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Your CougarStats 2000s All-Decade football team

The voting is over and the readers have spoken. Listed below is the CougarStats All-decade BYU football team for 2000-2009:

QB: John Beck

RB: Luke Staley, Harvey Unga

TE: Dennis Pitta

WR: Austin Collie, Reno Mahe

OL: Ben Archibald, Travis Bright, Ray Feinga, Scott Jackson, Matt Reynolds

DL: Brett Keisel, Jan Jorgensen, Chris Hoke, Ryan Denney

LB: Bryan Kehl, Cameron Jensen, Brady Poppinga

DB: Aaron Francisco, Andrew Rich, Brian Logan, Jernaro Gilford

K: Matt Payne

P: Matt Payne

RS: Austin Collie

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Your CougarStats 2000s All-Decade Offense

The voting is complete for the CougarStats 2000s all-decade team on the offensive side of the ball. We’ll move on to defense starting next week.

QB: John Beck

RB: Luke Staley, Harvey Unga

TE: Dennis Pitta

WR: Austin Collie, Reno Mahe

OL: Ben Archibald, Travis Bright, Ray Feinga, Scott Jackson, Matt Reynolds

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2000s All-Decade Team voting: Running Backs

Now that the football season is over, we’re going to try something new . This is your chance to help choose the CougarStats all-decade BYU football team.

Vote for the CougarStats.com all-decade team for 2000-2009. We’ll start out with running backs and in one week we’ll move on to another position until we have a full line-up. Nominees are selected based on stats, all-conference selections or because I just felt like it. Write-in votes accepted as comments to this blog post.

Later, we’ll select all-decade teams for the 90s, 80s and so on. Players who crossed over two decades can only be selected once. So, if Owen Pochman, for example, is not selected as the kicker of the decade for the 200s, he will be on the ballot for the 90s. If he wins for the 200s, then he will be kept off of the ballot for the 90s.

Here are the running back nominees. Pick 2. Curtis Brown, JJ DiLuigi, Luke Staley, Harvey Unga and Fui Vakapuna.

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Week 10 stat list update


Riley Nelson‘s 56 passing yards vs. Idaho were enough to pass up Eldon ‘The Phantom’ Fortie for 27th in career passing at BYU.


Last week Nelson passed up Jake Heaps in passing for the season. This week, Heaps passed up Nelson.


It was a bad week for the Phantom. JJ DiLuigi passed him to move into 11th in career rushing yards.


One catch was enough to move McKay Jacobson into a tie with Jay Miller for 25th.

JJ DiLuigi has the same number of receptions in his career (86) as Luke Staley (and Daniel Coats, and Scott Pettis).


Jacobson moved up one spot to 17th, ahead of Jonny Harline.


Jordan Pendleton finished his career in the 111th spot for career tackles at BYU with 130.


Jake Heaps moved in to 16th place, passing Marc Lyons.


So far, the team is averaging 1.3 interceptions per game. That would be the highest average since 2006.


Heaps’ rating moved up a bit from 110.3 to 112.7, Nelson’s also increased from 147.7 to 148.6. Heaps’ career rating compares with Jason Beck and Bret Engemann. Nelson’s is similar to Robbie Bosco and John Walsh.


Nelson’s rating for 2011 (159.7) is identical to Brandon Doman‘s rating in 2001.


A good thumping of Idaho lifted BYU’s points-per-game margin from +3.6 to +6.7.


If Justin Sorensen can go three more games without missing an extra point he will have the BYU record from most PATs without a miss in a season.

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