College Football

BYU Cougars (8-5)

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Injuries force BYU to bring back former QB for spring

PROVO, Utah (AP) Christian Stewart was bored finishing out his final semester of school when the phone rang this week. The former BYU quarterback had his eyes on his future job and his mind on his fiancee when Stewart's old position coach asked him about suiting up again.

The Cougars were extremely short-handed at quarterback for spring practices due to injuries when Jason Beck had the idea of bringing Stewart back. He started eight games in 2014 after Taysom Hill broke his leg in the fifth game of the season, so Stewart was only months removed from his playing career. Beck called to gauge Stewart's interest then checked with the other coaches and the school's compliance staff. The phone rang again and Beck told Stewart to come in.

"I was kind of in shock," Stewart said Wednesday. "I didn't think it was something that was possible. It was something I'd love to do. I love football. School is no fun just going to school. I felt like I was missing a big part of my life. I was happy to jump at the opportunity."

Passing Yards: C. Stewart2621
Passing TDs: C. Stewart25
Rushing Yards: J. Williams518
Rushing TDs: T. Hill8
Receiving Yards: M. Mathews922
Receiving TDs: M. Mathews9
Interceptions: A. Fua2
Schedule 2015
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/5 at Nebraska TBA
9/12 vs. 16 Boise State TBA
9/19 at 10 UCLA TBA
9/26 at Michigan TBA
10/2 vs. Connecticut TBA
10/10 vs. East Carolina TBA
10/17 vs. Cincinnati TBA
11/7 at San Jose State TBA
11/14 at 14 Missouri TBA
11/21 vs. Fresno State TBA
11/28 at Utah State TBA
Independents (FBS)
  Conference Overall
Brigham Young -- 8-5
Notre Dame -- 8-5
Navy -- 8-5
Army -- 4-8
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5986 (26)
Passing Yards: 3623 (24)
Rushing Yards: 2363 (49)
Points per game: 37.1 (15)
Yards per game: 460.5 (27)
Touchdowns: 60 (17)
Field Goals: 12 (83)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5091 (58)
Passing Yards: 3506 (105)
Rushing Yards: 1585 (16)
Points per game: 27.5 (66)
Yards per game: 391.6 (52)
Touchdowns: 44 (79)
Field Goals: 17 (92)
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