GAMEDAY College Football

Brigham Young 23, Utah 17

(AP Photo/Alex Goodlett)

By JOHN COON
Associated Press

PROVO, Utah - Jaren Hall threw three touchdown passes and totaled 241 yards of offense, helping BYU topple No. 21 Utah 23-17.

Tyler Allgeier added 97 yards on 27 carries as the Cougars snapped a nine-game losing streak against the Utes. It was BYU's first victory over their rivals since 2009.

BYU ran for 219 yards, becoming the first team to gain at least 200 rushing yards against Utah since Texas also rushed for 231 yards in the 2019 Alamo Bowl.

Micah Bernard ran for 146 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries to lead Utah. Charlie Brewer threw for 147 yards and a touchdown for the Utes, who trailed the entire game.

BYU forced a pair of Utah turnovers early in the first quarter. Charlie Brewer threw an interception that Chaz Ah You returned to the Utah 30 on the Utes' first drive. Tavion Thomas fumbled the ball on Utah's second drive, and it bounced to Isaiah Herron at the Utah 42.

The Cougars did not do much with either takeaway, getting only a 37-yard field goal from Jake Oldroyd out of two drives starting in Utah territory.

BYU stayed on the ground to finally reach the end zone in the second quarter. The Cougars extended their lead to 10-0 on a 4-yard toss from Hall to Neil Pau'u. They ran 12 times on the 14-play drive, highlighted by an 18-yard scramble down the sideline by Hall on 4th-and-11 situation from the Utah 36.

Utah cut the lead to 10-7 on a 20-yard pass from Brewer to a wide-open Brant Kuithe. BYU stopped the Utes on 4th down at the Cougar 8 to keep them from taking their first lead. The Cougars then marched 93 yards in 11 plays, culminating in a 2-yard TD catch by Samson Nacua, extending the lead to 16-7 just before halftime. Hall danced out of pressure and tossed a 33-yard dart to Keanu Hill a play earlier to set up Nacua's score.

Hall made a pair of big runs late in the third quarter to set up a 4-yard pass to Gunner Romney that extended BYU's lead to 23-7 with 38 seconds remaining in the period.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter UtahBYU
BYU FG 4:15 Jake Oldroyd 37 yard field goal 0 3
Second Quarter UtahBYU
BYU TD 10:37 Neil Pau'u 4 yard TD pass from Jaren Hall (Jake Oldroyd Extra Point) 0 10
Utah TD 7:22 Brant Kuithe 20 yard TD pass from Charlie Brewer (Jadon Redding Extra Point) 7 10
BYU TD 0:04 Samson Nacua 2 yard TD pass from Jaren Hall (Jake Oldroyd Kick Failed) 7 16
Third Quarter UtahBYU
BYU TD 0:38 Gunner Romney 4 yard TD pass from Jaren Hall (Jake Oldroyd Extra Point) 7 23
Fourth Quarter UtahBYU
Utah FG 14:07 Jadon Redding 47 yard field goal 10 23
Utah TD 9:31 Micah Bernard 22 yard TD run (Jadon Redding Extra Point) 17 23
BYU FG 3:17 Jake Oldroyd 21 yard field goal 17 26
Team Stats
  Utah BYU
First downs 16 23
  Rushing 8 15
  Passing 5 5
  Penalty 3 3
3rd Down Efficiency 2-9, 22% 10-18, 56%
4th down efficiency 0-2, 0% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 25-193 46-238
Passing Yards 147 149
Return Yards 76 8
Completions-Attempts-Int 15-27-1 18-30-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-8 0-0
Punts 2 5
Fumbles Lost 1-1 1-0
Penalties - Yards 5-40 8-75
Utah Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Brewer 15 27 147 1 1
BYU Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Hall 18 30 149 3 0
Utah Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Bernard 12 146 12.2 1
T. Thomas 7 26 3.7 0
C. Brewer 4 20 5.0 0
T. Pledger 1 3 3.0 0
BYU Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Allgeier 27 109 4.0 0
J. Hall 8 92 11.5 0
L. Katoa 8 33 4.1 0
M. Wake 1 7 7.0 0
Utah Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Kincaid 1 37 37.0 0
B. Kuithe 3 36 12.0 1
T. Howard 2 21 10.5 0
M. Bernard 4 18 4.5 0
S. Enis 1 11 11.0 0
J. Dixon 1 8 8.0 0
B. Covey 1 6 6.0 0
T. Pledger 1 5 5.0 0
C. Fotheringham 1 5 5.0 0
BYU Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
P. Nacua 4 37 9.3 0
K. Hill 1 33 33.0 0
N. Pau'u 3 19 6.3 1
D. Holker 1 17 17.0 0
G. Romney 3 13 4.3 1
L. Katoa 2 10 5.0 0
S. Nacua 2 10 5.0 1
T. Allgeier 2 10 5.0 0
Utah Interceptions
Player Int Yards
BYU Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Ah You 1 4
Utah Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
C. Peasley 2 95 47.5
BYU Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Rehkow 5 266 53.2
Utah Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Covey 1 35 35.0
D. Vele 1 27 27.0
BYU Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
H. Nyberg 1 4 4.0
Utah Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Curry 1 14 14.0
BYU Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Utah Missed FG
Player Length
J. Redding 49
BYU Missed FG
Player Length




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