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BYU vs. Hawai'i third quarter summary

Sep 28, 2012 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 8:58 pm | Permalink

Third Quarter Summary

Three touchdowns highlighted the third quarter as BYU rushed for 71 yards, bringing the Cougars’ game total to 326. This is their first game with more than 300 rushing yards since playing against San Diego State in 2007. BYU scored 20 points in the third quarter.

Player Standouts

With his third-quarter touchdown, Jamaal Williams now has two touchdowns this game. He reached triple digits in rushing yards in the third quarter with 155 on the game, the first player to rush for more than 100 yards since Josh Quezada. Taysom Hill also had more than 100 rushing yards, clocking in at 143 by the end of the quarter. Kyle Van Noy recorded two sacks during the quarter.

Highlights

Van Noy forced a fumble on a quarterback sack, allowing Spencer Hadley to recover the ball on the Hawai’i 4 yard line early in the quarter. Hawai’i took Hadley down at the 2 ½ yard line, setting up for Williams to take his second touchdown of the night on a three-yard rush. Hill connected with Devin Mahina for a 12-yard touchdown to bring the score to 34-0. A Hawai’i fumble forced by Preston Hadley gave Bronson Kaufusi the chance to recover the ball for the Cougars. BYU ended the quarter with Paul Lasike running into the end zone to bring the score to 40-0.

For photos, visit the football Facebook page.

BYU vs. Hawai'i second quarter summary

Sep 28, 2012 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 7:52 pm | Updated: September 28, 2012 8:10 pm | Permalink

Second Quarter Summary

The Cougars launched the second quarter with a bang, scoring another touchdown on the first play of the quarter. After a touchdown by Taysom Hill, the BYU defense forced a Hawai’i fumble. The defense only allowed one Hawai’i first down in the quarter, holding the Warriors to 51 yards in the quarter while the BYU offense took 82 yards.

Player Standouts

Ross Apo had his first touchdown of the season in the first minute of the quarter on a 22-yard pass from Hill. Hill continued to shine with a touchdown of his own on a 68-yard run. Jamaal Williams had 54 yards in the second quarter.

Highlights

After a touchdown pass to Apo to open the quarter, Hill brought the crowd to its feet with a 68-yard quarterback carry, the longest rush of the year for BYU to put the score at 20-0.

Find pictures on the football Facebook page.

BYU vs. Hawai'i first quarter summary

Sep 28, 2012 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 7:06 pm | Updated: September 28, 2012 7:11 pm | Permalink

Quarter Summary

BYU offense under the direction of freshman Taysom Hill tallied 173 yards in the first quarter, leading to a touchdown by Jamaal Williams. The defense kept up the pressure with 14 tackles, sending the team into the second quarter with a 7-0 lead.

Player Standouts

Hill recorded 63 passing yards in his first quarter at starting quarterback and Brandon Ogletree had five tackles to lead the defense.

Highlights

Following Williams’ two-yard touchdown rush, Hawai’i briefly had the ball before Daniel Sorensen picked off a pass from quarterback Sean Schroeder. Hawai’i got the ball back with its own interception by Ne’Quan Phillips with just over five minutes left in the quarter but the Warriors were unable to score.

For photos visit the BYU football Facebook page.

Inside look at a men's cross country practice

Sep 26, 2012 - Posted by Mason Porter at 4:13 pm | Permalink

No. 3 BYU men's cross country was featured on today's Workout Wednesday on Flotrack.org. Visit the Flotrack website to get an inside look at the Cougars' workout routine as they prepare for their upcoming meets.

Follow the cross country team on Twitter to get more inside looks from Flotrack.

BYU for the non-LDS student athlete

Sep 26, 2012 - Posted by Mason Porter at 11:26 am | Permalink

Flotrack.org caught up with junior distance runner Conner Peloquin to talk about what it's like to be in the minority at BYU as a non-LDS student athlete.

"Non-Mormon or Mormon, I think this is the place to be," Peloquin said. "Especially if you want to run fast."

See the full interview at Flotrack's website and hear Peloquin talk about the benefits of being a Cougar.

Opponent previews: Tennessee State

Sep 25, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 2:04 pm | Updated: September 25, 2012 2:06 pm | Permalink

Starting today and continuing until the start of the regular season on Nov. 9, we will give a short synopsis of all of BYU's opponents here on the BYU Basketball Blog.

Tennessee State

Coach: Travis Williams

2011-12 record: 20-13

Ohio Valley conference record: 11-5, 2nd

Postseason: CollegeInsider.com First Round, lost to Mercer

Links

Top Returners
Robert Covington 6-9 F Sr. 17.8 ppg 7.9 rpg
Patrick Miller 6-1 G Jr. 10.8 ppg 3.6 apg
Kellen Thornton 6-7 F Sr. 9.1 ppg 4.5 rpg
Jordan Cyphers 6-4 G Sr. 8.0 ppg 1.7 rpg

Up Close: Joe Sampson

Sep 25, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 1:47 pm | Permalink

Our next 'Up Close' senior spotlight is No. 1 Joe Sampson, BYU's senior DB from Oakland, Calif.

Nickname: Show Time

Favorite cold cereal: Frosted Flakes

Favorite Bronco Mendenhall Quote: “You can be good or you can be great, it is a choice.”

Before a football game, I: Put my headphones on and enter the “zone”.

How did I spend my off-season: There is no off season!

Who is the best player I’ve ever faced: Rahsaan Vaughn (Oregon Ducks #10 W.R.)

What would I like to do sometime in my life is: I just want to be successful.

If I could play another position, what would it be: Running back was my original position.

Who has had the greatest influence on my football career: My Dad pushed me to be great.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: Coaching a successful football team.

How did I select my jersey number: It’s my favorite number, wore it in JUCO.

What is my favorite hobby or activity away from football: Boating.

What is the best book I’ve ever read: Talent is Overrated.

People say I look like: Young Jeezy.

What is my most memorable athletic achievement: Playing in National Championship in junior college.

If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept and why: My i-phone because technology is taking over my generation. It can do so many things.

My favorite scripture: Phillipians 4:13. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

My favorite website: www.google.com.

If I were on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” the person I’d call for my lifeline is: Duane Busby. He knows everything.

My advice to youngsters: Whatever you want to do, put forth all your effort.

One rule I’d change in college football is: Endzone celebrations.

On game day my friends and relatives: Call me and wish me good luck.

ESPN adds two games to WAC schedule involving BYU

Sep 24, 2012 - Posted by at 3:39 pm | Permalink

DENVER – ESPN has added two November non-conference games to the WAC schedule, both involving Brigham Young.  The BYU-San Jose State game on Nov. 17 and the BYU-New Mexico State game on Nov. 24 will be shown on either ESPNU or ESPN3.  The specific platform will be determined 12 days out for each game.
 
Kickoff for the San Jose State game is currently set for 1:00 p.m. PT while the New Mexico State game is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. MT, but both could change if selected for ESPNU.
 
ESPN also announced that this Saturday’s Louisiana Tech-Virginia game in Charlottesville, Va., will be shown on ESPN3 at 3:30 p.m. ET.  Two other WAC teams will be featured this Saturday on ESPN platforms as Texas State hosts Nevada at 1:00 p.m. CT on the Longhorn Network and Utah State hosts UNLV at 6:00 p.m. MT on ESPN3.

Stephenson named CFPA Honorable Mention Punter of the Week

Sep 24, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 12:57 pm | Permalink

BYU punter Riley Stephenson has earned College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Punter of the Week accolades for his performance against No. 24 Boise State.

Though the Cougars fell in a close contest, 7-6, Stephenson made an impact on special teams with punts of 52, 55, 56 and 57 yards. The St. George, Utah, native punted six times for an average of 47.0 yards. Four of the senior’s six punts pinned the Broncos inside their 20-yard line.  

Stephenson is No. 5 nationally in punting with an average of 47.3 yards. Stephenson was also named the FBS Independent Special Teams Player of the Week.

Day 1: Travel 9/23

Sep 23, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 10:38 pm | Permalink

The BYU women's soccer team plays the University of Oregon tomorrow, Monday Sept. 24, so today they spent traveling to Oregon and get settled into their hotel. 

After traffic delayed the team's departure from Provo, they arrived at the airport with just enough time to run to the gate before their plane took off. A quiet flight landed them in Portland, Oregon, where they hopped on another bus and headed to the house of a friend of the team for some lunch. 

The girls went to church in Lake Oswego, Oregon, before getting back on the bus and driving two hours South to Eugene, Oregon, where they were finally able to get off the bus and relax in their hotel. 

Monday's game agains the Ducks starts at 7 p.m. PDT.