Stewart's 3 TD passes leads BYU over UNLV 42-23
PROVO, Utah (AP) Christian Stewart threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns to lead BYU to a 42-23 victory over UNLV on Saturday night.
BYU lead 21-13 at the break before Stewart threw touchdown strikes to Devin Mahina, Paul Lasike, and Mitch Mathews, stretching the Cougars' lead to 42-23 late in the third quarter.
Lasike ran for two touchdowns in the second quarter, and led BYU (6-4) with 70 yards rushing.
Jared Lebowitz threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Devonte Boyd to pull UNLV within 35-23 late in the third quarter. The Cougars answered on their ensuing drive when Stewart connected with Mathews for an 8-yard score to cap a 2-play drive.
Shaquille Murray-Lawrence ran for a 68-yard touchdown, and Jonathan Leiva kicked a 21-yard field goal to put the Rebels within one, 14-13, with 3:00 left in the first half.
Murray-Lawrence ran for 143 yards to lead UNLV (2-9).