Football Bowl Subdivision
NCAA Game Summary - B-Y-U at Colorado State

(Saturday, November 13th)

Final Score: BYU 49, Colorado State 10

Fort Collins, CO (Sports Network) - Luke Ashworth caught four passes for 113 yards and four touchdowns, all in the first half, as the BYU Cougars crushed the Colorado State Rams, 49-10, in Mountain West Conference action at Hughes Stadium.

Also having a big game for the Cougars (5-5, 4-2 MWC) as they took a step closer to becoming bowl eligible, was quarterback Jake Heaps who converted 15- of-20 passes for 242 yards and the quartet of scores.

The Rams (3-8, 2-5) were led by Pete Thomas who hit on 28-of-42 passes for 292 yards and a score, but he was picked off twice and suffered a couple of sacks in the losing effort.

BYU dominated the first half or, more specifically, Heaps and Ashworth made all of the headlines through the first 30 minutes of action. The duo had scoring plays of 62 and seven yards in the first quarter to give the visitors a 14-0 advantage.

Seconds into the second frame Kyle Van Noy scooped up a CSU fumble and raced 44 yards the other way for a defensive TD, pushing the Cougars' advantage to 21-0.

Ashworth then reeled in TD passes of 36 and eight yards from Heaps in the period to make the score 35-0 at the half.

BYU turned to someone other than Ashworth on offense as running back Zed Mendenhall crossed the goal line from a yard out to make the score 42-0.

The first points of the game for the Rams were generated by kicker Ben DeLine who booted a 34-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter.

Countering for the Cougars was David Foote who pushed the score to 49-3 on the strength of a 31-yard TD run.

Down the stretch Thomas finally got CSU into the end zone on a 22-yard TD pass to Raymond Carter, but it made little difference in the 39-point setback at home.

BYU posted 526 yards of total offense and converted all but one of its 13 third-down attempts.

With four TD catches in the first half, Ashworth became the first player in school history to record four scores in a single half, his four touchdown grabs also tied a Mountain West Conference record and set a new Hughes Stadium mark.

As for Heaps, the four TD strikes in the opening half matched his entire total for the season heading into the weekend.

11/13 19:05:14 ET