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BYU defeats Toledo in high-scoring nail-biter

Football Blog | Oct 01, 2016 - Posted by Caitlan Wrubell at 12:21 am | Permalink

BYU defeated Toledo by a score of 55-53 on Friday night in Provo.

Kicker Rhett Almond scored a field goal with two seconds remaining in the game to propel the Cougars to a two-point victory over the Rockets. Almond was 7 for 7 on PATs and 2 for 2 on field goals.

BYU trails Toledo at end of third quarter

Football Blog | Sep 30, 2016 - Posted by Caitlan Wrubell at 11:12 pm | Permalink

The Cougars find themselves trailing the Rockets after the third quarter, 38-35.

Jamaal Williams logged two more touchdowns for the Cougars, one on a 48-yard rush and the second on a 62-yard rush. He totals 214 yards, only one yard short of his career-high of 215 yards at Nevada in 2013.  

Toledo’s two touchdowns both came off of passes from Logan Woodside to Jon’Vea Johnson. The Rockets’ field goal was scored by Jameson Vest. 

BYU and Toledo tied after one half

Football Blog | Sep 30, 2016 - Posted by Caitlan Wrubell at 10:10 pm | Permalink

The score is all tied up 21-21 at the end of the first half.

Linebackers Francis Bernard and Harvey Langi lead the Cougars with six total tackles each and Bernard has one sack. Linebacker Tomasi Laulile blocked a Toledo field goal attempt in the final minute of the half.

Punter Jonny Linehan kicked for a total of 220 yards and is averaging nearly 44 yards per punt.

Cougars lead Rockets after first quarter of play

Football Blog | Sep 30, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 9:30 pm | Permalink

BYU leads Toledo 21-14 after one quarter of action in Provo.

The Cougars scored a touchdown on the very first play of the game on a 75-yard pass from Taysom Hill to Jonah Trinnaman, the longest pass play of Hill’s career and the longest reception of Trinnaman’s. Running back Jamaal Williams rushed for 90 yards and two touchdowns.

Viewing Options: BYU vs. Toledo

Football Blog | Sep 30, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 10:17 am | Permalink

BYU will face off against Toledo in LaVell Edwards Stadium tonight at 8:15 p.m. MDT.

The game will be televised live nationally on ESPN2. It will also be streamed online on or with the WatchESPN app.

Week 6 Review (Sept. 18-24)

Women's Soccer Blog | Sep 28, 2016 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 1:24 pm | Updated: September 28, 2016 1:26 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – For BYU, it was another week of local and national attention, with two wins at South Field for the Cougars.

BYU was ranked No. 4 by the NSCAA (coaches) poll, its highest ranking since 2012, when the Cougars eventually topped out at No. 2 in the nation. Top Drawer Soccer and the Hero Sports algorithm both placed BYU at No. 2 for the week.

Silent auction to be held during fall softball games

Softball Blog | Sep 28, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 11:25 am | Updated: September 28, 2016 11:34 am | Permalink

During BYU softball’s fall games, there will be a silent auction involving game helmets that fans can bid on.

The helmets are game helmets for hitters and, there are home plates for the pitchers. All items have the award stickers on them from the 2016 season and have been autographed.

At each fall game, the items will be on a table to bid on. They will be sold to the highest bidder on October 15 with the money going to charity.

Getting to Know Sae Tautu and Aleva Hifo

Football Blog | Sep 28, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 11:16 am | Updated: September 28, 2016 11:34 am | Permalink

Sae Tautu
Senior defensive lineman

What did you do during the offseason?
Just fishing and golfing. My wife just had our baby boy so I’ve been home hanging out with him.

What is your dream job?
The NFL has been my dream job for so long.

Williams named Madness Independent Offensive Player of the Week

Football Blog | Sep 27, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 12:51 pm | Updated: September 27, 2016 12:58 pm | Permalink

Jamaal Williams has been named the College Sports Madness Independent Player of the Week following his performance against West Virginia on Saturday.

Williams rushed for 169 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries against the Mountaineers. This was the 12th time of his career and the second time this season that he has rushed for over 100 yards.

This is the second Madness Player of the Week award for the Cougars after Butch Pau’u was Madness Defensive Player of the Week after the win over Arizona.

Team retreat reminds gymnasts to focus

Gymnastics Blog | Sep 27, 2016 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 10:41 am | Updated: September 27, 2016 11:26 am | Permalink

BYU gymnastics went on an overnight team retreat in Pleasant Grove, Utah, over the weekend to build team chemistry and increase focus.

Head coach Guard Young’s parents offered their home for the retreat while BamBams BBQ catered the event.

“There is never a time when all the girls are under one roof in one room sleeping, hanging out and enjoying each other’s company,” Young said. “The fact that you can do that once a year is fun. It’s good for the girls.”