BYU at Stanford Postgame Notes


The following notes are from BYU’s 35-26 win over Stanford on November 26, 2022.  


  • John Beck (QB, 2003-06), Jim Freeland (LB, 1994-95), Squally Canada (RB, 2015-18)


  • Blake Freeland OL


Attendance: 25,094


  • Vs. the Pac-12
    • With the win over Stanford, BYU has now defeated every current Pac-12 team at least once over the history of the program
    • BYU improved to 9-9 against the Pac-12 under Kalani Sitake and 1-1 this season.
  • November
    • BYU extended its November win streak to 8 games with a win over the Cardinal.
  • Winning season
    • With its 7th win this season, BYU ensures its 16th winning season in the last 17 years.
  • Independence
    • BYU concludes its final regular season as an independent before joining the Big 12 next season.
    • The Cougars have gone 98-56 as an independent with a bowl game remaining.
  • Rushing yards
    • BYU’s 358 rushing yards were the most since 385 vs. Virginia in 2021
    • 50 attempts were the most since 56 against South Florida in 2019


  • Jaren Hall
    • Hall finished the game with 93 yards passing and 69 yards rushing, giving him 3,171 passing yards and 348 rushing yards this year. He joined Steve Young and Brandon Doman as the only BYU QBs to have at least 3,000 yards passing/300 yards rushing in the same season.
    • He threw 2 TD passes giving him 31 on the year. It was the 15th time a BYU QB has had 30+ passing TDs in a season.
    • Hall also ran for a TD, giving him a rushing TD in three consecutive games.
  • Isaac Rex
    • Rex had 2 TDs in the game, the 7th time he has had multiple TD catches in the same game.
    • With 21 career receiving TDs, he tied Dennis Pitta and Mike Chronister for No. 9 at BYU.
    • He is tied with Pitta for No. 2 among BYU tight ends in touchdown receptions.
    • Rex has 77 total receptions and 21 career TDs for a TD percentage of 27.2 percent, ranking No. 3 all time among players with at least 25 receptions.  
  • Christopher Brooks
    • Brooks finished the game with 23 carries and 164 yards, both career highs at BYU.
    • His numbers topped his best game vs. Stanford while at Cal, beating last year’s 13 attempts for 131 yards.
    • In 4 career games vs. the Cardinal (3 at Cal, 1 at BYU), Brooks has 59 carries, 376 yards, 2 rushing touchdowns and a receiving touchdown
  • Hinckley Folau Ropati
    • Ropati finished with a career-best 85 rushing yards
    • His 43-yard TD run was the longest run of his career and first rushing TD at BYU
  • Lorenzo Fauatea
    • Fauatea finished with 1.5 sacks, his first game with more than 1.0 sacks


  • Rushing TD: Hinckley Folau Ropati (43-yards)
  • Rushing yards: Hinckley Folau Ropati (85)
  • Sacks: Lorenzo Fauatea (1.5), Gabe Jeudy-Lally (0.5)