(Saturday, September 20th)
Final Score: (14) BYU 44, Wyoming 0
Provo, UT (Sports Network) - Max Hall threw for three touchdowns as 14th- ranked BYU crushed Wyoming, 44-0, at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Hall finished the game 16-of-27 for 189 yards and Austin Collie led all receivers with eight catches for 122 yards and two scores for the Cougars (4-0, 1-0 MWC), who have won their last 14 games going back to last season, which is the longest streak among schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision.
Harvey Unga added 95 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries and also had a receiving touchdown for BYU, which also holds the nation's longest conference winning streak with 17 consecutive wins against Mountain West opponents.
Dax Crum went 15-of-28 for 119 yards and an interception while Devin Moore had 14 carries for 97 yards for the Cowboys (2-2, 0-2), who have alternated wins and losses this season.
The Cougars struck first in the game and they did so on defense. The Cowboys started the game with the ball and drove into BYU territory, but on a 2nd- and-11, Greg Bolling fumbled the ball and Scott Johnson picked it up and took it into the end zone on a 64-yard score less than four minutes in.
The score reamined that way until the second quarter, but BYU took control of the contest in the frame.
On its first possession of the period, BYU started with the ball at its own 14-yard-line and methodically marched down the field. The team converted a pair of third downs on the drive and the second one gave the team a 1st-and- goal at the Wyoming 1 with Unga plunging into the end zone. The extra point was blocked and BYU held a 13-0 lead after the 13-play, 86-yard drive.
After holding the Cowboys on the following possession, Hall found Collie down the right sideline on a 62-yard TD connection to make it a 20-0 game with 4:03 to play in the half.
Wyoming was again limited to a three-and-out and BYU got the ball back at its own 41. An eight-play drive that took just 2:31 was finished on a seven-yard touchdown strike from Hall to Collie and the Cougars took a 27-0 lead into the second half.
The Cougars started the third quarter with the ball and quickly scored as Hall completed an eight-play, 72-yard drive with an 11-yard strike to Unga for a 34-0 lead just 3:15 in.
Later in the third with Wyoming holding the ball, a pass attempt was defelected into the air by a BYU defender. David Nixon came down with it and rolled into the end zone from 19 yards out for a 41-0 lead.
A 31-yard field goal from Justin Sorensen with less than seven minutes left in the contest accounted for the final score.
BYU has not allowed a point in the past eight quarters. The team shutout UCLA last week and has outscored its past two opponents, 103-0...BYU leads the all- time series with Wyoming, 42-30-3, including winning the past five...The Cougars have won 15 straight games at home...Bolling had four catches for 69 yards.
09/20 20:38:37 ET