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Isaac Rex Breaks Touchdown Record For BYU Tight Ends

Nov 11, 2023, 10:28 PM | Updated: Nov 16, 2023, 9:43 am

PROVOBYU tight end Isaac Rex broke the program record for the most touchdown receptions by a tight end during the Cougars’ game against the Iowa State Cyclones.

Issac Rex breaks BYU record

The Cougars hosted the Cyclones at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah on Saturday, November 11.

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With 10:05 left in the third quarter, BYU ran a trick play that resulted in wide receiver Parker Kingston, who played quarterback in high school, hitting Rex for a 26-yard touchdown.

Rex’s touchdown cut Iowa State’s lead to 31-13. It also gave the junior 23 career touchdown catches, surpassing Gordon Hudson’s previous record with Rex at 22 scores by a BYU tight end.

The score capped a seven-play, 65-yard drive that took 3:31.

After the touchdown, Kingston was 1/1 passing for 26 yards and a touchdown. Rex had three receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown.

Rex entered the game with 26 catches for 333 yards and a touchdown this season. During his BYU career, Rex had 22 touchdowns and 1,296 yards before the Iowa State game.

Kingston entered the contest with 18 catches for 211 yards and a touchdown.

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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