Live Coverage: The latest when BYU hosts Utah Tech

The Deseret News will provide live coverage of Saturday’s game between BYU and Utah Tech. Keep checking for updates as you play.

Result: BYU 45, Utah Tech 20

fourth quarter


Jake Oldroyd pinned a 32-yard field goal and topped a 46-yard drive with points. BYU 45, UtahTech 20.

The Cougars have 31 points in a row.


BYU has 28 straight points, the last coming on a 32-yard touchdown reception from Isaac Rex. BYU 42, UtahTech 20.

After a few empty possessions, the Cougars moved the ball 58 yards in just three games for a three-point lead.

Jaren Hall has a career-high 456 passing yards with five touchdowns and one interception.

Third quarter


BYU took its first two-point lead of the game when Jaren Hall ran 10 yards for a touchdown. BYU 35, UtahTech 20.

While it’s a 55-yard drive, the Cougars drew four penalties for 55 yards on the drive, including an offensive pass interference that nullified a touchdown grab.

It wasn’t easy for BYU today, but the Cougars finally have some breathing room.

second quarter


BYU has its biggest lead of the day, clinching a 4-yard touchdown catch from Keanu Hill — his third TD of the half — after Utah Tech had its first turnover in the game. BYU 28, UtahTech 20.

Jakob Robinson intercepted a long pass to put the Cougars up with the ball on their own 31, and Jaren Hall led a BYU drive that went 69 yards in 10 games.

Hall has 275 passing yards and four touchdowns in the first half, with Hill receiving 137 yards.


Is that the old WAC?

It certainly looks like it, with the way both teams are passing the ball with ease at the moment, as BYU goes forward again on a 45-yard touchdown reception with a pretty long ball from Jaren Hall. BYU 21, UtahTech 20.

Can the BYU be stopped?


This becomes a track meeting as Utah Tech drove for 75 yards before scoring on a 9-yard catch by Joey Hobert. Utah Tech 20, BYU 14.

Both defenses are being shredded.


One quick result is countered by another as BYU scores on a 59-yard catch by Chase Roberts. BYU 14, UtahTech 13.

That was a career-long welcome from Roberts to cap a quick three-game 82-yard drive for the Cougars.


Utah Tech is back in front thanks to a long bomb.

The Trailblazers scored a touchdown on an 80-yard catch for Deven Osborne on a third and 10, giving Osborne 134 receiving yards in just two catches. Utah Tech 13, BYU 7.

Utah Tech has three of his five drives and has 211 yards in total offense five minutes into the second quarter.

1:45 p.m

Keanu Hill has a good game and his touchdown catch gave BYU the lead.

Hill grabbed a 30-yard touchdown grab from close cover and capped a 55-yard drive after the Cougars stopped a fourth down attempt near midfield. BYU 7, UtahTech 6.

Hill already has three receptions for 70 yards, including a toe-tapping 30-yard catch earlier in the drive to put BYU in Utah Tech territory.

first quarter


This was a terrible start for BYU.

It could be worse.

Utah Tech adds a second field goal — this one 21-yarder by Connor Brooksby — to capitalize on a fumble by Lopini Katoa at BYU 34. Utah Tech 6, BYU 0.

The Cougar defense eventually held within the 10 to force the field goal.


Utah Tech takes an early lead and scores a 47-yard field goal from Connor Brooksby to cap his first possession. Utah Tech 3, BYU 0.

The score was set by a 54-yard catch by Deven Osborne.

BYU, meanwhile, had to sting on his first drive.


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