ICYMI Notebook: BYU at Houston

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Offense Comes to Play

BYU ran 115 plays against Houston, which ties a single-game FBS (non-overtime) game record set by Houston last year. BYU also had 41 first-downs, which set a school record. The Cougars finished the game with 681 total yards.

The two teams combined for 93 points, which is the most in a BYU game since 2007, when the Cougars fell to Tulsa 55–47. Houston’s 46 points are the most given by BYU this season.

Wide receiver Cody Hoffman celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Houston. Hoffman tied Austin Collie for all-time reception touchdowns on the play. Photo courtesy Mark Philbrick/ BYU Photo
Wide receiver Cody Hoffman celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Houston. Hoffman tied Austin Collie for BYU’s all-time reception touchdowns record (30) on the play. Photo courtesy Mark Philbrick/ BYU Photo

The Hoffman Show

With seven catches, Cody Hoffman moved into first place in BYU career receptions with 228. He also tied BYU’s school record for career touchdowns with a fourth-quarter touchdown catch. The touchdown put him at 30 for his career, which ties Austin Collie. It was his 16th career 100-yard receiving game.

Hill Sets Career Highs

Taysom Hill threw for 417 yards and four touchdowns. Both marks set career highs for the sophomore quarterback. He rushed for 128, becoming the first player to rush for more than 100 yards against Houston this season. He also set a career-high pass efficiency with a rating of 161.9.

Ross Apo Gets on the Scoreboard

Ross Apo had two touchdown catches against Houston. The two grabs were the junior’s first touchdowns of the season.

Ridley Has Breakout Game

Skyler Ridley caught his first touchdown of the season, and second of his career, late in the fourth quarter against Houston. He also had seven catches for 90 yards, which set career-highs in both categories.

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