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BYU routs Western Kentucky 41-10 for 7-0 start, advances in polls

Brigham Young Cougars running back Tyler Allgeier (25) carries the ball against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defense for a first down during an NCAA football game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Photo credit: Yukai Peng, Deseret News

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Zach Wilson threw for 224 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 35 yards and another score to help then-No. 11 BYU rout Western Kentucky 41-10 on Saturday night.

At 7-0 heading into a showdown at No. 25 Boise State on Friday night, BYU is off to its best start since 2001 when the Cougars won their first 12 games in Gary Crowton’s debut season.  

Tyler Allgeier ran for 95 yards and a touchdown for BYU. Tyrell Pigrome threw for 106 yards and a touchdown for the Hilltoppers. They dropped to 2-5.

The win moved BYU into the top ten in both the Coaches and Associated Press polls on Sunday. With their 7-0 start (a first since 2001) the Cougars are now ranked No. 9 in both polls.