What they are saying: BYU football upsets No. 6 Wisconsin

September 16, 2018

BYU football fans finally get to savor another jaw-dropping upset of an elite opponent after the Cougars held off No 6-ranked Wisconsin, 24-21, Saturday afternoon in Madison, Wisconsin.

But what did the national commentators have to say about BYU’s victory?

Here’s the latest edition of “What they are saying”:

Sporting News

Bill Bender says to buy the fact that BYU has earned respect


Kalani Sitake gets credit for icing the Badger kicker

Wisconsin’s playoff hopes aren’t dead after the loss


Sports Illustrated calls the BYU win the “season’s first major upset”


Ben Kercheval said BYU was one of the winners and credited them for a solid start to 2018

Barrett Sallee recognized this as the biggest BYU road win since beating No. 3 Pitt on the road in 1984

Yahoo! Sports

BYU gets recognized as the top winner from the day by the Yahoo Sports staff

Cougar upset highlighted Big 10 issues on awful day, according to Pete Thamel

Sam Cooper questions how serious a blow the Cougar win is to Wisconsin’s playoff hopes

NBC Sports

Kevin McGuire said BYU should get some Top 25 consideration after the upset win

Washington Post

BYU gets lauded as a bounceback team who could be dangerous for Washington as well

USA Today

The Cougars get credit for turning things around after the big loss last year


Pete Fiutak said Wisconsin now knows what it feels like to be pushed around like they usually push around opponents

Check back for more updates as more reactions develop.

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