Scores

Final

(25) BYU 52

(7-2, 5-0 away)

Wyoming 0

(4-5, 3-2 home)

2:00 PM ET, November 7, 2009

War Memorial Stadium (WY), Laramie, WY

1 2 3 4 T
#25BYU 10 21 14 752
WYO 0 0 0 00

Top Performers

Passing: M. Hall (BYU) - 312 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: R. Nelson (BYU) - 10 CAR, 71 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Di Luigi (BYU) - 5 REC, 94 YDS, 2 TD

BYU blows out Wyoming as Hall tosses for 312 yards, 4 TDs

Associated Press

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Max Hall produced some gaudy stats on the way toward an even more impressive number.

The BYU quarterback completed 20 of 22 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns in the Cougars' (No. 25 AP) 52-0 romp over Wyoming on Saturday, putting him one win away from tying the school record.

Hall has 28 career wins, one behind Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer, who played at BYU from 1988-91.

"I plan on winning the next three," Hall said. "Really it's an honor for me to be able to play three years here and to have a chance to be the all-time leader in wins."

The Cougars (7-2, 4-1 Mountain West) shut out Wyoming for the second year in a row and have won six straight against the Cowboys. They beat Wyoming 44-0 last year.

Hall completed throws to seven different receivers before taking a seat midway through the third quarter.

"My numbers were good, but I think that is because the guys around me played well," said Hall, who noted that he has put up similarly impressive numbers when playing video games. "When those guys play well it makes me look good."

Saturday was the most lopsided loss for Wyoming (4-5, 2-3) since 1985 when BYU beat the Cowboys 59-0.

McKay Jacobson, who missed the previous four games with a hamstring injury, caught three passes for 100 yards, including a 79-yard touchdown.

"This whole week I felt good," Jacobson said. "It was just good to get out there and finally play."

Harvey Unga rushed for 85 yards before limping off the field early in the third quarter.

BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said Unga's injury was not serious and he could have returned to the game if necessary.

It wasn't.

The Cougars outgained the Cowboys 543-225. The closest Wyoming came to scoring was just before halftime when it drove down to the BYU 7 but time ran out in the half.

Mendenhall said he was pleased with how his team rebounded after losing to No. 6 TCU in its last game Oct. 24 before an off week.

"We played very clean football and played well from beginning to end," he said. "I was impressed with our team and the preparation of our staff."

Wyoming freshman quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels was 14 of 23 for 108 yards.

It was the third time the Cowboys have been shut out this season under new coach Dave Christensen, a former offensive coordinator at Missouri who was hired in December to revitalize the Cowboys' offense.

"We came out and didn't compete from the beginning to the end of the game," Christensen said. "It is so uncharacteristic of what this group has done the entire season."

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BYU
WYO
1st Downs3013
Total Yards543225
Passing312113
Rushing231112
Penalties5-505-46
3rd Down Conversions5-94-12
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers03
Possession34:2525:35

Passing Leaders

BYUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hall20/2231214.240
WyomingC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carta-Samuels14/231084.700

Rushing Leaders

BYUCARYDSAVGTDLG
Unga16855.309
Nelson10717.1117
WyomingCARYDSAVGTDLG
Alexander10494.9015
Stewart7426.0010

Receiving Leaders

BYURECYDSAVGTDLG
Jacobson310033.3179
Di Luigi59418.8244
WyomingRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leonard7537.6019
Bolger33210.7014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBYUWYO
TD10:17J.J. Di Luigi 44 Yd Pass From Max Hall (Mitch Payne Kick) 70
FG02:33Mitch Payne 36 Yd 100
SECOND QUARTERBYUWYO
TD13:12Manase Tonga 2 Yd Pass From Max Hall (Mitch Payne Kick) 170
TD10:41McKay Jacobson 79 Yd Pass From Max Hall (Mitch Payne Kick) 240
TD04:24Manase Tonga 6 Yd Run (Mitch Payne Kick) 310
THIRD QUARTERBYUWYO
TD10:10Bryan Kariya 2 Yd Run (Mitch Payne Kick) 380
TD07:17J.J. Di Luigi 15 Yd Pass From Max Hall (Mitch Payne Kick) 450
FOURTH QUARTERBYUWYO
TD04:48Riley Nelson 10 Yd Run (Mitch Payne Kick) 520