Cougars Muff Snap, Go Three-And-Out Following Big Defensive Stop

Sep 7, 2019, 6:15 PM
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Brigham Young Cougars wide receiver Aleva Hifo (15) runs with the ball during a college football game between the Brigham Young Cougars and Arizona Wildcats on September 01, 2018, at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ. BYU defeated Arizona 28-23. (Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – The BYU Cougars couldn’t capitalize on a big defensive stop as they immediately went three-and-out on following offensive possession including a muffed snap on third down.

The Cougars had the ball on their own side of the field in the second quarter but had to punt on fourth down following a muffed snap on third down.

The ball was snapped by BYU center, James Empey as wide receiver, Aleva Hifo was coming across the backfield in motion. The ball deflected off Hifo and never made it safely into the hands of quarterback, Zach Wilson.

Prior to the BYU offensive drive, the Cougars stopped the Vols on fourth down to get the ball back via turnover on downs.

The Volunteers held a 7-3 lead over the Cougars in the second quarter of play when the muffed snap occurred.

The Cougars are playing the Vols at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The game can be heard on KSL NewsRadio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM. The game is also available on ESPN.

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