In case you didn’t have time to watch all the games this weekend, here is a quick summary of BYU’s biggest games.
BYU football loses for seventh straight year to Utah
The drought continues for the BYU football team after a seventh straight loss to Utah 19–13 on Saturday night. While the Cougars went scoreless in the first half, the team returned the second half scoring touchdowns in both the third and fourth quarters. However, an end-of-the-game push wasn’t enough for the Cougars to overtake the Utes.
“We saw some successful things out there,” BYU head coach Kalani Sitake said. “It was nice to see our offense clicking at the end. We dug a hole early on in the game with turnovers and interceptions and we put our defense in some bad situations. I am not happy about it, and I am going to fix it. We need to fix the problems we are having on offense. It is frustrating that we couldn’t put together a drive to win the game.”
Read “5 plays that changed the game for BYU against Utah” here.
BYU women’s soccer ties Utah in double overtime play
In another rivalry game, the BYU women’s soccer team (0-3-3) tied No. 21 Utah 1–1 in a double overtime Deseret First Duel challenge on Friday night.
“It’s always a close game when we play Utah,” said BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood in a press release. “I thought we took a step forward today. We fought and battled a little bit more, and that is something we have lacked most of the season. We are a work in progress, and we will hopefully take another step forward on Monday.”
Tied 1–1 at the end of regular play, BYU headed into overtime against the University of Utah Friday night. However, the extra 20 minutes of play wasn’t enough for the rivals to separate from each other — the game ended in a tie. BYU’s lone goal came from a solo play by senior forward Nadia Gomes in the second half.
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BYU women’s volleyball wins one and loses one
BYU women’s volleyball team went 1-and-1 this weekend at the Outrigger Resorts Volleyball Challenge. After cruising past Nevada on Friday, taking three straight sets to win the game, the No. 10 Cougars were upset by Baylor in a five set thriller (21-25, 22-25, 25-18, 28-26, 15-10) on Saturday night.
“We learned a lot about ourselves today and the kind of focus it takes to win a match,” BYU head coach Heather Olmstead said in a press release. “We had opportunities to close it and didn’t get it done. Baylor played fantastic defense and made it really hard for us to get kills. We’ll keep working hard to get better.”
Sophomore McKenna Miller led the team with a season-high 24 kills. Junior Lyndie Haddock set the team with 47 assists and 12 digs, and sophomore Mary Lake contributed 21 digs.