Box Score Oct. 25, 2014
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BOISE, Idaho (AP)
- Grant Hedrick
threw for a career-high 410 yards and had four touchdowns passes in Boise State's 55-30 victory over BYU on Friday night.
Hedrick was 24 of 31 with one interception and also ran for a touchdown in the Broncos' highest-scoring game of the season.
Boise State (6-2) had the highest points total against BYU since Tulsa handed the Cougars a 55-47 loss in 2007. BYU (4-4) has lost four straight for the first time since 2010.
Jay Ajayi ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns. He's the first rusher to top 100 yards this season against the Cougars, who entered the game holding opponents to an average of 97 yards rushing. The Broncos finished with 227 yards rushing.
Hedrick gave Boise State a 10-0 lead on a 12-yard run with 5:33 left in the first quarter, capping a 10-play, 76-yard drive. After Dan Goodale added his second field goal, Hedrick found Thomas Sperlock for a 78-yard pass play to make it 20-0 early in the second quarter.
BYU, held without a first down on its first three possessions, got its offense on track when running back Jamaal Williams returned to the backfield. Williams, hampered by a sprained left ankle sprain for the past month, capped a 13-play, 65-yard drive with a 17-yard touchdown run.
The teams traded big scoring plays less than 90 seconds later.
Boise State made it 27-7 when Hedrick hit Shane Williams-Rhodes with a 49-yard scoring strike. BYU countered on the next play from scrimmage with Christian Stewart's 81-yard touchdown pass to Colby Pearson.
Ajayi finished off a nine-play, 77-yard drive with a 3-yard run with 3:39 left in the half.
After Logan Taele tackled Ajayi in the end zone for a safety, Boise State capitalized on Darian Thompson's interception, with Hedrick hitting Troy Ware for a 19-yard touchdown pass to make it 41-16.
In the second half, BYU's Fred Warner returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown.
Hedrick threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Jake Roh in the third, and Ajayi scored on a 2-yard run in the fourth. BYU finished the scoring with Stewart's 2-yard run.