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BYU's 25-point win over UConn best margin of victory in a road opener since 1992

Published: Friday, Aug. 29 2014 9:20 p.m. MDT

BYU running back Algernon Brown (24) gives high fives to fans after a football game against the Connecticut Huskies at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. BYU won 35-10.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — BYU's 35-10 win over UConn started the Cougars' 2014 season off on the right foot, and it also broke an interesting trend for BYU.

BYU's 25-point win is BYU's largest margin of victory in a season opener under head coach Bronco Mendenhall. In fact, the Cougars haven't beaten an opponent in a season opener on the road since 1992 when the Cougars took down UTEP 38-28.

Mendenhall is 3-3 in season openers away from LaVell Edwards Stadium. While his 14-13 win over then-No. 3 Oklahoma at Cowboys Stadium may be more impressive, this is the first time the Cougars won by more than one point in a road season opener. BYU's other road season opener was a close game at Ole Miss.

BYU fans hope this becomes a new trend for the Cougars from here on out.

Lafe Peavler is a staff sports writer for the Deseret News. Follow him on Twitter @LafePeavler.

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