PROVO, Utah (AP) - Riley Nelson passed for 215 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 62 yards and another TD to lead BYU to a 56-3 victory over Idaho State on Saturday.
Nelson completed 11 of 17 passes, including scoring throws of 15, 7 and 19 yards. The latter two went to Cody Hoffman, who had five catches for 71 yards.
Nelson's 16-yard scoring run in the second quarter put BYU (6-2) ahead 28-3 and was one of four rushing touchdowns for the Cougars. Michael Alisa added 66 yards on eight carries, including a 42-yard touchdown run, as BYU ran for 290 yards and had 572 yards of total offense.
Idaho State (2-6) has now lost 16 straight games to FBS opponents. Kevin Yost completed 26 of 46 passes for 174 yards for the Bengals. Roderick Rumble had 10 catches for 88 yards.
|BYU||Ross Apo 15 yd pass from Riley Nelson (Justin Sorensen kick)|
|IDST||Brendon Garcia 34 yd FG|
|BYU||Michael Alisa 42 yd run (Justin Sorensen kick)|
|BYU||JJ Di Luigi 12 yd run (Justin Sorensen kick)|
|BYU||Riley Nelson 16 yd run (Justin Sorensen kick)|
|BYU||Cody Hoffman 7 yd pass from Riley Nelson (Justin Sorensen kick)|
|BYU||Cody Hoffman 19 yd pass from Riley Nelson (Justin Sorensen kick)|
|BYU||Daniel Sorensen 30 yd interception return (Justin Sorensen kick)|
|BYU||Josh Quezada 8 yd run (Justin Sorensen kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||5-18||6-10|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||2-3||2-2|
|Kick Return Yds||89||18|
|Punt Return Yds||0||51|
|Time of Poss.||30:16||29:44|
|IDST: Aaron Prier 1-21, Jarrod Daniels 5-6, Justin Arias 2-3, Kevin Yost 11--10|
|BYU: Michael Alisa 8-66, Riley Nelson 7-62, Josh Quezada 11-59, JJ Di Luigi 6-42, David Foote 4-30, Bryan Kariya 4-22, Ryan Folsom 2-5, Jake Heaps 2-4|
|IDST: Kevin Yost 26-46-174-1, Justin Arias 8-14-57-2|
|BYU: Riley Nelson 11-17-215-0, Jake Heaps 8-10-67-1|
|IDST: Rodrick Rumble 10-83, Josh Hill 6-36, Derek Graves 5-47, Jarrod Daniels 5-31, Anthony Boyles 4-17, Luke Austin 2-13, Aaron Prier 1-4, Austin Graves 1-0|
|BYU: Ross Apo 5-71, Cody Hoffman 5-71, McKay Jacobson 2-25, JD Falslev 2-20, Dallin Cutler 2-10, JJ Di Luigi 1-57, Austin Holt 1-18, Kaneakua Friel 1-10|