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BYU’s Jake Retzlaff, JoJo Phillips Connect For First Career Touchdowns

Nov 11, 2023, 8:54 PM | Updated: Nov 13, 2023, 3:30 pm

PROVOBYU quarterback Jake Retzlaff found JoJo Phillips in the end zone for each of their first career touchdowns during the Cougars’ game against the Iowa State Cyclones.

Retzlaff, Phillips Score Against Iowa State

The Cougars hosted the Cyclones at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah on Friday, September 29.

RELATED: How To Watch BYU Football Versus Iowa State Cyclones

With 8:47 remaining in the opening quarter, Retzlaff hit Phillips with a five-yard strike for the Cougars’ first points of the night.

It was both Retzlaff and Phillips’ first career touchdowns. The score cut Iowa State’s lead to 10-7.

The touchdown capped a seven-play, 75-yard drive that took 2:47.

After the touchdown, Phillips had one reception for five yards and a touchdown. Retzlaff was 1/2 passing for five yards, one touchdown, and an interception.

The signal-caller from Corona, California came into the game having thrown for 210 yards this season.

BYU’s game against Iowa State is broadcast on ESPNKSL NewsRadio (102.7 FM & 1160 AM, and KSLSports.com.

Iowa State vs. BYU

Both teams entered the contest with 5-4 records. However, the Cyclones are 4-3 in Big 12 Conference games. BYU sits at 2-4 in league play.

BYU came into the game on a two-game skid after losing at Texas and West Virginia. The Cougars beat the Texas Tech Raiders in their last home game, which was also their last victory.

Iowa State arrived in Provo coming off of a loss to No. 21 Kansas. Prior to the loss, the Cyclones had won three games in a row.

Series History

The Cougars and Cyclones had played four times previously. Iowa State owns a 4-0 lead in the series, including 2-0 in Provo.

BYU and Iowa State first played in 1968 when the Cyclones defeated the Cougars by a score of 28-0.

The Cougars lost to the Cyclones again in the following season. After a break, BYU and Iowa State played again from 1973-74. In their last meeting, the Cyclones beat the Cougars, 34-7, in 1974.

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. He’s also co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on X/Twitter (@kyleireland), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl), and Threads (@kyleirelandksl).

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BYU’s Jake Retzlaff, JoJo Phillips Connect For First Career Touchdowns