PROVO, UTAH — Christian Ponder threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Florida State beat No. 7 Brigham Young, 54-28, Saturday, ending the Cougars' 18-game home winning streak and probably any hopes they had of a BCS berth.
Florida State (2-1) was too fast for Brigham Young (2-1) and avoided its first 1-2 start in 20 years.
Three weeks after upsetting Oklahoma in the season opener, Brigham Young's Bowl Championship Series aspirations faded a little bit on each drive by the Seminoles.
The Seminoles pounced for 10 points in the final 24 seconds of the second quarter and added two touchdowns in the third, running away in the Cougars' home opener.
Ponder was 21 for 26 passing for 195 yards, and Ty Jones ran for 108 yards and a touchdown.
Max Hall completed 20 of 31 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns for Brigham Young but also had three passes intercepted.