PROVO, Utah -- Riley Nelson passed for 215 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 62 yards and another TD to lead BYU to a 56-3 victory over Idaho State on Saturday.
Nelson completed 11 of 17 passes, including scoring throws of 15, 7 and 19 yards. The latter two went to Cody Hoffman, who had five catches for 71 yards.
Nelson's 16-yard scoring run in the second quarter put BYU (6-2) ahead 28-3 and was one of four rushing touchdowns for the Cougars. Michael Alisa added 66 yards on eight carries, including a 42-yard touchdown run, as BYU ran for 290 yards and had 572 yards of total offense.
Idaho State (2-6) has now lost 16 straight games to FBS opponents. Kevin Yost completed 26 of 46 passes for 174 yards for the Bengals. Roderick Rumble had 10 catches for 88 yards.