Exactly 25 years ago, the Brigham Young Cougars were 8,473 miles from home playing a conference game against
. The Rams were an additional 293 miles from home. In Colorado State , BYU beat a Melbourne, Australia team that was tougher than their record would indicate in 1987. Colorado State
The Rams finished the season just 1-11, but seven of those losses were by less than 10 points, including a five-point loss to 10-3
. BYU would win by four. The game wasn’t really that close, but far closer than expected given the discrepancy in the two team’s win totals. Wyoming
BYU looked like the better team early on and jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Matt Bellini caught his second touchdown reception from Sean Covey to give BYU a 17-7 lead. Bellini would finish the game with 8 receptions for 91 yards.
Jet lag must have set in for the second half as both teams were scoreless in the third quarter. The Cougars awoke first in the fourth quarter and started to pull away.
Leonard Chitty kicked his second field goal of the game, and Covey ran 5-yards for a touchdown to give BYU its biggest lead of the game at 27-13.
BYU took over on
’s side of the field. The Cougars couldn’t run the clock out, but they were able to add a field goal to push the lead back to 10 with less than two minutes to play. Colorado State
Tight end Darren Handley led BYU in receiving with 8 receptions for 100 yards.
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