BYU Crushes Utah State — Here’s All the Best Reactions

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NFL scouts came to see Utah State quarterback Jordan Love, but it was BYU’s Jaren Hall and Baylor Romney who stole the show Saturday night at Maverick Stadium as the Cougars put an emphatic end to Aggies’ two-game winning streak in the Old Wagon Wheel series with a dominating 42-14 victory.

Freshmen Hall and Romney combined for 405 passing yards and two touchdowns as well as two rushing touchdowns to lead the Cougars to the blowout victory. It was the most lopsided victory since 2006 for BYU when backup quarterback Jason Beck led the Cougars to a 38-0 win in Provo.

The win was arguably the most impressive of the season in what was a complete beat down. Not only did BYU pick up its most lopsided victory of the season — and setting a new season high for points — but the Cougars also ended Utah State’s 10-game home winning streak in the process.

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After Hall went down with an injury near the end of the second quarter, the offense didn’t miss a beat as Romney picked up where Hall had left off as the Cougar offense continued to make big plays.

In fact, the Cougars came into the game with just 25 passing plays that have went for more than 20 yards. On Saturday night, the offense had more than 10. BYU’s 639 yards of total offense were the most since the Cougars racked up 741 yards against Wagner in 2015.

Running back Lopini Katoa led BYU in receiving with several big screen plays, including a 77-yard reception in the second half. Katoa finished with 129 receiving yards and added 42 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground to lead BYU. It also marked the fourth 100-yard receiving game by a Cougar this year.

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While the Cougars did give up over 500 yards of total offense — a chunk of it was came after the game was out of reach. The defense forced a season-high five turnovers after recording three each against USC and Toledo.

The defense picked off Utah State star quarterback Jordan Love three times and made him look uncomfortable all night long it what was one of his worst losses in his career at Utah State.

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

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