Game-by-Game Review
GAME 209.12.09 New Orleans, LA (ESPN 2)

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No. 9 BYU

tulane

Game 2 at Washington

Max Hall passed for more than 300 yards in just over three quarters of action as No. 9 BYU crushed Tulane 54-3 in the Louisiana Superdome. BYU held the Green Wave to not only a single field goal but also 162 yards of total offense. Offensively, Hall directed an attack that amassed 527 yards with a strong balance of 321 yards through the air and 206 on the ground. The senior signal caller completed 26-of-34 passes for 321 yards and two touchdowns. He connected with 11 different receivers before leaving the game early in the fourth quarter. Bryan Kariya picked up where he left off against Oklahoma with 63 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown, while JJ Di Luigi had a breakout game with 71 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns. McKay Jacobson led all receivers with 79 yards, including his second touchdown catch of the season. BYU took a 6-0 lead early in the second quarter when Payne converted from 20 yards to cap a 13-play, 86-yard drive. BYU put together back-to-back drives of 80 or more yards in the third quarter to extend the lead to 34-3. Hall directed a 13-play, 89-yard march to pay dirt on BYU’s second possession of the second half with Di Luigi recording his first career touchdown. The next time the Cougars got the ball Hall found Jacobson over the top for a 38-yard scoring play. Jordan Pendleton picked up a fumble and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown. Backup quarterback Riley Nelson entered the game at the 10:15 mark and led BYU 19 yards to the end zone, taking it in himself from the 1-yard line for the game’s final touchdown.

TEAM STATS BYU tu
First Downs 35       9
Rushing Yards (Net) 45-206 24-37
Passing Yards (Net) 321      125
Passes Att-Comp-Int 34-26-1   28-20-2
Total Offense Play-Yrds. 79-527   52-162
Fumble Returns-Yards 1-12      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards   0-0      0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards     2-45     8-149
Interception Returns-Yards      2-37     1-1
Punts (Number-Avg) 0-0   5-47.8
Fumbles-Lost     0-0      2-2
Penalties-Yards   5-47     10-102
Possession Time    33:40    26:20
Third-Down Conversions 6 of 9  4 of 12
Fourth-Down Conversions  0 of 1   0 of 0
Blue-Zone Scores-Chances      7-7      1-1
Sacks By: Number-Yards    3-19      0-0

SCORING SUMMARY
TEAM QTR. TIME PLAY PL-YRDS TOP
BYU 1st 6:23 Payne 31 yd FG 10:45 4:48
BYU 2nd 14:15 Payne 20 yd FG 13-86 4:45
TUL 2nd 6:03 Thevenot 29 yd FG 16-56 8:12
BYU 2nd 3:28 Kariya 1 yd run (kick) 6-67 2:35
BYU 2nd 0:25 Kariya 12 yd pass Hall (kick) 7-38 2:53
BYU 3rd 6:24 Di Luigi 3 yd run (kick) 13-89 4:59
BYU 3rd 3:02 Jacobson 38 yd pass Hall (kick) 5-80 1:07
BYU 4th 13:07 Di Luigi 1 yd run (kick) 9-73 3:30
BYU 4th 11:47 Pendleton 12 yd fumble return (kick) N/A N/A
BYU 4th 8:15 Nelson 1 yd run (kick) 5-19 2:00

SCORING BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 Final RECORD
No. 9 BYU 3 17 14 20 54 (2-0)
Tulane 0 3 0 0 3 (0-2)

INDIVIDUAL STATS

RUSHING: (BYU) Di Luigi 12-71; Kariya 12-63; Unga 3-17; Hall 3-15; Hague 4-15; Lamb 2-9; Chambers 1-8; Tonga 2-7; Heimuli 1-4; Nelson 2-2 (TUL) Anderson 12-36.

PASSING: (BYU) Hall 24-32-1-309; Nelson 2-2-0-12. (TUL) Kemp 14-19-1-101.

RECEIVING: (BYU) Pitta 4-47; Chambers 4-38; Jacobson 3-79; Ashworth 3-49; George 2-28; Kariya 2-23; Hafoka 2-19; Di Luigi 2-16; Tonga 1-6; Thompson 1-6; Heimuli 1-5; Unga 1-5. (TUL) Williams 5-56.

INTERCEPTIONS: (BYU) Logan 1-21; BIlls 1-16. (TUL) Echebelem 1-1.

SACKS: (UA-A): (BYU) Nelson, Grant 2-0. (TUL) None.

TACKLES: (UA-A): (BYU) Hooks 4-0; Johnson 3-2; Doman 3-2; BAUMAN, Matt 3-2; NELSON, Grant 3-1; Bradley 3-1; Te’o 3-0; Rich 2-2; Clawson 2-2; So’oto 2-0; Ogletree. 2-0; Logan 2-0; Hunter 1-1; Pendleton 1-1; Aguirre 1-0; Atkinson 1-0; Hola 1-0; Hague 1-0; Lamb 1-0; Payne 1-0; Marshall 1-0; Bills 1-0; Pitta 1-0; Morgan 1-0; Jorgensen 0-2; Tialavea 0-1; Fuga 0-1. (TUL) Echebelem 6-3.

Attendance: 26,224

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