With running back Jamaal Williams already sitting out for a concussion suffered last week in the loss to Utah, BYU's running game was already hurting.
Then, the Cougars coaching staff made the decision to suspend top receiver Cody Hoffman for today's game for a violation of team rules so there goes the passing game too, right?
What were the Cougars to do when so many key pieces were missing? In all, BYU had six top players sitting out this game, one that could swing the pendulum one way or the other.
Well, BYU got help from a number of areas that Cougar fans might be unaccustomed to.
Here's how the Cougars got the 37-10 win over the 3-2 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Friday night in Provo to move to 2-2 overall: