But as the Wildcats return to Football Championship Subdivision competition, Sears said the games helped "grow the team."
"It was a tall order," Sears said about opening against two FBS teams. "Getting back to FCS is good. We're looking forward to it."
"I was disappointed we didn't finish strong [against BYU]. But I was pleased with the kids. … They played to win and attacked."
Sears is also excited about finally playing a home game. Saturday's clash against No. 19 McNeese State (2-0) kicks off at 6 p.m. in Stewart Stadium.
The Cowboys defeated FBS team Middle Tennessee 27-21 before pummeling Division III McMurry 69-7.
"[McNeese State] brings in a fairly veteran team," Sears said.
"You can tell by the way they play that they've played a lot of football."
Sears sees Tony Epperson as Weber State's version of Gordie Lockbaum.
Lockbaum was an All-American in the mid-'80s who played offense, defense and special teams and eventually finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy for then-Division IAA Holy Cross. Epperson also performs double duty as the Wildcats' punter and safety.
It was as a punter that Epperson may have made his greatest contribution.
His 10 kicks against BYU, including a 74-yarder in the first quarter, for a 50.7 average, became the fourth best single-game punting average in school history.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound junior from Park City, who Sears said was "a hamburger shy of being an outside linebacker" also had a team-high 10 tackles, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble.
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