ICYMI Notebook: BYU rolls over Georgia Tech; Hill shines

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Cody Hoffman has landmark day

Cody Hoffman pulled in five catches for 99 yards and a touchdown, his first of the season. The senior wide receiver is now tied for second all-time at BYU with 29 career touchdown catches, and tied for the school record in all-time receptions with 221. Hoffman also caught a pass on BYU’s second play from scrimmage after not gaining a reception until the third quarter versus Utah State.

Hot start for Taysom Hill

Taysom Hill began the game 8 for 8 for 106 yards and a touchdown, hitting Cody Hoffman for a 45-yard strike in the first quarter. The sophomore quarterback finished the contest 19 of 27 for 244 yards through the air while rushing 15 times for 65 yards and another score.

Linebacker Alani Fua returns an interception 51 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter versus Georgia Tech. BYU won 38-20. The Cougar defense has scored in three straight contests.
Linebacker Alani Fua returns an interception 51 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter versus Georgia Tech. BYU won 38-20. The Cougar defense has scored in three straight contests.

Go Fast, Go Hard

BYU scored its first touchdown of the game on a 33-second drive in the first quarter, the team’s shortest scoring drive so far this season. All of BYU’s scoring drives lasted less than four minutes.

Tale of two halves

The Cougar offense rumbled for 357 yards during an explosive first half but was held to 66 yards in the second half.

Winning the turnover battle

BYU committed no turnovers against Georgia Tech, a first for the season. The defense has also forced six turnovers in the past three games after creating only two through their first three contests.

Georgia Tech runs freely, stifled in pass game

The Cougars gave up 242 rushing yards to the Yellow Jackets, the most the team has allowed this season. BYU has allowed all six opponents to crack 100 yards rushing this season. However, BYU shut down Georgia Tech quarterback Vad Lee through the air, as he finished the game 7 of 20 for 133 yards and an interception.

Keeping ’em off the scoreboard

The Cougars have held 12 consecutive opponents under 21 points since giving up 42 to Oregon State in their 2012 Homecoming game.

Defense keeps scoring

BYU’s defense has now scored in three consecutive games thanks to linebacker Alani Fua’s 51 yard interception return to the end zone in the fourth quarter.

BYU defense excels on first drive

BYU’s defense forced Georgia Tech into a three-and-out on the Yellow Jackets’ first drive of the game. The Cougars have forced four punts, returned an interception for a touchdown and allowed just one field goal on first drives this season. Three of those punts came when Cougar opponents went three-and-out.

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