BYU football: Cougar offense struggles but gets the job done

Published: Monday, Oct. 8 2012 10:00 a.m. MDT

BYU's Jamaal Williams, center, runs down field with USU's No. 36 McKade Brady hanging on his leg as BYU and Utah State play Friday, Oct. 5, at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo Utah. BYU won 6-3.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

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BYU beat Utah State thanks in large part to its defense, according to Vanquish the Foe. But where was the offense?

Against the Aggies, quarterback Taysom Hill threw for 235 yards, a touchdown and an interception on 24/36 passing. The difference in the game was a BYU drive of 61 yards in 25 seconds at the end of the first half, according to the article — a drive capped by a 3-yard touchdown pass from Hill to JD Falslev.

The Aggie defense had only been allowing 281 total yards of offense per game this season, 174 through the air and 106 on the ground. Hill and the Cougars were able to amass 380 total yards on offense, with 235 passing and 145 rushing, according to the article. BYU wasn't able to score a lot, but it got the job done against Utah State's tough defense.

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