Lexi Eaton Rydalch scored 13 of her game-high 28 points in the second period and Kalani Purcell added 14 points, 21 rebounds, six assists and three steals to help the BYU women's basketball team snap a two-game losing streak with an 81-69 win.
The Cougars (8-3) currently lead the nation in red-zone offense, converting on 42-of-43 opportunities with 18 rushing touchdowns, 13 passing touchdowns and 10 field goals in 2015. All that was new to head coach Bronco Mendenhall.
The stars lined up perfectly for Utah — Oregon beat USC and Ohio State lost its first game of the season last weekend. Utah needed a win against UCLA and the Pac-12 championship and an outside shot at the College Football Playoffs would be possible.
It's that time of the week again — join Hans Olsen and Christian Cox from 1280 The Zone to break down two wins (for BYU and Utah State) and a debilitating loss (for Utah). Click the video for all the reactions.
Tanner Mangum may be looking over his shoulder at tight end Remington Peck, the former defensive lineman who threw a 15-yard touchdown pass following BYU's 52-10 win over Fresno State on Senior Day in Provo.