ICYMI: BYU vs. Notre Dame Postgame Notes

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Offense comes up just short

BYU’s offense finished the game with 415 total yards. This is the ninth game of the season in which BYU gained more than 400 offensive yards.

Cody Hoffman just misses a pass from Taysom Hill during Saturday's game in South Bend, Indiana. Photo by Sarah Hill
Cody Hoffman just misses a pass from Taysom Hill during Saturday’s game in South Bend, Ind. (Photo by Sarah Hill)

First of his kind

In the loss to Notre Dame, Taysom Hill became the first quarterback in BYU history to gain more than 1,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in one season. He also became only the 23rd quarterback in FBS history to gain more than 2,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in one season. He finished the game with 168 passing yards and 101 rushing yards, marking the fifth time in his career that he has had over 100 yards passing and rushing. Four of those games have come in 2013.

Falslev’s return

BYU wide receiver JD Falslev played in his first game since breaking his hand at a team activity in early November. Many didn’t think Falslev would be ready in time to play at Notre Dame, but the senior overcame the odds and caught BYU’s only touchdown of the game early in the first quarter. It was his second touchdown of the season. He finished the game with four catches for 27 yards.

Lasike posts personal bests

BYU running back Paul Lasike had a breakout game against the Fighting Irish. The junior had 101 rushing yards, including a run of 46 yards, both of which are career-highs for the former rugby star.

Hine moving up

BYU kick returner Adam Hine gained 91 yards on kick returns against Notre Dame. Those yards moved him to No. 16 in all-time kick return yards at BYU. He also is currently No. 4 on BYU’s all-time list for most kick return yards in one season. He currently has 681 career return yards.

Bills gaining momentum

BYU safety Craig Bills finished the game against the Fighting Irish with 15 total tackles, including a personal best 1.5 tackles for loss. He also had one huge interception in the end zone with a little over 12 minutes left in the game. The interception was the junior’s first of the season.

‘Unga doing what he does best

Uani ‘Unga recorded another dominating performance against Notre Dame. With his 19 tackles on the night, the senior broke Aaron Francisco’s all-time BYU record for most tackles in one season with 125.

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