Cougars sell out LaVell Edwards Stadium
The last game between BYU and Utah until 2016 was played before a sellout crowd of 63,470.
Utes extend streak over Cougars
The Cougars’ loss is their fourth straight against the Utes. The Utes also beat BYU four times in a row from 2002–2005. Bronco Mendenhall is now 3–6 against Utah as a head coach. Utah has won nine out of the last 12 in the series. With quarterback Taysom Hill’s late interception, BYU has turned the ball over 15 more times than Utah when the teams have played head to head in Mendenhall’s tenure.
Slow start to season
BYU’s loss puts the team at 1–2 on the season. The Cougars started out 1–2 two seasons ago, only to win nine of their next 10 games to finish 10–3.
Hoffman moves up BYU’s all-time list
With his first catch of the game, senior receiver Cody Hoffman extended his streak of games in a row with at least one reception to 34. Hoffman’s 108 receiving yards were the most in a single game by any BYU receiver this year. He surpassed Margin Hooks, moving into BYU’s fourth all-time receiving leader, racking up a total of 2,889 yard thus far.
Third down dominance
BYU’s defense was typically stingy on third downs — holding Utah to just one conversion on 14 attempts.
Beck leads team in tackles
Stepping in for the suspended Spencer Hadley, linebacker Tyler Beck lead the Cougars with ten tackles — a career best. He also had two tackles for loss — the first two of his career.
The Cougars lost despite gaining more yards on offense, committing eight more first downs and being penalized less than Utah.