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Mitchell Juergens named a Wuerffel Trophy nominee

Football Blog | Oct 20, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 7:51 pm | Updated: October 21, 2016 12:56 pm | Permalink

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – Senior wide receiver Mitchell Juergens was named a nominee for the Wuerffel Trophy on Thursday, representing BYU football for the prestigious award.

Viewing Options: BYU at No. 14 Boise State

Football Blog | Oct 20, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 11:29 am | Updated: October 20, 2016 4:31 pm | Permalink

BYU is back on the road to face No. 14 Boise State at Albertsons Stadium tonight at 8:15 p.m. MDT.

The game will be televised live nationally on ESPN. It will also be streamed online on WatchESPN.com or with the WatchESPN app.

Williams named to SI's 2016 Midseason All-America Second Team

Football Blog | Oct 19, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 11:49 am | Updated: October 19, 2016 11:57 am | Permalink

At the midpoint of the 2016 season, Sports Illustrated named senior running back Jamaal Williams its 2016 Midseason All-America Second Team.

Williams has had a dominant season so far with 942 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns. Nobody else on the team has more than four touchdowns. He leads the team in all-purpose yards with 1,022, averaging 146 yards per game.

Getting to Know: Hunter Marshall and Corbin Kaufusi

Football Blog | Oct 19, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 10:45 am | Updated: October 19, 2016 10:52 am | Permalink

Hunter Marshall
Sophomore tight end

Hobby outside of football
Snowboard, draw, anything outdoors—fly fish and things like that. Utah’s a great place for outdoor stuff. It’s been really cool living out here, being able to some of that stuff. 

Favorite ski resort
Sundance because it’s pretty affordable. Park City sometimes too, especially since it’s gotten bigger. 

Bernard named Madness Indepedent Defensive Player of the Week

Football Blog | Oct 17, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 10:08 am | Updated: October 17, 2016 10:45 am | Permalink

After his career performance in the double overtime win over Mississippi State, sophomore linebacker Francis Bernard was named Madness Independent Defensive Player of the Week.

BYU defeats Mississippi State 28-21 in second overtime

Football Blog | Oct 15, 2016 - Posted by Sydney Jorgensen at 12:21 am | Updated: October 15, 2016 12:23 am | Permalink

The Bulldogs scored a 2-yard touchdown to increase their lead 21-14. The Cougars answered with a Taysom Hill touchdown and an Andrew Mikkelsen PAT to send the game into second overtime.

Tanner Balderree caught a 25-yard touchdown pass to immediately put BYU up 28-21 in second overtime. The Cougars’ defense held Mississippi State to win the game 28-21. 

BYU fourth quarter touchdown sends game into overtime

Football Blog | Oct 14, 2016 - Posted by Sydney Jorgensen at 11:40 pm | Permalink

The Cougars opened the fourth quarter with energy as Taysom Hill’s 15-yard pass found Moroni Laulu-Pututau in the end zone. Laulu-Pututau’s second touchdown of the season tied the game 14-14. Andrew Mikkelsen, BYU’s third kicker of the season, was credited with the PAT.

Cougars continue to trail 14-7 after scoreless third quarter

Football Blog | Oct 14, 2016 - Posted by Sydney Jorgensen at 10:57 pm | Updated: October 14, 2016 11:04 pm | Permalink

The Bulldogs maintained their seven-point lead throughout the third quarter as neither team scored. BYU made it to the 1-yard line on the final possession before Mississippi State defense forced a rush for loss of seven yards on Taysom Hill.

BYU topped Mississippi State in rushing yards to this point but the Bulldogs have tallied 173 passing yards while holding the Cougars to 103 yards. 

Bulldogs lead 14-7 at the half

Football Blog | Oct 14, 2016 - Posted by Sydney Jorgensen at 10:08 pm | Permalink

BYU ended the first half trailing 14-7. 

Early in the second quarter Micah Hannemann notched the Cougars’ first interception of the night. It was the third pick of his career and BYU’s 11th of the season. The Cougars advanced 44 yards before Rhett Almond missed 42-yard field goal attempt with 9:38 left.

With 3:54 left in the first half, the Bulldogs put another touchdown on the board to extend their lead 14-7.

BYU and Mississippi State tied after first quarter

Football Blog | Oct 14, 2016 - Posted by Sydney Jorgensen at 9:50 pm | Permalink

BYU and Mississippi State finished the first quarter tied 7-7 Saturday night in Provo.

Mississippi State scored the first touchdown of the night off a 44-yard pass from Nick Fitzgerald to Keith Mixon with 9:13 remaining on the clock.