Kenny Cox | Posted: 23 Oct 2021 | Updated: 1 Nov 2021

BYU at Washington State Postgame Notes

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Jakob Robinson PBU at Wazzu

The following notes are from BYU's 21-19 win over Washington State on Saturday at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington.

ALUMNI FLAGS: Terenn Houk (WR, 2011-15)
TEAM FLAGS: Sione Finau, Ethan Blade, Mason Fakahua, Josh Larsen, Kaleb Hayes
Attendance: 22,541

The Series

BYU moves to 4-1 against the Washington State Cougars. This was the first trip to Pullman for BYU after going 2-1 in Provo and winning the neutral site matchup in the 1981 Holiday Bowl.

Pac-12 Play and Power 5s
BYU is 4-0 against the Pac-12 conference this year with wins over Arizona, Utah, Arizona State and Washington State. It is also the first time BYU has ever defeated four Power 5 programs in the same season. BYU had only defeated three in a single season three times previously (1984, 2014 and 2016).

BYU has held its Pac-12 opponents to just 17.3 points per game.

Rushing Yards
After a season low last week, BYU rebounded to its best total in rushing yards with 238 against Washington State for a season high. BYU has rushed for 200+ in three games this year (Utah, Utah State and WSU).

Passes Defended
BYU entered the game tied for No. 24 nationally in passes defended (PBUs + interceptions) and added four pass breakups today and one interception to give them 38 passes defended this year.

Tyler Allgeier

Allgeier broke a 30-yard run in the first quarter on his fourth attempt of the game to put him over 2,000 rushing yards in his career. He did it on his 316th career carry, putting him over 2,000 yards in the fewest amount of carries by any player at BYU (Luke Staley, 349).

Allgeier finished the game with 32 carries and 191 yards and two touchdowns. The 191 yards were the most by a BYU running back against a Power 5 team in school history, and No. 2 among all players at BYU against P5s with quarterback Taysom Hill’s 259 against Texas in 2013 tops on the list.

It was his third 100-yard game this season and ninth of his career. It was also his third game with multiple rushing touchdowns this year and sixth of his career. The 191 yards were No. 2 for Allgeier after 218 against Utah State earlier this season.

Malik Moore
Safety Malik Moore intercepted Washington State with his third pick of the year in the first quarter. Intercepted in the end zone, Moore brought it out and returned it 23 yards. He leads the team in interceptions this season with three and has five in his career. He finished the game with four tackles, two pass breakups and one interception.

Notable career highs/career firsts
Total tackles: Jacob Boren (5)
Pass breakups: Jacob Boren (1), Malik Moore (2)
Rushing attempts: Tyler Allgeier (32)
First start: Jacob Boren (DB)