Scores

Final

Georgia Tech 20

(3-3, 2-2 ACC)

BYU 38

(4-2)

Coverage: ESPNU

7:00 PM ET, October 12, 2013

LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, UT

1 2 3 4 T
GT 7 6 0 720
BYU 14 10 0 1438

Top Performers

Passing: T. Hill (BYU) - 244 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Williams (BYU) - 17 CAR, 86 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Hoffman (BYU) - 5 REC, 99 YDS, 1 TD

BYU defeats Georgia Tech in a 38-20 victory

Associated Press
Georgia Tech vs Brigham Young Highlight
Taysom Hill pass complete to Cody Hoffman for 45 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
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PROVO, Utah -- Taysom Hill passed for 244 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 65 yards and another score to lead BYU to a 38-20 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday night.

Jamaal Williams added 86 yards and a touchdown as the Cougars (4-2) beat the Yellow Jackets for the second consecutive season. BYU had 433 yards of total offense with 345 yards coming before halftime.

Georgia Tech (3-3, 2-2 ACC) totaled 400 yards on offense. Vad Lee led the way with 133 yards on 7-of-20 passing and 41 yards on 21 carries. But the Yellow Jackets could not stop the Cougar offense in the first half and failed to overcome a pair of costly fourth quarter turnovers.

Hill looked nothing like the quarterback who struggled so much in the passing game earlier in the season during the first half. He completed his first eight passes and did not throw an incomplete pass until early in the second quarter. The sophomore completed 16 of 20 passes for 226 yards by halftime.

His lone first half touchdown pass -- a 45-yard toss that Cody Hoffman stretched across the goal line to grab -- gave BYU an early 7-0 lead.

Georgia Tech responded quickly. Vad Lee completed a 49 yard pass to Michael Summers on third down to get into BYU territory and finished off the drive with a 2-yard keeper to make it 7-7.

After forcing BYU to punt on its first series, the Yellow Jackets struggled to mount much resistance against Hill and the Cougar offense through the rest of the first half.

BYU retook the lead on a 2-yard run from Jamaal Williams. Then the Cougars extended their advantage to 24-10 on a 1-yard keeper by Hill with 4:53 left before halftime.

Georgia Tech opened a door to get back into the game after it finally figured out how to slow down the BYU offense in the third quarter. The Yellow Jackets held the Cougars to just 33 yards over that span. It didn't matter with the BYU defense stepping up its own effort in the second half.

Kyle Van Noy sacked Lee for a 10-yard loss on the opening play of the fourth quarter. It forced Georgia Tech to settle for a 42-yard field goal attempt, which Harrison Butker hooked wide left.

On the Yellow Jackets' next series, Alani Fua ripped a pass from Lee out of the air and took it back 51 yards untouched to give BYU a 31-13 lead with 11:01 remaining. Any hope for a rally ended for good for Georgia Tech a few minutes later when Spencer Hadley recovered a fumble from David Sims at the Cougar 31.

BYU marched down the field with big runs from Williams and Hill following the fumble. Algernon Brown capped off the drive with a 15-yard run to give the Cougars a 38-13 lead with 3:11 left.

The Yellow Jackets finally finished a second half drive when Deon Hill caught a five-yard TD pass from backup quarterback Justin Thomas with 53 seconds remaining.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GT
BYU
1st Downs1826
Total Yards400433
Passing163244
Rushing237189
Penalties10-768-60
3rd Down Conversions10-203-10
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers20
Possession36:4323:17

Passing Leaders

Georgia TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lee7/201336.701
Brigham YoungC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hill19/272449.010

Rushing Leaders

Georgia TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Connors15555.0055
Lee21412.0118
Brigham YoungCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams17865.1134
Hill15654.3118

Receiving Leaders

Georgia TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Godhigh35217.3037
Summers14949.0049
Brigham YoungRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hoffman59919.8145
Falslev66911.5020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGTBYU
TD10:26Cody Hoffman 45 Yd Pass From Taysom Hill (Justin Sorensen Kick) 07
TD07:30Vad Lee 2 Yd Run (Harrison Butker Kick) 77
TD05:47Jamaal Williams 2 Yd Run (Justin Sorensen Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERGTBYU
FG13:32Harrison Butker 37 Yd 1014
FG08:44Justin Sorensen 23 Yd 1017
TD04:53Taysom Hill 1 Yd Run (Justin Sorensen Kick) 1024
FG00:59Harrison Butker 44 Yd 1324
FOURTH QUARTERGTBYU
TD11:01Alani Fua 51 Yd Interception Return (Justin Sorensen Kick) 1331
TD03:11Algernon Brown 15 Yd Run (Justin Sorensen Kick) 1338
TD00:53Deon Hill 5 Yd Pass From Justin Thomas (Harrison Butker Kick) 2038