Taysom Hill passed for 181 yards and rushed for 99 yards and three touchdowns as the BYU Cougars easily defeated the Texas Longhorns 41-7 in non-conference action at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Saturday.
Hill completed 18-of-27 passing with an interception and carried the ball a game-high 24 times for BYU (2-0). Jamaal Williams carried 19 times for 89 yards and Jordan Leslie caught seven passes for a team-high 85 yards in the win. Adam Hine rushed for two scores for BYU.
Tyrone Swoopes connected on 20-of-31 passing for 176 yards a touchdown and an interception for Texas (1-1). Johnathan Gray carried 14 times for 47 yards and a touchdown and John Harris hauled in eight receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
BYU kicker Trevor Samson was the only player to put any points on the board in the entire first half. He connected on a 21-yard boot with 3:30 left in the first quarter to give the Cougars a 3-0 lead then a 29-yarder in the second quarter with 6:34 left to play. BYU took a 6-0 advantage into the midway break.
The third quarter belonged solely to BYU. Hill scored his first touchdown run with 12:06 left in the period on a 30-yard dash to the end zone capping a nine-play 75-yard drive.
Hine put BYU up 20-0 with a 16-yard scoring run with 9:22 remaining in the period.
Hill capitalized again for touchdown runs of two yards and one yard respectively to give the Cougars a 34-0 edge with 4:33 still left to play in the quarter.
Texas finally broke the scoreless streak with 29 seconds to play in the third when Swoopes hit Harris for a 13-yard scoring strike to cut the BYU lead to 34-7.
Hine closed out the scoring in the contest with an eight-yard run that put BYU up 41-7 with 8:05 left to play. The touchdown run capped a nine-play 45-yard drive that ate up over three and a half minutes off the clock.
BYU registered 28 first downs in the contest compared top Texas’s 15 and the Cougars easily outgained the Longhorns in the ground game 248-82. Texas averaged a mere 2.3 yards per carry and converted just 3-of-15 third-down attempts in the ball game.