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.
BYU took a 23-15 lead into halftime of its home opener against Houston.
Running back Jamaal Williams and quarterback Taysom Hill led BYU's rushing attack, combining for 128 yards andone touchdown each on the ground. Hill added 170yards and a touchdown through the air, as BYU's offense gained 301 total yards, compared to Houston's 188 first half yards.
Senior wide receiver Jordan Leslie's 70 receiving yards paced BYU to a 16-0 lead after one quarter of BYU's home opener against Houston.
BYU's defense started the scoring as linebacker Zac Stout wrapped up Houston running back Ryan Jackson in the endzone for a safety. The play was set up by Scott Arellano's punt that pinned Houston on its own three yardline.
What is one thing few people know about you?
I like the outdoors, nature. I like to go fishing. I like to watch Discovery Channel. Reading and stuff like that.
Why did you come to BYU?
It’s a great place to be. It holds us to a high standard and I stood up to the challenge. I like taking challenges.
ESPN will broadcast the BYU vs. Houston game live Thursday, with kickoff at 7:01 p.m. MDT.
BYU encourages those attending the game to be in their seats early for the 9/11 tributes held prior to kickoff. For more information on how the Cougars are observing Sept. 11, read the official release.
After some meetings and a walk-through in Provo Friday morning, the BYU football team traveled to Austin, Texas, in advance of Saturday’s game against the No. 25 Longhorns.
The team paid a visit to Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, the site of Saturday’s game, during the afternoon and participated in its traditional team fireside in the evening.
A live broadcast of Saturday's BYU at Texas game is available on Fox Sports 1 at 6:30 p.m. CDT.
Fans can tune in on DirecTV Channel 219, Dish Channel 150, Comcast Channel 265 or Broadweave Channel 38. Streaming is also available for select TV providers. Find out if live streaming is available to you at foxsports.com.
BYU football plays its season opener tonight against the UConn Huskies, kicking off at 7:02 p.m. EDT/5:02 p.m. MDT at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.
Live television coverage begins at 6 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. MDT on BYUtv with the Countdown to Kickoff pregame show. Following the game BYUtv will also broadcast a live postgame show providing reaction and analysis of the game. Go to BYUtvSports.com for more information.