BYU linebacker Butch Pau’u did not play in last week’s season-opener due to an injury.
But his younger brother, Neil, a wide receiver, represented the Pau’u family in his first game as a Cougar when he scored BYU’s first touchdown of the season on a 28-yard reception in the first quarter.
“He represented the ball really well. He caught the ball and made a play,” Butch said of his brother. “Coaches got on him for dropping the ball in the end zone but he was able to get the touchdown. I’m so proud of him. He put in a lot of effort during the offseason. It’s paying off now.”
The Pau’u’s sister recently returned home from a mission to Florida and she’ll be attending Saturday’s game against LSU.
NFL COUGARS AT THE SUPERDOME: A couple of former Cougars — defensive lineman Bronson Kaufusi and offensive lineman De’Ondre Wesley — played for the Baltimore Ravens in their 14-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome Thursday night.
RESPECT FOR KOROMA: LSU coach Ed Orgeron is impressed with BYU senior center Tejan Koroma, a four-year starter and team captain.
“Their center is going to be a handful all night,” Orgeron said.