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Alfrey Interception Leads BYU TD Against Liberty On Hall-Rex Connection

Oct 22, 2022, 2:19 PM
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BYU tight end Isaac Rex (Courtesy of BYU Photo)
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SALT LAKE CITY – BYU’s Talan Alfrey snagged an interception to set up a touchdown pass from Jaren Hall to Issac Rex during the Cougars’ game against the Liberty Flames.

The Flames hosted the Cougars at Williams Stadium in Lynchburg, Virginia on Saturday, October 22.

With 3:24 left in the first quarter, Alfrey pulled in an easy pick on a pass by Flames quarterback Johnathan Bennett. The BYU defensive back returned the ball about 20 yards to the Liberty 27-yard line. It was Alfrey’s first career interception.

Two plays after the pick, Hall hit Rex for 20 yards and the Cougars’ second trip into the end zone.

The Hall to Rex connection stretched BYU’s lead to 14-3.

After the score, Hall was 5/7 passing for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Rex had two catches for 38 yards and a touchdown.

Hall entered the matchup having thrown for 1,914 yards, 17 touchdowns, and three interceptions with a 67.7 percent completion rate this season. Rex arrived in Virginia with 12 catches for 137 yards and two touchdowns. Before the pick, Alfrey had 22 total tackles, 11 solo tackles, and one pass breakup in 2022.

BYU’s game against Liberty is broadcast on ESPNU and KSL NewsRadio.

BYU vs. Liberty

A game that is important for both teams for different reasons.

BYU is facing much scrutiny for how poorly the defense played last week. After losing two winnable games, will they get their season back on track?

For Liberty, today’s game is a Super Bowl for the Flames. They are walking into the vision once set by Jerry Falwell Sr. 50 years ago when he established the university in Lynchburg, Virginia.

BYU is 4-3 overall on the season, while Liberty is already bowl-eligible with a 6-1 record.

Game Notes

  • Third time in BYU football history that the Cougars are playing a game in Virginia (2000 & 2013 at Virginia).
  • BYU leads the all-time series against Liberty, 1-0. The previous meeting was in 2019 in Provo (BYU 31, Liberty 24)
  • ESPN’s Rece Davis picked Liberty as his “Superdog” pick against BYU.
  • Beautiful weather conditions are expected at Williams Stadium. The forecast calls for a high of 71 degrees and sunny.
  • Today is Liberty’s first-ever sold-out home football game.
  • Both teams are playing out their final seasons as FBS Independents. For BYU, the Cougars are moving on to the Big 12 Conference. While Liberty will begin play in Conference USA next season.

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