BYU cruises: Cougars remain perfect despite flawed first half

Published: Sunday, Oct. 28 2001 12:00 a.m. MDT

Doman started to look more like himself in the third quarter, hooking up with Soren Halladay for a 31-yard scoring strike that put BYU up 31-14. The Cougars cruised from there. Even when the game was far out of reach, BYU kept looking for more points. Backup quarterback Charlie Peterson threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Toby Christensen with 4:38 left in the fourth quarter to make the score 59-21.

"Gary Crowton came up to me and apologized and I said you don't need to," Tollner said. "We shouldn't let that happen."

Later on, the Cougars came up with two turnovers deep in Aztec territory, but they mercifully did not try to get into the end zone again.

"We were in a position to score some more but we didn't need to," Crowton said. "I have great respect for Ted Tollner and sometimes it's tough."

NOTES: Attendance was 30,064 . . . BYU center Jason Scukanec left the game in the third quarter with a left knee strain . . . Saturday marked BYU's 800th game in school history. The Cougars are now 438-336-26 overall . . . Ten years ago, BYU and San Diego State played to a 52-52 stalemate, the highest-scoring tie game in NCAA history . . . The Cougars haven't lost to the Aztecs at Qualcomm Stadium since 1988 . . . SDSU has never won back-to-back games in the series with BYU.


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