Provo, UT (SportsNetwork.com) – Taysom Hill accounted for three touchdowns and
special teams played a pivotal role in No. 21 BYU’s 41-33 win over Virginia on
Hill, one of the most dangerous multi-purpose threats in the nation, picked up
187 yards and two touchdowns through the air and another 72 yards and a score
on the ground. The junior QB has done it all for the unbeaten Cougars (4-0),
putting himself in the early conversation for the Heisman Trophy if they
continue to win.
Hill has 13 total touchdowns — six passing and seven rushing — in four
Jamaal Williams carried 13 times for 68 yards and a touchdown, and Adam
Hine had the first kickoff return touchdown of his career in the fourth
quarter to help put the game away.
BYU punter Scott Arellano also had a tremendous game, punting five times for
an average of 55 yards. Four of his five punts landed inside the 20.
Greyson Lambert passed for 188 yards and an interception before leaving the
game in the third quarter following a big hit. Matt Johns came in and played
well, completing 14-of-23 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown, but Virginia’s
comeback effort fell short when BYU recovered an onsides kick with less than
two minutes left in the game.
The Cavaliers (2-2) fell to 3-19 on the road against ranked foes since 2000.