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Cougars move up in the polls after Wilson leads BYU past Texas State 52-14

BYU QB Zach Wilson makes a pass against Texas State on October 24th, 2020. (BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The BYU Cougars moved up in the college football rankings after beating Texas State on Saturday.  On Sunday, BYU had entered the top ten of the Coaches poll at No. 10.  And the Cougars advanced to No. 11 in the AP poll.

The night before, Zach Wilson threw for 287 yards and four touchdowns to lead then-No. 12 BYU to a 52-14 victory over Texas State on Saturday night.

Tyler Allgeier added 77 yards and a touchdown on the ground for the unbeaten Cougars. BYU piled up 579 total yards and 30 first downs on its way to matching the team’s best start since 2008 at 6-0.

Fourteen different players caught a pass for the Cougars and 11 had at least one carry. Brady McBride threw for 150 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions for the Bobcats.

Texas State fell to 0-9 against AP Top 25 teams after being held to 267 yards.