BYU beats Wyoming for 7th straight win
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP)—Max Hall passed for 331 yards and three touchdowns, and Harvey Unga rushed for 110 yards and two scores in leading BYU to its seventh straight win with a 35-10 victory over Wyoming Saturday.
BYU (8-2, 6-0) clinched at least a share of its fourth Mountain West Conference title.
Wyoming (5-6, 2-5) has lost five of its last six games after starting the season 4-1.
Hall completed 26 of 37 passes, with no interceptions, as the Cougars offense gained 497 yards on a Wyoming defense that entered the game ranked first in the conference and 14th nationally in giving up 309.1 yards a game. The BYU offense had been averaging 448 yards and 30.4 points a game.
Hall had touchdown passes of 3 yards to Matt Allen, 23 yards to Dennis Pitta and 10 yards to Michael Reed. Hall sat out most of the fourth quarter when BYU went up 35-10 on Unga’s second TD.
The previous weekend, Wyoming coach Joe Glenn made an obscene gesture at Utah when the Utes attempted an on-sides kick while leading 43-0 about midway through the third quarter. Glenn later apologized.
BYU gained 303 yards against Wyoming in the first half, including 245 yards on Hall’s arm, in taking a 21-3 halftime lead. The Cougars first punt of the game didn’t come until under 5 minutes left in the third quarter.
The BYU defense held the Cowboys to just 277 total yards, including just 9 net yards rushing.
Karsten Sween completed 17 of 29 passes for 217 yards, but threw one interception.
Wyoming’s only touchdown came on a 2-yard run by Wynel Seldon in the third quarter. It was Wyoming’s first touchdown in eight quarters.