Talk about a hot start. BYU scored on their first possession and their second. Actually the Cougars were able to score on their first eight possessions as they embarrassed the Wyoming cowboys on their home turf at War Memorial Stadium 52-0 Saturday.
Cowboys fans were certain their would do better than last years 44-0 defeat last year in Provo but somehow they took a step backwards and have been shutout 96-0 by BYU the past two years.
Max Hall was a boy wonder for the BYU passing attack while throwing for 312 yards and four touchdowns. As a reward Coach Bronco Mendenhall gave him most of the second half off. BYU improved to 7-2 (4-2 MWC) on the season and redeemed themselves after losing to TCU last week.
The Cougars racked up 543 total yards compared to 223 for the Cowboys. McKay Jacobson returned for the first time in a month and had three catches for 100 yards including a 79 yard touchdown pass from Hall. J.J Di Luigi pulled in five receptions for 94 yards and two touchdowns.
Wyoming 4-5 (2-3 MWC) never got on track during the game and only had one drive that threatened to put some points on the board. With time expiring in the first half Austyn Carta-Samuels over threw a open reciever in the endzone and the Cowboys ended the half down 31-0.
The Cowboys who are usually great with ball control turned the ball over three times with backup QB's Robert Benjamin and Karsten Sween each throwing a pick. Benjamin also added a fumble in the third quarter.
Next week BYU travels to winless New Mexico while Wyoming heads to San Diego in battle between two teams that are hoping to earn bowl eligibility.