Standout performers: Backup quarterback Christian Stewart was 11 of 16 for 128 yards with one interception. Stewart also had a short touchdown run. Devon Blackmon led all receivers with five catches for 47 yards. Adam Hine rushed four times for 59 yards.

Quotable: "While there were glimpses of the explosiveness of our offense, ultimately the defense made enough stops to keep points off the board.” — coach Bronco Mendenhall.

Injuries: Offensive lineman Solomone Kafu suffered an ankle injury.

Next up: The Cougars are expected to resume practice Saturday.