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10 must-know facts and stats about the upcoming BYU-Boise State game

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 4 2015 4:01 p.m. MDT

Taysom Hill, second from left, of the Brigham Young Cougars celebrates scoring BYU's only touchdown during NCAA football in Boise, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.  (Ravell Call, Deseret News) Taysom Hill, second from left, of the Brigham Young Cougars celebrates scoring BYU's only touchdown during NCAA football in Boise, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)

PROVO — BYU is on a four-game winning streak — its most recent victory a 47-46 heart-stopper over Houston reminiscent of wacky WAC shootouts of decades past. Although the Cougars in blue squeaked by the Cougars wearing red, a win is a win, and they gladly took it, improving to 5-2 on the season.

Taysom Hill had another excellent performance. Despite throwing three interceptions (one of which was a pick six), he passed for 417 yards, four touchdowns and netted 128 rushing yards on 34 carries. Hill actually gained 194 rushing yards, but lost a lot of yards on sacks.

Brigham Young now turns its attention to a contest against the 5-2 Boise State Broncos at 6 p.m. MDT on Friday at LaVell Edwards Stadium. ESPN will televise the game.

In anticipation of the showdown, here are 10 must-know facts and stats about BYU and Boise State.

D.J. Harper of the Boise State Broncos escapes Kyle Van Noy of the Brigham Young Cougars during NCAA football in Boise, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.  (Ravell Call, Deseret News) D.J. Harper of the Boise State Broncos escapes Kyle Van Noy of the Brigham Young Cougars during NCAA football in Boise, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)

Michael Chase is a Deseret News contributor and graduate of Dixie State University. He is the owner of Mike's Professional Editing LLC. EMAIL: mikesprofessionalediting@gmail.com

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