Taysom Hill threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores to help BYU beat UConn 35-10 on Friday night, spoiling Huskies coach Bob Diaco's debut.
The junior quarterback completed 28 of 36 passes to nine receivers without an interception. He went 17 of 20 to lead the Cougars to a 28-7 halftime advantage, and was BYU's leading rusher with 97 yards on 12 carries.
The Huskies held BYU in check for much of the second half, but had a hard time getting their own offense untracked.
Casey Cochran and Chandler Whitmer split duties and threw for a combined 284 yards.
Six BYU players - including tailback Jamaal Williams and starting cornerbacks Jordan Johnson and Robertson Daniel - missed the game after being suspended for unspecified violations of team rules.