NCAAF Game Recap - Brigham Young at Tennessee
Sat Sep 7, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Sep 7, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT

1Final (OT)

1

2

3

4

OT

2OT

T

Brigham Young (1-1)

3

0

7

6

7

6

29

Tennessee (0-2)

7

6

0

3

7

3

26

BYU rallies to beat Tennessee 29-26 in OT
Sun Sep 8, 2019 2:37 AM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Finally given time to throw for one of the few times all night, Zach Wilson delivered a stunning pass and helped rescue BYU from near-certain defeat.

Wilson's 64-yard completion to Micah Simon set up a game-tying field goal with one second left in regulation. BYU went on to beat Tennessee 29-26 in the second overtime session as Ty'Son Williams scored from 5 yards out with help from his offensive linemen.

"It's one of those things where all your reads and all your decision-making and what kind of coverage they are in, it kind of all goes out the window," said Wilson, who was sacked four times and pressured for most of the night. "It's kind of like you know what, where can I extend the play?"

The remarkable rally enabled BYU to rebound from a 30-12 loss to No. 13 Utah and avoid its first 0-2 start since 1995 with Southern California and No. 14 Washington looming for the Cougars in the next two weeks.

"Oh, this is huge," BYU coach Kalani Sitake said. "We obviously looked at the schedule and we know games that we want to win and want to perform well. I don't think our guys are proud of what they did last week, but we talk about getting over that feeling, and the best way to do it is play the next week and prepare for it."

Instead, it's Tennessee that is 0-2 for the first time since 1988, when the Volunteers lost their first six games. Tennessee has gone 6-16 over its last 22 games.

"I've been through worse here," Tennessee offensive tackle Marcus Tatum said. "We've all been through worse here. We've seen worse, so it's just look at the positive. We fought. We just need to continue to fight."

Tennessee was trying to bounce back from a humiliating season-opening 38-30 loss to 26-point underdog Georgia State. For most of the night, it appeared the Vols would do just that.

They got 154 yards rushing from Ty Chandler and two touchdown catches from Jauan Jennings. They controlled both sides of the line of scrimmage pretty much the entire game.

Yet that ultimately wasn't enough, thanks to that Wilson-to-Simon connection.

BYU was facing third-and-6 from its own 20 with less than 20 seconds left when Wilson threw deep to Simon, who got way behind cornerback Alontae Taylor and caught the pass just beyond midfield. Simon then raced into the red zone before Taylor brought him down.

"I was on the same side as (Matt) Bushman, who is a really great tight end, so a lot of eyes and a lot of guys were looking at him," Simon said. "I think they just kind of had a mis-lapse in coverage and I got behind the guys and Zach made a great pass."

After Wilson spiked the ball with five seconds left, Jake Oldroyd kicked his third field goal, a 33-yarder that barely slipped inside the right upright with a second remaining.

The Cougars got the ball first in overtime and scored on Wilson's 14-yard touchdown pass to Talon Shumway. Tennessee tied it on Jarrett Guarantano's 13-yard pass to Jennings.

Tennessee opened the second overtime session by settling for Brent Cimaglia's fourth field goal, a 40-yarder that briefly gave the Vols a 26-23 lead.

Then Williams ended it once and for all.

The South Carolina graduate transfer appeared to be stopped just a few yards short of the end zone on second-and-3 from the 5, but he kept running until he crossed the goal line. His offensive linemen pushed him along those last couple of yards.

"I just got in there and just got dirty, just kept my feet moving and was able to get to the goal line and score a touchdown," said Williams, who ran for 92 yards and two scores.

THE TAKEAWAY

BYU: Wilson went 19 of 29 for 232 yards, but his offensive line must do a better job of protecting him. ... The Cougars must play the first half of next week's game without defensive lineman Devin Kaufusi, who was ejected for targeting.

Tennessee: A young team showed it still must learn how to win as it somehow failed to close this game out. Tennessee needs better production from Guarantano, whose interception early in the second half set up a BYU touchdown. Guarantano threw for 97 yards in the first quarter and just 79 yards the rest of the way.

MISSED OPPORTUNITIES

Tennessee scored a touchdown off a deflected pass on its opening drive when it went for it on fourth-and-3 from the 5, but the Vols failed to capitalize on plenty of other scoring chances.

The Vols lost the ball on downs at the BYU 19 and at the BYU 30, and they also settled for four field goals.

Those missed opportunities eventually cost them the game.

QUOTABLE

"The bottom line is there's a couple of errors we made in the game that you can't do," Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said. "You can't do. You just don't do. It's tough to win against anybody when you make errors like that. It's a tough pill for everybody to swallow. Everybody worked hard this week, responded the right way."

UP NEXT

BYU hosts Southern California on Saturday.

Tennessee hosts Football Championship Subdivision program Chattanooga on Saturday.

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Passing

BYU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
Z. Wilson 29 19 65.5 1 232 64 0 101.5
Tenn Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Guarantano 28 17 60.7 2 176 51 1 87.8

Rushing

BYU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Williams 17 92 5.4 16 2
E. Esukpa 3 17 5.7 12 0
Tenn Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Palmer 1 0 0.0 0 0
T. Chandler 26 154 5.9 53 0

Receiving

BYU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
M. Simon 7 127 18.1 64 0
M. Bushman 2 40 20.0 27 0
Tenn Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Jennings 4 88 22.0 51 2
J. Palmer 4 56 14.0 16 0

Fumbles

Returning

BYU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Hifo 0 - 0 0 1 0.0 0 0
Tenn KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Callaway 0 - 0 0 1 -4.0 0 0
T. Chandler 1 18.0 0 18 0 - 0 0

Punting

BYU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Oldroyd 4 201 50.3 55
D. Jones 2 61 30.5 33
Tenn Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Doyle 3 137 45.7 52

Takeaways

BYU Int Yds InTD
K. Fonua 1 20 0

Team Stats Comparison

BYU Tenn
Points For 29 26
Total Yards 339 418
Rushing Yards 107 242
Passing Yards 232 176
Passing Completions / Attempts 19/30 17/28
Turnovers 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 0/0
First Downs 18 20
Penalties - Yards 7/63 6/50
Time Of Possession 1:01 59:59
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/13 5/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 1/3
Punts - Average Yards 6/44 3/46

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter BYU Tenn
Tenn 10:07 TD Jauan Jennings 5 yd pass from Jarrett Guarantano (Brent Cimaglia kick) 0 7
BYU 14:41 FG Jacob Oldroyd 31 yd FG 3 7
2nd Quarter BYU Tenn
Tenn 8:38 FG Brent Cimaglia 51 yd FG 3 10
Tenn 14:39 FG Brent Cimaglia 39 yd FG 3 13
3rd Quarter BYU Tenn
BYU 2:13 TD Ty'Son Williams 16 yd run (Jacob Oldroyd kick) 10 13
4th Quarter BYU Tenn
Tenn 3:19 FG Brent Cimaglia 22 yd FG 10 16
BYU 7:42 FG Jacob Oldroyd 42 yd FG 13 16
BYU 14:59 FG Jacob Oldroyd 33 yd FG 16 16
Overtime BYU Tenn
Tenn 15:00 TD Jauan Jennings 13 yd pass from Jarrett Guarantano (Brent Cimaglia kick) 23 23
BYU 15:00 TD Talon Shumway 14 yd pass from Zach Wilson (Jacob Oldroyd kick) 23 16
2nd Overtime BYU Tenn
Tenn 15:00 FG Brent Cimaglia 40 yd FG 23 26
BYU 15:00 TD Ty'Son Williams 5 yd run 29 26

Game Information

Stadium: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tennessee
Attendance: 92,475
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