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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.

BYU at Boise State Fireside

Sep 19, 2012 - Posted by Kenny Cox at 9:20 pm | Permalink

The BYU football team held a fireside for nearly 1,700 members of the Boise area Wednesday night, with video being streamed to 12 other buildings in the area.

Those in attendance heard spritual messages from receivers and brothers Marcus and Mitch Mathews. Marcus spoke about gaining the proper perspective on life and set the tone for the meeting. His brother Mitch spoke about battling through ups and downs and bore testimony of the Savior.

Two musical numbers were shared, one by several polynesian members of the team singing Nearer My God To Thee and another with the majority of the team singing We'll Bring the World His Truth.

Head coach Bronco Mendenhall spoke about The Book of Mormon and the power that it holds. He shared his story of how he gained a testimony and the blessings of The Book of Mormon.

President Cecil O. Samuelson was also at the fireside and gave a brief closing testimony.

Following the meeting players stayed behind to visit with members and fans who came to support them.

Hero Ride Update

Sep 18, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 4:22 pm | Updated: September 18, 2012 4:28 pm | Permalink

Day 1 of the Hero Ride for the Holly & Bronco Mendenhall Foundation kicked off yesterday with 87 riders congregating at the football team's practice field and making the first leg of the trip to LaVell Edwards Stadium. 

Nearly every single rider made the trip to LaVell Edwards Stadium before the more experienced riders continued on to complete the first day of the ride in Brigham City, Utah. Click here to see a map of the first day. 

Flat tires and minor crashes didn't deter the riders as they arrived in Brigham City at 2 a.m. to rest for the night and get up this morning for Day 2's journey into Burley, Idaho. Click here to see a map of the second day.

Day 3: Burley, Idaho to Glenns Ferry, Idaho

Day 4, Part I: Glenns Ferry, Idaho to Indian Creek, Idaho

Day 5, Part II: Lucky Peak, Idaho to Boise State Stadium

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