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Brett Pyne | Posted: 13 Nov 2010 | Updated: 28 Jul 2023
Brett Pyne

Ashworth Stars in BYU Rout



FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Senior receiver Luke Ashworth had a record-setting day to help BYU drum Colorado State 49-10 Saturday at Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins, Colo.

The senior from Provo, Utah, become the first player in the history of the Provo-based school to score four touchdowns in the first half of a game while equaling the team record for the most scoring receptions in an entire game. His four touchdown grabs also tied a Mountain West Conference record and set a new Hughes Stadium mark.

Ashworth’s four TD grabs were his only receptions of the game, finishing with a career-high 113 yards. On the other end of the touchdowns was freshman quarterback Jake Heaps, who went 15-of-20 for 242 yards and a career-high four touchdowns in three quarters of play.

“Luke is doing a fantastic job," BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall said. "You can see some real chemistry starting to develop in maybe the last two weeks especially, maybe the last three. It’s good because it’s starting to give us the balance again to be able to run and throw the football.”

The Cougars opened the scoring with their longest drive of the year, highlighted by their longest play of the season. Culminating a four-play, 89-yard drive, the Cougars successfully executed a flea-flicker with Ashworth on the receiving end of a 62-yard bomb. Heaps handed off to Di Luigi on the play, who returned the ball to the freshman quarterback to deliver the long scoring strike down the right sideline.

BYU’s defense ignited the next three Cougar scores as Andrew Rich and Corby Eason forced CSU fumbles and Rich followed with his first interception of the season.

After going up 14-0 on a 7-yard pass to Ashworth, the defense put the next six points on the board without the offense taking the field as true freshman linebacker Kyle Van Noy picked up the Eason-caused fumble and returned it 44 yards to the end zone. The fumble return was the team’s first since a 34-yard return by Matt Bauman in last year’s Maaco Bowl Las Vegas win over nationally ranked Oregon State.

Following Rich’s interception, Heaps teamed with Ashworth for the third time in the first half, this time on a 36-yard throw that Ashworth leaped up to catch over the defender at the goal line. Ashworth’s third touchdown catch also put him over 100 receiving yards for the day, the first 100-yard outing by a Cougar receiver this season.

But with BYU leading 28-0 Ashworth was not done yet. After the BYU defense forced a punt, Heaps and the offense drove 82 yards to paydirt, with Heaps finding Ashworth for an 8-yard score to make the senior receiver the first Cougar since Kirk Pendleton in 1983 to equal the school record of four touchdowns catches in a game. John VanDerWouden is the only other Cougar to catch four passes for touchdowns in a game, doing so, ironically, against Colorado State in 1976.

BYU entered the half with a 35-0 lead with Heaps leading an efficient attack. The true freshman completed 8-of-11 passes for 182 yards and four touchdowns. As a team BYU totaled 299 yards in the first half while holding the Rams to 187 total yards. JJ Di Luigi averaged 8.3 yards per carry for 50 yards to lead all rushers in the first half.

In the second half senior cornerback Brian Logan recorded his second interception of the season as BYU forced four turnovers for the game, double the team’s previous high in 2010. Once again, the offense took advantage of the turnover and marched 76 yards on 16 plays, taking 7:14 off the clock, with Zed Mendenhall capping the drive with a 1-yard touchdown plunge—his first carry and first score of the year. The score put BYU ahead 42-0 as the team’s entered the final quarter.

BYU running back David Foote scored his first-career touchdown in the middle of the fourth quarter, running up the middle for 31 yards. Foote’s run was sandwiched between a 34-yard Ram field goal and a 22-yard Ram touchdown reception to tally the final score.

“Our team continues to improve and take steps forward," Mendenhall said. "We executed at a very high level and it’s a gratifying win.”

With the win, BYU (5-5, 4-2 MWC) is one victory away from becoming bowl eligible, a feat the Cougars can accomplish on Saturday, Nov. 20, at home against New Mexico.



BYU (5-5,4-2) vs. Colorado State (3-8,2-5)

Date: Nov 13, 2010 Site: Fort Collins, Colo. Stadium: SLF @ Hughes Stadium

Attendance: 16501

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score

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BYU................. 14 21 7 7 - 49

Colorado State...... 0 0 0 10 - 10

Scoring Summary:

1st 08:56 BY - ASHWORTH, Luke 62 yd pass from HEAPS, Jake (PAYNE, Mitch kick), 4-89 1:19, BY 7 - CS 0

03:36 BY - ASHWORTH, Luke 7 yd pass from HEAPS, Jake (PAYNE, Mitch kick), 7-44 3:42, BY 14 - CS 0

2nd 14:49 BY - VAN NOY, Kyle 44 yd fumble recovery (PAYNE, Mitch kick), , BY 21 - CS 0

07:21 BY - ASHWORTH, Luke 36 yd pass from HEAPS, Jake (PAYNE, Mitch kick), 7-74 3:16, BY 28 - CS 0

00:27 BY - ASHWORTH, Luke 8 yd pass from HEAPS, Jake (PAYNE, Mitch kick), 9-82 3:45, BY 35 - CS 0

3rd 00:17 BY - MENDENHALL, Zed 1 yd run (PAYNE, Mitch kick), 16-76 7:14, BY 42 - CS 0

4th 07:58 CS - DELINE, Ben 34 yd field goal, 15-63 7:13, BY 42 - CS 3

05:49 BY - FOOTE, David 31 yd run (PAYNE, Mitch kick), 4-59 2:03, BY 49 - CS 3

03:07 CS - CARTER, Raymond 22 yd pass from THOMAS, Pete (DELINE, Ben kick), 8-80 2:42, BY 49 - CS 10


FIRST DOWNS................... 26 20

RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............ 44-284 24-83

PASSING YDS (NET)............. 242 292

Passes Att-Comp-Int........... 20-15-0 42-28-2

TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS..... 64-526 66-375

Fumble Returns-Yards.......... 1-44 0-0

Punt Returns-Yards............ 1-5 0-0

Kickoff Returns-Yards......... 2-35 4-57

Interception Returns-Yards.... 2-4 0-0

Punts (Number-Avg)............ 0-0.0 3-41.3

Fumbles-Lost.................. 3-2 3-2

Penalties-Yards............... 2-23 5-60

Possession Time............... 30:00 30:00

Third-Down Conversions........ 12 of 13 8 of 14

Fourth-Down Conversions....... 1 of 1 1 of 1

Red-Zone Scores-Chances....... 3-4 1-1

Sacks By: Number-Yards........ 2-10 0-0

RUSHING: BYU-FOLSOM, Ryan 2-74; KARIYA, Bryan 14-63; DI LUIGI, JJ 10-59;

QUEZADA, Joshua 7-43; FOOTE, David 2-32; FALSLEV, JD 1-15; LARK, James 1-4;

MENDENHALL, Zed 1-1; HEAPS, Jake 4-minus 3; TEAM 2-minus 4. Colorado

State-MASON, Leonard 11-59; LIGGETT, Tyson 1-14; CARTER, Raymond 5-10; MOSURE,

John 2-8; THOMAS, Pete 3-minus 4; GREENWOOD, Lou 2-minus 4.

PASSING: BYU-HEAPS, Jake 15-20-0-242. Colorado State-THOMAS, Pete


RECEIVING: BYU-ASHWORTH, Luke 4-113; HOFFMAN, Cody 3-42; HAFOKA, Spencer

2-17; MUEHLMANN, Mike 1-26; JACOBSON, McKay 1-15; MENDENHALL, Zed 1-11; DI

LUIGI, JJ 1-9; MAHINA, Devin 1-5; KARIYA, Bryan 1-4. Colorado State-LIGGETT,

Tyson 5-62; GREENWOOD, Lou 5-54; CARTER, Raymond 5-30; PAUGA, Zac 4-43; STEELE,

Byron 3-56; DRAKE, Tony 2-16; PEITZ, Eric 1-17; MASON, Leonard 1-7; YEMM, Matt

1-5; BROWN, Joe 1-2.

INTERCEPTIONS: BYU-RICH, Andrew 1-3; LOGAN, Brian 1-1. Colorado


FUMBLES: BYU-HOFFMAN, Cody 1-1; LARK, James 1-0; HEAPS, Jake 1-1.

Colorado State-MOSURE, John 1-1; MASON, Leonard 1-0; CARTER, Raymond 1-1.

SACKS (UA-A): BYU-SO'OTO, Vic 1-0; EASON, Corby 0-1; OGLETREE, Brand 0-1.

Colorado State-None.

TACKLES (UA-A): BYU-RICH, Andrew 3-6; OGLETREE, Brand 4-4; EASON, Corby

5-2; UALE, Travis 5-1; WAGNER, Jadon 1-4; JORGENSEN, Aust 3-1; FRAZIER, Jameso

2-2; LOGAN, Brian 3-0; VAN NOY, Kyle 2-1; PUTNAM, Matt 1-2; SO'OTO, Vic 1-2;

HUNTER, Shane 1-1; BRADLEY, Brando 1-0; MARSHALL, Matt 1-0; JAUSSI, Landon 1-0;

MENDENHALL, Zed 1-0; MENDENHALL, Zek 1-0; HESS, Connell 1-0; LEUNG-WAI, Aven

0-1; BUCKNER, Robbie 0-1; STOUT, Zac 0-1; PETERSON, Matt 0-1. Colorado

State-BREWER, Ricky 5-8; SISSON, Mychal 5-7; HERD, Ivory 5-5; KAWULOK, Michae

1-6; SARGENT, Broder 1-4; ORAKPO, Mike 2-2; VINSON, Dominiq 3-0; MILLER, Guy

2-1; WHITTIER, Ty 0-3; BURL, Davis 0-3; FORD, Travis 2-0; WILKINSON, Dean 1-1;

BELL, Shaq 1-1; SMITH, Elijah-B 0-2; THOMPSON, Ezra 0-2; JAMES, C.J. 1-0; SHAW,

Marcus 1-0; GILLMORE, Crock 1-0; LAW, Marquise 1-0; LATU, Nuku 0-1.

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jchristiansen | Posted: 8 Nov 2010 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Game 10: BYU at Colorado State


Game 10: BYU Cougars vs. Colorado State Rams

BYU will play at Colorado State on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 12 p.m. MT. The game will be broadcast live from Hughes Stadium on The Mtn. and KSL Radio 1160 AM and 102.7 FM.

BYU (4-5, 3-2 MWC) at Colorado State (3-7, 2-4)

Nov. 13, 2010

12 p.m. MT

Hughes Stadium

Fort Collins, Colorado


BYU (4-5, 3-2 MWC) is coming off back-to-back wins for the first time this season as it travels to face Colorado State in Fort Collins on Saturday. BYU has won the last six contests against the Rams since consecutive CSU wins in 2003 (58-13 in Provo) and 2002 (37-10 in Fort Collins). Overall, BYU leads the series with a 38-27-3 advantage. The series is equal in games played in Fort Collins with the Cougars and Rams each winning 16 games with three ties. BYU won last year’s game in Provo, 42-23, while the last game in CSU was a 45-42 Cougar victory.


- BYU will look to win its first game on the road in the 2010 season. The Cougars last won on the road at New Mexico, 24-19, last season almost exactly a year ago on Nov. 14.

- The Cougars will look to build on last week’s strong performance over UNLV in which BYU had its highest scoring output since early 2008 and held an opponent to its lowest total since shutting out Wyoming last year.

- BYU can tie for the second-longest win streak in the series Saturday going for its seventh-straight win over Colorado State. The Cougars have won 25 of the last 30 since 1976 and have won all five contests against the Rams under Bronco Mendenhall.

- Both teams will start true freshmen at quarterback with Jake Heaps of BYU and Pete Thomas of Colorado State. The two are two of 14 true freshmen who have started at quarterback this season for an FBS school.

- Colorado State comes in with the 4th-best passing game in the MWC, including a 2,000-yard passer in Thomas and a 227.3 yards-per-game average. BYU, meanwhile, boasts the 16th-best passing defense in the country, allowing just 177.3 yards per game.


BYU took a three-touchdown lead for the first time this season, posting 38-straight points to begin the game--the most points in a half for BYU this season. The 38 points are the most by BYU in a first half since BYU’s 42 points against UCLA in the third game of 2008. BYU’s 55-0 lead is the Cougars’ largest since the same game against UCLA in a 59-0 win. In addition, the Cougars’ third touchdown drive of 86 yards was also the longest scoring drive of the season for BYU.


Freshman quarterback Jake Heaps threw for a career-high 294 yards and two touchdowns on 19-of-31 passing in BYU’s win over UNLV. In the 55-7 win, he led BYU’s offense to its best scoring production since a 59-0 victory over UCLA in 2008. He guided the BYU offense to 38 points in the first half, also the most since the UCLA victory in 2008. He also led BYU on a season-long drive of 86 yards as the offensive provided a balanced attack with over 500 yards in total offense on the day. The freshman also passed Ty Detmer and Matt Berry on the BYU freshman passing yards list, taking the top spot at 1,351 yards. Heaps also became the first freshman in BYU history to win three games as a starting freshman signal caller and tied the record for most starts at quarterback as a freshman with six (equaling Matt Berry).

BYU true freshman running back Joshua Quezada scored the first, second and third rushing touchdown of his career on two separate runs of 13 yards and one run of four yards. His 13-yard scores are the longest rushing touchdowns for BYU this season. Quezada is the first BYU freshman to score three touchdowns in a game since Harvey Unga scored four (3 rush, 1 receiving) in 2007 against San Diego State and the first BYU true freshman to score three in a game since Curtis Brown’s three rushing touchdowns against Utah State in 2002. Quezada’s three TDs also tied an MWC record for most rushing touchdowns in a game by a freshman.

Redshirt freshman Cody Hoffman caught his second touchdown and longest reception of his career in the second quarter, hauling in a 37-yard pass from true freshman quarterback Jake Heaps. Hoffman also had a BYU season-long kickoff return of 50 yards.


When BYU has passed for 300 yards and run for 200 yards, the Cougars are 39-0 since 1972 when LaVell Edwards took over as head coach and 5-0 under current head coach Bronco Mendenhall. BYU finished with 300 passing yards and 216 rushing yards against the Rebels.


Five Cougars each had a solo sack against the Rebels last Saturday; the five sacks are a team season high. Graham Rowley, Austen Jorgensen and Connell Hess each recorded their first career sacks while Matt Putnam had his first of the season and Corby Eason recorded his second, both coming off of corner blitzes.


The Cougars held UNLV to a season-low 22 rushing yards, including zero in the first quarter, one in the third quarter, and minus-25 in the fourth quarter. The Rebels’ 22 net rushing yards are the fewest by a BYU opponent since the Cougars held San Diego State to 20 net yards rushing last year.

For the complete BYU at Colorado State game notes, see the attached PDF file.

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