SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Reynaldo Brathwaite ran for a school-record
95-yard touchdown in the second quarter as BYU beat San Diego State
44-36 Saturday night.
Brathwaite's run was the high point of a 24-point second quarter
outburst that put the Cougars (3-3, 2-1) ahead for good.
After San Diego State (3-3, 0-1) opened the scoring on a 44-yard
fumble return by defensive lineman Brook Miller in the game's
opening series, BYU evened the score on a 4-yard touchdown run by
quarterback John Beck. It was BYU's first rushing touchdown of the
season, and the first rushing touchdown allowed by the San Diego
State defense this season.
Beck ran for 52 yards and threw for 180 on 17-of-26 passing.
San Diego State (3-3, 0-1) receiver Jeff Webb had 10 catches for
253 yards, the most receiving yards in an NCAA game this season,
and three touchdowns.
Aztecs quarterback Adam Hall, playing in his first game in five
weeks after spraining his ankle in the season opener, threw for 352
yards and three touchdowns, all to Webb.
San Diego State got to within seven on a 39-yard J.C. Mejia
field goal on the last play of the half, but BYU scored the first
points of the third quarter on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Beck
to Naufahu Tahi.
San Diego State cut the deficit to 11 with a 55-yard touchdown
pass from Hall to Webb, but could get no closer than 41-36 midway
through the fourth quarter.