ICYMI: BYU vs Wisconsin notes

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Hoffman gets the trifecta

With his touchdown pass in the third quarter, Cody Hoffman became BYU’s all-time leader in receiving yards. The record was previously held by Austin Collie. This season, Hoffman has set BYU records in receptions (232), touchdown receptions (33) and now receiving yards (3,355).

Hoffman finished the game with 113 yards on seven catches, and two touchdowns. His two touchdowns set a season high. He has now caught at least one pass in 39 straight games. He also tied Austin Collie for most 100-yard games with 17.

Brigham Young's Mike Hague (32) breaks up a pass intended for Wisconsin's Jordan Fredrick during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Madison, Wis. AP Photo by Morry Gash
Brigham Young’s Mike Hague (32) breaks up a pass intended for Wisconsin’s Jordan Fredrick during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Madison, Wis. AP Photo by Morry Gash

Taysom and Jamaal moving up

Taysom Hill rushed for 53 yards against the Badgers, which moves him to No. 23 on BYU’s all-time rushing list. Hill finished the game with 207 passing yards and two touchdowns.

Jamaal Williams ran the ball 14 times for 76 yards. He moved to No. 13 on BYU’s all-time leading rushing list with his performance.

Van Noy continues to fill the stat sheet

Despite the loss, BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy had a terrific game. He finished with eight tackles (two for loss), and one interception. It was the seventh interception of his career.

The kid can kick

BYU punter Scott Arellano had a 73-yard punt in the third quarter against Wisconsin. The punt set a career high for Arellano, who finished the game with eight punts for 333 yards.

Arellano placed two punts inside the 20 yard line against the Badgers. He has now placed 20 punts inside the 20 yard line this season.

Cougar reserves forced to step up

After a bye week that saw BYU lose linebacker Austin Jorgensen and receiver JD Falslev, BYU lost receiver Mitch Mathews (shoulder), tight end Devin Mahina (groin) and linebacker Spencer Hadley (knee). Backup linebacker Jherremya Leuta-Douyere, who filled in for Hadley, finished the game with three tackles and a forced a fumble which led to a field goal. Receiver Terenn Houk caught his first career pass for seven yards.

Other players who showed up

Linebacker Uani Unga finished the game with 15 tackles. The senior captain leads the Cougars with 100 tackles on the year.

Safety Daniel Sorenson, who suffered a concussion two weeks ago against Boise State, set a season high with nine tackles, including .5 tackles for loss.

Safety Craig Bills also set a season high with nine tackles.

Linebacker Alani Fua recorded his third sack of the year and the fifth of his career. He also added six tackles.

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