PROVO, Utah — The BYU defense and special teams came up big for the Cougars as they forced five turnovers in a 27-14 win on Homecoming over Texas Tech 27-14 on Saturday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
With the win over the Red Raiders, the Cougars improve to 5-2 on the season and 2-2 in Big 12 play.
Cornerback Eddie Heckard led the Cougar defense in its playmaking performance as he recovered a fumble for a touchdown and picked off a Texas Tech pass. Heckard added four tackles (two solo) including a half tackle-for-loss.
Jakob Robinson recorded his fourth interception of the season while posting 10 tackles, eight of which were solo stops. Safety Ethan Slade hauled in his first-career interception to go along with five tackles (four solo). Tyler Batty forced a fumble on special teams and punter Ryan Rehkow came up with the recovery. Batty also added nine tackles (six solo) and a quarterback hurry. Rehkow averaged 45.5 yards on eight punts with a long of 70 yards.
Kedon Slovis completed 15-of-27 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns. LJ Martin rushed 10 times for 93 yards and Aidan Robbins carried the ball 16 times for 49 yards.
Darius Lassiter led BYU with 47 yards on four receptions and a touchdown. Isaac Rex recorded four grabs for 41 yards. Chase Roberts notched his fourth touchdown reception of the season.