The match was broadcast on BYUtv International, featured play-by-play entirely in Spanish, and served as a reminder of the global popularity and reach of BYU sports. Cougar fans expect their teams to compete at a high level, even as they positively represent the school and the Church. A few weeks ago, she and hundreds of other Reno-area Latter-day Saints cheered the visiting Cougar football team on to a November 30 victory over the University of Nevada. Sister Wilson was thrilled watching her team win on the gridiron—but she was edified by what she heard the night before at a team-sponsored devotional at the Reno Nevada Stake Center.
Series Record: BYU leads, After winning three of their first five games, the Wolf Pack appeared to be moving in the right direction, but the squad then suffered a five-game slide and took itself out of the running for a potential postseason appearance, Two weeks ago, Nevada put an end to the losing streak by capturing a win over San Jose State at home.
Meanwhile, BYU had the opposite experience in the middle of the campaign as it posted five straight wins, but has since bowed in two of the last three. Last Saturday, the Cougars were held to just 13 points, matching their season-low, in a point loss on the road to fellow Independent, Notre Dame.
Nevada won the most recent meeting between the teams in by a score of , but still the edge in the series goes to BYU, After losing just two times through the first eight games of the campaign, the Cougars have now had that happen in the last three outings as they bowed to Notre Dame last Saturday by double figures.
Quarterback Taysom Hill converted of passes for yards and a touchdown, but was also intercepted once and taken down for a couple of sacks. When using his feet, Hill ran for yards on 24 carries, matching the effort of Paul Lasike who needed just four attempts to race for more than yards.
Defensively, the Cougars were touched for yards on the ground and the same number through the air during the setback.
Credited with an incredible 19 tackles, of which only five were solo, was Uani 'Unga, followed by Craig Bills with 15 stops. Kyle Van Noy was limited to just two tackles in the outing. However, when it comes to impact plays, there's no one greater than Van Noy who is fourth on the unit with 58 tackles, of which 15 have come behind the line of scrimmage.
Van Noy is also first with four sacks and 13 quarterback hurries. Because of the efforts of Hill on the ground, having gained a team-best 1, yards on attempts, the Cougars are ranked 13th in the nation with Hill, credited with eight rushing TDs, has also thrown for another 17 scores, but has tossed 13 picks and completed The transition to a new head coach, Brian Polian, from Chris Ault has been a rocky one for sure this season for Nevada.
Particularly troubling is the effort put forth by the defense, the unit giving up a massive On the ground is where the group has been exposed the most, permitting Brock Hekking has tried to stem the tide by producing Even with the efforts of Hekking and his teammates, Nevada is still giving up Like Hill for the Cougars, Cody Fajardo is also a dual threat for Nevada, capable of taking off and running with the ball yards, seven TDs or hanging around in the pocket and seeking out options further down the field with his Making Fajardo's job as a passer that much easier has been Brandon Wimberly, who has 87 receptions for yards and seven TDs.
The receiver has at least one catch in every game of his career 51 , the longest active streak in the country.
Hill and Fajardo will both be looking to put up big numbers against the opposing defenses, but because the Wolf Pack has trouble slowing down the competition, expect BYU to have the upper hand, even on the road. ET Original Document:.