Stewart's 3 TD passes leads BYU over UNLV 42-23

PROVO, Utah (AP) Christian Stewart threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns to lead BYU to a 42-23 victory over UNLV on Saturday night.

BYU lead 21-13 at the break before Stewart threw touchdown strikes to Devin Mahina, Paul Lasike, and Mitch Mathews, stretching the Cougars' lead to 42-23 late in the third quarter.

Lasike ran for two touchdowns in the second quarter, and led BYU (6-4) with 70 yards rushing.

Jared Lebowitz threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Devonte Boyd to pull UNLV within 35-23 late in the third quarter. The Cougars answered on their ensuing drive when Stewart connected with Mathews for an 8-yard score to cap a 2-play drive.

Shaquille Murray-Lawrence ran for a 68-yard touchdown, and Jonathan Leiva kicked a 21-yard field goal to put the Rebels within one, 14-13, with 3:00 left in the first half.

Murray-Lawrence ran for 143 yards to lead UNLV (2-9).

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