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Puka Nacua Sprints For BYU’s Third Rushing Touchdown Against Stanford

Nov 26, 2022, 11:53 PM | Updated: 11:57 pm
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BYU wide receiver Puka Nacua (Courtesy of BYU Photo)
(Courtesy of BYU Photo)

SALT LAKE CITYBYU wide receiver Puka Nacua sprinted for a 25-yard touchdown run during the Cougars’ regular season finale against the Stanford Cardinal.

The Cardinal hosted the Cougars at Stanford Stadium on Saturday, November 26.

With 12:48 remaining in the fourth quarter, Nacua took the handoff and sprinted down the field for BYU’s fifth total touchdown of the evening.

Nacua’s run gave the Cougars a 35-12 lead.

The run capped a 10-play, 87-yard drive that lasted 5:28.

After the play, Nacua had two runs for 31 yards and a touchdown. He also had three receptions for 33 yards.

Nacua entered the game with 45 catches for 592 yards and five touchdowns this season. He also had 22 rushes for 171 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.

The Cougars entered the game with a 6-5 record.

BYU’s game against Stanford is broadcast on FS1, KSLSports.com, and KSL NewsRadio.

BYU vs. Stanford

There isn’t much on the line in this game. BYU, an FBS Independent, is 6-5 and has already clinched bowl eligibility. Stanford has navigated through another disappointing season as they enter the season finale at 3-8.

But despite this game not impacting the national landscape, it could be a matchup that provides some classic “Pac-12 After Dark” entertainment.

BYU comes into the matchup as winners of their past two games against Boise State and Utah Tech. Stanford is currently on a four-game losing streak and is in danger of a second consecutive 3-9 season.

A side note to this game that should be interesting to follow is the crowd. Stanford has been known to have poor showings in attendance numbers. Last month, Stanford offered a “free trial” to get more people into the stands. Don’t be surprised if a lot of BYU fans took advantage of that offer and scooped up tickets.

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