BYU loses on stats sheet, but pulls out comeback over Virginia

PROVO, Utah — Taysom Hill threw two touchdown passes and rushed for a score to lead No. 21 Brigham Young to a 41-33 comeback win over Virginia on Saturday.

The Cougars (4-0) trailed 16-13 at the half and lagged behind the Cavaliers in almost every statistical category but turned the game around with two third-quarter touchdowns.

Adam Hine sealed the victory for BYU with a 99-yard kickoff return midway through the final quarter.

Hill, averaging nearly 230 yards passing and 130 yards rushing per game, completed 13 of 23 passes for 187 yards and rushed for another 72 on 17 carries. He had only 29 yards rushing in the first half.

Virginia (2-2) had to settle for four field goals by Ian Frye field on four possessions that went deep into BYU territory. The Cavaliers had 519 total yards to BYU’s 332 and doubled the Cougars in time of possession. The BYU defense entered the game allowing only 312 yards of total offense and only 59 yards on the ground per game.

BYU also committed 12 penalties for 133 yards and scored only three points off two Virginia turnovers.

Greyson Lambert completed 21 of 35 for 188 yards for Virginia before leaving with an injury late in the third. Matt Johns came in to throw for another 139 yards in the fourth quarter, completing 14 of 23 with one TD.

■ Arkansas State 21, Utah State 14 — At Jonesboro, Ark., Johnston White knotted the score with a late touchdown run, Artez Brown blocked a short field goal to force overtime, and the Red Wolves (2-2) needed only two plays in the extra period to cap an improbable comeback victory over the Aggies (2-2).

In overtime, Fredi Knighten fired a 24-yarder to Dijon Paschal for the win.

Utah State’s Darell Garretson threw for 268 yards and two TDs.

■ Minnesota 24, San Jose State 7 — At Minneapolis, David Cobb ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns, and backup quarterback Chris Streveler ran for 161 yards and touchdown in his first career start to lead the Gophers (3-1) past the Spartans (1-2).

Blake Jurich completed 14 of 29 passes for 161 yards for San Jose State, but threw two interceptions and fumbled twice in his third career start.

■ Colorado 21, Hawaii 12 — At Boulder, Colo., junior Nelson Spruce caught a school-record 13 passes for a career-best 172 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown, to help the Buffaloes (2-2) beat the Rainbow Warriors (1-3).

Hawaii switched quarterbacks at halftime, with senior lefty Jeremy Higgins replacing an ineffective Ikaika Woolsey, but Higgins went to the locker room late in the fourth quarter with an ice wrap on his left hand. Senior Taylor Graham came in and threw the game-sealing interception to Tedric Thompson at midfield.

■ Wyoming 20, Florida Atlantic 19 — At Laramie, Wyo., an 88-yard pass from Colby Kirkegaard to Dominic Rufran set up Stuart Williams’ 18-yard field goal with 15 seconds left to lift the Cowboys (3-1) past the Owls (1-3).

Florida Atlantic’s Jaquez Johnson fumbled after a hit by Mark Nzeocha with less than two minutes to play, and Jordan Stanton recovered at the Wyoming 8 to give the Cowboys their final chance.

■ New Mexico 38, New Mexico State 35 — At Las Cruces, N.M., Lamar Jordan’s 5-yard touchdown pass to Reece White with 27 seconds left lifted the Lobos (1-2) past the Aggies (2-2).

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