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It wasn’t a question of whether no 8 BYU would stay perfect on Saturday afternoon It was about how impressive the Cougars would be and how many saves could be obtained from valuable reps against the North of the Alabama at LaVell Edwards Stadium

The Cougars improved to 9-0 for only the fourth time in school history with the win over an FCS opponent as BYU emptied their bench in the second half

BYU’s offense was delivered all afternoon, to the tune of 555 total yards It was a balanced offense for the Cougars, with 277 passing yards and 278 rushing yards

BYU was 8-for-8 in the red zone, scoring touchdowns for every possession inside North Alabama 20 The Cougars are also averaging 94 yards per game – including a 113 average in the first half – and had a pair of passes over 50 yards and two points over 30 yards

Zach Wilson completed 10 of 16 passes for 212 yards and four touchdowns in the win, while Tyler Allgeier made 13 carries for 141 yards and two touchdowns as they both sat in the second half

The Cougar defense kept the Lions under wraps for much of the day It wasn’t a perfect effort, but BYU held North Alabama to two TDs – one in each half

The Lions pulled off the passing game, with 305 yards and one touchdown The Cougars largely overpowered northern Alabama’s rushing offense, holding the visitors 49 yards

North Alabama was 6 of 13 on the third down, but 0 of 3 on the fourth, and BYU had three sacks The Cougars also forced three turnovers and scored touchdowns apiece

BYU was fortunate enough to give several players the chance to play in the off-balance game In addition to dudes like Dax Milne (four catches, 101 yards receiving) and Isaac Rex (three catches, 20 yards, two touchdowns) who come big on offense, reserve Miles Davis (four carries, 54 yards, two touchdowns) and Kavika Fonua (four receptions, 36 yards, two touchdowns) also had exhibition games

In defense, linebacker Isaiah Kaufusi shone with four tackles, a sack and a fumble that, with a 50-yard return, staged a short touchdown Several defensemen put in big individual efforts – Malik Moore had five tackles, a team high and had his first interception of the year, Earl Tuioti-Mariner registered back to back packs, including one on a fourth play down, and Micah Harper had four tackles and one fumble

The Cougars conclude the victory with a few late scores here is an overview of the final statistics:

Northern Alabama fumble turns into touchdown in next game for BYU, as Miles Davis runs 26 yards for a touchdown, his second score of the day

The Cougars are scoring in the fourth quarter, thanks to a 53-yard field goal from Jake Oldroyd that puts him 10-10 on field goals this season BYU has run 36 yards in eight games on record

The Lions score for the second time, this time on a 29-yard pass from Rett Files to Jakobi Byrd, to cap an impressive six-game, 69-yard practice North Alabama has shown his ability to throw the ball all day and now has 285 passing yards

Miles Davis scores his first touchdown as a Cougar, with a 6-yard run to cap a 55-yard run It came after the BYU defense found a fourth place on an Earl Tuioti-Mariner sack in Cougar’s territory BYU scored 14 or more points in each quarter today

Substitutes took over for the BYU attack, and after the Cougars were forced to start the third quarter, Malik Moore installed BYU in North Alabama Territory Baylor Romney went on to hit Kavika Fonua for a 7-yard touchdown pass to capitalize on turnover on a 39-yard drive in five games

BYU added four touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 35-point lead. Some first-half notes:

BYU against Northern Alabama’s quick strike with one of his own, scoring on a three-game, 75-yard practice that took just 57 seconds off the clock Zach Wilson returned a touchdown pass from 22 yards to Kavika Fonau for Fonau’s first score of the year

The Lions have their first goal of the day, totaling 75 yards in six games – helped by a BYU personal foul penalty – to add a quick score Ja’Won Howell scores on a 2-yard rush for his first touchdown of season, and the Cougars will not have a shutout

The Cougars’ fifth scoring comes on short field, after Isaiah Kaufusi returned a 50-yard fumble to place BYU at the Lions 6 It took four games, however, before Zach Wilson punched Isaac Rex for a 3-yard touchdown pass, Wilson’s third of the game Rex overtook the defender for the score, his eighth of the year

The Cougars strike quickly after stopping a fourth North Alabama attempt in BYU territory, as Zach Wilson hits Neil Pau’u with a 19-yard strike for a touchdown that caps a three-play, 62-yard run that included a 39-yard run from Tyler Allgeier

Here’s a look at that run from the Allgeier, as he has up to 136 rushing yards on 12 carries:

The Cougars walk the field for a third straight score, this one again a 2-yard run from Tyler Allgeier Allgeier pulled off a 30-yard run on the 11 plays, 86 yards, and BYU is 246 yards from total attack

And it’s a hat-trick for the Cougs’ 2nd touchdown of the day for @ tylerallgeier17 # BYUFootball #GoCougs picTwittercom / efzDkFISge

The Cougars regain control and lead again at the end of the period Some notes from the first quarter:

BYU is 91 yards for a touchdown on his second possession, scoring on a 2-yard Tyler Allgeier rush, his 10th touchdown of the season This drive ran for 91 yards and included a Zach Wilson run of 33 yards

The Cougars walk the field on their first possession – triggered by a 50-yard pass to gunner Romney in Game 1 – and take the lead with a six-game, 80-yard practice Isaac Rex makes his seventh touchdown of the season, 2 meters

Here are some links to some stories you might want to read before or during the game:

DT Gabe Summers will start today in place of Bracken El-Bakri, big screen announcements show at LaVell Edwards Stadium Zayne Anderson is back and starting

BYU will be without RB Lopini Katoa’s co-starter today – he’s still recovering from an ankle injury suffered against Boise State Defensive end Tyler Batty (ankle) is also out today

Five BYU QBs warm up: Zach Wilson, Gunner Romney, Sol-Jay Maiava-Peters, Jacob Conover and Rhett Reilly BYU QB coach Aaron Roderick said on Wednesday that Jaren Hall was ending the season to recover from a hip injury

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World News – United States – Highlights, Main Games & Photos of BYU’s No 8 66-14 win over northern Alabama

Source: https://www.deseret.com/sports/2020/11/21/21588756/live-coverage-join-us-as-byu-hosts-north-alabama-following-bye-week