Tyler Allgeier Matches BYU Single-Game Rushing Touchdown Record

Oct 31, 2021, 12:39 AM

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Brigham Young Cougars running back Tyler Allgeier (25) dives across the goal line for a touchdown as BYU and Virginia play at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. (Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News)

(Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News)

PROVO, Utah — Tyler Allgeier’s dominating performance against Virginia puts him in the BYU record books. Allgeier matches the BYU record with his 5th rushing touchdown of the night in the 4th quarter. The score put the Cougars ahead 66-49.

Tyler Allgeier Matches BYU Record 5th Rushing Touchdown

Tyler Allgeier has been one of the best running backs in college football since earning the starting job in 2020. After helping BYU reach their heights in 2020, Allgeier has kept them churning in 2021. He rushed for 218 yards and three touchdowns against Utah State earlier this season. He topped that tonight against Virginia. On his fifth rushing touchdown of the night, Allgeier reached 237 yards on just 25 carries.

Five rushing touchdowns in a game has been accomplished three times before tonight. Jamaal Williams had five rushing touchdowns in his record-setting game against Kareem Hunt and Toledo in 2016.

Williams also rushed for a BYU record 286 rushing yards that game. In his Doak Walker Award winning season, Luke Staley also accomplished the feat. He ran for five touchdowns against Colorado State. In 1979, Eric Lane had five rushing touchdowns against Utah State.

It was a statement game for BYU against the Cavaliers. Virginia entered the game with the 113th ranked rushing defense. The Cougars took advantage and exploded for over 300 total yards on the ground. Allgeier is having an all-time great season for BYU.

Allgeier finished the game with 29 carries for 266 yards. BYU kept him in on the final drive for a chance to try and set the record for single-game rushing touchdowns. But then with a little under two minutes remaining, Kalani Sitake allowed Allgeier to have his curtain call and call it a night.

Dallen Graff is a KSL Sports Contributor. He is the Producer of Cougar Sports Saturday (SUBSCRIBE) on KSL NewsRadio. Follow him on Twitter.

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Tyler Allgeier Matches BYU Single-Game Rushing Touchdown Record