Flashback: Brigham Young Cougars 35, San Diego State Aztecs 28 (1994)

Exactly 16 years ago, November 10, 1994, the Brigham Young Cougars played the San Diego State Aztecs in another one of their classic WAC barn burners.

Although the final score was close enough to keep the outcome in doubt until the end, the BYU defense dominated the stat sheet. San Diego State had a measly 19 yards rushing on 32 carries. The Cougar D sacked Aztec quarterback Billy Blanton five times. For the game, San Diego State converted only 2 of 14 third downs.

While the defense was dominating, BYU built a 35-14 fourth quarter lead. Despite being limited to 25 yards rushing for the game, Jamal Willis went over 1,000 yards rushing for the season. The Aztecs were able to contain Willis, but they had no answer for Hema Heimuli. He carried the ball 17 times for 115 yards, and ran for BYU’s first and last touchdowns. He also caught a touchdown pass. John Walsh added 392 yards through the air and two TD passes, as the offense piled up 505 yards of total offense.

San Diego State managed to score two fourth quarter touchdowns to pull within one score with four minutes to play, but BYU held on for the win. This was the fourth consecutive BYU-SDSU game decided by a touchdown or less.

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