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What’s next for BYU after another blowout win, with CFP rankings out soon and no game for 3 weeks?


Brigham Young Cougars running back Tyler Allgeier (25) is congratulated by the BYU offensive line after scoring a touchdown during a game against North Alabama in Provo on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020.

Brigham Young Cougars running back Tyler Allgeier (25) is congratulated by the BYU offensive line after scoring a touchdown during a game against North Alabama in Provo on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News

Four players scored two touchdowns each in No. 8 BYU’s 66-14 blowout win over Northern Alabama

It was a Saturday bagatelle for No. 8 BYU.

It was booked that way and turned out to be just that, a toy game.

North Alabama was always going to be a big-time gimme for BYU, even before COVID-19 rewrote the schedule. True to form, the Cougars raced ahead 49-7 with reserves making appearances before halftime, then coasted to a convincing 66-14 win on Saturday in LaVell Edwards Stadium.

Now 9-0 with the first College Football Playoff rankings due out on Tuesday, that became the focus of the weekend for Kalani Sitake’s football team heading into a week without a game. But that could change.

Or not.

“Whatever, if there is one thing that’s been consistent, we want to play football and get as many games as possible. I have a lot of gratitude for teams that stuck with us like North Alabama and then for teams like Boise State to schedule us.” — BYU coach Kalani Sitake

Athletic director Tom Holmoe explained on Saturday via BYUtv that BYU’s place in the CFP standings may determine if and what team BYU may add to the schedule. Right now, the Cougars have one remaining game on Dec. 12 at home against San Diego State — the first-ever December home game in school history.

Holmoe said he will not schedule a game just to add a game — it has to be right and make sense and at this stage of the season he can afford to be more selective because he is not rebuilding a schedule like he was in September. He isn’t enamored with accepting a game on Monday and putting Sitake’s team on the road for the sake of adding to just add.

“Whatever, if there is one thing that’s been consistent, we want to play football and get as many games as possible. I have a lot of gratitude for teams that stuck with us like North Alabama and then for teams like Boise State to schedule us,” Sitake postgame on BYUtv.

If it’s up to star QB Zach Wilson and the headband he displayed on Saturday, he’d like to play any team, any place, any time.

“Zach Wilson, how about Jim McMahon reincarnated.”

– @MattLeinartQB #BYU | #GoCougs | #BYUFOOTBALL | #ESPN960 | @CriddleBenjamin pic.twitter.com/IvzgNehdu0

— Hunter Miller (@MillerHHunter) November 21, 2020

Wilson played just the first half. On his final appearance in the game, he drove the Cougar offense 75 yards in three plays in 57 seconds, using a side-arm flip pass to Kavika Fonua for a 22-yard touchdown to put BYU up 42-7.

Wasting no time @Tawita_14 #BYUFootball #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/QXFkal6XbH

— BYUtv Sports (@byutvsports) November 21, 2020

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