LAS VEGAS (AP) -- BYU's Curtis Brown and Naufahu Tahi scored two
touchdowns apiece Saturday and the Cougars ran off 34 unanswered
points in a 55-14 victory over UNLV.
John Beck added 267 passing yards and three touchdowns in
leading the Cougars to their fourth win in five games.
It was the second straight high-scoring effort for BYU (5-4, 4-2
Mountain West), a week after the Cougars topped Air Force 62-41.
UNLV tied the game at seven early in the second quarter on a
Jarrod Jackson 5-yard touchdown pass to Greg Estandia, but BYU
intercepted Jackson passes on the following two possessions and
capitalized on the short field to expand its lead to 27-7 by
Brown scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, Beck connected with Todd
Watkins on an 11-yard scoring strike and Jared McLaughlin booted a
37-yard field goal to cap the run.
BYU continued its dominance on both sides of the ball in the
Following Jackson's third interception in four possessions, Beck
found Brown for an 11-yard touchdown at the 12:51 mark of the third
quarter, and Tahi added a 1-yard touchdown run to close the
Beck's final touchdown came on an 11-yard scoring strike to
Wayne Latus' 1-yard touchdown run with 4:49 to play capped the
scoring for BYU.
Erick Jackson had a 15-yard touchdown run for the Rebels in the
fourth quarter, but UNLV (2-7, 1-5) finished with just 1 yard
rushing on 20 carries.
Jarrod Jackson was sacked five times -- three times by Justin
Maddox -- in finishing with eight carries for minus-40 yards.
Jackson went 31-for-52 for 330 yards and three interceptions.
Perry Hills will start at quarterback Saturday for Maryland against top-ranked Ohio State, the latest development in the three-way battle to be the Terrapins' starter under center.
A UCLA football player was suspended indefinitely Friday after he was arrested on suspicion of rape.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
The University of Wisconsin agreed to a 10-year deal with Under Armour on Friday worth a total of $96 million in cash and the retail value of products received.