Studs & Duds – September 23rd
Travis Wilson – Coming into Saturday’s rivalry game, some had argued that the quarterback match up would be only separated by a slim margin. Utes QB Travis Wilson put all these discussions to rest as he threw for 2 touchdowns and 273 yards with a 68.5% completion ratio compared to BYU QB Taysom Hill’s 0 touchdowns, 1 interception and 37.5% completion ratio. Travis looked sharp and he combined well with his WR Dres Anderson for 141 yards. Travis did well to give the Utes their 4th straight Holy War victory. Stud.
Jamaal Williams – Though RB Jamaal Williams only tallied up 13 carries for 52 yards, we’ve got to give him a Stud and all our hopes for a speedy recovery. Williams helped the Cougars to convert a crucial fourth down that led to a field goal, but he suffered a head to head collision on the play. Williams remained on the field for several minutes and was taken off the field and directly to the hospital, for spinal image testing. Jamaal has now been listed as day-to-day after he was released from Utah Valley Medical Center yesterday. It appears that everything will be alright but it was definitely a scary moment at LaVell Edwards Stadium for all in attendance.
Eric Rowe – With the Cougars down by 14 points and with only under 7 minutes to play in the fourth quarter, things looked dismal for BYU after they failed to convert on a long 3rd-and-10. Taysom Hill’s pass to Kaneakua Friel sailed out of bounds and the pass was ruled incomplete. Following the play Eric Rowe allowed BYU to get their foot back in the door, as he was issued a 15 yard penalty for taunting. The call was questionable, but it gave one last breath to the Cougars and led to a touchdown. Dud.
BYU fans – As the referees exited the field after the Holy War, quite a few BYU fans expressed their frustration by throwing trash at them and their police escort. Check out the “Classless” video here.
*Photos courtesy of USA Today Sports Images