By: Jay Yeomans
Published: September 10, 2019
Taysom Hill had a strong showing on Monday night as the New Orleans Saints executed a stunning comeback to knock off the Huston Texans, 30-28.
Hill was a big part of the Saints’ huge second half as he delivered as a blocker, a rusher, and a receiver.
Despite finishing with just two carries for eight yards, Hill made the highlight reel after he ran over a Texans’ defender.
The NFL on ESPN Twitter page shared a video of the play.
The former BYU signal-caller also came up with a key play in the passing game, catching a nine-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees as the Saints started to make their comeback.
The NFL Twitter page shared a video of the catch.
Fred Warner also had a strong showing in the opening weekend of NFL action as the San Francisco 49ers outlasted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 31-17.
Warner was the leading tackler in the game, registering nine total tackles including seven solo stops while forcing a fumble and defending a pass.
On the hardwood
While the NBA season is still a ways off, many of our favorite former BYU basketball players are already on the floor with their European clubs.
Jimmer Fredette had a fantastic game in recent days as his Panathinaikos squad opened up their friendly schedule with a 99-79 win over Iraklis.
Fredette showed off his scoring prowess in the win, finishing with a game-high 24 points including four big 3-point shots.
The Panathinaikos Twitter page shared a video of one of his deep triples.
Fredette and the Greens still have a couple weeks before regular-season play starts but will have some more tuneup games to get prepared including a tournament where he will play against Elijah Bryant and Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
Speaking of Bryant, he showed off his 3-point range over the weekend in an 83-81 loss to Polish League power Anwil Wloclawek. In the setback, Bryant registered 14 points on the strength of a 4-for-8 shooting night from deep. He also chipped in with four assists and two rebounds in 14:51 on the floor.
Frank Bartley IV showed off his long-range shooting skills as well in a 92-89 win for his Carramimbre CBC Valladolid team. In the win, Bartley totaled a game-best 27 points on 7-for-12 shooting from the floor including 3-for-5 from distance and 10-for-13 from the foul line in 26:46.
Brandon Davies also saw his second game action since moving to Spain in an 87-85 win over Joventut. In the narrow win, the former Cougar big man recorded nine points on 3-for-4 shooting from the floor and 3-for-4 from the charity stripe. He added three rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in 19:06.
Charles Abouo rounded out his World Cup play with another team-high scoring night in an 80-71 loss to Korea. In the setback, he totaled 15 points, four rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals in 33:01.
In five World Cup games, he averaged 13.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.0 steals in 26.5 minutes.