PROVO, Utah: Zach Wilson threw for a career-high 392 yards and two touchdowns, main No. 18 BYU to a 48-7 victory over Troy on Saturday night time.
Wilsons earlier profession excessive was 317 passing yards in opposition to Western Michigan within the 2018 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Against Troy, he accomplished 23 of 28 passes and rushed for a pair of touchdowns whereas serving to the Cougars (2-0) pile up 664 whole yards on offense.
Dax Milne and Gunner Romney mixed for greater than 250 receiving yards. Milne led BYU with 140 yards and a landing on seven catches. Romney added 138 yards on 5 receptions.
Troy (1-1) merely couldn’t sustain with BYU after the primary quarter. Gunnar Wilson threw for 162 yards, however was sacked 4 instances. The Trojans totaled simply 181 yards.
Troy wasted a chance to grab a fast lead early within the first quarter. The Trojans obtained the ball on the BYU 22 after Milne muffed a punt, however couldn’t flip the turnover into factors. Payton Wilgar stopped B.J. Smith an inch wanting the primary down marker on 4th-and-1 from the Cougar 13 to maintain the Trojans off the board.
BYU scored its first landing late within the first quarter by changing a crimson zone fourth down. Masen Wake punched it in from 1 yard out on a fullback dive on 4th-and-goal, giving the Cougars a 7-Zero lead.
A pair of big catches by Romney facilitated each of BYUs second quarter touchdowns. The junior receiver hauled in a diving 41-yard catch that arrange a 1-yard keeper by Wilson, then gained 52 yards on a catch-and-run to arrange a 10-yard scoring seize by Isaac Rex. His massive performs helped the Cougars prolong their result in 21-0.
Once BYUs offense obtained cooking, it by no means cooled down. The Cougars racked up 318 whole yards earlier than halftime and prolonged their result in 31-7 on a 70-yard bomb from Wilson to Milne two performs into the third quarter.
Troy: Defense stays a work-in-progress for the Trojans. BYU averaged 8.6 yards per play whereas rolling up 524 yards by the primary three quarters.
BYU: A two-week layoff didn’t have an effect on the Cougars means to dominate one other opponent. While BYUs offense marched down the sector at will, the Cougar protection locked down a Troy offense that appeared so crisp in opposition to Middle Tennessee per week earlier.
BYU should not have any hassle climbing a couple of spots within the AP Top 25 ballot after one other dominating victory.
Troy visits South Alabama on Saturday.
BYU hosts Louisiana Tech on Friday.
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