Cougars roll over the Rebels

October 10, 2009    By: Geoff J @ 10:56 pm   Category: Sports

BYU beat the UNLV Rebels tonight 59-21.

It was a fun game to watch as a BYU fan. The team looked really solid. Max threw for tons of yards with no interceptions. Harvey ran all over the the UNLV defense racking up something like 150 yeard and three touchdowns in three quarters. There were some great plays by other players as well. A tremendous interception by Jordan Pendleton, two interceptions by Scott Johnson, and some great sacks by Coleby Clausen. Some great catches as well by Andrew George, Pitta, Chambers, Thompson, Hafoka, and several of the running backs. The other running backs took advantage of the porous UNLV defense as well. And O’Neil Chambers even had a 97 yard kickoff return.

UNLV did score a touchdown on a kickoff return and punched two other TD’s in as well but giving up 14 points ain’t bad for the defense.

Did I mention that Harvey was a monster out there? When that guy is healthy he is incredible. Nice win. BYU will look to do it again next week in San Diego in preparation for the showdown with TCU in two weeks.


  1. that loss to FSU really really hurts. BYU is still ranked just 18th. I think that TCU game will tell if BYU deserves to move up.

    Comment by Dan — October 11, 2009 @ 8:44 pm

  2. As bad as that loss was for the rankings I think it might prove healthy for this team. They are playing a lot better on both sides of the ball since then and they can always use that as a point of reference when they start feeling cocky.

    If we have to give up 54 points at home I would rather give them up to FSU and beat Utah and TCU than beat FSU and get hammered by Utah or TCU instead. (Although going undefeated would have been better than losing at all…)

    Comment by Geoff J — October 11, 2009 @ 10:18 pm

  3. Hey Geoff, can you drop me an email? Question about sports and Mormonism


    Comment by Ben — October 12, 2009 @ 11:13 am