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Puka Nacua Snags First BYU Touchdown In Loss To Baylor

Oct 16, 2021, 5:19 PM
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BYU wide receiver Puka Nacua (Courtesy of BYU Photo)
(Courtesy of BYU Photo)

WACO, Texas – Wide receiver Puka Nacua hauled in his first touchdown catch as a BYU player late in the Cougars’ loss to the Baylor Bears.

The Bears hosted the No. 19 Cougars at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas on Saturday, October 16.

With 1:51 left in the fourth quarter, BYU quarterback Jaren Hall connected with Nacua for a 16-yard touchdown.

Nacua’s touchdown grab cut the Bears’ lead to 38-24.

The play capped a seven-play, 75-yard drive that lasted 2:04.

Nacua finished the game with five receptions for a career-high 168 yards and a touchdown. He also had one carry for nine yards.

Hall ended the contest 22/31 passing for a career-high 342 yards and one touchdown.

Baylor held on to beat BYU by the 14-point margin.

With the loss, the Cougars fell to a 5-2 record in 2021.

BYU’s next game is on the road against the Washington State Cougars on Saturday, October 23. Kickoff time for the game has yet to be announced. The game will be broadcast on FS1 and KSL NewsRadio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM.

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