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Highlights, key plays and photos from BYU’s 41-14 loss to Liberty

BYU was dominated by Liberty as the Cougars lost their third consecutive game.

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BYU’s Puka Nacua, left, protects the ball from Liberty’s defensive tackle Kendy Charles during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in Lynchburg, Va. (Paige Dingler/The News & Advance via AP)


Liberty 41, BYU 14

4th Quarter

10:36 — A 25-yard touchdown pass is thrown by Johnathan Bennett and the rout is on. Liberty has scored 38 unanswered . The Cougars’ defense has no answer for the Flames, which have 535 yards of offense, and BYU’s offense hasn’t scored since the first quarter. The Cougars are being dominated on both sides of the ball. Liberty 41, BYU 14.

3rd Quarter

1:56 — BYU’s defense gets a turnover as Lorenzo Fauatea forces the fumble, but the Cougars give it right back as Jaren Hall throws an interception.

6:54 — The defensive woes continue for the Cougars. Missed tackles lead to an 80-yard touchdown run for Dae Dae Hunter. Liberty had 439 yards of total offense, compared to BYU’s 203. Liberty 34, BYU 14.

9:16 — BYU could not stop the run on that drive. Liberty ran it eight times on that scoring drive, including a six-yard touchdown run on 4th and 1 by Shredo Lewis. Liberty 27, BYU 14.

2nd Quarter

0:05 — BYU goes for it on 4th down, but Chase Roberts can’t haul in Jaren Hall’s pass. Liberty drives down the field to score a field goal at the end of the half. The Flames have scored 17 unanswered points. Liberty 20, BYU 14.

5:06 — Johnathan Bennett buys enough time on 3rd and 5 to find Austin Henderson in the corner of the end zone for the touchdown and Liberty retakes the lead. The Flames are five for six on third down and have 241 yards of total offense. Liberty 17, BYU 14.

14:00 — Liberty responds with a 75-yard drive to score its first touchdown of the day. The big play on that drive was a 24-yard pass from Johnathan Bennett to Demario Douglas on 3rd and 7, setting up a 3-yard TD run by Shedro Louis. BYU 14, Liberty 10.

1st Quarter

2:41 — Jaren Hall throws a 20-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Rex. The Cougars cash in on the turnover. BYU 14, Liberty 3.

3:10 — Talan Alfrey picks off Liberty quarterback Johnathan Bennett to set BYU up at the Liberty 27-yard line.

4:14 — Jaren Hall finds Puka Nacua on the screen pass for a 46-yard touchdown on 3rd and 11. Nacua shows off his speed and finds the end zone for BYU’s first points of the game. BYU 7, Liberty 3.

7:29 — Liberty drives to the red zone, highlighted by a 40-yard pass from Johnathan Bennett to Demario Douglas, but BYU holds strong in the red zone to hold the Flames to three points. Liberty 3, BYU 0.


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