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Zach Wilson, Sione Takitaki lead BYU football to blowout win over Western Michigan

NCAA Football: Potato Bowl-Brigham Young vs Western Michigan Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

The future at quarterback is bright, folks.

After going into halftime down 10-7, BYU QB Zach Wilson led a 28-0 third quarter as BYU beat Western Michigan 49-18 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Wilson finished a perfect 18-18 for 318 yards, 4 touchdowns and multiple impressive throws that kept the BYU offense humming in the second half. Senior Dylan Collie was the beneficiary of many of those throws, as he finished with 6 catches for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns in his final collegiate game. Not to be forgotten is Riley Burt, who had a big second half and had 113 rushing yards and 1 touchdown.

Almost as impressive as Wilson was Sione Takitaki’s defensive effort. The defensive captain finished with 19 tackles, 1 sack and was seemingly involved on every play. Takitaki no doubt made himself some money with his bowl performance.

After going 4-9 last season, BYU finishes 2018 at 7-6 and heads into an offseason where Zach Wilson is the clear face of the program. BYU’s opening stretch of the 2019 season is tough, but optimism will abound in Provo (again) with Wilson at the helm.