PROVO, Utah (Ticker) -- Brigham Young kept alive hopes of a 29th consecutive non-losing season as Matt Berry passed for 280 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-10 Mountain Western Conference victory over San Diego State.
Berry completed 19-of-31 passes for the Cougars (4-5, 1-3), who snapped a three-game losing streak and earned their first conference win of the season.
BYU has not finished below .500 since going 5-6 in 1973, LaVell Edwards' second season. It needs to win two of its final three games to extend that streak.
The loss ended an unlikely run for San Diego State (3-6, 3-1), which had won its first three Mountain West games following an 0-5 start.
Berry tossed a 37-yard TD pass to Jason Kukahiko to give BYU a 10-0 lead with 7:13 left in the first quarter, then found Reno Mahe for a four-yard TD that made it 26-0 with 6:51 left in the third period.
Berry capped the scoring with a with a 27-yard TD pass to Gabriel Reid early in the final period.
Adam Hall completed 26-of-46 passes for 228 yards for the Aztecs but was sacked five times. San Diego State rushed for only 18 yards on 28 carries.
Marcus Whalen rushed for 78 yards on 13 carries for the Cougars, including a four-yard TD scamper in the second quarter.