BYU vs. Middle Tennessee score: Cougars lead at halftime, 23-10

The BYU Cougars lead the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, 23-10, after the first half of Friday night's non-conference battle at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah.

BYU quarterback Taysom Hill has run all over Middle Tennessee's defense so far. The Cougars took an early 7-3 lead on a 12-yard touchdown rush from Hill, and then went ahead once again, 16-10, in the second quarter on a 50-yard Hill scamper to the end zone.

With just 15 seconds remaining before halftime, Michael Alisa went untouched on a 2-yard touchdown run up the middle to give the Cougars a 23-10 lead.

Even though the Cougars lead by 13, the game could essentially be over if they just took better care of the football. Two costly fumbles in the red zone prevented BYU from blowing the game wide open in the second quarter. They clearly looked like the more complete team in the first half, and unless MTSU makes some changes in a hurry, this one will likely be over midway through the second half.

More from SB Nation:

Your full Week 5 TV schedule guide

Advanced stats pick the winner of every game

LSU vs. Georgia and the revenge of the SEC offense

EA canceling CFB games, dropping out of O’Bannon

Longform: Inside Chip Kelly’s offense at New Hampshire

Today’s college football news headlines

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.