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BYU down 17-7 to UCLA after 3rd quarter

Sep 17, 2016 - Posted by Andrew Cook at 11:08 pm | Updated: September 17, 2016 11:12 pm | Permalink

With 7:24 remaining in the 3rd quarter, UCLA scored its second touchdown of the game with a 33-yard pass to cap off a 76-yard drive. 

On the ensuing possession, the Cougars put together a 75-yard drive and Jamaal Williams scored his first rushing touchdown of the season on a 1-yard run to make the score 17-7 with 3:07 remaining in the quarter. At the end of the quarter Taysom Hill was 14 for 29 with 123 yard passing in the game. 

Butch Pau'u made four more tackles to set a new career record with 13 total tackles. 

BYU trails UCLA 10-0 at halftime

Sep 17, 2016 - Posted by Andrew Cook at 10:03 pm | Updated: September 17, 2016 10:06 pm | Permalink

UCLA opened up the scoring with a 6-yard touchdown pass with 12:50 remaining in the first half. 

With 8:51 left in the second quarter, the Bruins picked off Taysom Hill and took possession on BYU's 39-yard line to set up a 24-yard field goal. On the very last play of the second quarter, UCLA blocked a Jake Oldroyd field goal attempt from 55 yards. 

Butch Pau'u continued his stellar defensive performance, finishing the half with nine tackles, tying his career high. 

On the offensive side of the ball, receivers Nick Kurtz, Colby Pearson and Moroni Laulu-Pututau finished the half with two receptions and 11 yards each.  

BYU vs. UCLA remain scoreless after 1st quarter

Sep 17, 2016 - Posted by Andrew Cook at 9:16 pm | Updated: September 17, 2016 9:22 pm | Permalink

After one quarter of play, BYU and UCLA remained tied 0-0. 

Jamaal Williams had one reception for 39 yards, BYU's longest reception of the year, while totaling 47 yards of offense. Butch Pau'u led the Cougars on defense with six tackles while Fred Warner added three tackles and an interception, his first of the season and the sixth by the BYU defense this year. 

Viewing options for BYU vs. UCLA

Sep 16, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 2:58 pm | Updated: September 17, 2016 11:08 am | Permalink

BYU faces UCLA in the home opener at LaVell Edwards Stadium today at 8:15 p.m. MDT.

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

Additionally, live television coverage on BYUtv will begin at 7:15 p.m. MDT with the one-hour pregame show, Countdown to Kickoff. Live postgame coverage on BYUtv will follow after the game.

Radio coverage of the game can be heard on the Cougar IMG Sports Network with the Voice of the Cougars Greg Wrubell. The broadcast begins with the pregame show at 6:15 p.m. MDT on KSL 1160 AM and 102.7 FM. It can also be found online at BYUcougars.com.

Visit the gameday page for additional information on the matchup against UCLA.

Getting to Know: Francis Bernard and Trey Dye

Sep 14, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 12:41 pm | Updated: September 14, 2016 1:15 pm | Permalink

Francis Bernard
Sophomore linebacker

What is your major?
Sociology. Ultimately I want to stay around football, so I want to be an administrator one day for a big university.

Where did your name come from?
My great-great-grandfather.

What are you most excited for this season?
I’m excited to play my new position. I am also excited to be playing with this new coaching staff. It will be fun to see how our offseason has paid off and see where our chemistry is.

Things you did in the offseason?
Going to the beach and swimming, camping and traveling. I’ve been to Hawaii, Samoa, Texas, Atlanta, California and Vegas just this summer.

Pregame rituals
When we go to the stadium, I never walk on the grid of the field until game day. I’ve kept that since high school.

One thing people don’t know about you
I can cook. I love to cook any kind of pasta or fish filet or anything with chicken like Parmesan chicken. I cook a lot. Anything with meat, I can cook it.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Egypt. I’ve been to almost all of the states in the U.S. and then to Canada and Samoa.

Walk-up song
“I Know How It Feel” by Ace Hood.

Do any of your family members play football?
My older brother played at the U. It was a hard decision to come here because originally, I planned to play for the U, but then the mission change happened. I went on my mission and I just decided it would be best for me to come here afterward.

Why did you decide to come to BYU?
There are a lot of reasons. My parents and my mission had a big influence on me coming here. Everything came together and the dots just connected. I’m glad I’m here.

What do you like to do outside of football?
I really love to sing. I’m not very good at it, but I do enjoy it. The boys on the team will get together once in a while and have a jam-out session. I am a sing-in-the-car type of person, but most people don’t know that about me.

First BYU sporting event you attended
It was when I was being recruited my sophomore year. I came to the BYU-Utah game and we got killed. It was Jake Heaps’ year. At that time I was like, "Oh, I’m going to the U."


Trey Dye
Junior RB

Major
Exercise and Wellness

Where did your name come from?
My full name is James Treyton Dye IV. My mom got creative with the middle name.

Three things you did in the offseason
Sleep, go boating and have a good time.

Nicknames
Trey Trey, Trey Day, Showtime.

Pre-game rituals
None, I just like to chill out, listen to some T-Swift on the way to the stadium and loosen up.

Favorite football memory
Last year when we were playing up in Logan at Utah State and it was really cold. It was a fun game. The Utah State fans were in it and they were on us. They were right behind us in the stands and it was a good time. It was a close game and then we pulled away a little bit at the end. It was a fun memory.

One thing people don’t know about you?
I’ve been playing the piano since I was eight years old.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Tahiti. It’s beautiful. The water is crystal clear. Have you ever seen somebody go to Tahiti that didn’t look like they were having a good time?

First BYU sporting event you attended?
A week after I was born I went to one of my dad’s football games and they were playing like Utah or something like that.

Walk-up song
“Child’s Play” by Drake.

What are you looking forward to outside of football?
Going home and taking a nap.

Gymnastics team runs Y Mountain

Sep 12, 2016 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 10:57 am | Updated: September 12, 2016 11:34 am | Permalink

BYU gymnastics ran up Y Mountain as part of a symbolic team activity Saturday morning. 

Head coach Guard Young and strength and conditioning coach Josh Morzelewski motivated the gymnasts to run up the mountain. Along the way, the gymnasts’ assistant coaches, academic support, nutritionist and team psychologist were there to offer bottled water and encouragement. The coaches’ families also came to cheer on the girls. 

“You turn a corner and you see a friendly face, someone familiar,” Young said. “It’s that much easier to keep you going.” 

The support of many people outside of the gym showed the Cougars they weren’t alone. 

“It really opened their eyes to all of the people around here who want to see them succeed, who are supporting them,” Young said. “It’s not necessarily just our gymnastics world that they see every day. There are other people here that want to see them succeed.”

Young never hiked the Y as an athlete and felt each team member needs to do it at least once. This year’s run up the Y was a first for many of the incoming freshmen. 

Week 4 Review (Sept. 4-10)

Sep 12, 2016 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 10:16 am | Updated: September 12, 2016 10:28 am | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – The Cougars made big jumps again in the rankings entering their fourth week of play, and they backed it up with two wins.

New polls came out in the first few days of the week, and BYU was ranked No. 7 by the NSCAA, No. 9 by Hero Sports and No. 15 by Top Drawer Soccer.

On Monday, the Cougars played at Utah in the Deseret First Duel, and won 2-0 behind goals from Taylor Isom and Ashley Hatch, and a the first career complete-game shutout from goalkeeper Hannah Clark. It was the first time BYU had beaten the Utes on their own field since 2010.

KSL, the Deseret News, the Daily Herald and the Salt Lake Tribune all covered the rivalry game.

The next day, Clark appeared on BYU Sports Nation. Greg Wrubell chatted with head coach Jennifer Rockwood and defender Danika Bowman via Facebook Live.

On Thursday, the Cougars returned to South Field, where they beat SMU 4-0 in their second-consecutive shutout and fourth-straight win. Paige Hunt Barker scored her first goal of the season, Michele Vasconcelos scored twice and Elena Medeiros had a goal for BYU.

BYU Athletics put together a video of the Cougars' highlights against the Mustangs.

BYU at Utah viewing options

Sep 09, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 3:03 pm | Updated: September 10, 2016 11:19 am | Permalink

BYU goes for its second win of the season today against in-state rival Utah in Salt Lake City at 5:30 p.m. MDT.

The game will be televised nationally on Fox. Those with mobile devices can also download the Fox Sports Go app to watch the game.

Additionally, live television coverage on BYUtv will begin at 4:30 p.m. MDT with the one-hour pregame show, Countdown to Kickoff. Live postgame coverage on BYUtv will follow after the game.

Radio coverage of the game can be heard on the Cougar IMG Sports Network with the Voice of the Cougars Greg Wrubell. The broadcast begins with the pregame show at 3:30 p.m. MDT on KSL 1160 AM and 102.7 FM. It can also be found online at BYUcougars.com.

Visit the gameday page for additional information on the matchup against Utah. 

Getting to Know: Ului Lapuaho and Butch Pau'u

Sep 07, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 11:26 am | Updated: September 7, 2016 11:35 am | Permalink

Ului Lapuaho
Junior offensive lineman

Why did you decide to come to BYU?
I have been a BYU fan before I was even created.

First BYU Sporting event you attended
BYU played the San Diego State Aztecs back when dinosaurs were still alive. It was a long time ago. I was about 12.

Where did your name come from?
I was named after one of my uncles, my mom’s favorite uncle. She named me after him because she wanted me to be like him.

Who do you look up to?
My parents. They’ve done a lot to get me here. I’m the third oldest of 12 kids, so I’ve seen the sacrifices they’ve made to get me here.

One thing people don’t know about you
I still watch cartoons. It’s probably pretty common for college males, but I still do. One of my favorites is Dragon Ball Z.

Pre-game rituals
I’m really quiet during pregame. I don’t have any amped up things to do. I usually listen to soothing music and wait for other guys to hype me up. I’m quiet by my locker and then the other guys try to hype me up and that makes me mad.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
New Zealand because I heard their ice cream is magical. Not good, magical.

Favorite thing about BYU
The atmosphere. I feel so safe here. It’s not really violent. It’s safe and I feel calm and peaceful. I don’t think you have that feeling anywhere else.


Butch Pau’u
Sophomore linebacker

What were some of the highlights of your summer?
My buddies, Troy Hinds and I got to speak at a camp called Helaman Camp. Coming back from the camp, we had a cubs camp and one of the mothers came up and told us that because of our little conversation at the camp her son went to, her son decided to go on a mission. So that’s been the highlight of my summer. Other than that, I got to go to Australia and visit my mom’s side of the family.

Outside of football, what are you looking forward to this year?
To see how I do in school. I recently switched to a Spanish major (I served in Honduras) and I will still be taking dental school pre-reqs. So I need to stay on top of everything going on with school and manage my life with church and football and all the other responsibilities.

What is your dream job?
To be a dentist. Chip Skylark from Fairly Odd Parents is actually my inspiration. When I saw him, for some reason I wanted to help other people have smiles like him. Going to Honduras where you see people who don’t have that opportunity and see dentists from America come help them out is really fulfilling and really awesome.

Thoughts on the new coaching staff?
Love them. The coaches are great. They are always wanting to know how we’re doing, always coming up and conversing with us. Making sure we’re doing alright and taking care of what we need to take care of. We feel a lot of trust from them and they trust us to do what we need to do. They aren’t babying us.

What is the most embarrassing song on your iPod?
‘I Saw the Sign’ from Pitch Perfect.

Pau'u earns Madness Independent Defensive Player of the Week honors

Sep 06, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 3:44 pm | Updated: September 6, 2016 3:53 pm | Permalink

Sophomore linebacker Butch Pau’u was named College Sports Madness Independent Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after his strong performance in the win over Arizona on Saturday.

In his first career start, Pau’u had nine total tackles, seven of which were solo tackles. He also had 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble, all of which were the first of his career.

Army running back Andy Davidson was the Madness Independent Offensive Player of the Week. The Madness National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week were Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett and Texas A&M safety Justin Evans, respectively.

BYU defeated Arizona 18-16 on Saturday to start the season. The Cougars head up north to Salt Lake City to face the Utah Utes at 5:30 p.m. MDT.