Cougar Snapshots: BYU vs. UW

If there was a theme to Saturday's season opener against the Washington Huskies, it was quarterbacks. The same day that BYU honored a group of past Cougar quarterback legends - including current Washington coach Steve Sarkisian - the school also faced one of the nation's most high-profile quarterbacks in Jake Locker and even turned the reins over to not one, but two new Cougar signal callers.

In his first start at BYU, Riley Nelson completed 11-of-17 passes for 131 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Playing Division I football for the first time, Jake Heaps completed 13-of-23 passes. Like Nelson, he threw for exactly 131 yards, and he didn't turn the ball over either.

Husky quarterback Jake Locker came into the game with a lot of national attention.

Matt Reynolds and his cohorts along the offensive line gave both Cougar quarterbacks outstanding pass protection, preventing Washington from recording a single sack.

Cornerback Brian Logan made some big plays, including a key pass-breakup in the end zone on one of Washington's fourth-down attempts late in the game.

McKay Jacobson runs for more yards after the catch.

Richard Wilson scurries down the sideline after making a grab.

J.J. Di Luigi catches a pass and makes an effort to leap into the end zone, coming up a bit short.

Jordan Pendleton keeps his eyes on Jake Locker and the Husky offense.

O'Neill Chambers works to get more yards down the field.

Jake Heaps scrambles for six yards.

Riley Nelson rushed eight times for 45 yards against Washington.

BYU's defense did a good job of containing Jake Locker, holding him to just 29 yards on 11 carries.

J.J. Di Luigi scores the go-ahead touchdown, a 48-yard reception from Riley Nelson.

Jake Heaps and Riley Nelson celebrate BYU's first touchdown.

Though he was coaching the opposition, Steve Sarkisian was honored by BYU on Saturday for his playing days with the Cougars.

Past Cougar quarterbacks Virgil Carter, Gifford Nielsen, Marc Wilson, Jim McMahon, Steve Young, Robbie Bosco and Ty Detmer were also honored on Saturday.


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