Scores

Final

Idaho 13

(1-9, 0-6 away)

BYU 52

(6-4, 5-1 home)

Coverage: ESPNU

10:15 PM ET, November 10, 2012

LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, UT

1 2 3 4 T
IDHO 7 0 3 313
BYU 28 14 0 1052

Top Performers

Passing: R. Nelson (BYU) - 236 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Williams (BYU) - 10 CAR, 104 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Hoffman (BYU) - 9 REC, 108 YDS, 3 TD

BYU 52, Idaho 13

Associated Press

PROVO, Utah -- Cody Hoffman caught three first-half touchdown passes and freshman running back Jamaal Williams rushed for 104 yards and two TDs, all in the first half, to lead BYU to a 52-13 rout of Idaho on Saturday night.

BYU (6-4) put 28 points on the board in the first quarter and scored on five of its first six possessions en route to a 42-7 lead at the half.

Hoffman finished with nine catches for 108 yards. Riley Nelson was 19 of 31 passing for 236 yards and three TDs for BYU before departing early in the second half.

Idaho (1-9) entered the game allowing 42 points and almost 500 yards per game. BYU had 367 yards at the half and finished with 539.

The Cougars held the Vandals to 61 rushing yards on 23 carries and 273 total yards.

With the win, BYU becomes bowl eligible and will face a team from the Mountain West Conference in the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 20 in San Diego. It will mark BYU's eighth straight bowl appearance.

While compiling 252 yards on the ground and 285 through the air, BYU took advantage of excellent field position and three Idaho turnovers. Of the Cougars' first seven possessions, their worst starting field position was their own 36.

BYU scored on its first possession after a 49-yard run by Williams set up a 6-yard TD pass from Nelson to Hoffman. Williams added a 9-yard TD run minutes later after Nelson found Ross Apo open for a 53-yard catch.

After Williams added a TD run from 10 yards to put the Cougars up 21-0, the Vandals finally got on the board when Logan Bushnell hit Mike Scott for a 33-yard TD strike. Idaho forced BYU to punt on its ensuing possession, but Cougar linebacker Spencer Hadley recovered a bad Idaho snap in the end zone for a 28-7 lead.

Two second-quarter TD catches by Hoffman, from 4 and 6 yards, put the Cougars comfortably ahead at the break. All the Vandals could manage in the second half were field goals of 39 and 35 yards by Trey Farquhar, the last coming on the game's final play.

The game was Idaho's second since the firing of head coach Robb Akey and the dismissal of quarterback Dominique Blackman and linebacker Conrad Scheidt. The Cougars were without senior safety Joe Sampson and sophomore linebacker Zac Stout, who were suspended for the season early in the week after a brawl at a Provo restaurant.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IDHO
BYU
1st Downs1529
Total Yards273537
Passing212285
Rushing61252
Penalties5-524-20
3rd Down Conversions2-128-17
4th Down Conversions0-13-5
Turnovers52
Possession24:4335:17

Passing Leaders

IdahoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bushnell19/352065.912
BYUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nelson19/312367.630

Rushing Leaders

IdahoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bass12332.807
Bushnell3196.3015
BYUCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams1010410.4249
Nelson7497.0019

Receiving Leaders

IdahoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Scott36521.7133
Lovett45914.8033
BYURECYDSAVGTDLG
Hoffman910812.0326
Apo47017.5053

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERIDHOBYU
TD09:25Cody Hoffman 6 Yd Pass From Riley Nelson (Justin Sorensen Kick) 07
TD07:50Jamaal Williams 9 Yd Run (Justin Sorensen Kick) 014
TD04:08Jamaal Williams 10 Yd Run (Justin Sorensen Kick) 021
TD01:47Mike Scott 33 Yd Pass From Logan Bushnell (Trey Farquhar Kick) 721
TD00:04Spencer Hadley 2 Yd Fumble Return (Justin Sorensen Kick) 728
SECOND QUARTERIDHOBYU
TD11:04Cody Hoffman 6 Yd Pass From Riley Nelson (Justin Sorensen Kick) 735
TD06:49Cody Hoffman 4 Yd Pass From Riley Nelson (Justin Sorensen Kick) 742
THIRD QUARTERIDHOBYU
FG08:28Trey Farquhar 39 Yd 1042
FOURTH QUARTERIDHOBYU
TD12:00Cody Raymond 2 Yd Pass From James Lark (Justin Sorensen Kick) 1049
FG01:50Justin Sorensen 21 Yd 1052
FG00:00Trey Farquhar 35 Yd 1352