Player of the game

Riley Nelson, BYU quarterback

Senior playmaker had the Cougar offense clicking all game against this Pac-12 foe, throwing for 285 yards and two touchdowns. on 25-of-36 passing.

Key play

Freshman QB Taysom Hill was subbed in for a fourth-down wrinkle and delivered an 18-yard TD toss to tight end Kaneakua Friel for a 14-0 second-quarter edge.

Quote

"I thought the fans, the atmosphere, the scoreboards, all the white shirts — it was just a cool, cool night ..."

Bronco Mendenhall

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VS. WEBER STATE

When: Sept. 8, 1 p.m. TV: BYUtv

Update: Wildcats play at Fresno State on Saturday

BYU 7 17 6 0 — 30

Wash. State 0 6 0 0 — 6

First quarter

BYU (1:36): Skyler Ridley 7-yard pass from Riley Nelson (Riley Stephenson kick)

10 plays, 80 yards, 4:24

KEY PLAY: Nelson finds Cody Hoffman on third down for a 12-yard completion.

Second quarter

BYU (13:26): Kaneakua Friel 18-yard pass from Taysom Hill (Stephenson kick)

10 plays, 71 yards, 2:37

WSU (10:42): Andrew Furney 47-yard field goal

9 plays, 57 yards, 2:38

KEY PLAY: Jeff Tuel finds Rickey Galvin for the 6-yard gain on third-and-5.

BYU (4:29): Stephenson 28-yard field goal

16 plays, 65 yards, 6:13

KEY PLAY: On third-and-3, Michael Alisa carries the ball for a 14-yard gain.

BYU (1:43): Friel 25-yard pass from Nelson (Stephenson kick)

4 plays, 46 yards, 1:12

WSU (0:00): Furney 41-yard field goal

5 plays, 53 yards, 1:43

Third quarter

BYU (11:52): Stephenson 21-yard field goal 4 plays, 6 yards, 1:12

KEY PLAY: Jordan Johnson returns a Tuel interception 64 yards.

BYU (3:00): Stephenson 31-yard field goal

12 plays, 66 yards, 6:04

STATS

BYU WSU

First downs 24 18

Rushes-yards (net) 123 -5

Passing-yards (net) 303 229

Completions-attemps-Int 26-37-0 30-45-1

Plays-yards 78-426 61-224

Fumbles-lost 0-0 0-0

Penalties-yards 10-112 8-73

Punts-average 2-49 6-27.3

Punt returns-yards 0-0 1-17

Kickoff returns-yards 0-0 6-140

Interception returns-yards 2-64 0

Time of possession 35:34 24:26

Sacks by-yards 3-22 2-16

Third-down conversions 10-17 5-15

Fourth-down conversions 1-1 1-1

RUSHING —BYU— M. Alisa 13-54, D. Foote 4-26, R. Nelson 12-18, J. Williams 6-15, T. Hill 2-6, I. Pritchard 1-(-1); WSU—C. Winston 4-7, T. Caldwell 4-4, L. Brooks 2-2, J. Tuel 6-(-18).

PASSING — BYU— R. Nelson 25-36-285-0, T. Hill 1-1-18-0; WSU— J. Tuel 30-45-229-2.

RECEIVING — BYU— K. Friel 6-101, J. Falslev 5-55, S. Ridley 6-54, R. Apo 4-31, C. Hoffman 3-46, A. Holt 1-9, M. Alisa 1-7; WSU—R. Galvin 6-38, I. Myers 5-50, M. Wilson 4-61, G. Marks 3-16, G. Simone 3-10, L. Brooks 3-(-2), D. Williams 2-25, B. Bartolone 1-22, C. Winston 1-5, T. Caldwell 1-2, A. Lintz 1-2.

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INTERCEPTIONS —BYU— U. Kaveinga, J. Johnson.

SACKS — BYU— K. Van Noy 2, R. Peck 1; WSU— T. Long 1, C. Su'a .5, K. Pole .5.

TACKLES — BYU— B. Ogletree 8, U. Kaveinga 5, S. Hadley 4, K. Van Noy 4, P. Hadley 4, D. Sorensen 4, J. Johnson 4, M. Hague 3, E. Ansah 3, J. Sampson 3, D. Foote 2, S. Povey 2, R. Peck 2, E. Manumaleuna 2, R. Apo, C. Hoffman, A. Fua, R. Fuga, R. Stephenson. WSU— D. Bucannon 10, T. Taliulu 9, T. Long 9, D. Horton 7, J. Byers 9, D. Monroe 6, C. Su'a 6, K. Pole 5, C. Coen 4, I. Gauta 4, N. Washington 4, J. Sagote 2, E. Oertel, G. Marks, S. Hoffart, D. Vaeao, D. Simmons.

ATTENDANCE — 57,045