Men's Football Blog

BYU leads 14-7 after one quarter

Oct 12, 2013 - Posted by Brittany Bivings at 5:51 pm | Updated: October 12, 2013 5:57 pm | Permalink

BYU leads Georgia Tech at the end of the first quarter, 14-7. 

BYU was the first to score after Cody Hoffman caught a 45-yard pass in the end zone for a touchdown. 

Georgia Tech answered soon after with a 49-yard pass to take the Yellow Jackets to the BYU 19-yard line. They scored three plays later to tie the game. 

On the ensuing kickoff, Adam Hine returned the kick to the BYU 39-yard line. On the drive, Tayson Hill completed two passes for a total of 22 yards while Jamaal Williams rushed three times for 19 yards to lead the Cougars into the end zone for the touchdown.

Kyle Van Noy had a sack for a loss of five yards for the Yellow Jackets, and the Cougar defense left BYU in the lead at the end of the quarter. 

TV options for BYU-USU football game

Oct 01, 2013 - Posted by Aaron Sorenson at 11:29 am | Updated: October 1, 2013 3:41 pm | Permalink

For those fans trying to get information on where to watch this week's BYU football game against Utah State, the game will be broadcast live on the CBS Sports Network. It can be found on Comcast Ch. 269/753 in Utah. For fans outside Utah, follow this link to find the channel for your area. The game is on Ch. 221 on DirecTV and Ch. 158 on DISH Network.

Fans can listen in on the Cougar IMG Sports Network 1160 AM, 102.7 FM and BYUcougars.com.

The Countdown to Kickoff pregame show will begin at 5 p.m. MDT on BYUtv and BYUtvsports.com. Fans can also tune in to BYUtv and BYUtvsports.com for the live postgame show at the conclusion of the game. Radio coverage will begin at 4 p.m. MDT on the Cougar IMG Sports Network

The game begins at 6 p.m. MDT Friday.

BYU beats MTSU 37-10

Sep 27, 2013 - Posted by Justin Green at 10:20 pm | Updated: September 27, 2013 10:22 pm | Permalink

BYU preserved the 37-10 victory over MTSU as neither team scored in the fourth quarter. The Cougars held the Blue Raiders scoreless over the last three quarters.

With just over 12 minutes left in the game, Taysom Hill threw a pass that went off Paul Lasike’s hands and was picked off by MTSU’s John Kelly deep in BYU territory. On the next play, Blue Raider QB Logan Kilgore threw a fade to the right corner of the endzone that was intercepted by S Daniel Sorensen.

Austin Grammer took over at quarterback for MTSU and led the Blue Raiders to the BYU 7-yard line with just over five minutes left. The drive stalled when the Blue Raiders failed to convert on fourth and one from the BYU 6-yard line.

Ammon Olson came in at quarterback for the Cougars for the last five minutes of the game. BYU ran out the clock behind six straight carries for 48 yards by freshman RB Algernon Brown.

BYU up 37-10 after three quarters

Sep 27, 2013 - Posted by Justin Green at 9:38 pm | Updated: September 27, 2013 9:42 pm | Permalink

BYU scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to take a 37-10 lead into the fourth. 

J.D. Falslev had a 71-yard punt return for a touchdown down the left sideline with just under a minute left, the first punt return for a touchdown by BYU since Falslev returned one for a touchdown in 2011 at TCU. 

The Cougars took their first drive of the third quarter 60 yards in 12 plays, capped off by a 1-yard touchdown run by Michael Alisa, his second of the game. The touchdown gave the Cougars a 30-10 lead. Taysom Hill was 3-4 with 40 yards passing on the drive. 

BYU leads MSTU 23-10 at half

Sep 27, 2013 - Posted by Justin Green at 8:43 pm | Permalink

BYU scored 16 unanswered points in the second quarter to take a 23-10 lead.

Three consecutive completions moved the Cougars to the MTSU 14-yard line with 32 seconds left in the half.  A pass interference penalty gave the Cougars a first and goal from the 2-yard line and RB Michael Alisa scored on the next play to go in the half 23-10.

Taysom Hill ran 50 yards for a touchdown with 7:31 left in the quarter to give BYU a 16-10 lead. The sophomore quarterback finished with half 8-9 with 96 yards passing. He ran 12 times for 142 yards and two TDs.

The Cougars started the quarter with a safety. On the Blue Raider’s first play after a BYU fumble, RB Jordan Parker was tackled in his own end zone by Kyle Van Noy to make the score 10-9.

Junior Ross Apo had three catches for 26 yards and Van Noy had six tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass break up to go along with the safety.  

BYU trails 10-7 after one

Sep 27, 2013 - Posted by Justin Green at 7:52 pm | Updated: September 27, 2013 8:52 pm | Permalink

BYU trails MTSU at the end of the first quarter, 10-7. The Blue Raiders scored first after a 50-yard kickoff to set up a 42-yard field goal by kicker Cody Clark to give Middle Tennessee State a 3-0 lead.

BYU’s Adam Hine returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards to the MTSU 10-yard line and a facemask on the Blue Raiders got the Cougars to the 5-yard line. On third and goal from the 12, Taysom Hill ran up the middle to give BYU its first score of the game. Justin Sorensen made the PAT to give the Cougars a 7-3 lead with 10:47 left in the quarter.

Later in the first, MTSU converted on fourth and one to pick up a first down at the BYU 9-yard line. A MTSU hold forced a third and goal from the 16, but WR Marcus Henry hauled in a pass from QB Logan Kilgore to give the Blue Raiders a 10-7 lead.

ESPNU Road Trip to air BYU episode Wednesday night

Sep 24, 2013 - Posted by Aaron Sorenson at 4:11 pm | Updated: September 24, 2013 4:12 pm | Permalink

ESPNU Road Trip, a weekly show hightlighting college football and the atmosphere in college towns, is airing an episode featuring BYU. The show airs this Wednesday  at 5:30 p.m. MDT on ESPNU.

Hosts Ali Nejad (@Ali_Nejad) and Niki Noto (@NikiNoto) and  the crew from Road Trip took in some of the Provo area including Provo Canyon, Y Mountain and Riverside Country Club golf course with LaVell Edwards and Robbie Bosco. The show features a few members of the team as well as the atmosphere and enviornment surrounding a BYU football game.  

To get a feel for the show, view this highlight video that recaps episodes from 2012.

Awards

Senior JD Falslev and sophomore Taysom Hill both earned honors for their performances against Utah. Falslev was named an Honorable Mention Punt Returner of the Week by College Football Performance Awards. Hill earned Independent Offensive Player of the Week by College Sports Madness. The quarterback also garnered that honor after the BYU-Texas game.

Below are a few pictures taken during the week.

BYU vs. Utah fourth quarter

Sep 21, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 11:49 pm | Permalink

BYU had possession of the ball at the end of the game but couldn't convert. The Utes held on to win 20-13.

The Cougars scored their first touchdown on a touchdown carry by Michael Alisa from the one-yard line with 5:13 remaining in the game. BYU's scoring drive consisted of six plays and 44 yards in the span of 1:49.

JD Falslev had a 61-yard rush on a punt return with 9:44 remaining in the game.

Utah scored its second touchdown with 12:44 remaining in the game to go up 20-6.

This game was Cody Hoffman's 15th with at least 100 receiving yards, finishing the game with 108.

BYU vs. Utah third quarter

Sep 21, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 10:48 pm | Permalink

The Cougars added six points to the board on two made field goals in the quarter to cut the deficit to 13-6.

BYU's first points came on a 32-yard field goal by Justin Sorensen with 11:39 remaining in the third quarter. The Cougars scored another field goal that came from the 31-yard line to cut the deficit to 13-6 with 5:39 left in the quarter.

Sophomore Mitch Mathews received an 18-yard pass from Taysom Hill with 13:08 left in the quarter that was followed by a 41-yard rush by Hill for a first down.

Mitch Mathews' 26-yard reception from Hill was a career high.

Cody Hoffman moved to No. 4 all-time at BYU for career receiving yards with 2,850, passing Margin Hooks.

BYU vs. Utah second quarter

Sep 21, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 9:51 pm | Permalink

BYU entered halftime down 13-0 after Utah rushed 74 yards to get a one-yard touchdown pass with 1:22 left in the half. 

Wide receiver Cody Hoffman completed a 32-yard pass from Taysom Hill for a first down with 6:40 left in the quarter. The reception marked the 34th-straight game Hoffman has had at least one reception. He also led the team with 61 yards in the first half.

Wide receiver JD Falslev completed an 11-yard pass and a 20-yard pass from Taysom Hill to finish the half with 31 yards. 

With eight minutes remaining in the second quarter, Utah made another field goal to put them up 6-0. 

BYU missed a 34-yard field goal attempt with 5:39 left to cut the deficit in half, making it Justin Sorensen's first missed field goal attempt of the season. 

Utah scored the first touchdown of the game with 1:17 left in the second quarter.