Player of the game

Luke Ashworth

Senior wide receiver caught four first-half touchdown passes, setting a school record for most first-half TDs.

Play of the game

BYU led 7-0 early in the first quarter when it faced a third-and-1 on its own 20-yard line. Running back Bryan Kariya rumbled into the line and broke several tackles for an 18-yard gain. One play later, the Cougars scored on a flea-flicker from Jake Heaps to Ashworth to take a 7-0 lead.

By the numbers

9 — BYU converted on its first nine third-down attempts and converted on 12-of-13 for the game. The Cougars rolled up a season-high 526 yards of total offense.

Quotable

"Our team continues to improve and take steps forward, and they've prepared diligently during the week and I think we're well-prepared. We executed at a very high level, and it's a gratifying win."

BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall

Up next

VS. NEW MEXICO

When: Saturday, 4 p.m.

Where: LaVell Edwards Stadium

TV: The mtn.

Radio: 1160 AM, 102.7 FM

Update: The Lobos lost on the road Saturday at Air Force, 48-23, falling to 1-9 overall, 1-5 in the MWC.