Highlights, key games and photos from BYU’s 35-26 win over Stanford

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Final score: BYU 35, Stanford 26


Fourth trimester

4:39

Stanford scored on a 7-yard touchdown from Brycen Tremayne, but the Cardinals had bad luck on the point attempt afterwards as a bad snap led to a missed conversion.

That leaves a two-point game on the Cardinal’s second missed PAT of the night. BYU 35, Stanford 26.

Can BYU hang on?

9:18

Stanford steps onto the board for the first time in the second half, going for 75 yards in eight plays before Ashton Daniels scores on a 1-yard run.

The Cardinal added a two=point conversion to make it a 15-point game. BYU 35, Stanford 20.

12:48

That should wrap it up — BYU’s Puka Nacua scored on a 25-yard backhand at third-and-4, giving the Cougars their biggest lead. BYU 35, Stanford 12.

BYU kept the ball on the ground in Jacob Conover’s first practice after Jaren Hall was injured.

Third quarter

3:16

Jacob Conover is quarterbacking for BYU after Jaren Hall left the game hampered at the end of the Cougars’ last practice.

Hall was stopped short of a first down on a fourth attempt when BYU was deep in Stanford territory.

How will Conover handle the situation?

second quarter

0:00

Stanford added three points on the final play of the half, as Joshua Karty connected on a field goal from 54 yards to send the game into halftime. BYU 28, Stanford 12.

The Cardinal converted a fourth and 4 to set up the basket.

1:50

Isaac Rex caught his second touchdown pass, this one from one yard on third-and-goal, and BYU had four touchdowns on four possessions. BYU 28, Stanford 9.

Stanford appeared to have a goal line inside the 5, but the Cardinal was called offside on a third attempt the game before the score.

7:41

The Cardinal has his first touchdown, scoring on a 1-yard run from Mitch Leigber to cut Cougar’s lead. The extra point was missed, however. BYU 21, Stanford 9.

Stanford used a fourth and 5 conversions to kick off the 75-yard drive on a play that netted the Cardinal 22 yards and propelled them deep into BYU territory.

13:43

BYU got into their bag of tricks for a touchdown pass, as Jaren Hall capped a flea flicker with a 43-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Rex. BYU 21, Stanford 3.

The Cougars have 221 total rushing yards to make it a three-point game.

first quarter

5:29

BYU has two possessions and two touchdowns — Hinckley Ropati rumbled 43 yards for a touchdown, capping the Cougars’ second straight 75-yard drive. BYU 14, Stanford 3.

BYU already has 126 rushing yards in the game.

8:26

Stanford responded to BYU’s first score with one of its own, going for 49 yards and scoring on a Joshua Karty 34-yard field goal. BYU 7, Stanford 3.

11:48

BYU walked the field on their first drive, going for 75 yards on seven plays and scoring on a 19-yard run from Jaren Hall. BYU 7, Stanford 0.

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