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BYU 27, Utah State 7

Provo (29,000)

Weather: sunny

BYU #30 Perry Rodrique, #70 Tom Baltzer


BYU led 21-0 at halftime

USU coach Tony Knap stayed with backup QB Ron Stewart because starter Ron Edwards nursed an injured groin, ruining the long-anticipated rubber match between senior QBs

John Pappas was the only effective player for USU

Virgil Carter threw for 222 yds, 4 TDs for BYU (TD recs by SE Phil Odle, Dennis Palmer, WB Casey Boyett and Perry Rodrique) halftime, Carter was 11/21 to set completion record of 208 by Wyoming's Tom Wilkinson and broke Wilkinson's passing record of 3,236

USU fans didn't like their team trying to kick a field goal down 21-0 instead of passing and punting down 27-7 on fourth down with a minute left in the game

BYU players hoisted Hudspeth up on the Old Wagon Wheel after the game



Passing: USU 5/20/5/3, BYU 17/34/245/1

Rushing: USU 47/119, BYU 30/95


BYU: Boyett 7 rec, 116 yds


BYU coach Tom Hudspeth: "I think we came of age this game."


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