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BYU wins 38-24

Oct 16, 2015 - Posted by Alexa Anderson at 9:30 pm | Updated: October 16, 2015 9:34 pm | Permalink

The Cougars opened up the fourth quarter with a Sione Takitaki sack on Bearcat quarterback Hayden Moore, which forced a Cincinnati punt.  BYU marched back to the Cincinnati red zone with a Francis Bernard 40-yard run and an 11-yard Devon Blackmon catch.  Algernon Brown scored on a 2-yard rush with 10:24 to go, making it a 24-24 game.

Cougars behind Bearcats 24-17 after third quarter

Oct 16, 2015 - Posted by Alexa Anderson at 8:42 pm | Updated: October 16, 2015 8:44 pm | Permalink

On the opening drive of the half, Tanner Mangum threw a pass to Devon Blackmon for a 12-yard gain.  Later on the drive, Mangum completed a pass to Colby Pearson inside the Cincinnati 20. BYU continued driving down the field and scored on a 19-yard completion from Mangum to Nick Kurtz. With the touchdown, the Cougars tied the game 17-17. Mangum completed seven passes on the drive.

BYU down 17-10 going into second half

Oct 16, 2015 - Posted by Alexa Anderson at 7:39 pm | Updated: October 16, 2015 7:43 pm | Permalink

To open the second quarter, BYU’s Bronson Kaufusi blocked Cincinnati kicker Andrew Gantz’s 58-yard field goal. Michael Wadsworth recovered the tipped ball on the 50-yard line. Tanner Mangum opened the drive with a 38-yard completion to Mitch Matthews spotted at the Cincinnati 12. BYU ended the drive with a field goal completed by Trevor Samson.

BYU behind Cincinnati 10-0 after first quarter

Oct 16, 2015 - Posted by Alexa Anderson at 6:46 pm | Updated: October 16, 2015 7:12 pm | Permalink

On its first drive, Cincinnati rushed for 24 yards and quarterback Hayden Moore threw three completions. BYU stopped the Bearcat drive on the 13-yard line forcing a 29-yard Cincinnati field goal. With the score, the Bearcats went up 3-0.

Getting to Know: Kai Nacua and Algernon Brown

Oct 16, 2015 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 1:17 pm | Updated: October 16, 2015 4:34 pm | Permalink

Prior to the start of the 2015 season, we had the chance to talk with Kai Nacua and Algernon Brown. Learn a little bit about them below.

Kai Nacua

Junior defensive back

Major: Exercise and wellness.

Plans for after graduation: If the league doesn’t work, I would like to share my knowledge by coaching kids. When we did camp this summer, I had a lot of fun

Following the game: Cincinnati vs. BYU

Oct 16, 2015 - Posted by McKay Perry at 12:58 pm | Updated: October 16, 2015 1:06 pm | Permalink

BYU football hosts Cincinnati with kickoff at 6 p.m. MDT at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo.

BYU holds off to beat ECU 45-38 in first meeting between schools

Oct 10, 2015 - Posted by Michelle Wood at 9:08 pm | Updated: October 14, 2015 1:38 pm | Permalink

ECU forced BYU to a punt early in the 4th quarter. They drove down the field in 1:52 for 85 yards and a 2-yard touchdown run by Chris Hairston to decrease BYU's lead to 38-28.

A three-and-out for the Cougars gave ECU the ball back with 11 minutes to go. A defensive stand at the BYU 45-yard line forced ECU to punt with 10 minutes to go. Another three-and-out gave ECU the ball again with eight minutes to go.

BYU up on ECU 38-21 at the end of the 3rd quarter

Oct 10, 2015 - Posted by Michelle Wood at 8:14 pm | Updated: October 10, 2015 8:19 pm | Permalink

Algie Brown opened the third quarter with a 53-yard touchdown run to make the lead for the Cougars 35-21.

BYU leads ECU 28-21 at halftime

Oct 10, 2015 - Posted by Michelle Wood at 7:18 pm | Permalink

Two plays into the second quarter, Bronson Kaufusi blocked Worth Gregory's punt, placing the Cougars on ECU's 1-yard line. Algie Brown ran the ball in for the touchdown three plays later.

BYU behind ECU 14-7 after first quarter.

Oct 10, 2015 - Posted by Michelle Wood at 6:28 pm | Updated: October 10, 2015 7:13 pm | Permalink

On East Carolina's first drive, Sione Takitaki ended the drive after a nine yard sack on 3rd and 10.

Tanner Mangum connected with senior Mitch Mathews on 3rd and 13 for a 45-yard gain. However, three plays later, running back Algie Brown fumbled on a 4th down conversion, giving ECU the ball again at BYU's 31-yard line.