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For the second straight game, the BYU football team refused to run up the score in the final minute of a blowout.

After making that decision at Navy, Cougar head coach Kalani Sitake again choose to run out the clock at the end of BYU\u2019s 48-7 win over Troy on Saturday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium when his team was just 3 yards from the end zone.

Cougar senior defensive lineman Khyiris Tonga admitted after the game that, in the heat of the moment, the players aren\u2019t necessarily the biggest proponents of such decision.

\u201cI like scoring but Kalani (Sitake) is a classy guy,\u201d Tonga said. \u201cThat\u2019s something I love about Coach Kalani is that no matter who the opponent is, we always show respect and class and good sportsmanship. We don\u2019t see it in the moment but we realize it as soon as it happens.\u201d

But Sitake said he\u2019s not interested in running up the score to chase \u201cstyle points\u201d that might get more national attention.

\u201cI just want to win games and play with sportsmanship and do things the right way,\u201d Sitake said. \u201cIt doesn\u2019t look good for the stats that our red zone offense has had to kneel down the ball twice but that\u2019s OK. I like being in a situation where I have to make those decisions. I don\u2019t believe in style points; I just believe in winning the game and establishing the identity we want to get done for that game. I feel like we\u2019ve done that in our last two games.\u201d

BYU is getting more national attention after two blowout wins to start the season as on Sunday the Cougars moved up to No. 22 in the USA Today Amway Coaches Poll but dropped from No. 18 to No. 22 in the Associated Press poll as teams from the Pac-12, Big 10 and Mountain West were once again included in the rankings.

Sports Illustrated college football expert Pat Forde gave BYU the most love as he ranked the Cougars at No. 10 in his power rankings.

\u201cThe Cougars\u2019 schedule is a ransom note, mismatched pieces pasted together to form something that will likely fall short of top 10 consideration in the end (losing a Sept. 19 game against Army was a blow),\u201d Forde wrote on SI.com early Sunday morning. \u201cBut the Cougars have been utterly dominant in the two games they\u2019ve played, pounding Navy and Troy. Quarterback Zach Wilson has flashed his considerable talent, and the BYU defense has been punishing. As the only team west of the Rockies playing for the next several weeks, we need some BYU night-time entertainment in our lives.\u201d

While the Cougar players are appreciative of the accolades and recognition, they are at least saying the right things as they prepare to face Louisiana Tech on Friday.

\u201cWe can\u2019t get too big of an ego going into next week,\u201d BYU junior quarterback Zach Wilson said. \u201cWe\u2019re a good offense but it means nothing if we just stop it now. We\u2019ve got to keep getting after it at practice and prepare for our next opponent. We\u2019re just one more step toward where we want to be.\u201d

It has been common for Cougar supporters to bemoan the loss of contests against teams from the Power Five conferences due to the COVID-19 pandemic but in this crazy year playing and winning is all anyone can ask.

Piling up the points

By scoring 55 points against Navy and 48 vs. Troy, BYU has scored more than 100 points in the first two games of a season for the first time since 2001 when the Cougars hung 70 on Tulane and 52 against Nevada. The Cougars have scored a touchdown in eight consecutive quarters to start the 2020 season.

Five-year highs

The Cougars were able to have their best showings in multiple categories in the last five years.

BYU had a pair of 100-yard receivers for the first time since 2015. Dax Milne led all receivers with seven receptions for 140 yards while Gunner Romney posted five catches for 138 yards. In 2015, Mitchell Juergens had 172 yards and Devon Blackmon had 105 in a 35-24 win over Boise State. BYU also finished with 664 yards of total offense, the most since 741 in 2015 vs. Wagner and the most against an FBS team since 681 vs. Houston in 2013.

Extra points

BYU won the toss and deferred to the second half. The Cougars also won the toss at Navy, making them 2-0 on the season ... BYU captain and running back Lopini Katoa went out for the coin toss ... the flag bearers for the Cougars were defensive back Zayne Anderson (USA flag), wide receiver Brayden Cosper (State of Utah flag), and wide receiver Talmage Gunther and long snapper Austin Riggs (team flags).

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Marty Hoge, father of BYU offensive lineman Tristen Hoge, spoke on Twitter Wednesday about his son having had COVID-19 and now suffering from pneumonia.

\u201cCougarNation, I just got the second-worst news I\u2019ve gotten in the past couple of weeks,\u201d Marty Hoge said in a video tweet from his @martyhoge Twitter account. \u201cNo. 1 was that my son Tristen was one of the fellows on the team who tested positive for COVID-19.\u201d

He said that Tristen Hoge stayed fairly healthy with just a few side effects during his quarantine and was anxious to get back on the field for practice when he was cleared.

But after practicing on Tuesday, something wasn\u2019t right.

\u201cHe was feeling some pretty terrible symptoms last night (Tuesday),\u201d Marty Hoge said in the tweet. \u201cHe talked to his mom and I, to the doctors and the training staff. They decided it was time to test him for some other things and it ends up that he has pneumonia. It has affected his lungs severely.\u201d

Marty Hoge emphasized that health is more important than football and that Tristen Hoge will be back only when his health will allow him to return.

Hoge was part of the BYU offensive line that was extremely impressive in the 55-3 season-opening win at Navy on Sept. 6. The Cougars racked up 301 yards on the ground as they steamrolled the Midshipmen at the point of attack.

With Hoge out, BYU will likely turn to freshman Connor Pay (a former Lone Peak star) to fill the right guard spot, although senior Kieffer Longson, sophomore Harris LaChance, sophomore Blake Freeland or junior Joe Tukuafu could be in the mix as well.

But what happens on the field is secondary to the health concerns that are taking place in the community, as Marty Hoge pointed out.

Marty Hoge closed his Twitter message by urging everyone to take COVID-19 seriously because if a guy who is healthy like his son Tristen can get it and face these challenges, no one is immune.

\u201cThose of you who are skeptical and think it\u2019s just a cold or a cough, I admit I was maybe one of them,\u201d Marty Hoge said. \u201cBut when it hits home, you\u2019ve got to keep it real. You\u2019ve got to take it serious. The world needs to take it serious. Believe me, it\u2019s no joke.\u201d

He urged everyone to \u201cdo the smart things\u201d by social distancing, wearing masks and not getting upset just because you can\u2019t go watch a game.

\u201cYou gotta be smart,\u201d Marty Hoge said.

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Cougar Nation!! We\u2019ve got to take COVID-19 serious! #nojoke #wearyourmask#scary @BYUfootball @CindyHoge @CriddleBenjamin @Mitch_Harper @kslsports @InkedCougar @HogeTristen @royalarmybrand pic.twitter.com/UMvKgQEN62

\n\u2014 Marty Hoge (@martyhoge) September 24, 2020
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A Springville man was arrested under the suspicion of several counts of felony child exploitation Wednesday.

According to the probable cause statement filed in support of the arrest, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a CyberTipline report from Facebook on July 1.

Included in the report, officials were provided with at least six images of child sexual abuse material that depicted nude prepubescent female children in sexual positions.

The CyberTipline report also provided authorities with the user account\u2019s information as well as the Internet protocol addresses associated with the account.

Officials were able to use that information to trace the account and IP address back to the address of 34-year-old Franz Perez Escalona of Springville who is the sole adult male of the residence, according to arrest documents.

Authorities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Task Force as well as the Utah County Special Victims Unit and Internet Crimes against Children Task Force responded to the residence Wednesday to execute a search warrant.

During an interview with police, Escalona allegedly told officials he was the sole user of the reported Facebook account and reportedly said he had joined or created several Facebook groups that shared images and videos depicting child sexual abuse.

Escalona also allegedly said he had at least five previous accounts that had been removed by Facebook for distributing material that involved child sexual abuse, reportedly adding that he had sexual images of toddler-aged children that he had been distributing over social media.

Officials discovered the user accounts connection to Escalona allegedly dated back to 2017 and involved several CyberTipline reports in multiple countries, according to the probable cause affidavit. Escalona moved to the U.S. in 2019.

Arresting officers asserted Escalona is a flight risk, adding that he has the potential to flee to Mexico in an effort to avoid prosecution.

An investigation is still ongoing as officials attempt to identify the individuals Escalona had been communicating with. Escalona allegedly told police he has communication with hundreds of individuals regarding sexually explicit content and sexual material involving child abuse while online.

Escalona was arrested under the suspicion of six second-degree felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. He is currently being held at the Utah County Jail.

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The Nutty Putty Cave, where John Edward Jones spent the last\nnearly 28 hours of his life, will also be his final resting\nplace.

\n

Officials announced Friday afternoon that the cave will be\npermanently closed and sealed, and rescue workers will no longer\nattempt to remove Jones's body.

\n

\"Because of where he is located in the cave and the danger\ninvolved in accessing that area, we have determined that the risk\ninvolved in removing John from the cave is too high,\" said Utah\nCounty sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon. \"With that in mind it has\nbeen decided that the cave will be permanently closed to all\naccess.\"

\n

Though plans have not been finalized on how the cave will be\nclosed, officials say there will be a spot reserved for Jones's\nfamily to erect a memorial for him. Officials from several agencies\nwill meet Monday morning to discuss the best way to seal the cave,\nand a uniformed deputy will be guarding the entrance until the cave\nhas been permanently closed. An important point for family and\nrescuers is that Jones's resting place remain undisturbed.

\n

\"It will be, as they described it, a sacred place to them,\"\nCannon said.

\n

Jones became trapped in the cave around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday night.\nThe area he was stuck in was an offshoot from the main path on the\nsoutheast side at the end of the cave. The crevice is not named,\nmainly because it is too small for most cavers to reach and\nmap.

\n

Josh Jones, John Jones's younger brother, offered a statement of\ngratitude to rescue workers. He said he knows some rescuers may\nfeel they have failed the family, but family members know workers\ndid everything they could to free their son and brother.

\n

\"We just want to thank the rescue workers,\" he said.

\n

As an adventurous family, Josh Jones said, they understand how\nothers may feel they are losing the opportunity to explore Nutty\nPutty Cave. John Jones would not want to inhibit adventure, his\nbrother said, but he would want to protect others from the tragedy\nthat could occur in Nutty Putty. This was not an isolated incident,\nhe said, as several others have been trapped in the cave in the\npast. Now, when the cave is sealed off, it will be safe for others\nand provide a place to remember Jones.

\n

\"It is a place to honor and respect our brother,\" Josh Jones\nsaid.

\n

Sgt. Tom Hodgson said it was a difficult decision for all\nparties to seal the cave. However, there was no question what had\nto be done. There have been five high-profile rescues in the last\n10 years, including a teenager who was stuck in the same area as\nJones, but four to six feet closer to the entrance.

\n

Rescues of people in the cave or those who get lost looking for\nthe cave have been a big drain on resources, with this rescue the\nmost difficult experience Hodgson said he had ever dealt with in\nhis career.

\n

\"We've suffered a tragedy in this cave that we hope to prevent\nfrom happening again,\" he said.

\n

Hodgson said he was proud of the Herculean effort of rescuers,\nmany of whom are suffering emotionally as a result of the outcome.\nRescuers were close enough to see the man and worked for more than\na full day to save him, but lost him in the end. Hodgson said the\nspace was so tight that jackhammers could not be used. The space\nwas so tight, one rescuer was working with a ball-peen hammer and\ncould swing only six inches to try and chip away the rock.

\n

More than 130 people worked to rescue Jones, expending\napproximately 3,700 man hours. It took a toll on rescuers, Hodgson\nsaid, but the emotional trauma was eased by Jones's caring family.\nThe family worked alongside crews and supported them throughout the\nprocess, supporting rescuers even after the passing of Jones.

\n

\"Their primary concern has been the well-being and the mental\nhealth of the rescuers, and I think that family deserves a lot of\ncredit for that,\" he said.

\n

The cave is located on state school trust lands. Kim Christy,\nassistant director of the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands\nAdministration, said the officials will try to expedite the process\nas much as possible in closing the cave. A meeting Monday will help\ndetermine how to close the cave, after which Christy said he hopes\nto finish the project within two to three weeks.

\n

\"We're very distraught with what has occurred here,\" he\nsaid.

\n

John Jones, 26, leaves behind a pregnant wife, Emily, and a\nyoung child. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for\ncontributions to be made to the Emily Jones Foundation memorial\nfund at Wells Fargo, Utah Community Credit Union and Zions\nBank.

\n

His funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Stansbury Park\nStake Center.

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Orem leaders aren\u2019t quite sure if it\u2019s the sound of the Wiffle ball being smacked by a wooden paddle, or players blasting music in the early morning, but some Orem residents are having a love/hate moment with pickleball.

There are two locations for city courts: Sharon Park, 300 E. 600 North, that has six courts and Bonneville Park, 1450 N. 800 West, that has four courts.

It is the Bonneville pickleball courts that appear to be leaving a bad taste with neighbors.

\u201cWe put in the new courts last year,\u201d said Reed Price, Maintenance Division manager. \u201cThe two tennis courts were old and crumbling. We left one tennis court and replaced the other with four pickleball courts.\u201d

Price added, \u201cIt has been a very popular location and a good addition to the park.\u201d

The courts are a shorter length than a tennis court and the plastic ball hitting a wooden paddle makes a popping sound, \u201cback-and-forth, back-and-forth\u201d that goes on from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., according to Price.

To appease the neighbors, the courts now open at 8 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. and Public Safety has a more frequent presence there to help with the noise ordinance.

\u201cWe installed sound barriers last week,\u201d Price said. \u201cBut, it doesn\u2019t help that much.\u201d

Price said it is very challenging to have two competing sides, those who love the game and come in droves to play there and the neighbors who prefer not to have the racket.

The demand is there and the city will continue to maintain the courts, according to Price. Officials also will keep thinking about how they can lower the sound.

The New York Times dubbed pickleball the \u201cperfect pandemic game.\u201d It has only two teams of two players socially distanced for any game.

Pickleball was invented in 1965 by a Washington State congressman and two friends and is kind of a blending of table tennis, badminton and tennis.

It can be played indoors or out on a badminton-sized court with a lightly modified tennis net. It is played with a wood paddle and a plastic ball with holes. Participants can play either singles or doubles.

\u201cPickleball is a sport that is growing in popularity. It is for all ages,\u201d said Steven Downs, city spokesman, at the opening of the Bonneville courts. \u201cIf you drive by Sharon Park when people are playing, you will see children, middle-age adults, and seniors all playing. It is a sport that not only challenges people physically, but connects people socially.\u201d

Pickleball courts at Sharon Park have been a great success and have helped to drop the crime in the park. There are more people in the park, more lights at night and the parking lot is full, according to Downs.

The same thing is happening at Bonneville.

\u201cOrem is known for great parks. They are beautiful and they are abundant,\u201d Downs said. \u201cHowever, they require consistent investment. For our citizens, nothing brings excitement quite like recreation, and we are glad we can continue to deliver quality projects.\u201d

With Orem rolled back to the orange phase for COVID-19, all park playgrounds are closed, the Fusbol court is closed, and other amenities around the city, but all the pickleball courts remain open.

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Three Utah County residents were arrested late Thursday night after county sheriff\u2019s deputies executed an eviction order for residents of a Cedar Hills home.

The eviction order was issued to 61-year-old Paul Kenneth Cromar and his wife, 57-year-old Barbara Ann Cromar of Cedar Hills, by the Fourth District Court of Utah.

The complaint alleged the couple had not filed federal income taxes from 1999 to 2005. In that time, the Internal Revenue Service, as well as the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, found the Cromars allegedly owed more than $1 million in taxes.

The Cromars reportedly never filed an answer to the complaint lodged against them, instead opting to file several motions in the U.S. District Court and an appeal to the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The filings challenged the subject matter jurisdiction and the government\u2019s Constitutional authority to impose income taxes. The Cromars also alleged their rights to due process had been violated. The courts denied each of their motions.

The courts ordered the Cromars be evicted from their home in Cedar Hills, that the home be sold and the locks changed. The U.S. Marshals Office evicted the couple from the home in 2019, according to arrest documents; however, the Cromars reportedly reentered the home, illegally, and continued to live there.

It wasn\u2019t until the Cromars allegedly violated Utah law that the latest eviction order was drafted and signed by a Fourth District Court Judge, which included charges that stemmed from the couple\u2019s illegal entry of their former home.

Paul Kenneth Cromer was arrested under suspicion of second-degree felony burglary of a dwelling and third-degree felony wrongful appropriation. Barbara Ann Cromar was also taken into custody under suspicion of third-degree felony burglary and third-degree felony wrongful appropriation.

Paul Kenneth Cromer and Barbara Ann Cromar were released from the Utah County Jail on $15,020 and $5,000 bail, respectively

When deputies and detectives with the Utah County Sheriff\u2019s Office descended on the Cedar Hills home Thursday, there was a large police presence that stemmed from a statement the Cromars allegedly made about not leaving the home.

Additionally, according to a press release by the Utah County Sheriff\u2019s Office, the couple had \u201caligned themselves with people who support their effort to oppose lawful court orders to get their former home back.\u201d

Their supporters also allegedly supported the Cromars in their alleged illegal occupation of the residence, and at least one supporter had voiced his willingness to \u201clay down his life\u201d in defense of the home against the government.

The Cromars and their supporters were reportedly known to carry firearms, and at the time of the arrests, several of their supporters were at the home carrying rifles and handguns.

Upon serving the eviction order, authorities discovered the home had allegedly been fortified with sandbags and weapons, which were allegedly present in preparation to defeat the eviction order. The home, however, was secured without further incident.

While there were several armed supporters, many of whom were vocal about their support of the Cromars, all but one were compliant with direction from law enforcement, according to the press release. As authorities held security in and around the home, officials made contact with 36-year-old Tyson Neil Holyoak of Eagle Mountain, who was allegedly attempting to sneak into the residence.

Holyoak allegedly told police he was contacted by someone inside of the home and told to respond to the location. However, he reportedly said he knew access to the home was restricted when he attempted to enter.

Holyoak had reportedly parked two blocks from the home and walked through the yard of a neighboring home to climb over a fence and gain access to the Cromars\u2019 former home.

Holyoak was arrested under the suspicion of class A misdemeanor criminal trespass and class B misdemeanor interference with an arresting officer. He was released from the Utah County Jail on bail Friday morning.

The American Fork Police Department, Lone Peak Police Department and Pleasant Grove Police Department assisted in the arrests and execution of the eviction order.

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The state of Utah has lodged charges against a former Brigham Young University groundskeeping supervisor who allegedly sexually assaulted one of his employees.

Charges were filed against 62-year-old Michael Dufur of Lehi in the Fourth District Court of Provo on Sept. 15 and include first-degree felony object rape as well as second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse. The charges stem from an incident that allegedly occurred on Dec. 13.

According to charging documents, on Dec. 14, a woman went to the BYU Police Department to report she had allegedly been sexually assaulted by Dufur the day before in Provo.

The woman advised police Dufur was reportedly her supervisor and added that she had tried to stay on his good side because he was unkind to those he did not like at their shared workplace. The woman added that Dufur could make her life miserable.

On Dec. 13, the woman was returning an item to Dufur for work when the pair went to get a drink from a gas station. The pair were allegedly talking in Dufur\u2019s car, which was not uncommon, when he asked if the woman wanted to touch him. The woman told him she did not.

At this time, according to the probable cause statement, Dufur and the woman allegedly discussed \u201csome items of a sexual nature.\u201d

When Dufur and the woman returned to work, he allegedly told her to come inside a shed to get something. The woman, believing Dufur was going to give her something to work on, complied, but as soon as the woman entered the shed, Dufur allegedly shut the door behind her and pushed her against the door.

The woman reported to police that Dufur was wearing a handgun at the time, allegedly removing it from its holster and placing it on a nearby grill. The woman told police she was afraid and \u201ctook the presence of the gun to mean that they would be doing what Defendant wanted to do,\u201d according to court documents.

Dufur allegedly inappropriately touched his employee under her clothes, exposing vulnerable parts of her body. When the woman reportedly told Dufur he was going to get fired, he allegedly said no one would know. The woman then told Dufur they would both get fired.

Dufur then allegedly forced the woman to touch him. Dufur reportedly told the woman she was not going to say anything and he was not going to say anything, telling her everything would be normal.

The woman received a sexual assault examination, and during the exam, medical professionals observed injuries to the woman\u2019s genitals.

In an interview with police, Dufur allegedly initially denied anything happening between him and the woman, according to charging documents. Dufur did, however, advise police he had been wearing a handgun and had placed it on the grill.

Dufur reportedly told police he didn\u2019t make any threatens, but allegedly said the gun could have been threatening. After some time, Dufur allegedly told police he had inappropriately touched the woman.

On Monday, a proposed court summons was filed.

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Leslie Gerald Nielsen

January 31, 1939 - September 23, 2020

Leslie Gerald Nielsen, 81, of Orem, returned to his beautiful wife and Father in Heaven on September 23, 2020. He was born January 31, 1939, in St. Johns, Arizona, to William Ole Nielsen and Gwendolyn Tiffany Nielsen.

Although he went through life mostly known by his middle name Gerald, he was known by some as Jerry or by his childhood nickname \"Pinky\", a tribute to his beautiful strawberry red hair. Gerald graduated from St. John's High School in 1957 and went on to study at BYU where he met and soon after married the love of his life, Donna Rae Anderson.

Gerald was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in various positions in the Scouting and Men's Organizations, Stake Presidency, High Council, Bishoprics, and is most loved from his time as Bishop of the Orem 2nd Ward.

His life was dedicated to public service as an Orem Police Officer. He served through a multitude of roles, a few including: Identification Officer, Evidence and Photography Specialist, Lead Detective, Sergeant, UPOA Chaplain, Public Information Officer, and acting Chief of Police. Gerald received a multitude of accommodations and awards for his service to the citizens of Orem. He delivered 9 babies during his career. For many years he was heralded as a top shooter in the state of Utah and displayed many trophies from state and regional competitions. He retired in 1996 after 30 years but continued to serve the public in various ways.

He is survived by his 4 sons and 1 daughter, Rick (Becky) Nielsen; Craig (Sonya) Nielsen; Mike (Rosaura) Nielsen; Lori Ann Dkhissi; Scott (Nicole) Nielsen; 26 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 2 sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ole and Gwen, his wife Donna, along with his stepmother Olivia, 4 brothers, 1 sister, and a precious granddaughter, Shelby Nicole.

Whether you knew him through his police work, his church service, during his years as a meat cutter, T.V repair man, in the traffic court, or through one of his hundreds of public speaking events - He was caring, humane, sympathetic, wise, personable, friendly, funny, loved to tease, countless lives were changed and made better just by knowing him.

Gerald will be honored with a viewing on Thursday October 1, 2020 from 6 - 8 P.M. at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem. A Graveside Funeral and Orem City Police Honor Guard Flag Folding Ceremony will be held on Friday October 2, 2020 at 11 A.M. at the Orem Cemetery, 1520 N 800 E, Orem.

We ask that if you attend these services you follow the current guidelines of practicing social distance and wear facemasks. For those who are unable or choose to not attend in person, the Graveside Service will also be available through live streaming online at www.walkersanderson.com, Condolences may be offered to the family online at www.walkersanderson.com.

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KERN PHILLIP/PETER KOYOTE BOYER

Born 7 Dec 1947, grew up in Springville, Utah, died the 16th of June 2020 in Taos, NM. Kern/Peter was a wandering soul and a seeker of truth, a hard worker, an entrepreneur, a published author, and a friend to all.

He leaves 3 ex-wives, Sue, Sandy and Karen; a daughter, Dawn; a son, Denver; and many others who loved him, especially Okie, his dachshund. Peter appreciated everything anyone did for him in his last days!

Come, if you can, to meet and share memories and a meal at 12 noon, Saturday 10 October 2020 at Creekside Pavilion, Jolley Ranch Park, Hobble Creek Canyon, shortly E. of Kelly's Grove, Springville. In case of bad weather, meet at 995 W. Center, Springville, Utah. Please bring a favorite food to share. Drinks and utensils provided.

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During the BYU-Troy pregame, the LaVell Edwards Stadium crew played a song called, \u201cSuperhuman,\u201d by Campfire featuring Shane Eli.

I have no idea who either of those people are \u2014 God bless them in their music careers, anyway \u2014 but one of the lyrics stuck in my head: \u201cI fell asleep and woke up superhuman.\u201d

Cougar fans are feeling pretty good on Sunday morning after Saturday\u2019s 48-7 romp over the Trojans. Their football team is 2-0, didn\u2019t suffer a letdown after three weeks away and is still ranked in the Top 25 (22nd in the AP poll).

I don\u2019t know about you, but there haven\u2019t been a lot of mornings I\u2019ve woken up feeling superhuman since the coronavirus came into our lives seven months ago.

Enjoy it.

Waking up superhuman is also probably also how BYU quarterback Zach Wilson is feeling after a career game against Troy, finishing 23 of 28 for 392 yards and two touchdowns \u2014 while running for two more \u2014 in three quarters of play.

Put a cape on that guy.

It was truly a bizarre experience covering a college football game with no one in the stands but the dozen or so cutouts of BYU fans in a small section of the east stands. Crowd noise was piped into the PA system, the normal array of popular music was played and we heard the BYU fight song after all eight of the Cougars scores. You could still see the Provo Temple off in the distance and the \u201cY\u201d was lit on Y Mountain.

The George Q. Cannon, which is shot off after every BYU score, sounds entirely different in an empty stadium.

It was Game Day, just way different.

I\u2019m not complaining, though. It\u2019s been a long, hot, dry summer without BYU sports to cover and getting to see Cougar football in person is a blessing I won\u2019t take for granted ever again.

Like Tucanos for the press box pregame meal, Game Day is awesome every time.

BYU showcased the debut of its actual defense \u2014 not the one that was modified to face Navy\u2019s option \u2014 and turned in another dominating performance.

Other than a blown assignment at the end of the first half that resulted in a 55-yard pass play to set up Troy\u2019s only touchdown, the defense was solid against the Trojans high-tempo attack. BYU had four sacks, knocked down a half-dozen passes and forced Troy into some long-yardage situations by winning first down consistently. All we heard this week was how the Trojans had some athletes on offense, but the Cougars allowed Troy to gain more than 20 yards on a drive just once in 12 opportunities.

Offensively, BYU wasn\u2019t gashing the defense for long running plays like it did against Navy but Wilson was simply terrific in the pass game. His pocket was clean most of the game and his receivers made plays. I believe Gunner Romney, who caught five passes for 138 yards, is still leading the country in yards per catch (30.2).

The offense scored the first two times it had the ball against Navy to set the tone in that game but I really feel like the Cougar defense was the catalyst on Saturday. BYU started the game with three consecutive stops, including one with their backs against the wall after a muffed punt gave the Trojans their only good field position of the night.

The shame of it is we may never know how good the Cougars really are unless some scheduling breaks in their favor. Playing in late November or December might not be ideal weather-wise but if it gives BYU a chance to play a ranked opponent or a P5 foe, I\u2019m all for it.

What\u2019s most impressive to me is that in wins against Navy and Troy, the Cougars broke the will of the other team. I\u2019m not disparaging their effort, but it was clear at a certain point neither of those team wanted any more of the Cougars.

In his postgame interview on KSL Radio, head coach Kalani Sitake said this team was just special.

That could be just another name for superhuman, right?

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