BYU added two touchdowns to build a 17-3 lead. The first touchdown was a 1-yard run by Mike Salido and the second was a 25-yard scramble by quarterback Bob Jensen.
BYU would score six touchdowns in this game, and they all came on the ground.
Utah State was able to add a second field goal before the half came to a close, thus making it 17-6 at the break.
Following the break, the Cougars were a little slow to get back to full speed. Jensen added another score on the ground on a 4-yard run. The Aggies countered with an 8-yard touchdown pass, but failed to make it a 10-point game on the two-point conversion attempt.
At the end of three, it was BYU 24, Utah State 12. Essentially, the only difference in the game was the second quarter. The Cougars and Aggies had matched scores in the first and the third.
Just as the scoring for each team matched in the opening quarters of each half, so would the closing quarters. As they did in the second quarter, the Cougars got two rushing touchdowns to start the fourth quarter--Salido 7 yards, Peter Tuipulotu 22 yards.
That put BYU up 38-12, but the Aggies were not giving up. Utah State answered with a touchdown, but another failed two-point conversion attempt. That left the lead at 20, but that wasn't going to satisfy BYU.
Alema Harrington scored from five yards out to finish the scoring for BYU. Utah State got one more garbage score to make the final 45-24.
In a true team effort, BYU had 312 passing yards for the game and 182 rushing. No receiver had more than 81 yards, and no running back had more than 67.
Utah State was limited to just 68 rushing yards, and converted just one of 16 third downs. Meanwhile, BYU was 7 of 10 on third down conversions. Both schools registered two sacks.
It was BYU's fifth consecutive win in the series.