Game-by-Game Review
GAME 49.26.09 Provo, Utah (The mtn.)

42

23

colorado state

No. 19 BYU

Game 4 vs. Wyoming

A quick start in the first quarter propelled No. 19 BYU over Colorado State, 42-23, to open Mountain West Conference play with a win. The Cougar offense scored all three first quarter touchdowns on drives of less than forty seconds, with each possession taking just two plays thanks to the defensive and special teams units. On Colorado State’s first possession, the Cougar defense stepped up when junior defensive back Brian Logan intercepted a pass, taking it 20 yards to the CSU 15-yard line, setting up a touchdown run by Harvey Unga. Andrew Rich picked off Ram quarterback Grant Stucker for the second time in the quarter. Max Hall finished the drive himself, walking into the end zone with three minutes remaining in the quarter. Hall added two touchdown passes to his own run, completing 18-of-29 passes for 241 yards and two interceptions. BYU special teams’ Matt Marshall blocked a punt that went out of bounds at the Ram 17. Unga rumbled in from five yards for his second touchdown of the game two plays later. Coleby Clawson, Vic So’oto and Romney Fuga each picked up sacks for the Cougars. On the day, tight end Dennis Pitta caught four passes, surpassing Hall of Famer Gordon Hudson to become the Cougars’ all-time receptions leader among tight ends with 180. Sophomore wide receiver Spencer Hafoka scored the first touchdown of his career late in the fourth quarter.

TEAM STATS csu BYU
First Downs 26 20
Rushing Yards (Net)  28-66   34-132
Passing Yards (Net)     372      241
Passes Att-Comp-Int 50-30-2  29-18-2
Total Offense Play-Yrds.  78-438   63-373
Fumble Returns-Yards      0-0 0-0
Punt Returns      2-2 2-22
Kickoff Returns-Yrds.    6-140     3-69
Interception-Returns Yrds.     2-0     2-20
Punts Avg 5-34.4   4-51.0
Fumbles-Lost     1-0     1-0
Penalties-Yds     6-52   10-117
Possession Time   33:19    26:41
Third Down Conversions 7 of 17 11 of 16
Fourth Down Conversions 1 of 2 0 of 0
Blue-zone Score Chances 3-5 5-5
Sacks-Yards 2-8 3-35

SCORING SUMMARY
TEAM QTR. TIME PLAY PL-YRDS TOP
BYU 1st 12:44 Unga 4 yd run (kick) 2-15 0:39
BYU 1st 3:04 Hall 1 yd run (kick) 2-39 0:37
BYU 1st 0:25 Unga 5 yd run (kick) 2-18 0:35
CSU 2nd 9:56 Morton 3 yd pass Stucker (kick) 10-63 5:20
BYU 3rd 6:56 Pitta 18 yd pass Hall (kick) 10-82 4:33
CSU 3rd 2:51 Mason 5 yd run (kick) 8-64 3:55
CSU 4th 14:02 Deline 38 yd FG 7-40 2:09
BYU 4th 7:04 Unga 2 yd run (kick) 15-68 6:51
CSU 4th 5:02 Liggett 13 yd pass Stucker (failed) 9-83 1:57
BYU 4th 4:05 Hafoka 24 yd pass Hall (kick) 3-28 0:57

SCORING BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 Final RECORD
CSU 0 7 7 9 23 (3-1, 0-1)
No. 19 BYU 21 0 7 14 42    (3-1, 1-0)

INDIVIDUAL STATS

RUSHING: (BYU) Unga 22-113; Tonga 1-11; Hall 8-4; Di Luigi 1-4; Kariya 1-3. (CSU) Mason 12-51.

PASSING: (BYU) Hall 18-29-2-241. (CSU) Stucker 30-50-2-372.

RECEIVING: (BYU) Pitta 5-59; Chambers 3-70; Ashworth 2-24; Jacobson 2-21; Kariya 2-9; Hafoka 1-24; Di Luigi 1-14; Tonga 1-13; George 1-7. (CSU) Liggett 11-156.

INTERCEPTIONS: (BYU) Logan 1-20; Rich 1-0. (CSU) Kawulok 1-0; Oppenneer 1-0.

SACKS: (UA-A): (BYU) So’oto 1-0; Clawson 1-0; Fuga 1-0. (CSU) Gipson 2-0.

TACKLES: (UA-A): (BYU) Johnson 10-2; Rich 6-4; Clawson 4-5; Fuga 3-6; Logan 3-5; Doman 2-6; Bradley 3-2; Hooks 2-2; Ogletree 2-1; Bauman 1-2; Jorgensen 1-1; Pendleton 0-2; Denney 0-2; Mendenhall 1-0; Thomas 1-0; So’oto 1-0; Mees 1-0; Nelson 1-0; Hunter 0-1; Hola 0-1; Te’o 0-1; Pace 0-1; Marshall 0-1 (CSU) Kubiak 5-7.

Attendance: 64,091

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