#ICYMI: Williams sets personal best as BYU escapes Nevada

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BYU notches eighth win

With a 28-23 win against Nevada, the Cougars recorded their seventh eight-win season in Bronco Mendenhall’s nine years as the head coach at BYU. After the last two matchup losses on the road, this win improved BYU’s away record to 3-3 in 2013.

Offense rolls in second half

Coming out of halftime with zero points, BYU scored touchdowns on four straight drives en route to the win. The team scored touchdowns on each of its drives in the second half, besides the last drive when the Cougars ran out the clock.

Sophomore running back Jamaal Williams takes off for a run against Nevada. Williams rushed for over 200 yards for the first time in his career against the Wolfpack. Photo courtesy Mark Philbrick/ BYU Photo
Sophomore running back Jamaal Williams takes off for a run against Nevada. Williams rushed for over 200 yards for the first time in his career against the Wolfpack. (Photo courtesy Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Williams reaches personal best

Running back Jamaal Williams ran wild against the Wolfpack, totalling 219 yards on the ground. Williams’ first 200-yard game of his career is a personal best ¬†for the sophomore. His previous best was a 182-yard performance against Texas earlier this year.

2013 team sets rushing record

Through 12 games, BYU has rushed for a school record 3,295 yards in 2013. Taysom Hill came into the game with more than 1,000 rushing yards on the season already, and with Williams joining the club, the Cougars have two rushers netting more than 1,000 yards in a single season for the first time ever.

Blue zone success

Despite scoring touchdowns on only 48% of “blue zone” trips in 2013 leading up to the contest against Nevada, BYU punched it into the end zone on its only two blue zone trips against Nevada. Taysom Hill hooked up with Kaneakua Friel and J.D. Falslev on the two scores.

Penalties abound for BYU

BYU was penalized 12 times for 123 yards against the Wolfpack. The amount of penalties and the total penalty yardage were season highs for the Cougars.

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