Third Quarter Summary
Three touchdowns highlighted the third quarter as BYU rushed for 71 yards, bringing the Cougars’ game total to 326. This is their first game with more than 300 rushing yards since playing against San Diego State in 2007. BYU scored 20 points in the third quarter.
With his third-quarter touchdown, Jamaal Williams now has two touchdowns this game. He reached triple digits in rushing yards in the third quarter with 155 on the game, the first player to rush for more than 100 yards since Josh Quezada. Taysom Hill also had more than 100 rushing yards, clocking in at 143 by the end of the quarter. Kyle Van Noy recorded two sacks during the quarter.
Van Noy forced a fumble on a quarterback sack, allowing Spencer Hadley to recover the ball on the Hawai’i 4 yard line early in the quarter. Hawai’i took Hadley down at the 2 ½ yard line, setting up for Williams to take his second touchdown of the night on a three-yard rush. Hill connected with Devin Mahina for a 12-yard touchdown to bring the score to 34-0. A Hawai’i fumble forced by Preston Hadley gave Bronson Kaufusi the chance to recover the ball for the Cougars. BYU ended the quarter with Paul Lasike running into the end zone to bring the score to 40-0.
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