PROVO, Utah – In a historic evening at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Friday night, BYU football secured its first-ever Big 12 Conference victory, defeating Cincinnati 35-27, in its first-ever Big 12 home game. The win unfolded in front of a sellout crowd of 63,834, marking the largest attendance since 2009.
The Cougars are now 4-1 this season and 1-1 in Big 12 play.
Quarterback Kedon Slovis completed 13 of 24 passes for 223 yards and two passing touchdowns. Slovis's 10 passing touchdowns this season match his total from last year at Pitt.
Freshman running back LJ Martin rushed for 66 yards on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns. Martin now leads the team in rushing touchdowns with four.
Wide receiver Chase Roberts led BYU in receiving yards with a career-high 131 and scored a touchdown.
Max Tooley led the Cougars with a career-high 16 tackles, leading the Cougar defense, while AJ Vongphachanh tied his season-high with 10 tackles. Freshman linebacker Harrison Taggart, in his first career collegiate start, contributed a career-high 10 tackles, filling in for Ben Bywater.
Head coach Kalani Sitake notched his 60th career win with the Cougars.
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