Dallas • BYU's defensive plan for Tulsa was to contain quarterback G.J. Kinne's run game and make him pass.
"When we broke it down in the most relevant games we pulled, he'd only been sacked three times in five games," BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said. "We thought if we could make him move and move into similar or agile athletes, it would shift the game to our favor."
Mendenhall and the Cougars thought right. Kinne, who was 17 for 31 for 214 yards and three touchdowns, was haunted all day by the BYU defense in the Cougars' 24-21 victory in the Armed Forces Bowl. He was sacked three times, two of which were by BYU sophomore Kyle Van Noy.