With just over a minute left to play in the first quarter Saturday, quarterback Tyler Huntley aired out a deep pass to a wide open Bryan Thompson streaking down the field. It was a signal that Thompson was finally ready to compete at a high level.
The Utah Utes wrapped up nonconference play Saturday with a 31-0 win over the visiting Idaho State Bengals. The win gave Utah the boost it needed to, again, move up in the national rankings ahead of a difficult conference slate that starts with USC on the road.
The week didn’t feature any ranked teams going up against each other, but there was still chaos to be had, including Maryland and USC spending only one week in the Top 25 after dropping their third game of the season.
The former BYU quarterback ran for 8 yards on a pair of carries, and caught a 9-yard touchdown pass during a pivotal stretch in the second half as New Orleans turned a 21-10 deficit into a 30-28 victory over the Houston Texans.
In 2015, Dennis Erickson returned to the state of Florida on a recruiting assignment. His pitch? Move 2,500 miles west to a place few in Florida knew anything about and be a part of something special on the football field.
Kyle Van Noy — the former BYU linebacker, noted “Brigham” supporter and only local product playing on Sunday Night Football in Week 1 — was a late scratch for the New England Patriots, but not due to injury.