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UMass wins a game on the road, hands BYU its 9th loss, 16-10

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UMass wins a game on the road, hands BYU its 9th loss, 16-10

PROVO, Utah - Andrew Ford fired a 40-yard touchdown pass to Andy Isabella and Logan Laurent kicked three field goals to stake UMass to a 16-0 lead at BYU and the Minutemen held on to post a 16-10 victory Saturday - earning a fourth win for the first time as an FBS school.

UMass (4-7) started playing FBS football in 2012 and never won more than three games nor won a road game against a team outside of the Mid-American Conference.

The victory ended both streaks.

The loss gives BYU nine losses for the third time in school history, matching 1949 and 1955. The Cougars have one game remaining next week in Honolulu against Hawaii with the prospect of their first 10-loss season looming.

Rhett Almond got BYU on the board with a 40-yard field goal with 1:35 left in the third quarter and Joe Critchlow hit Matt Bushman with a 6-yard TD pass in the final minute.

Critchlow was 21 of 45 passing for 257 yards, but the Cougars managed just 42 net rushing yards.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Brigham Young routs UMass, 51-9

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Brigham Young routs UMass, 51-9

PROVO, Utah -- KJ Hall ran for 101 yards and a score and Brigham Young ran away from Massachusetts in the second half en route to a 51-9 win on Saturday.

Andrew Ford threw a 70-yard touchdown to Bernard Davis near the end of the first quarter to put the Minutemen (2-9) on top 6-0. Brigham Young (7-4) responded with a 10-play, 75-yard drive capped by Hill's 11-yard run to go up a point.

Logan Laurent then made a 44-yard field goal which was set up by Isaiah Rodgers' 51-yard kickoff return to BYU's 48-yard line. The Cougars used a 13-play, 86-yard drive that ended with Harvey Langi's 5-yard run for a 14-9 halftime lead.

After intermission BYU scored on its first three offensive drives and got a defensive score when Francis Bernard picked off Ford and raced 39 yards.

Ford threw for 288 yards and had two interceptions.

BYU outrushed UMass 240-47.