BYU routs Wagner 70-6 at home in Provo

Posted at 4:04 PM, Oct 24, 2015

PROVO, Utah — It was a mismatch in LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo Saturday afternoon, and the BYU Cougars took advantage of the pairing—running up a 70-6 score against the Wagner Seahawks.

The Cougars, 5-2 ahead of Saturday’s game, were ranked briefly in the Top 25 earlier this year, while Wagner is an FCS team on the lower-end of the rankings. That disparity in ranking was reflected in the score as well, as BYU led 49-0 at halftime.

Tanner Mangum amassed 237 yards and 3 TDs prior to leaving the game to give backup Beau Hoge a shot, and Mangum was 12/13 on completions. Hoge finished the game 8/11 for 117 yards and one touchdown.

The Cougars piled on another 14 points in the third quarter, while Wagner managed to get in the game with a touchdown but saw their PAT blocked to make it 63-6 going into the fourth. The Cougars put one more touchdown up on the board before time concluded, leaving the final score 70-6 Cougars.

BYU combined for 741 yards total offense, 330 rushing and 411 passing–according to BYU Athletics’ stats website. Wagner put up 129 yards of total offense.

The Cougars play next on November 6, when they will travel to California to take on the San Jose State Spartans. That game is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. MT.