Originally written on Blue Cougar Football  |  Last updated 11/5/14
On this date, 14 years ago, the Brigham Young Cougars survived a shootout with San Jose State. They couldn’t have done it, however, without running back Ronney Jenkins tying the school record for most touchdowns scored in a single game. BYU controlled the game, but could never put away the pesky Spartans. BYU won the total offense battle by more than 200 yards, 577 to 370, including limiting San Jose State to just 51 rushing yards. San Jose State did all their scoring in the second and fourth quarters. What looked like a game that BYU controlled going into the fourth quarter turned into a barn burner. The Cougars needed every one of Jenkins’ 250 rushing and 25 receiving yards and all five of his touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving). The 250 rushing yards still stands as the second highest single game total in BYU history (Eldon Fortie had 272 in 1962 versus George Washington). Jenkins’ 275 all-purpose yards were the fourth most in BYU history, at the time, and is currently the s...
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