GAMEDAY College Football

Brigham Young 26, Baylor 20

(AP Photo/George Frey)

By JOHN COON
Associated Press

PROVO, Utah - Lopini Katoa barreled into the end zone on a 3-yard run to lift No. 21 BYU to a 26-20 victory over No. 9 Baylor in double overtime.

Jaren Hall threw for 261 yards and a touchdown, and added a 22-yard TD catch, to lead BYU (2-0). Chase Roberts had a career-high 122 yards and a touchdown on eight catches for the Cougars. Roberts also threw a touchdown pass to Hall in the third quarter.

Blake Shapen threw for 134 yards and a touchdown while Qualan Jones added a pair of touchdown runs for Baylor. Jones and Craig Williams combined for 135 yards on 33 carries.

Shapen's incompletion on fourth down in double overtime sealed the upset win for BYU. The Bears (1-1) were one of three Top 10 teams to lose on Saturday along with No. 6 Texas A&M and No. 8 Notre Dame.

Bears kicker Isaiah Hankins missed a 43-yard field goal attempt in the first overtime after missing a PAT on Baylor's only first-half touchdown. Cougars kicker Jake Oldroyd missed a 35-yard attempt with 8 seconds left in regulation and then missed from 37 yards to force a second overtime.

After combining to go 3-and-out on five straight first-half drives, Baylor and BYU traded touchdowns right before halftime.

The Bears jumped in front 6-3 after Jones punched it in on a 1-yard run. His touchdown capped off a 13-play, 68-yard drive where Baylor converted a pair of third downs.

BYU answered with a quick strike to go back in front 10-6. The Cougars covered 75 yards in eight plays, culminating in a 20-yard touchdown pass from Hall to Chase Roberts. Hall completed five of six passes on the drive. Each play gained at least 11 yards.

Both teams carried their offensive momentum into the third quarter.

Jones shed tacklers to score his second touchdown on a 7-yard run and give Baylor a 13-10 lead. He kept the drive alive two plays earlier with a 12-yard catch on third down.

After tying the score on a 39-yard field goal from Oldroyd, BYU dug into its bag of tricks to retake the lead. Roberts tossed a backward pass back to Hall and he raced 22 yards to put BYU back in front 20-13.

The Bears knotted it up at 20-20 on Ben Sims' 4-yard catch with 10:01 remaining. Sims' touchdown capped off a 12 play, 79-yard drive that burned nearly 6 1/2 minutes off the clock.

THE TAKEAWAY

Baylor: Success on third down helped the Bears get through some tough stretches on offense. The Bears went 9 for 18 on third downs. Defensively, Baylor saw equal success denying BYU on that pivotal down. The Cougars went 3 for 14 on third down.

BYU: Starting receivers Puka Nacua and Gunner Romney were sidelined with injuries and their absence removed a pair of much-needed playmakers from the BYU offense. The Cougars made up for it by getting tough on defense. BYU sacked Shapen four times for a loss of 22 yards and had six tackles for loss overall.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter BaylorBYU
BYU FG 11:31 Jake Oldroyd 27 yard field goal 0 3
Second Quarter BaylorBYU
Baylor TD 1:37 Qualan Jones 1 yard TD run (Isaiah Hankins Kick Failed) 6 3
BYU TD 0:02 Chase Roberts 20 yard TD pass from Jaren Hall (Jake Oldroyd Extra Point) 6 10
Third Quarter BaylorBYU
Baylor TD 10:53 Qualan Jones 7 yard TD run (Isaiah Hankins Extra Point) 13 10
BYU FG 6:15 Jake Oldroyd 39 yard field goal 13 13
BYU TD 1:28 Jaren Hall 22 yard TD pass from Chase Roberts (Jake Oldroyd Extra Point) 13 20
Fourth Quarter BaylorBYU
Baylor TD 10:01 Ben Sims 4 yard TD pass from Blake Shapen (Isaiah Hankins Extra Point) 20 20
2nd OT BaylorBYU
BYU TD   Lopini Katoa 3 yard TD run (Isaac Rex 2pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD) 20 26
Team Stats
  Baylor BYU
First downs 21 22
  Rushing 9 6
  Passing 8 13
  Penalty 4 3
3rd Down Efficiency 9-18, 50% 3-14, 21%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 52-152 33-83
Passing Yards 137 283
Return Yards 70 7
Completions-Attempts-Int 18-28-0 24-40-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 4-22 2-11
Punts 6 5
Fumbles Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 14-116 9-74
Baylor Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Shapen 18 28 137 1 0
BYU Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Hall 23 39 261 1 0
C. Roberts 1 1 22 1 0
Baylor Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Williams 17 68 4.0 0
Q. Jones 16 67 4.2 2
T. McWilliams 6 22 3.7 0
R. Reese 6 19 3.2 0
D. Doyle 1 0 0.0 0
B. Shapen 4 -22 -5.5 0
BYU Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Brooks 13 31 2.4 0
J. Hall 10 28 2.8 0
L. Katoa 9 26 2.9 1
M. Davis 1 -2 -2.0 0
Baylor Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
H. Presley 3 31 10.3 0
B. Sims 4 30 7.5 1
G. Holmes 1 19 19.0 0
Q. Jones 3 17 5.7 0
D. Dabney 3 16 5.3 0
S. Jones 2 16 8.0 0
T. McWilliams 1 7 7.0 0
J. Cameron 1 1 1.0 0
BYU Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Roberts 8 122 15.3 1
K. Hill 4 57 14.3 0
K. Epps 3 28 9.3 0
J. Hall 1 22 22.0 1
C. Brooks 3 13 4.3 0
B. Cosper 2 13 6.5 0
L. Katoa 1 12 12.0 0
D. Holker 1 9 9.0 0
I. Rex 1 7 7.0 0
Baylor Interceptions
Player Int Yards
BYU Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Baylor Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
I. Power 6 258 43.0
BYU Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Rehkow 5 213 42.6
Baylor Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
G. Holmes 1 5 5.0
BYU Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Gunther 3 7 2.3
Baylor Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Williams 3 65 21.7
K. Johnson 1 0 0
BYU Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Baylor Missed FG
Player Length
I. Hankins 43
BYU Missed FG
Player Length
J. Oldroyd 37
J. Oldroyd 37
J. Oldroyd 35
J. Oldroyd 35




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