Max Hall: One Of The Best QB's In BYU History

Tyler StimsonCorrespondent INovember 7, 2009

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05:  Quarterback Max Hall #15 of the Brigham Young Cougars reacts after a 14-13 win against the Oklahoma Sooners at Cowboys Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Max Hall will never be called "Big-game" Max. But over the course of his career, he has been one of the best QB's of all time. If he can win two of BYU's remaining four games (at New Mexico, vs. Air Force, vs. Utah, Bowl Game), he will pass Ty Detmer as the winningest QB in BYU history.

If he beats Utah, he will have a 2-1 record against the hated rivals from up north.

He has two huge clutch wins in his career. Against Utah in 2007, and against Oklahoma this year.

Against Utah, he had one of the best plays in BYU history. Trailing by one, it was 4th and 18 with a minute and a half to go. Then Max Hall hit Austin Collie on a 50 yarder, in a play that will go down in the annals of BYU-Utah lore.

Against Oklahoma, he had "the drive" in the 4th quarter. He was 8-10 for 80 yards and a TD. He capped it off with an 8 yard touchdown pass to Mckay Jacobson with under three minutes remaining. 

He has a rocket for an arm.

When he is feelin' it he is as good as anyone in the country.

He was feelin' it today against Wyoming. He had a perfect game for QB - he was 20-22 for 312 yards and 4 touchdowns in just over two quarters on the road. It really doesn't get any better than that. This is the same Wyoming team that led Texas 10-7 with two minutes left in the first half earlier this year.

Having McKay Jacobson back made all the difference. He stretches the field vertically for BYU. He had a 79 TD catch in his first game back.

Hall has a conference title, a bowl victory, a victory over Utah, and a victory over a top 5 team. How many BYU QB's can claim that?

He has consistently won the games that he was supposed to win.

If he can win three of the next four, he will have led BYU to three consecutive double digit win seasons.

And barring an epic collapse, he will finish as the winningest QB in all of BYU history.