PROVO, Utah (AP) Wins over Wisconsin and Arizona have breathed new life into BYU's football program.
The No. 25 Cougars (2-1) enter a game as a Top 25 team for the first time since September 2015 when they host McNeese State on Saturday. The ranking and early success at one point seemed unlikely for a program that endured one of its worst seasons in a half-century only a year ago.
But things have changed in Provo. Players are working harder, showing more discipline, and playing with greater toughness. They have collectively embraced schemes installed by offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes and it has elevated a formerly terrible offense.