BYU Cougs in the news: Taysom Hill does it all; Van Noy has big impact in Patriots win

By: Jay Yeomans

Published: September 30, 2018

Taysom Hill is not your average backup quarterback. The former BYU signal caller has the strength and athleticism to get it done all over the field. And that is exactly what he did for the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in a 33-18 win over the New York Giants.

Maybe this Tweet from T-Bob Hebert more accurately describes what Hill can do.

Hill showed off even more of his skills during the first half against the Giants as he returned kicks, ran the ball, had his first regular-season completion to move the chains on a fake punt, and also made his first catch.

The New Orleans Saints Twitter page shared video of Hill’s completed pass.

On the day, Hill completed 1 of 2 passes for 10 yards, carried the ball four times for 28 yards (including a massive 19-yard run where he ran over a defender), caught a pass and returned a kick 16 yards.

Through four games, Hill is 1-for-2 for 10 yards in the passing game, has seven carries for 67 yards and has returned five kicks for 127 yards.

Kyle Van Noy also had a very solid day as the New England Patriots hammered the Miami Dolphins, 38-7.

In the big win, the former Cougar stud linebacker totaled four tackles, including two of the solo variety, had a quarterback hurry, and recovered a fumble that gave the Patriots the ball deep in Miami territory.

Through four games, Van Noy has 20 combined tackles, an interception, a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery.

Jamaal Williams has seen his time on the field drop with the return of Aaron Jones, but he still delivered some nice moments for the Packers in their 22-0 win over the Buffalo Bills. The former Cougar running back totaled 11 carries for 27 yards in the win, including a pair of runs that resulted in first downs.

Through four games, Williams had carried the ball 47 times for 162 yards to go along with five catches for 28 yards.

Fred Warner continued his streak of games of double-digit tackles on Sunday and led the San Francisco 49ers in total stops for the third time in four games in a 29-27 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The rookie linebacker recorded 10 total tackles, including four unassisted stops in the tough loss.

Through four games, Warner has registered 43 tackles, including 32 solos, three tackles for loss, two passes defended and a forced fumble.

 

 

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