Scores

Final

BYU 38

(5-2)

Oregon State 28

(1-5, 1-2 Pac-12)

4:00 PM ET, October 15, 2011

Reser Stadium, Corvallis, OR

1 2 3 4 T
BYU 7 7 10 1438
ORST 0 14 7 728

Top Performers

Passing: R. Nelson (BYU) - 217 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Alisa (BYU) - 20 CAR, 84 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Hoffman (BYU) - 9 REC, 162 YDS, 1 TD

Riley Nelson tosses 3 touchdown passes as BYU wins 4th straight

Associated Press

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Riley Nelson threw for 217 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 87 yards to lead BYU over Oregon State 38-28 on Saturday.

Cody Hoffman had nine receptions for 162 yards and a TD for the Cougars (5-2).

Sean Mannion was 27 of 43 passing for 306 yards for Oregon State (1-5) but was intercepted twice, bringing his season total to nine.

BYU has won four straight. It is 3-0 since Nelson replaced Jake Heaps in the middle of a 27-24 win over Utah State on Sept. 30.

Michael Alisa rushed for 84 yards as the Cougars compiled 282 as a team. They averaged 116 yards on the ground in their first six games.

BYU was 6 for 6 in the red zone and maintained control of the game despite three turnovers.

The Cougars took a 14-0 lead on touchdown runs by Alisa and JJ Di Luigi. Oregon State tied the game after a 1-yard touchdown run by Mannion and Jordan Poyer's 51-yard interception return for a score.

The second half belonged to the Cougars, who rolled off 24 points as Nelson threw touchdown passes to Hoffman, JD Falslev and Kaneakua Friel.

Meanwhile, linebacker Brandon Ogletree wreaked havoc on the Oregon State offense, intercepting a pass and forcing two fumbles on three straight possessions.

Oregon State hoped to the return of tailback Malcolm Agnew would boost its struggling running game, but the team managed just 59 yards on the ground.

It was a victorious homecoming for Cougars head coach Bronco Mendenhall, who played for the Beavers in 1986-87 and served as defensive coordinator under then-Oregon State coach Jerry Pettibone in 1995-96.

Oregon State defensive tackle Castro Masaniai fractured his fibula in the first half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BYU
ORST
1st Downs2521
Total Yards499365
Passing217306
Rushing28259
Penalties10-798-55
3rd Down Conversions11-145-12
4th Down Conversions0-02-2
Turnovers24
Possession33:3626:24

Passing Leaders

Brigham YoungC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nelson17/272178.031
Oregon StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mannion27/433067.112

Rushing Leaders

Brigham YoungCARYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson12877.3022
Alisa20844.2110
Oregon StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Agnew10494.9013
Stevenson8101.315

Receiving Leaders

Brigham YoungRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hoffman916218.0146
Falslev3186.0111
Oregon StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wheaton810413.0026
Cooks39030.0159

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBYUORST
TD05:02Michael Alisa 10 Yd Run (Justin Sorensen Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERBYUORST
TD09:23JJ Di Luigi 3 Yd Run (Justin Sorensen Kick) 140
TD03:51Sean Mannion 1 Yd Run (Trevor Romaine Kick) 147
TD01:18Jordan Poyer 51 Yd Interception Return (Trevor Romaine Kick) 1414
THIRD QUARTERBYUORST
TD11:16Cody Hoffman 12 Yd Pass From Riley Nelson (Justin Sorensen Kick) 2114
FG03:26Justin Sorensen 33 Yd 2414
TD02:08Brandin Cooks 59 Yd Pass From Sean Mannion (Trevor Romaine Kick) 2421
FOURTH QUARTERBYUORST
TD10:39JD Falslev 2 Yd Pass From Riley Nelson (Justin Sorensen Kick) 3121
TD03:37Kaneakua Friel 8 Yd Pass From Riley Nelson (Justin Sorensen Kick) 3821
TD00:23Jovan Stevenson 2 Yd Run (Trevor Romaine Kick) 3828