BYU Cougs in the news: Jamaal Williams makes first start; Sorensen gets interception; Collinsworth has big game (video)

It was a very big weekend for some former Cougars on the gridiron and on the hardwood.

BYU all-time leading rusher, Jamaal Williams made his first start of the season for the Green Bay Packers in a 23-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. While the Packers suffered the loss, Williams put up nearly 100 yards from scrimmage. He finished the day with 18 carries for 57 yards and also caught four passes for 38 yards.

On the season, he now has 49 carries for 158 yards and a touchdown while catching nine passes for 83 yards through 10 games.

Daniel Sorensen also put up big numbers in a loss as the Chiefs fell to the New York Giants in overtime, 12-9. Not only did he record six tackles, but he also saved a touchdown with his first interception of the season when he came out of nowhere to pick off Shane Vereen at the goal line.

Through 10 games, he has 60 tackles, including three tackles for loss and an interception.

Kyle Van Noy also had a good day as the New England Patriots crushed the Oakland Raiders 33-8. He totaled four tackles and got to Derek Carr in the fourth quarter to record another sack.

In 10 games, he has 64 tackles, including four tackles for loss and four sacks.

On the hardwood

Kyle Collinsworth showed off his all-around game and an improved 3-point stroke on Saturday night as the Texas Legends came away with a 129-123 win over the Oklahoma City Blue. The NCAA’s triple-double king finished with 15 points on 6-for-7 shooting from the field, including 2-for-2 from the 3-point line. He added nine rebounds, including five on the offensive end, to go along with six assists, a pair of steals and a block in 39 minutes.

On the season, he is averaging 7.6 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor with 8.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.6 steals in 33 minutes a night.


Some other former Cougars who are finishing their college careers at other places also had some good games.

Frank Bartley IV had his best game of the young season on Friday night as the Ragin’ Cajuns knocked off Savannah State 115-82.

Bartley tied for a game-high with 21 points while connected on 5 of 11 shots from beyond the arc and 2 of 3 free throws. He added two rebounds, an assist and a steal in just 19 minutes of work.

On the season, he is averaging 12.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting from the field, including 40 percent from 3-point range and 75 percent from the foul line in 19 minutes.

Jake Toolson scored in double figures for the third time in four games as the UVU Wolverines beat UC Davis 80-71 on Saturday. He managed 13 points on 4-for-7 shooting from the floor and 4-for-4 from the foul line. He added five rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes.

On the season, he is averaging 13.8 points on 48.8 percent shooting with 4.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 30 minutes a contest.


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