Love tosses 4 TD passes; Utah State beats BYU again, 45-20

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jordan Love threw for a career-high four touchdowns and ran for another and Utah State beat BYU 45-20 Friday night, the Aggies‘ first back-to-back wins in the 88-game series since 1973-74.

The Aggies, who opened their season with a 38-31 loss at then-No. 11 Michigan State, are 4-1 for the first time since 2012 and have scored 30-plus points in their first five games for the first time.

The Aggies won 40-24 last season with the Cougars committing seven turnovers. Friday night, Utah State scored first on Tipa Galeai’s 56-yard interception return and went up 21-0 on Love’s 6-yard score to Ron’quavion Tarver six plays after a BYU fumble. Another BYU fumble led to a fourth-quarter touchdown.

Love threw for only 165 yards on 18-of-28 passing with his four TD passes going for 6 yards or less. His second TD pass to Tarver, a 4-yarder with 4:55 remaining in the third quarter, made it 35-7.

Darwin Thompson rushed for 109 yards on 17 carries.

BYU (3-3) had only 39 yards on the ground. Tanner Mangum was 27-of-46 passing for 270 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.