GAMEDAY College Football

Brigham Young 59, Idaho State 14

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

By JOHN COON
Associated Press

PROVO, Utah - Jaren Hall threw for 298 yards and four touchdowns, all in the first half, and No. 17 BYU demolished Idaho State 59-14.

Baylor Romney took over in the second half for Hall, who finished 2 yards shy of his fourth 300-yard performance in the last five games.

Puka Nacua had six catches for 120 yards and a touchdown for the Cougars, who debuted at No. 15 in the College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday. Keanu Hill caught four passes for a career-high 92 yards and a touchdown. Hill also blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone for BYU's final score late in the fourth quarter.

BYU (8-2) finished with 560 yards of offense, averaging 7.4 yards per play, in its third straight victory.

Sagan Gronauer threw for 167 yards and a touchdown for the Bengals (1-8), who fell to 0-7 all-time against the Cougars.

The Bengals gained 2 yards in the first quarter. Meanwhile, BYU's offense encountered virtually no resistance as it raced to a 42-7 halftime lead.

Hall's highlights included a 23-yard touchdown pass to Puka Nacua midway through the second quarter and a 13-yard dart to Neil Pau'u just before halftime on which Pau'u dragged two defenders and fell across the goal line.

The Bengals' lone first-half points came after Tyler Gonzalez recovered a fumble at the BYU 17. Jared Scott caught a 6-yard pass from Gronauer with 1:20 left before halftime.

BYU cashed in on an Idaho State turnover in first quarter. Hall scored on a 1-yard keeper after Pepe Tanuvasa returned an interception 16 yards to the Idaho State 6.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter IdaStBYU
BYU TD 9:38 Tyler Allgeier 11 yard TD run (Jake Oldroyd Extra Point) 0 7
BYU TD 6:03 Lopini Katoa 2 yard TD pass from Jaren Hall (Jake Oldroyd Extra Point) 0 14
BYU TD 5:22 Jaren Hall 1 yard TD run (Jake Oldroyd Extra Point) 0 21
Second Quarter IdaStBYU
BYU TD 13:29 Keanu Hill 13 yard TD pass from Jaren Hall (Jake Oldroyd Extra Point) 0 28
BYU TD 7:33 Puka Nacua 23 yard TD pass from Jaren Hall (Jake Oldroyd Extra Point) 0 35
IdaSt TD 1:20 Jared Scott 6 yard TD pass from Sagan Gronauer (David Allish Extra Point) 7 35
BYU TD 0:15 Neil Pau'u 13 yard TD pass from Jaren Hall (Jake Oldroyd Extra Point) 7 42
Third Quarter IdaStBYU
BYU TD 3:46 Dallin Holker 17 yard TD pass from Baylor Romney (Justen Smith Extra Point) 7 49
IdaSt TD 3:23 Tyevin Ford 7 yard TD run (David Allish Extra Point) 14 49
Fourth Quarter IdaStBYU
BYU FG 10:49 Justen Smith 39 yard field goal 14 52
BYU TD 4:18 Keanu Hill 0 yard blocked punt return for TD (Justen Smith Extra Point) 14 59
Team Stats
  Idaho State BYU
First downs 10 28
  Rushing 3 10
  Passing 7 17
  Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Efficiency 1-12, 8% 8-14, 57%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 29-82 39-173
Passing Yards 167 387
Return Yards 102 124
Completions-Attempts-Int 15-29-2 25-38-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 1-6 1-1
Punts 10 3
Fumbles Lost 1-0 2-2
Penalties - Yards 6-46 6-35
Idaho State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Gronauer 15 27 167 1 1
M. Zele 0 2 0 0 1
BYU Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Hall 20 25 298 4 0
B. Romney 5 13 89 1 0
Idaho State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Ford 13 47 3.6 1
R. Hunter 5 16 3.2 0
S. Gronauer 5 14 2.8 0
S. Gasu 2 7 3.5 0
T. Conner 1 5 5.0 0
B. Omayebu 2 -1 -0.5 0
M. Zele 1 -6 -6.0 0
BYU Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. McChesney 10 43 4.3 0
T. Allgeier 6 35 5.8 1
L. Katoa 8 24 3.0 0
N. Pau'u 1 20 20.0 0
H. Ropati 4 15 3.8 0
J. Hall 4 13 3.3 1
S. Nacua 2 12 6.0 0
C. Jackson 3 12 4.0 0
Idaho State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Conner 4 81 20.3 0
J. Scott 5 31 6.2 1
C. Fredricksen 1 23 23.0 0
D. Horton 2 22 11.0 0
B. Omayebu 2 8 4.0 0
M. Davis 1 2 2.0 0
BYU Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
P. Nacua 6 120 20.0 1
K. Hill 4 92 23.0 1
N. Pau'u 6 48 8.0 1
T. Allgeier 1 46 46.0 0
D. Holker 2 31 15.5 1
S. Nacua 3 28 9.3 0
C. Jackson 1 15 15.0 0
C. Wheat 1 5 5.0 0
L. Katoa 1 2 2.0 1
Idaho State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
BYU Interceptions
Player Int Yards
P. Tanuvasa 1 16
M. Criddle 1 0
Idaho State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
K. Ryan 9 397 44.1
BYU Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Rehkow 3 156 52.0
Idaho State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
BYU Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
H. Nyberg 6 81 13.5
T. Gunther 1 5 5.0
Idaho State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Omayebu 2 102 51.0
C. Pitcher 1 0 0
BYU Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Davis 1 22 22.0
Idaho State Missed FG
Player Length
BYU Missed FG
Player Length




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