BYU Upsets No. 15 Texas in Surprising Upset Win
Either BYU has the best running system in the nation, or Texas has a historically-bad group of players ill-equipped to get physical and stop the run.
It may be hard to discern which it truly is, but this is easy enough to read—BYU stunned No. 15 Texas in Week 2 action 40-21 by rushing for a total of 550 yards.
That's not a typo. Things got out of hand and record books were re-written at the 480 mark as detailed by ESPN:
BYU has passed 480 yards rushing This is the most rush yards in BYU history And the most rush yards allowed in Texas history.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 8, 2013
Texas had no answer for quarterback Taysom Hill, who rushed for 259 yards and three scores on his own. With abilities like that on the ground, it is easy to forgive Hill for only completing nine of his 26 passing attempts.
Joining Hill in the stampede on the ground was back Jamaal Williams, who added 182 yards of his own on 30 carries. Paul Lasike got in on the action as well with 87 yards and a touchdown.
Lost in the shuffle of a historic output from both BYU's offense and Texas' defense was a solid outing from Longhorns' quarterback David Ash, who threw for 251 yards and two scores. His top two targets, Mike Davis and Jaxon Shipley, both went over 100 yards and Davis scored twice.
At the end of the day, BYU had more rushing yards than Texas had total yards, with BYU ending up with 679 total yards. For Texas it's the beginning of a long plummet down the rankings, while BYU righted the ship after an opening week loss to Virginia.
This week's candidate for upset special (along with Miami over Florida) sure didn't lack for offensive fireworks.
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