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BYU vs. Nevada post game recap: Cougars run over Wolf Pack 28-23

Powerful BYU running game leads Cougars to a 28-23 victory over Nevada.

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Today was supposed to be an emotional homecoming for BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy. Instead, it was a coming out party for BYU's Jamaal Williams. Williams ran roughshod over an over-matched Nevada defense for 222 yards on carries. That is right, your eyes did not deceive you. The BYU sophomore running back averaged a mind blowing 14.8 yards per carry and ran for a touchdown.

Nevada controlled the game for the entire first half as BYU suffered one mental breakdown after another en route to a 7-point halftime deficit. The Cougars were held to five first downs and zero points through the first two quarters. Unfortunately for the Wolf Pack, they were unable to capitalize on the BYU mistakes. Near the end of the first half BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy was whistled for a questionable personal foul, which seemed to wake the visiting Cougars up from their sleepwalk.

BYU came out on fire in the second half as Williams exploded on the second play of the third quarter for a 66 yard touchdown run. The Cougars never took their foot off the accelerator and cruised to victory. Taysom Hill had another very productive day as he went 14-19 for 98 yards and threw two touchdown passes. Hill did most of his damage with his feet as he ran for 154 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries.

BYU finishes its' season with an 8-4 record and will now look forward to the Fight hunger bowl and their match up with a quality Pac 12 conference school. Nevada finishes the season with a 4-8 mark and will look forward to 2014. The two teams are scheduled to meet again on October 18th 2014 in LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah.