With a 34-yard rush from running back Jamaal Williams on its last drive, BYU broke the single-game rushing record in school history and took a 40-21 lead into the fourth. The previous record was 465 yards against Montana in 1958. The 485 rushing yards BYU picked up are also the most Texas has allowed in school history.
Texas started the half looking strong on offense, but on third and eight linebacker Kyle Van Noy came through the line to pick up a sack for a loss of nine to end the drive.
BYU turned around and scored for a 34-14 lead with quarterback Taysom Hill running in for another touchdown. The 26-yard score, his third of the game, set a new career high for rushing touchdowns for Hill. Receiver Cody Hoffman also highlighted the drive with a 31-yard reception.
Texas answered with an 83-yard drive to close the gap to 34-21. On the ensuing drive, Justin Sorensen put more points on the board for BYU with a 36-yard field goal.
The Longhorns began another drive picking up 15 yards, but defensive end Bronson Kaufusi batted down a pass on second down and safety Daniel Sorensen broke up a deep pass to end the drive.
Sorensen connected on his fourth field goal of the night to put BYU up 40-21. It's the first time BYU has made four or more field goals in a game since 2000 vs. Utah.