Brigham Young at Georgia Tech

BYU 41, Georgia Tech 17

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ATLANTA (AP) - Jamaal Williams scored four touchdowns, quarterback Riley Nelson accounted for two TDs and Brigham Young snapped a two-game losing streak with a 41-17 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday.

The Cougars (5-4) recovered from last week's three-point loss at No. 5 Notre Dame by holding Georgia Tech's triple-option attack without a rushing touchdown for the first time in two years and without an offensive touchdown for the first time since 2008.

Georgia Tech (3-5) has lost three of four. The Yellow Jackets' offense failed on all 10 of its third-down attempts while their defense was gouged for 411 yards.

BYU, which began the afternoon with the nation's fourth-ranked defense, finally got a break on the road after losing its last three away games by a combined seven points.

The Cougars never trailed after opening with a 17-play, 75-yard drive that ended with Williams converting a fourth-and-goal from the 6.

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Scoring Summary
BYUJamaal Williams 6 yd run (Justin Sorensen kick)
GATECHIsaiah Johnson 22 yd interception return (Justin Moore kick)
BYUJamaal Williams 1 yd run (Justin Sorensen kick)
BYURiley Nelson 10 yd run (Justin Sorensen kick)
GATECHJamal Golden 97 yd kick return (Justin Moore kick)
BYUJustin Sorensen 26 yd FG
BYUJamaal Williams 1 yd run (Justin Sorensen kick)
GATECHJustin Moore 20 yd FG
BYUJamaal Williams 39 yd pass from Riley Nelson (Justin Sorensen kick)
BYUJustin Sorensen 26 yd FG
 
Team Stats
 BYUGATECH
First Downs2212
Third Down Efficiency9-160-10
Fourth Down Efficiency1-11-1
Plays-Net Yards75-41147-157
Rushes-Yds46-18335-117
Passing Yds22840
Kick Return Yds148182
Punt Return Yds17-1
Passes20-29-14-12-1
Punts2-1086-195
Fumbles-Lost0-01-0
Penalties-Yds7-672-16
Time of Poss.38:5921:1
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
BYU: Jamaal Williams 28-107, JD Falslev 3-32, Paul Lasike 4-18, Riley Nelson 7-17, Iona Pritchard 2-12, Team 2--3
GATECH: David Sims 11-32, Orwin Smith 6-31, Robert Godhigh 2-25, Vad Lee 5-14, Tevin Washington 5-10, Zach Laskey 3-6, Broderick Snoddy 1-0, B.J. Bostic 2--1
PASSING
BYU: Riley Nelson 19-28-204-1, James Lark 1-1-24-0
GATECH: Vad Lee 3-7-31-0, Tevin Washington 1-5-9-1
RECEIVING
BYU: Cody Hoffman 7-69, Ross Apo 3-55, Jamaal Williams 3-54, JD Falslev 3-12, Kaneakua Friel 2-10, Skyler Ridley 1-24, Mitch Mathews 1-4
GATECH: Orwin Smith 2-21, Jeremy Moore 1-11, B.J. Bostic 1-8
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Brigham Young1st FBS Independents 0-00-0
Georgia Tech1st Atlantic Coast Coastal0-00-0

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