BYU led from start to finish as the Cougars coasted to a 27-14 victory over Texas Tech in front of a sellout crowd (63,523) at LaVell Edward Stadium Saturday night.

It was a wild and wacky game in which BYU forced 5 turnovers, ran for a season high in yards (150), yet Texas Tech had more offense (389 to 277), first downs (19 to 12), more time of possession, and the Red Raiders also had a player ejected for spitting on a player.

In the end, a win is a win as the Cougar improved to 5-2 on the season and 2-2 in Big 12 play. With the loss, Texas Tech dropped to 3-5 on the year and 2-3 in Big 12 play.

On offense, Kedon Slovis completed 15-of-27 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns, but it as the ground game that finally came alive for the Cougars. LJ Martin had 10 carries for 93 yards and Aidan Robbins added 16 carries for 49 yards in the win. Even with BYU content to run out the clock the last few minutes with Texas Tech loading the box, the Cougars still managed to end the game averaging 5.0 yards per carry.

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But the story of the day was the defense as the Cougars forced 5 turnovers — the most since 2019 in a 42-14 win over Utah State. Eddie Heckard recorded his first fumble recovery for a touchdown and also had an interception as well. Ethan Slade had his first career interception and Jakob Robinson added another one as well. Robinson also had a career-high 10 tackles on the night too.

Even punter Ryan Rehkow got in on the action as the junior recorded his first fumble recovery which was the cherry on top in what was a fun, yet bizarre game.

Here’s how the media, fans and players reacted after the win:

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