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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) 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.

BYU quarterback Taysom Hill (4) runs past BYU offensive linesman Tejan Koroma (56) and Connecticut Huskies defensive tackle Julian Campenni (90) during a football game at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) BYU quarterback Taysom Hill (4) runs past BYU offensive linesman Tejan Koroma (56) and Connecticut Huskies defensive tackle Julian Campenni (90) during a football game at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

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

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