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Defense Shines, Offense Slogs as BYU Beats Sam Houston in Season Opener

BYU’s offense put up a lackluster performance, but the defense owned the day as BYU opened the Big 12 era with a 14-0 win over newly minted FBS team Sam Houston.

After scoring a TD on its opening drive, BYU’s offense didn’t score again until early in the fourth quarter. Fortunately, BYU’s new-look defense under Jay Hill was up to the task and wasn’t threatened by the Bearkats the entire night.

Cornerback Jakob Robinson had two interceptions, including one in the endzone after an ill-fated fake punt by BYU gifted SHSU starting position in the redzone, and BYU held SHSU to 185 total yards.