BYU Athletics Blog | 2014

Cougars blow out Tigers in 64-0 win

Nov 22, 2014 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 4:05 pm | Permalink

Trevor Samson opened the final quarter with a 31-yard field goal to extend the Cougars’ lead 54-0 at the 14:55 mark. On the Tigers’ next possession, SSU fumbled the ball and was recovered by Tanner Balderree on SSU’s 23-yard line, which led to a 32-yard field goal by Trevor Samson to push BYU’s lead up 57-0.

Nate Carter’s 23-yard rush to enter SSU’s territory led to AJ Moore’s 22-yard carry to reach the Tigers’ 22-yard line. Following a gain of 4 yards by Moore for a third-down conversion, Moore rushed for a 6-yard touchdown and a 64-0 BYU lead with 2:08 remaining in the game.

With less than two minutes left, the Tigers fumbled the ball and it was recovered by BYU’s Theodore King to take the game to 64-0.

The Cougars finished with a total of 488 yards with 265 rushing yards and 223 passing yards. 

BYU and SSU hold each other scoreless in the third quarter

Nov 22, 2014 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 3:30 pm | Permalink

BYU and SSU keep each other scoreless in the third quarter to keep the score at 51-0.

The Cougars kicked off the second half sacking SSU’s Leon Prunty for a loss of 10 yards and forced SSU to punt. BYU fumbled the ball on its possession and it was recovered by Tigers’ Marcus Lee on BYU’s 35-yard line, but SUU didn’t score.

Mitchell Juergens caught the 19-yard pass from McCoy Hill for a first down with less than five minutes left in the quarter. In the same possession, Nate Carter rushed for 8 yards to SSU’s 14-yard line for a first down, but the Cougars were unable to convert as the third quarter came to an end. 

BYU keeps SSU scoreless to lead 51-0

Nov 22, 2014 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 2:35 pm | Permalink

Following SSU’s fake punt and turnover, Terenn Houk completed a 9-yard touchdown catch from Christian Stewart to push BYU’s lead up 28-0 with 12:31 remaining in the first half. On the Tigers’ next possession, Alani Fua intercepted SSU Leon Prunty’s pass to return for 20 yards to SSU’s 6-yard line. Stewart rushed for 6 yards for another touchdown on the next possession to extend the Cougars’ lead 35-0.

The Cougars continued their great defensive play after deflecting the Tigers’ pass and sacking Prunty for a loss of 1 yard on the next play. After SSU mishandled the punt, the Cougars recovered it at SSU’s 1-yard line to score on a pass from Stewart to Jordan Leslie for the 42-0 lead at the 10:03 mark.

Hunter Moore’s rush for 6 yards to SSU’s 6-yard line led to Nate Carter’s 2-yard rush for BYU’s seventh touchdown of the game with 4:12 left in the half. Carter’s touchdown was the first of his career. After forcing the Tigers to another punt, David Kessler blocked the ball, which led SSU punter to kick it into the back of the endzone for a safety and the 51-0 lead. 

Cougars lead Tigers 21-0 after first quarter

Nov 22, 2014 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 1:49 pm | Permalink

BYU scored the first points of the game on a 71-yard touchdown catch by Mitch Mathews from Christian Stewart at the 1:20 mark to lead 7-0.

With 7:24 left in the quarter, Stewart rushed for a 16-yard touchdown to extend the Cougars' lead 14-0. The scoring drive was set up with Jordan Leslie’s 23-yard catch and Algernon Brown’s 17-yard rush to get to the Tigers’ 19-yard line.

After forcing the Tigers to punt on their first two possessions, Stewart followed it up with another 15-yard touchdown pass to Mathews to increase BYU’s lead 21-0 with 3:32 left in the quarter.

Stewart threw 10 of 13 for 186 yards and a touchdown, while Mathews ended the quarter wth two touchdowns and 110 receiving yards. 

BYU downs SVU, 101-48

Nov 19, 2014 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 9:08 pm | Updated: November 19, 2014 9:10 pm | Permalink
Anson Winder, Luke Worthington and Chase Fischer paced BYU early in the second half, combining for 14 points as the Cougars stretched their lead to 74-28 seven minutes into the half. Worthington's efficiency continued, as he buried a left-handed hook from the middle of the lane to improve to 6 of 7 from the field.

With his field goal with 6:30 on the clock, senior forward Josh Sharp became the 10th player to score for BYU, as BYU led 81-34. A minute and a half later, Sharp electrified the crowd, throwing down an alley-oop from teammate Jake Toolson.

The Cougars broke the 90-point barrier when Toolson knocked down a 3-pointer from the corner—his fourth three of the game. In the final minutes of the game, Jordan Ellis and Ryan Andrus scored for BYU, giving 12 Cougars points in the game. Toolson hit his fifth three with one second left in the contest, becoming the leading scorer for BYU and giving the Cougars a 101-48 win.

Seven BYU players—Toolson, Tyler Haws, Isaac Neilson, Worthington, Fischer, Frank Bartley IV and Dalton Nixon—scored in double digits. Bartley led the team with seven assists. Neilson and Toolson led with seven rebounds each.

BYU leads SVU 49-22 at the half

Nov 19, 2014 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 7:59 pm | Permalink

BYU won the tip and capitalized on its first possession, with senior guard Tyler Haws knocking down a jumper. Haws and sophomore guard Luke Worthington accounted for all of BYU's first 13 points, as the Cougars jumped out to a 13-4 lead five minutes into the game.

Over the next six minutes, Southern Virginia cut in to the Cougars' lead, as the game stood at 21-17 with nine minutes left in the half. Two free throws from Haws broke up the Knight's 7-0 run and sparked a 16-0 run for BYU. BYU led 37-17 with just over three minutes left in the half.

The Cougars coasted to a 49-22 halftime lead with senior guard Anson Winder and freshman forward Dalton Nixon combining for eight points in the final minutes.

Freshman guard Jake Toolson scored nine points in the first half on three 3-pointers. Haws also scored nine points, and Worthington scored eight.

Cougars win first game of EA SPORTS Maui Invitational against Trojans

Nov 18, 2014 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 9:29 pm | Permalink

The Cougars opened the second half with a 14-5 start that included Chase Fischer and Tyler Haws’ shots from beyond the arc and a Haws steal and dunk on the break to extend their lead 51-33. The Trojans responded with an 8-0 run of their own but ended on Anson Winder’s 3-pointer at the 13:27 mark to keep BYU’s lead 56-44.

With under 10 minutes left in the game, Winder stripped the ball to lead to an open 3-pointer by Fischer and followed it up with another steal to assist Fischer on the break a minute later to maintain BYU’s 66-51 lead. During BYU’s 14-0 run, Haws got his second dunk of the game in the open lane at the 6:42 mark to extend its lead 70-51.

Freshman Dalton Nixon’s dunk with 27 seconds remaining gave the Cougars their largest lead of the game at 91-60 and took the game 91-62.  

Cougars lead Trojans 37-28 at halftime

Nov 18, 2014 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 8:28 pm | Permalink

The Cougars and Trojans started with a back-and-forth battle with Tyler Haws scoring the first BYU points at the 18:52 mark to trail 3-2. Chase Fischer hit one from deep to tie it at 5 apiece with Luke Worthington’s dunk giving the Cougars a 13-11 lead five minutes into the half.

With under nine minutes remaining, the Trojans tied the game 21-21 but was answered by Fischer’s three-point play to put BYU back up 24-21. Worthington’s free throw was the final point in the Cougars’ 8-1 run that extended BYU’s lead 29-22 with 4:41 left in the half.

Another 6-0 run that included Halford’s shot off the glass, Worthington and Anson Winder’s layup gave BYU its first double-digit lead of the game at 35-24 with 2:19 remaining. The Cougars kept their 11-point lead to enter halftime up 37-28.

Haws and Fischer led all scorers with nine points with Worthington adding a career-high seven points of his own. Kyle Collinsworth contributed six assists and four rebounds with Nate Austin pulling down five rebounds. 

TV Plans announced for BYU game at Cal on Nov. 29

Nov 17, 2014 - Posted by at 4:58 pm | Updated: November 17, 2014 5:19 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah (Nov. 17, 2014) — The Pac-12 announced Monday that BYU’s regular-season finale at California on Saturday, Nov. 29 will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks with kickoff at either 1:30 or 3 p.m. PT. The announcement of the final kickoff time is scheduled to take place this Saturday or Sunday.

The game will air on all of the Pac-12 Networks. The Pac-12 Network is available on Dish Network (channel 409) and through other cable providers and TV services. In Utah, Comcast provides the Pac-12 Network on channel 410 and Pac-12 Mountain on channel 37. 

To learn where to get the Pac-12 Networks in your area use the following link … http://pac-12.com/getpac-12networks

This will be the second time BYU has faced the Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium. BYU leads the all-time series, 2-1, having won the first two meetings in 1999 (at BYU) and 2001 (at Cal). The teams will be playing for the first time since Cal was a winner in the 2005 Las Vegas Bowl.

Lindsi Cutshall re-signs with Sky Blue FC

Nov 17, 2014 - Posted by knielsen at 11:43 am | Updated: November 17, 2014 11:44 am | Permalink

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Former Cougar Lindsi Cutshall re-signed with Sky Blue FC of the NWSL where she has played the last two seasons since being drafted fourth overall in January of 2013.

Cutshall started in 11 of the 14 games she played this season and scored three goals on just five shots from her central defender position. Cutshall played eight games her rookie season at Sky Blue FC when the team went 10-6-6 to make the playoffs. 

"All players take a full season to adjust to the level of play in the NWSL, and Lindsi has reached that point,” Sky Blue FC head coach and technical director Jim Gabarra said. “Our expectations are for her to have a breakout season in 2015.”

The NWSL season will begin in March and take a two-week break for the Women's World Cup in June.

Cutshall helped lead BYU to the Elite Eight in 2012 as she became the first MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist in BYU history. That year BYU went 20-2-2 and were unbeaten in 20 straight games before falling in the second overtime to North Carolina in the NCAA tournament. Cutshall scored three goals and made two assists in addition to playing the most minutes in a season by a Cougar in the past seven seasons.

For more information, read Sky Blue FC's release.