Cougars set new records against Texas


Signature win

BYU had lost six straight games against teams ranked in the top 25 prior to beating No. 15 Texas on Saturday. BYU’s last win against an opponent ranked in the top 15 was against Oklahoma in 2009, when Oklahoma was ranked No. 3 in the nation.

Streak breakers

Texas had won 11 games in a row on the road against non-Big 12 teams before losing to BYU.

Historic rushing attack

BYU set a school record for rushing yards in a single game. The previous record was 465 yards, which was set against Montana in 1958. Texas had never given up more than 452 rushing yards in a single game, which was set by Rice in 1997. BYU racked up more yards in the first half against Texas than they did in the entire game against Virginia.

The BYU football team celebrates the win against No. 15 Texas on Sept. 7. (Photo by Sarah Hill.)
The BYU football team celebrates the win against No. 15 Texas on Sept. 7. (Photo by Sarah Hill.)

Cougars win when they rush

Dating back to 1972, BYU has never lost a game when rushing for more than 300 yards. BYU had 349 rush yards by halftime against Texas.

Sorensen’s golden boot

Kicker Justin Sorensen booted four field goals against Texas, and has five total this season. After just two games, Sorensen is just one field goal shy of his 2012 total of six field goals on the entire season.

Sorensen’s four field goals against Texas were the most in a single game by a BYU kicker since Owen Pochman kicked four against Utah in 2000.

Hill ties his own record, enjoys rare company

BYU quarterback Taysom Hill ran for a 68-yard touchdown against Texas, tying the school record for longest run by a quarterback. Hill tied his own record, which he set last year against Hawai’i.

Hill had a total of 259 rushing yards, just eight yards short of the highest number of rushing yards in a single game by a collegiate quarterback. Texas quarterback Vince Young set the record against Oklahoma State in 2005.

The mark was Hill’s career high, and ranks No. 2 all-time at BYU behind Eldon Fortie, who rushed for 272 yards in a single game in 1962.

Williams sets personal best

Jamaal Williams ran for a career-high 182 rushing yards. His previous career high was 155, which he set against Hawai’i in 2012. Hill and Williams finished the game with the second and 14th best single game rushing marks in school history, respectively.

Hoffman extends reception streak

Saturday marked the 33rd straight game that wide receiver Cody Hoffman played in which he caught a pass. Hoffman moved to No. 3 in BYU history for career receptions and has a total of 205 in his career. He finished the game with two receptions for 63 yards.

Texas’ defense: A stark contrast

The last time BYU faced off against Texas, the Cougars rushed for a mere 43 yards against the Longhorns — 507 less than they racked up on Saturday. BYU had more than 43 rushing yards by their seventh play against Texas this year.

Go Fast, Go Hard

BYU’s “go fast, go hard” offense ran 104 plays against Texas, just 11 less than the all-time record for the number of plays run by any collegiate offense in a single game.

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