PROVO, Utah — Kedon Slovis connected with four different receivers on four touchdown passes as BYU football moved to 2-0 with a 41-16 win over Southern Utah on Saturday afternoon at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Slovis connected on 22-of-32 pass attempts, totaling 348 yards through the air and helping BYU to 394 yards of total offense.
Eight different BYU players recorded a reception, four of which posted three or more. Chase Roberts led all BYU pass catchers with six receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown. Tight end Isaac Rex led BYU in receiving yards with 112 on four receptions and a touchdown. Keanu Hill recorded his first touchdown grab of the season, while Darius Lassiter snagged the first of his Cougar career.
LJ Martin led BYU in rushing for the second time in as many games with 27 yards on six carries.
After a sluggish start and 6-3 lead in the first quarter, the Cougar offense roared to life, scoring 27 unanswered points to close the half. Slovis went 10-of-14 for 161 yards and threw two touchdowns in the second quarter alone.
BYU special teams helped spark the Cougars in both halves with a blocked punt and recovery following a Southern Utah muff. Return man and receiver Parker Kingston amassed 105 all-purpose ayrds.
Ben Bywater led the BYU defense with seven tackles (two solo), half a tackle-for-loss and a quarterback hurry. Ethan Slade also contributed seven tackles with four solo stops. BYU recorded seven quarterback hurries for the second straight week. AJ Vongphachanh led the Cougars in pressuring the quarterback with two on the day.
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