Attendance for the game was 100,995 – the largest crowd to ever watch a BYU football game. The previous high mark was 96,304 at Penn State in 1991.
GOING FOR A DRIVE
BYU’s 97-yard scoring drive, the Cougars’ third drive of the game, was the team’s longest since a 99-yard drive in the fourth quarter against Utah State in 2006. Since that time BYU has had nine drives of 90 yards or more.
30, 31, 32, 33
With field goals of 30, 33, and 32 yards, respectively, sophomore kicker Justin Sorensen added to the only field goal of his career, a 31-yarder against Wyoming in 2008.
The BYU defense gave up its first touchdown of the season with 10:46 left in the third quarter, breaking a streak of just over 104-straight minutes without allowing a touchdown dating back to last season.
COUGH IT UP
Sophomore safety Daniel Sorensen’s interception in the first quarter extended BYU’s streak of forcing a turnover to seven-straight games. The INT was Sorensen’s first since his freshman year in 2008.
FIRST QUARTER SHUTOUTS
With no points allowed in the first quarter, the Cougars have seven first quarter shutouts in their last eight games dating back to last season. UTEP scored three points in last year’s bowl game, the only points scored during that time.
NO RUNNING START
BYU has held its last 10 opponents to 30 yards rushing or less in the first quarter. Texas totaled 29 yards rushing to begin today’s game.
RUNNING OUT THE FLAG
BYU was led out of the tunnel today by senior linebacker Hebron Fangupo carrying the team flag and sophomore running back Michael Alisa with the special teams flag. The special teams flag, highlighted by an old school BYU logo adopted by the special teams, is a new addition this season. College Park native David Nixon (2003, 06-08), an All-MWC linebacker who finished his career as the career conference leader in tackles-for-loss and has played in the NFL for the last two years, carried the alumni flag.
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