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BYU leads 27-16 heading into final quarter

Football Blog | Sep 20, 2014 - Posted by Zach Brady at 4:21 pm | Permalink

BYU took its first lead of the game when quarterback Taysom Hill powered his way into the end zone on a 15-yard run. The score capped a 7-play, 49-yard drive that saw complete passes to receivers Terenn Houk and Devon Blackmon.

Cavaliers lead 16-13 at half

Football Blog | Sep 20, 2014 - Posted by Zach Brady at 3:09 pm | Updated: September 20, 2014 3:17 pm | Permalink

The Cavaliers went on a 70-yard drive in 16 plays and kicked a 22-yard field goal as time expired to take a 16-13 lead into halftime.

Cavaliers lead the Cougars 7-3 at the end of one

Football Blog | Sep 20, 2014 - Posted by Zach Brady at 2:13 pm | Updated: September 20, 2014 2:20 pm | Permalink

Virginia's Darius Jennings took the opening kickoff 47 yards to set the Cavaliers up with great field position on their first drive. On the second play of the drive, Virginia quarterback Greyson Lambert ran 37 yards to the BYU one-yard line. Two plays later Lambert snuck the ball in from the one-yard line to give the Cavaliers the 7-0 lead.

BYU managed only three yards on its opening offensive drive and before punter Scott Arellano boomed a deep punt back to Virginia.

ICYMI: BYU in national media

Football Blog | Sep 19, 2014 - Posted by McKay Perry at 12:48 pm | Updated: September 19, 2014 7:58 pm | Permalink

In case you missed it this week, BYU football has been getting some attention in the national media. Before BYU's matchup against Virginia on Saturday, catch up with conversation with the links below:

Options for following BYU vs. UVa

Football Blog | Sep 19, 2014 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 9:21 am | Updated: September 19, 2014 9:30 am | Permalink

ESPN will broadcast Saturday's BYU vs. Virginia game, with kickoff at 1:35 p.m. MDT. A live video stream is also available on WatchESPN.

For live radio coverage with Greg Wrubell, tune in to the Cougar IMG Sports Network, Sirius XM 143, KSL 1160 AM or 102.7 FM, BYUcougars.com and the BYU Cougars app. Coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. MDT.

Getting to know Taysom Hill and Jamaal Williams

Football Blog | Sep 18, 2014 - Posted by McKay Perry at 1:36 pm | Updated: September 18, 2014 1:37 pm | Permalink

Taysom Hill

 
What is one thing only a few people know about you?
Every one of my siblings played college sports. My two older brothers played college football and my older sister played basketball.
 
Why did you choose BYU?
Ultimately I felt like it was the best place for me with the environment, the style of play.

BYU moves up to No. 16 in CFCC rankings

Football Blog | Sep 16, 2014 - Posted by McKay Perry at 1:48 pm | Updated: September 16, 2014 5:09 pm | Permalink
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 beats Houston 33-25 in home opener

Football Blog | Sep 11, 2014 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 10:36 pm | Permalink

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 takes 26-15 lead into final quarter

Football Blog | Sep 11, 2014 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 9:43 pm | Permalink

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 enters half up 23-15.

Football Blog | Sep 11, 2014 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 8:48 pm | Updated: September 11, 2014 10:00 pm | Permalink

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.