GAMEDAY College Football

Brigham Young 34, Utah State 20

By JOHN
Associated Press

LOGAN, Utah - Tyler Allgeier ran for a career-high 208 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 13 BYU beat Utah State 34-20.

BYU (5-0) beat Utah State (3-2) for the second straight time in the Battle for the Old Wagon Wheel rivalry series.

Baylor Romney threw for 187 yards and a touchdown on 15-of-19 passing in the first half, but was injured just before halftime and sat out the second half. He made his second consecutive start with Jaren Hall sidelined because of a rib injury.

Third-string quarterback Jacob Conover led the offense after halftime. The freshman threw for 45 yards on 5-of-9 passing in his college debut.

Logan Bonner threw for 276 yards and two touchdowns for the Aggies. Bonner left with eight minutes to go because of a knee injury.

The Cougars scored on their first four drives and averaged 9.1 yards per play before halftime. Romney completed his first eight passes, and Allgeier nearly eclipsed 100 rushing yards before halftime.

The Cougars took a 7-0 lead after Allgeier took a hit and burst down the sideline for a 22-yard run. Malik Moore intercepted Bonner's pass at the BYU 26 to set up the scoring drive. Allgeier broke free and raced 59 yards for his second scoring run in the second quarter, pushing the lead to 24-10.

Allgeier's second touchdown helped BYU regain a little momentum after Justin McGriff hauled in a 21-yard reception to cap an 18-play, 75-yard drive for Utah State that took 7 1/2 minutes off the clock and cut the Cougars' lead in half.

Romney suffered an injury on BYU's final first-half drive. Conover replaced him at quarterback to start the third quarter.

Bonner connected with Tompkins on a 28-yard strike to cut it to 27-20. The Cougars struck back when Allgeier raced 67 yards to set up his own 1-yard plunge two plays later, giving BYU a 34-20 lead with 8:40 left.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter BYUUtahSt
BYU TD 11:36 Tyler Allgeier 22 yard TD run (Jake Oldroyd Extra Point) 7 0
BYU FG 5:06 Jake Oldroyd 49 yard field goal 10 0
UtahSt FG 3:20 Connor Coles 52 yard field goal 10 3
Second Quarter BYUUtahSt
BYU TD 13:42 Isaac Rex 15 yard TD pass from Baylor Romney (Jake Oldroyd Extra Point) 17 3
UtahSt TD 6:08 Justin McGriff 21 yard TD pass from Logan Bonner (Connor Coles Extra Point) 17 10
BYU TD 4:09 Tyler Allgeier 59 yard TD run (Jake Oldroyd Extra Point) 24 10
UtahSt FG 0:55 Connor Coles 45 yard field goal 24 13
Fourth Quarter BYUUtahSt
BYU FG 14:22 Jake Oldroyd 32 yard field goal 27 13
UtahSt TD 9:52 Deven Thompkins 28 yard TD pass from Logan Bonner (Connor Coles Extra Point) 27 20
BYU TD 8:40 Tyler Allgeier 1 yard TD run (Jake Oldroyd Extra Point) 34 20
Team Stats
  BYU Utah State
First downs 22 23
  Rushing 9 4
  Passing 13 17
  Penalty 0 2
3rd Down Efficiency 6-12, 50% 11-21, 52%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 2-3, 67%
Rushes-Yards 35-211 34-31
Passing Yards 245 314
Return Yards 81 17
Completions-Attempts-Int 21-29-0 26-48-2
Sacks-Yards Lost 1-5 3-16
Punts 4 4
Fumbles Lost 1-0 2-0
Penalties - Yards 8-60 3-25
BYU Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Romney 15 19 187 1 0
J. Conover 5 9 45 0 0
N. Pau'u 1 1 13 0 0
Utah State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
L. Bonner 21 41 276 2 1
A. Peasley 5 7 38 0 1
BYU Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Allgeier 22 208 9.5 3
P. Nacua 2 17 8.5 0
B. Romney 1 13 13.0 0
L. Katoa 6 8 1.3 0
N. Pau'u 2 -31 -15.5 0
Utah State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
E. Noa 6 17 2.8 0
L. Bonner 8 13 1.6 0
J. Gentry 6 8 1.3 0
C. Tyler Jr. 12 3 0.3 0
P. Makakona 1 -5 -5.0 0
A. Peasley 1 -5 -5.0 0
BYU Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
P. Nacua 3 62 20.7 0
N. Pau'u 4 49 12.3 0
G. Romney 5 42 8.4 0
I. Rex 3 39 13.0 1
T. Allgeier 3 22 7.3 0
S. Nacua 1 17 17.0 0
B. Romney 1 13 13.0 0
L. Katoa 1 1 1.0 0
Utah State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Thompkins 9 125 13.9 1
B. Bowling 4 60 15.0 0
D. Wright 5 52 10.4 0
K. Van Leeuwen 3 28 9.3 0
J. McGriff 2 26 13.0 1
C. Tyler Jr. 2 15 7.5 0
E. Noa 1 8 8.0 0
BYU Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Robinson 1 7
M. Moore 1 0
Utah State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
BYU Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Rehkow 4 187 46.8
Utah State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
S. Kotsanlee 4 176 44.0
BYU Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
H. Nyberg 3 38 12.7
Utah State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Nathan 1 1 1.0
BYU Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
H. Nyberg 1 14 14.0
L. Katoa 1 22 22.0
Utah State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Thompkins 1 16 16.0
BYU Missed FG
Player Length
J. Oldroyd 45
Utah State Missed FG
Player Length




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