Scores

Final

BYU 31

(3-2)

Utah State 14

(3-3, 2-0 MW)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

8:00 PM ET, October 4, 2013

Romney Stadium, Logan, UT

1 2 3 4 T
BYU 10 7 14 031
USU 7 0 0 714

Top Performers

Passing: T. Hill (BYU) - 278 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. DeMartino (USU) - 16 CAR, 80 YDS

Receiving: M. Mathews (BYU) - 5 REC, 112 YDS, 3 TD

Taysom Hill leads BYU past Utah State, 31-14

Associated Press

LOGAN, Utah -- Taysom Hill threw three touchdown passes to Mitch Matthews, and linebacker Kyle Van Noy scored on an interception return to help BYU rout Utah State 31-14 on Friday night.

Hill was 17 of 31 for 278 yards and an interception and ran for 36 yards. Jamaal Williams ran for 79 yards on 14 carries for BYU (3-2) and Justin Sorenson kicked a 27-yard field goal.

Chuckie Keeton and Craig Harrison threw touchdown passes for Utah State (3-3). Keeton left with a knee injury with 4:06 left in the first quarter after a third-and-15 running play. He was on the sideline on crutches during the second half as the Aggies' nine-game home winning streak ended.

Leading 17-7 at halftime, BYU struck quickly in the third quarter. Hill hit Matthews with a 6-yard fade pass to the corner of the end zone early in the quarter, and Matthews then hauled in a 43-yard pass with 5:52 left in the quarter to make it 31-7.

Harrison was 5 of 5 passing with one TD on the season before taking over for Keeton. Harrison found Ronald Butler on an 8-yard pass for a late-game touchdown. The junior had 185 yards on 18-of-41 passing and ran for 38 yards. Joey DeMartino ran for 80 yards on 16 carries.

BYU scored on the first play from scrimmage when Van Noy grabbed Keeton's pass at the line of scrimmage and ran 15 yards untouched for a touchdown. Just moments later, Utah State stripped Hill of the ball, with Brian Suite recovering the fumble. Three plays later, Keeton found Travis Van Leeuwen with a 7-yard TD pass.

The Cougars took a 17-7 halftime lead after Hill found Matthews for a 30-yard touchdown pass with 10:40 to play in the second quarter.

Van Noy's score was only the third time in 22 games that Utah State had allowed a first-quarter touchdown, dating to the 2011 season. It was Keeton's second interception of this season.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BYU
USU
1st Downs1820
Total Yards437397
Passing278211
Rushing159186
Penalties3-363-28
3rd Down Conversions4-1810-23
4th Down Conversions1-10-2
Turnovers23
Possession29:2830:32

Passing Leaders

BYUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hill17/312789.031
Utah StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harrison18/411854.510

Rushing Leaders

BYUCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams14795.6044
Brown16452.809
Utah StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
DeMartino16805.0039
Harrison6386.309

Receiving Leaders

BYURECYDSAVGTDLG
Mathews511222.4343
Henderson16060.0060
Utah StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Reynolds44711.8029
Andersen34715.7022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBYUUSU
TD14:50Kyle Van Noy 17 Yd Interception Return (Justin Sorensen Kick) 70
TD10:48Travis Van Leeuwen 7 Yd Pass From Chuckie Keeton (Nick Diaz Kick) 77
FG07:04Justin Sorensen 27 Yd 107
SECOND QUARTERBYUUSU
TD10:30Mitch Mathews 30 Yd Pass From Taysom Hill (Justin Sorensen Kick) 177
THIRD QUARTERBYUUSU
TD12:06Mitch Mathews 6 Yd Pass From Taysom Hill (Justin Sorensen Kick) 247
TD05:52Mitch Mathews 43 Yd Pass From Taysom Hill (Justin Sorensen Kick) 317
FOURTH QUARTERBYUUSU
TD01:34Ronald Butler 8 Yd Pass From Craig Harrison (Nick Diaz Kick) 3114