Senior wide receiver Skyler Ridley and sophomore Jamaal Williams led the way as five different players found the end zone in the second quarter.
The quarter began with two completions to Ridley for 12 yards and then another for 36 yards and the touchdown. It was his second touchdown reception of the season. He led the Cougars in the half with 86 receiving yards on four receptions.
Williams scored his third touchdown of the game on a 15-yard run, tying his career high for rushing touchdowns in a game.
Senior tight end Richard Wilson caught his first touchdown of the season and running back Algernon Brown rushed for his second of the year.
On the defensive side, Bronson Kaufusi intercepted the Bengals at their own 12-yard line and returned it for the touchdown. Later in the quarter, senior Eathyn Manumaleuna was credited with a blocked field goal.
For the half, quarterback Taysom Hill led the BYU offense, throwing 11 of 19 for 153 yards and two touchdowns. He completed passes to seven different receivers. Hill also added 62 rushing yards in the half.