NCAAF Game Recap - Troy at Brigham Young
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

Ala
38
Mizzu
19
F
K St
38
Okla
35
F
UGA
37
Ark
10
F
Fla
51
Miss
35
F
MisSt
44
LSU
34
F
KY
13
Aub
29
F
Tex
63
TxTch
56
F OT
Vand
12
TxAM
17
F
FlaSt
10
MiaFL
52
F
UCF
51
ECU
28
F
Army
10
Cin
24
F
WVU
13
OkSt
27
F
Tenn
31
SCar
27
F
Troy
7
BYU
48
F
GaSo
18
ULLaf
20
F
NCSt
24
VaTec
45
F
Lou
20
Pitt
23
F
UAB
42
SoAl
10
F
MidTN
35
UTSA
37
F
Camp
21
App
52
F
GATec
20
Syr
37
F
FLInt
34
Lib
36
F
IASt
37
TCU
34
F
Tul
66
SMiss
24
F
UTEP
31
ULMon
6
F
Duke
20
UVA
38
F
TxSt
21
BC
24
F
HBU
38
LaTec
66
F
SFA
7
SMU
50
F
Kans
14
Bayl
47
F

Sep 26, 2020, 10:15 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Troy (1-1)

0

7

0

0

7

(18) Brigham Young (2-0)

7

17

14

10

48

Wilson throws for 392 yards, No. 18 BYU routs Troy 48-7
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:57 AM

PROVO, Utah (AP) Zach Wilson threw for a career-high 392 yards and two touchdowns, leading No. 18 BYU to a 48-7 victory over Troy on Saturday night.

Wilson's previous career high was 317 passing yards against Western Michigan in the 2018 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Against Troy, he completed 23 of 28 passes and rushed for a pair of touchdowns while helping the Cougars (2-0) pile up 664 total yards on offense.

It was the most total yards BYU posted against an FBS opponent since recording 681 yards against Houston in 2013. The junior credited his teammates for turning routine plays into something special.

"As a quarterback, I can honestly say a quarterback is always as good as the guys around him," Wilson said. "I'm fortunate to have a great 10 guys that rally around me. I can make the easy play and they can make it a big play."

Dax Milne and Gunner Romney combined for more than 250 receiving yards. Milne led BYU with a career-high 140 yards and a touchdown on a career-best seven catches. Romney added a career-high 138 yards on five receptions. They gave the Cougars a pair of 100-yard receivers in the same game for the first time since 2015.

Troy (1-1) simply could not keep up with BYU after the first quarter. Gunnar Wilson threw for 162 yards, but was sacked four times. The Trojans totaled just 181 yards.

"I just like the way our guys played tonight," BYU coach Kalani Sitake said. "There was a lot of energy and you could feel it from the sideline. I loved the way they responded to the fact no fans were going to (be here.)"

Troy wasted an opportunity to seize a quick lead early in the first quarter. The Trojans got the ball on the BYU 22 after Milne muffed a punt, but could not turn the turnover into points. Payton Wilgar stopped B.J. Smith an inch short of the first down marker on 4th-and-1 from the Cougar 13 to keep the Trojans off the board.

"We just didn't play good, didn't coach good," Troy coach Chip Lindsey said. "Tonight, we were basically dominated in all three phases. We had some opportunities early. We had the turnover, didn't take advantage of it. Didn't get it on fourth down."

BYU scored its first touchdown late in the first quarter by converting a red zone fourth down. Masen Wake punched it in from 1 yard out on a fullback dive on 4th-and-goal, giving the Cougars a 7-0 lead.

A pair of huge catches by Romney facilitated both of BYU's second quarter touchdowns. The junior receiver hauled in a diving 41-yard catch that set up a 1-yard keeper by Wilson, then gained 52 yards on a catch-and-run to set up a 10-yard scoring grab by Isaac Rex. His big plays helped the Cougars extend their lead to 21-0.

Once BYU's offense got cooking, it never cooled down. The Cougars racked up 318 total yards before halftime and extended their lead to 31-7 on a 70-yard bomb from Wilson to Milne two plays into the third quarter.

"There's no right answer against us and that's with any good offense," running back Lopini Katoa said.

BYU has outscored its first two opponents 103-10 and outgained those teams 1,244 to 330 in total yardage.

THE TAKEAWAY

Troy: Defense remains a work-in-progress for the Trojans. BYU averaged 8.6 yards per play while rolling up 524 yards through the first three quarters.

BYU: A two-week layoff did not affect the Cougars' ability to dominate another opponent. While BYU's offense marched down the field at will, the Cougar defense locked down a Troy offense that looked so crisp against Middle Tennessee a week earlier.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

BYU should have no trouble climbing a few spots in the AP Top 25 poll after another dominating victory.

UP NEXT

Troy visits South Alabama on Saturday.

BYU hosts Louisiana Tech on Friday.

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Passing

Troy Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Free 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
G. Watson 33 21 63.6 0 162 55 0 75.6
BYU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
N. Pau'u 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
Z. Wilson 28 23 82.1 2 392 70 0 142.6

Rushing

Troy Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Vidal 4 23 5.8 14 0
B. Smith 7 16 2.3 6 1
BYU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
L. Katoa 11 76 6.9 19 0
T. Allgeier 10 50 5.0 17 0

Receiving

Troy Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Eafford 2 59 29.5 55 0
B. Smith 6 36 6.0 10 0
BYU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Milne 7 140 20.0 70 1
G. Romney 5 138 27.6 52 0

Fumbles

BYU F FL
D. Milne 1 1

Returning

Troy KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
R. Todd 2 6.5 0 13 0 - 0 0
T. Eafford 1 9.0 0 9 0 - 0 0
BYU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Milne 0 - 0 0 4 0.3 0 0
C. Christensen 1 22.0 0 22 0 - 0 0

Punting

Troy Punt Yds Avg LgPu
K. Coale 8 328 41.0 53
J. Martin 1 47 47.0 47
BYU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Rehkow 1 38 38.0 38

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

Troy BYU
Points For 7 48
Total Yards 181 664
Rushing Yards 19 192
Passing Yards 162 472
Passing Completions / Attempts 21/36 28/35
Turnovers 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/1
First Downs 8 33
Penalties - Yards 5/50 2/15
Time Of Possession 48:48 12:12
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 2/14 5/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 2/4
Punts - Average Yards 0/0 0/0

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Troy BYU
BYU 13:34 TD Masen Wake 1 yd run (Jake Oldroyd kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter Troy BYU
BYU 3:57 TD Zach Wilson 1 yd run (Jake Oldroyd kick) 0 14
BYU 13:11 TD Isaac Rex 10 yd pass from Zach Wilson (Jake Oldroyd kick) 0 21
Troy 13:55 TD B.J. Smith 2 yd run (Evan Legassey kick) 7 21
BYU 15:00 FG Jake Oldroyd 54 yd FG 7 24
3rd Quarter Troy BYU
BYU 0:33 TD Dax Milne 70 yd pass from Zach Wilson (Jake Oldroyd kick) 7 31
BYU 11:10 TD Zach Wilson 2 yd run (Jake Oldroyd kick) 7 38
4th Quarter Troy BYU
BYU 0:06 TD Masen Wake 10 yd run (Jake Oldroyd kick) 7 45
BYU 7:30 FG Jake Oldroyd 20 yd FG 7 48

Game Information

Stadium: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, Utah
Attendance: 0
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