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BYU vs. Ga. Tech Wrap-up: 38-20

BYU got an impressive win over the run-happy Yellow Jackets. What started as what looked like a dominant Offensive performance, BYU cooled off in the 2nd half but won comfortably 38-20. BYU beat Georgia Tech 41-17 a year ago, making the avg. margin of victory of 21 points over Ga. Tech the last two seasons. Domination.

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Taysom Hill

Taysom Hill started off hot going 16/20 for 226 yards and a TD in the first half. In the 2nd half he only passed for 18 yards. Taysom finished the game going 19/27, 244 yards, and 1 TD. He also rushed 15 times for 87 yards and a TD. Alone he accounted for 331 yards and 2 TD's.

"Taysom did very well, he made good decisions, was accurate, great with his legs...Taysom's confident, there's no issue with his confidence nor our confidence in him. I'm encouraged, I like our team." Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall said.

Jamaal Williams

Jamaal Williams rushed 17 times for 89 yards and a TD, averaging 5.1 yards per carry. He had his first TD of the season tonight.

Cody Hoffman

Cody Hoffman had a great night with 5 catches for 99 yards and a TD. He is one reception short of beating BYU's all time receptions record. He had his first TD on the season tonight as well.


BYU's defense allowed 400 yards total, 158 yards passing, 242 yards rushing, over 50 yards less than their season avg. BYU allowed 20 points to Georgia Tech. BYU's high they've allowed this season on D is 21 points.

The story on defense was the BYU line-backing corps.

Spencer Hadley who was initially suspended for 5 games, was cleared to play this week and had a huge game. He finished with 1 sack, 2 tackles for losses, and a fumble recovery.

"He's experienced, is tough, is athletic, and he cares a lot. He plays with his heart. It was great to have a phone call saying he met all of his obligations and they let him off early. He met my criteria as well." Bronco said of Hadley.

Hadley was suspended for 3 games in total, Utah, MTSU, and Utah State.

"It's good to be back, it's good to be back. Sitting out of the Utah game was one of the toughest experiences of my life." Spencer Hadley said.

Kyle Van Noy finished with an impressive 2 sacks and 3 tackles for losses.

Fua had an interception return for a TD which sealed the victory, early in the 4th quarter as Georgia Tech was driving the field.

BYU's defense has now scored in 3 straight games.

MLB Austen Jorgensen had 11 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, Unga had 10 tackles. The line-backing corps absolutely dominated the game on that side of the ball.

"After our 3rd win in a row, there are more and more positive things to see... we're gaining momentum."

To mirror the words of Bronco after a convincing win over Georgia Tech, "I like the direction we're going."