College Football
Brigham Young 38, Oregon State 28
When: 4:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 15, 2011
Where: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Oregon
Temperature: 63°
Head Official: Reggie Smith
Attendance: 42584

Riley Nelson passed for three touchdowns and Brigham Young posted its fourth straight victory by beating host Oregon State 38-28 on Saturday.

Nelson has excelled since replacing Jake Heaps as the starter and all three of his scoring tosses came in the second half as the Cougars (5-2) pulled away from the Beavers (1-5) with 24 second-half points.

BYU rolled up a season-best 282 rushing yards as part of a 499-yard attack and its defense forced four Oregon State turnovers.

Nelson threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Cody Hoffman to put the Cougars ahead for good, 21-14, less than four minutes into the second half.

Oregon State pulled within 24-21 on Sean Mannion’s 59-yard bomb to Brandin Cooks late in the third quarter but Nelson responded by throwing fourth-quarter scoring passes of 2 yards to JD Falslev and 8 yards to Kaneakua Friel.

Nelson passed for 217 yards and rushed for 87 more. Hoffman had nine receptions for 162 yards.

BYU jumped out to a 14-0 lead on Michael Alisa’s 10-yard scoring run in the opening quarter and JJ DiLuigi’s 3-yard scamper with 9:23 left in the half.

Oregon State got on the board when Mannion scored from 1 yard out with 3:51 left in the half and tied the game when Jordan Poyer intercepted Nelson’s pass and returned it 51 yards for a score with 1:18 left.

Jovan Stevenson scored Oregon State’s final touchdown on a 2-yard run with 23 seconds left.

Mannion passed for 306 yards but was intercepted twice.
Top Game Performances
Brigham Young   Oregon State
Riley Nelson Player Malcolm Agnew
12 Attempts 10
87 Yards 49
7.2 Avg Yards 4.9
0 Touchdowns 0
0 Long 0
Brigham Young   Oregon State
Cody Hoffman Player Markus Wheaton
9 Receptions 8
162 Yards 104
18.0 Avg Yards 13.0
1 Touchdowns 0
0 Long 0
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Brigham Young 499 282 217 5 1 2 1.0 2
Oregon State 365 59 306 3 0 1 2.0 2