BYU QB Kedon Slovis Keeps For Second TD To Stretch Lead Over Sam Houston
Sep 2, 2023, 11:04 PM
The Cougars hosted the Bearkats at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah on Saturday, September 2.
With 14:49 remaining in the fourth quarter, Slovis powered his way across the goal line on a quarterback keeper play. It was Slovis’ second rushing touchdown of the game and of his career. The touchdown stretched BYU’s lead to 14-0.
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Slovis’ rush capped an 11-play, 55-yard drive that took 4:56.
Following the score, Slovis was 19/30 passing for 139 yards. He also had five carries for two yards and two touchdowns.
Sam Houston vs. BYU
The Bearkats will begin their first season as an FBS program with a trip to Provo. Sam Houston officially became a member of Conference USA in July after spending a couple of years in the Western Athletic Conference. Last season, the Bearkats posted a 5-4 record, including 3-2 in WAC games. Sam Houston’s season ended with back-to-back losses at home against Abilene Christian and Southern Utah.
BYU will kick off its first season as a member of the Big 12 Conference with three non-conference contests, starting with the opener against the Bearkats. In its final season as an FBS Indendepent in 2022, BYU posted an 8-5 record. The Cougars won their final four games of the season, including a 24-23 victory over SMU in the New Mexico Bowl.
On September 2, ESPN Analytics gave the Cougars an 86.5 percent chance at beating the Bearkats to start the season with a 1-0 record.
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