Kyle Van Noy has returned fumbles for touchdowns each of the past two seasons while a member of the New England Patriots.

The former BYU linebacker — now in his first season with the Miami Dolphins — almost accomplished the feat again Sunday, helping set up a touchdown for Miami in the Dolphins’ eventual 28-17 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

With Los Angeles facing a 3rd-and-8 from its own 31 yard-line late in the second quarter, the Dolphins’ Shaq Lawson strip-sacked Rams quarterback Jared Goff. Van Noy picked up the loose ball at the Los Angeles 29, then weaved his way through a handful of Rams players near the sideline before finally being brought down at the 1-yard line by Malcolm Brown.

That set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Myles Gasin on the next play, giving Miami a 28-7 lead.

Van Noy had a strong day, finishing with nine tackles — including five solo stops — and a pair of pass deflections.

Miami, which had just 145 yards of total offense to 471 for Los Angeles, turned the momentum in the game by forcing four turnovers — two interceptions and two fumbles.

Former Utah safety Eric Rowe had one of those interceptions, picking off Goff on a promising Los Angeles drive less than two minutes before the Van Noy recovery. With the Rams facing a 2nd-and-9 at the Miami 27, Goff was hurried by Dolphins linebacker Jerome Baker and Goff threw a wobbly pass as Baker hit his arm. Rowe adjusted and made the interception, his first of the season.

Like Van Noy, Rowe had a standout day, finishing with seven tackles — including five solo stops — and five pass deflections. One deflection came on a fourth down and another on a third-down play in Miami territory that forced a field-goal attempt for Los Angeles.

Here’s a look at how each of the Utah ties on active rosters performed during the eighth week of the 2020 season:

Falcons 25, Panthers 17

Atlanta

  • No locals on roster

Carolina

  • No locals on active roster

Steelers 28, Ravens 24

Pittsburgh

  • No locals on roster

Baltimore

  • No locals on active roster

Bills 24, Patriots 21

Buffalo

  • Taron Johnson, CB, Weber State: Started at cornerback and had five solo tackles.
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  • Zack Moss, RB, Utah: Ran for two touchdowns, including an 8-yarder in the first quarter and a 4-yarder in the third, while rushing for a career-high 81 yards on 14 carries for a 5.8 per-carry average. Moss had a 21-yard run that set up the first touchdown, a 12-yard carry inside the New England 5 to set up a fourth-quarter touchdown and a 14-yard run on the Bills’ go-ahead field goal drive in the fourth.

New England

  • No locals on roster

Bengals 31, Titans 20

Cincinnati

  • LeShaun Sims, CB, Southern Utah: Started at cornerback and had six solo tackles.

Tennessee

  • No locals on roster

Raiders 16, Browns 6

Las Vegas

  • Devontae Booker, RB, Utah: Had five carries for 29 yards, one reception for 17 yards and recovered a Raiders fumble inside the Cleveland 5 to help set up a Las Vegas field goal with 4:27 to play to give the Raiders a 10-point lead.
  • Andre James, OT, Herriman High: Played as a reserve.
  • Nevin Lawson, CB, Utah State: Started at cornerback and tied for the team lead with five tackles, including four solo stops, and had a pass deflection on a third-down play that forced a field-goal attempt.
  • Dallin Leavitt, S, Utah State and BYU: Not active for game.

Cleveland

  • Porter Gustin, DE, Salem Hills: Had seven tackles, including two solo stops and an assisted tackle for no gain on a third-and-goal at the Cleveland 1 that led to a field goal.
  • Sione Takitaki, LB, BYU: Had three tackles, including a solo stop and a special teams solo tackle.

Colts 41, Lions 21

Indianapolis

  • Julian Blackmon, FS, Utah and Layton High: Started at free safety and had four tackles, including three solo stops.
  • Noah Togiai, TE, Hunter High: Not active for game.

Detroit

  • Miles Killebrew, S, Southern Utah: Blocked a punt that led to a Lions touchdown two plays later and had a special teams solo tackle. 
  • John Penisini, DL, Utah, Snow College and West Jordan High: Started on the defensive line and had two tackles, including a solo stop and a tackle for loss.

Vikings 28, Packers 22

Minnesota

  • No locals on roster

Green Bay

  • Jordan Love, QB, Utah State: Not active for game.
  • Jamaal Williams, RB, BYU: Started at running back and scored on a 2-point conversion in the fourth quarter while adding 75 rushing yards on 16 carries — a 4.7 per-carry average — and 27 receiving yards on six catches. He had 39 rushing yards on the Packers’ game-opening touchdown drive.

Chiefs 35, Jets 9

Kansas City

  • Marcus Kemp, WR, Layton High: Played as a reserve.
  • Daniel Sorensen, S, BYU: Started at strong safety and forced a fumble that Kansas City recovered in Jets territory while also leading the Chiefs with nine tackles, including eight solo stops and a third-down tackle short of the line to gain.
  • Darwin Thompson, RB, Utah State: Had four carries for 3 yards and was targeted once.

New York

  • Javelin Guidry, DB, Utah: Played as a reserve.
  • Harvey Langi, LB, BYU, Utah and Bingham High: Played as a reserve.

Dolphins 28, Rams 17

Miami

  • Eric Rowe, S, Utah: Started at safety and intercepted a second-quarter pass, stopping a promising Rams drive in Miami territory. He also had seven tackles, including five solo stops, and five pass defections, including one on a fourth-down play and another on a third down in Dolphins territory that forced a field-goal attempt.
  • Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU: Started at linebacker and had nine tackles, including five solo stops, and added two pass deflections and a fumble recovery he returned 28 yards to the Los Angeles 1, setting up a short touchdown.

Los Angeles

  • No locals on active roster

Broncos 31, Chargers 30

Denver

  • Garett Bolles, OT, Utah, Snow College and Westlake High: Started at left tackle.
  • Tim Patrick, WR, Utah: Not active for game with a hamstring injury.

Los Angeles

  • Michael Davis, CB, BYU: Started at cornerback and had three solo tackle and a pass deflection.
  • Alohi Gilman, S, Orem High: Played as a reserve.
  • Sam Tevi, OT, Utah: Started at left tackle.
  • Nick Vigil, LB, Utah State and Fremont High: Had two tackles, including a solo stop and an assisted special teams tackle.

Saints 26, Bears 23

New Orleans

  • Kaden Elliss, LB, Judge Memorial High: Had an assisted special teams tackle.
  • Taysom Hill, QB, BYU: Had a season-high in rushing yards (five carries for 35 yards) and receiving yards (two catches for 30 yards), while scoring on a 20-yard pass from Drew Brees with just under 10 minutes to play to give the Saints a 23-13 lead. He also had 9-yard run to convert a third down on a field goal drive.
  • Marcus Williams, FS, Utah: Started at free safety and had four tackles, including two solo stops.

Chicago

  • Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah: Started at cornerback and had three solo tackles, including two on third-down plays short of the line to gain in Chicago territory — one led to a Saints field goal, the other to a fourth-down stop by the Bears on the next play.
  • Patrick Scales, S, Utah State and Weber High: Played nine special teams snaps.

Seahawks 37, 49ers 27

Seattle

  • Cody Barton, LB, Utah and Brighton High: Forced a fumble on a kickoff return that was recovered by Seattle and led to a Seahawks touchdown and had two solo special teams tackles.
  • Bryan Mone, DT, Highland High: Played as a reserve.
  • Bobby Wagner, MLB, Utah State: Started at middle linebacker and had two sacks for a loss of 19 yards — both coming on third-down plays. He added 11 tackles, including six solo stops, three tackles for loss and four quarterback hurries.

San Francisco

  • Fred Warner, LB, BYU: Started at Mike linebacker and had four tackles, including three solo stops and a tackle for loss on a second-and-goal play from the 1, to go with a quarterback hurry.
  • Mitch Wishnowsky, P, Utah: Punted four times for a 50.5-yard average, one inside the 20 and a long of 56 while also serving as the team’s holder and kickoff specialist.

Eagles 23, Cowboys 9

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Philadelphia

  • Sua Opeta, OG, Weber State and Stansbury High: Played as a reserve.

Dallas

  • Bradlee Anae, DE, Utah: Played as a reserve.
  • Francis Bernard, LB, Utah, BYU and Herriman High: Had an assisted special teams tackle.
  • Dalton Schultz, TE, Bingham High: Started at tight end and caught six passes on eight targets for 53 yards, including a 15-yard reception to convert a fourth-and-4 play.

Buccaneers 25, Giants 23

Tampa Bay

  • No locals on roster

New York

  • Jackson Barton, OT, Utah and Brighton High: Not active for game.
  • Kyler Fackrell, LB, Utah State: Started at outside linebacker and had an assisted tackle and a pass deflection.
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