The Dixie State Trailblazers travel to face the Brigham Young University Cougars (5-5, 3-2 Home) at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday.Utah Tech is coming off a 34-28 win over Tarleton State at Greater Zion Stadium last Saturday, their third straight victory.
Victor Gabalis threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns. Quali Conley ran 25 times for 215 yards and a touchdown. Joey Hobert caught 10 passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns. BYU beat Boise State 31-28 at Albertsons Stadium on November 5.
Jaren Hall was 29 of 42 for 377 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. He added 82 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Puka Nacua added two touchdowns of his own. He hauled in 14 receptions for 157 yards.
The Cougars are averaging 29.6 points per game for the season, 61st in FBS, while surrendering 30.8 PPG (106th).BYU is 35th in the country in passing yards per game (265.0) and 69th in rushing (150.4). Defensively, the Cougars are 114th in the country in rushing yards allowed per game (195.5). Against the pass, BYU is 49th (217.0).
Through 10 games, Victor Gabalis has thrown for 14 touchdowns (9 INT) and 162.0 yards per game to lead Utah Tech in passing. In five away games this season, he has six TDs (6 INT) and an average of 112.2 yards passing.
Quali Conley leads the team in rushing with an average of 103.1 yards a game over 10 games. He has eight touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Joey Hobert is the Trailblazers’ leading receiver with 114.9 yards a game and 14 TDs.
Jaren Hall has 24 passing touchdowns (5 INT) with 262.2 yards per game through 10 games to lead BYU. In five home games this season, he has thrown for 13 TDs (1 INT) and an average of 274.4 yards.
Christopher Brooks has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 57.4 yards a game through eight games. He has five touchdowns. Puka Nacua has been the primary target in the Cougars’ passing game. He has five touchdowns and a 77.0 yard per game average through seven appearances.
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