Riley Nelson receives fourth FBS Independent Player of the Week honor

Riley Nelson set career highs at Hawaii in completing 25 of 37 passes for 363 yards, while his three touchdown passes tied a career best. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION INDEPENDENT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK NAMED
 
BYU quarterback Riley Nelson, Navy linebacker Matt Warrick and Navy placekicker Jon Teague have been named FBS Independent Players of the Week, for games from Nov. 26 through Dec.

Cougars fall in four sets to UC Irvine

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PROVO, Utah – Matt Underwood and Jake Langlois combined for 26 kills in a four-set loss (25-23, 22-25, 19-25, 18-25) to No. 5 UC Irvine at home Saturday night.

Jake Taylor earns another first-team All-America honor

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- With a fourth-place finish in the men's 200-yard backstroke (1:39.87), junior Jake Taylor earned his second All-America honor Saturday night at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships.

"I feel so good, and honestly I'm almost relieved that it's over," Taylor said after his final race. "I'm so glad I was able to accomplish the goals for myself and I'm looking forward to taking a little swimming break and getting rejuvenated before next season."

USD sweeps BYU with 13-4 win on Saturday

Brennon Lund extended his hitting streak to six games with a one-run double in a 13-4 loss at No. 29 San Diego. (Photo by BYU Photo/Mark Philbrick)

SAN DIEGO — No. 29 San Diego strengthened its grip on first place in the West Coast Conference on Saturday afternoon with a 13-4 victory over BYU baseball.

As it had the previous two games, San Diego (16-9 overall, 8-1 in West Coast Conference) jumped out to an early lead, but the Cougars (11-16, 4-5) did battle back once to narrow that gap to 6-3 in the fourth inning.

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First-place San Diego stuns BYU, 19-3

Freshman Brian Hsu was among the reserves that took advantage of playing time in a 19-3 loss to No. 29 San Diego on Friday. (Photo by BYU Photo/Mark Philbrick)

SAN DIEGO – PJ Conlon handcuffed BYU baseball, pitching six innings en route to a 19-3 victory for No. 29 San Diego.

The league-leading Toreros (15-9 overall, 7-1 in West Coast Conference) increased their first-place margin as Conlon improved to 4-1, leading 18-0 when he left the game. The Cougars (11-15, 4-4) did have one silver lining in the relief performance of Mason Marshall.

Cougars fall to Irvine, 36-home match win streak snapped

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PROVO, Utah – The No. 6 BYU men’s volleyball team fell in four sets to No. 5 UC Irvine (25-20, 19-25, 27-29, 25-23) at the Smith Fieldhouse Friday night.

"We thought we had a pretty good report against them and knew what we wanted to do, but struggled after the first set," BYU volleyball head coach Chris McGown said. "We need to help our guys be better in those tight situations and hopefully we can carry some of the momentum we had in the beginning tonight to tomorrow night's match." 

Jake Taylor earns first-team All-America honors

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Junior captain Jake Taylor was named a first-team All-American with a fourth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (45.45) at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships Friday night.  

Carter and Blackmon shine during spring scrimmage

Running back Nate Carter scored one of the three touchdowns for the offense. (Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

PROVO, Utah – A pair of touchdowns by Nate Carter and Cody Bond along with a Nick Kurtz touchdown catch highlighted BYU’s “Friday Night Lights” spring scrimmage at LaVell Edwards Stadium.