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Zach Wilson, BYU Defense Dominate as Cougars Roll Over Troy

Another blowout win for BYU.

NCAA Football: Utah at Brigham Young Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

BYU didn’t have any rust from the 19-day layoff as they dominated on both sides of the ball en route to a 48-7 victory over Troy.

Zach Wilson had a career night, finishing 23/28 for a career high 392 passing yards and adding 2 touchdowns through the air and 2 on the ground. Dax Milne and Gunner Romney were the main beneficiaries of Wilson’s passes as they finished with 140 and 138 receiving yards, respectively. BYU’s 664 yards of total offense were the most since for BYU since they put up 741 versus Wagner in 2015.

Troy’s defense didn’t put up much of a fight, but Zach looked 100% recovered from the right shoulder surgery he had in the 2019 offseason. He showed great velocity on his throws and had great ball placement on short, intermediate, and deep routes.

Zach Wilson was the star of the game, but BYU’s defense was equally impressive. Troy put up 47 points last week in their win, but BYU stymied them the whole night. BYU rushed only 3 or 4 guys but was able to consistently get pressure in the Trojans backfield. Khyiris Tonga finished with 2 of BYU’s 4 sacks on the night.

BYU entered the night #18 in the AP Poll and may have done enough to stay ranked. The Pac 12 and Big 10 will be eligible when the next poll is released Sunday, but BYU has been impressive enough that they could stay in the top 25.

BYU moves to 2-0 on the season and will host Louisiana Tech Friday night on ESPN2.