San Diego State at Brigham Young

BYU 24, San Diego St. 21


PROVO, Utah (AP) - JJ Di Luigi rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown and Bryan Kariya ran for another 85 yards and two touchdowns as BYU avoided a 40-year low with a 24-21 win over San Diego State.

Di Luigi finished a bruising 19-play opening drive with a three-yard touchdown run as the Cougars (2-4, 1-1 Mountain West) snapped a four-game losing streak. The last time BYU lost five in a row in a single season was 1970.

Ryan Lindley threw for 220 yards and three touchdowns for San Diego State (3-2, 0-1), which came into the game ranked 24th in the nation in rushing.

BYU beat the Aztecs at their own game, holding San Diego State to minus-2 yards rushing in the first half and 53 for the game.

Kariya scored on a two-yard run late in the first quarter and a one-yard burst early in the fourth quarter to give BYU a 24-14 lead.

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Scoring Summary
BYUJJ Di Luigi 3 yd run (Mitch Payne kick)
BYUBryan Kariya 2 yd run (Mitch Payne kick)
SDGSTVincent Brown 36 yd pass from Ryan Lindley (Abel Perez kick)
BYUMitch Payne 29 yd FG
SDGSTGavin Escobar 1 yd pass from Ryan Lindley (Abel Perez kick)
BYUBryan Kariya 1 yd run (Mitch Payne kick)
SDGSTBrandon Sullivan 4 yd pass from Ryan Lindley (Abel Perez kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1224
Third Down Efficiency3-1012-19
Fourth Down Efficiency1-11-1
Plays-Net Yards48-27385-413
Passing Yds220142
Kick Return Yds3862
Punt Return Yds2122
Time of Poss.14:5945:1
Individual Stats
SDGST: Ronnie Hillman 11-62, Ryan Lindley 1--9
BYU: JJ Di Luigi 22-134, Bryan Kariya 22-85, Joshua Quezada 11-50, Jake Heaps 6-4, Team 1--2
SDGST: Ryan Lindley 20-34-220-1, Team 0-2-0-0
BYU: Jake Heaps 15-22-126-1, Matt Marshall 1-1-16-0
SDGST: Vincent Brown 6-101, DeMarco Sampson 4-47, Dominique Sandifer 3-25, Brandon Sullivan 3-6, Bryce Quigley 1-19, Dylan Denso 1-12, Davon Brown 1-9, Gavin Escobar 1-1
BYU: McKay Jacobson 4-29, Marcus Mathews 3-43, JJ Di Luigi 3-23, Bryan Kariya 2-13, Mike Muehlmann 1-16, Mike Hague 1-10, Devin Mahina 1-5, Cody Hoffman 1-3
San Diego State1st Mountain West West6-211-3
Brigham Young1st FBS Independents 0-09-4

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