After moving up four spots to No. 21 in the AP poll and entering the USA Today coaches poll at No. 23, another ranking system had BYU at an impressive No. 16 through week three.
The new College Football Computer Composite (CFCC) rankings, hosted by USA Today, is a composite of five of the six computer rankings utilized in the BCS rankings. The ranking systems of Richard Billingsley, Wes Colley, Ken Massey, Jeff Sagarin and Peter Wolfe are all combined into the CFCC.
The initial rankings had the Cougars at No.
BYU ran for 325 yards and three touchdowns to beat Houston 33-25.
Quarterback Taysom Hill led BYU's rushing attack with 160 yards on the ground and a touchdown. Running back Jamaal Williams added 139 yards and two touchdowns for the Cougars. BYU averaged 5.2 yards per carry.
BYU kicker Trevor Sampson accounted for the only points of the third quarter as BYU leads Houston 26-15.
With 51 seconds left in the period, Sampson made good on a 26-attempt. His kick capped a 53-yard, 15 play drive.
Quarterback Taysom Hill eclipsed the 100-yard mark on the ground. Hill ran for 107 yards on 15 attempts through the first three quarters of the game. As a team, BYU tallied 215 yards on the ground compared to Houston's 10 yards.