bounds since the bye week.
Incidentally... I'd love to know what Bronco told his boys during that week off.
You've gotta give it to Luke Ashworth. Everybody's been giving him crap all year for his sucky performance, but he has really stepped it up the past few weeks. He's emerged as Jake Heaps' go-to guy, and he's shown a great knack for catching the ball.
Unbeknownst to most people out there, by the way, is the fact that Ashworth suffered most of the season with a high ankle sprain. It wasn't publicized, but it was there. But he's healthy now and we're all finally seeing how talented this senior from Timpview really can be.
BYU looks formidable right now, folks. We're gathering steam, and I am confident in saying (tongue slightly in-cheek) we are the best five-loss team in the country. Utah State, Nevada and Air Force are lucky they got us in the middle of our "black" period.
Seriously. Gary Anderson should be writing weekly Thank You letters to former D-coordinator Jaime Hill.
Anyway, bring on the Lobos. I'm ready to go bowling.