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PROVO -- BYU met FCS foe Idaho State at Lavell Edwards Stadium and made sure they didn't slip up to a Big Sky opponent.
Early off the Bengals started moving the ball, thanks to penalties, but couldn't make too much happen. They were forced to punt and BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy figured a few minutes had already passed so it was time for him to make a big play. Van Noy blocked a punt and gave the O great field position.
"Van Noy is the future of linebacking. He will be a 250LB NFL outside backer one day. Blocking punts. . . Child please," tweeted JanandGunther from 1280 The Zone.
On the very next play Nelson hit Ross Apo for a 15 yard TD. That was Apo's first TD since the Utah game on September 17.
"Well, that didn't take long. BYU 7, ISU 0 after Kyle Van Noy blocks a punt, Ross Apo catches 15-yard TD from Riley Nelson," tweeted the Salt Lake Tribune's Jay Drew.
Idaho State moved the ball on a long drive and got three points on the board, but BYU rolled the rest of the way. The defense was solid and it seemed everyone scored a touchdown on offense in the first half.
"First half TDs for BYU by Nelson, Alisa, Di Luigi, Hoffman and Apo," tweeted BYU athletics.
BYU started the second half from their own one-yard line after a fumbled snap, but that didn't matter to the O.
"Nelson to Hoffman ... 8 yard loft pass ... TD ... 99 yd drive," tweeted KSL NewsRadio's Andrew Adams.
After that BYU pulled Nelson to get him rested up for a big game in Dallas next week and brought in once starter, Jake heaps.
"Jake Heaps got a great ovation coming into the game up 42-3," tweeted 1320's Tony Parks.
Heaps had some struggles including an interception, but he also made some good decisions.
"Despite a couple of bad throws, including an INT, Heaps hasn't looked *that* bad: 7-9, 57 yards," tweeted ksl.com's Graydon Johns.
Heaps stayed in for the remainder of the game and Josh Quezada added another TD late in the game giving the Cougars a 56 -3 win. Looks like an impressive win, but BYU seems to be quick to remember that Idaho State is an FCS team and playing TCU next week at Jerry's World is going to be a much tougher challenge.