First half of Weber State game completed

Sep 08, 2012 - Posted by Aaron Sorenson on September 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm

With one half of play in the books at LaVell Edwards Stadium, BYU maintains its lead over in-state opponent, Weber State, 21-0. The Cougars scored two touchdowns in the second quarter while keeping the Wildcats scoreless again. 

The half ended with BYU's defnese stopping a last-second drive by Weber State as linebacker Uona Kaveinga recovered a fumble.

BYU scored its second touchdown of the game at the 13:12 mark of the second quarter. Backup quarterback Taysom Hill ran 2 yards from the Wildcat formation for six points, even as a defender grabbed his facemask. 

The third touchdown of the day was capped by an 8-yard rush by junior Michael Alisa. The balanced scoring drive consisted of four rushes and four passes. BYU junior Richard Wilson accounted for one of those completions as he hauled in a 32-yard pass, his fist catch since October 15, 2011. Wilson missed the majority of last season with a knee injury.

After missing most of last game, junior Cody Hoffman is making his mark in this game with six receptions for 110 yards in just the first half.

Weber State's punter, who normally kicks with his right foot, kicked one punt with his left foot after receiving a lot of pressure from BYU's special team's defense.

Pictures from the game can be seen here.