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BYU runs over New Mexico State in blowout win

Bowl eligible!

NCAA Football: Utah State at Brigham Young Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

BYU is bowl eligible.

The Cougars had another slow start, but BYU rolled up 38 unanswered points after falling behind 7-0 to blowout New Mexico State, 45-10.

The offensive line was dominant for most of the night as BYU rushed for a season high 317 yards. Lopini Katoa was the star of the game with 155 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. Matt Hadley added 55 yards and 2 scores and Riley Burt rushed for 61 yards. Freshman Tyler Allegier came in late to chip in 46 yards.

Zach Wilson had a bit of a rough start, as the freshman didn’t complete a pass on his first 6 throws. The pass protection picked up and Wilson looked more comfortable, finishing with 172 passing yards and zero turnovers.

The Cougar defense tightened up after giving up an opening drive touchdown, as they finished with 4 sacks and 2 picks on the night. Sione Takitaki led the team with 6 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss and 1 sack.

BYU now travels to Salt Lake City next Saturday night to take on Utah at Rice-Eccles Stadium.