BYU football: Defense stellar, but breaks down in critical moments

Middle linebacker Spencer Hadley — getting the start when starter Brandon Ogletree couldn’t answer the bell after suffering a mild concussion last week — and safety Travis Uale didn’t want to hear it in the postgame news conference.

But the supposition was clear: BYU’s defense played well enough to beat the Texas Longhorns, but the offense sputtered too much and the Big 12 power took a 17-16 win on Saturday night at wickedly hot — until the sun went down — DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium.

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