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Strong First Half Propels BYU Past Western Kentucky


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BYU scored touchdowns on all 5 of its first half possessions and coasted in the second half en route to a 41-10 win over Western Kentucky. BYU moves to 7-0 for the fourth time in program history and the first time since 2001.

Zach Wilson wasn’t quite as sharp as he showed the first 6 games, but he accounted for 4 touchdowns and finished with 224 passing yards. Three BYU players had at least 50 receiving yards, led by Baylor Romeny and Dax Milne who each had 5 receptions. Tyler Allgeier finished the night with 95 rushing yards on 16 carries and 1 touchdown.

BYU looked impressive in the first half, but they mostly slept walk in the second half. Western Kentucky started the second half with a 20 play drive that took over 10 minutes, but BYU held the Hilltoppers on a fourth down stop inside the one. Zach Wilson even threw an interception in the second half, which snapped a school record of 184 consecutive completions without an interception.

BYU now goes into the biggest game of the season as they travel to the blue turf Friday night to take on 25th-ranked Boise State. The Broncos moved to 2-0 with a 49-30 win at Air Force. BYU-Boise State play 7:45 pm MT on FS1.