BYU finally beats Boise State, 37-20

Taysom Hill threw for 339 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 69 yards and another score to help Brigham Young defeat Boise State, 37-20, on Friday night at Provo, Utah.

Hill completed 29 of 41 passes to lead the Cougars (6-2) to their fifth consecutive victory — and the school’s first in four meeting with Boise State (5-3). Jamaal Williams ran for 107 yards for BYU.

Grant Hedrick threw for 232 yards and a touchdown in his first start for the Broncos and Jay Ajayi added 151 yards on the ground, but Boise State was unable to overcome four turnovers — three in the second-half — and failed to give Chris Petersen a victory in his 100th game as head coach.



Tiger pause

The quarterback situation for No. 5 Missouri just got precarious.

The Tigers are already without James Franklin, who is out for at least two more weeks with a shoulder sprain. Now reserve quarterback Corbin Berkstresser is out indefinitely with a torn medial meniscus in his left knee.

Freshman Eddie Printz will take over as redshirt freshman Maty Mauk’s backup. Mauk debuted as the starter in a 36-17 win over Florida last week, throwing for 295 yards and a touchdown, with one pass intercepted. He will start Saturday against No. 20 South Carolina.



Maryland mess

The injuries keep mounting for Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown, who will miss Saturday’s game against No. 9 Clemson with an upper-body injury. Brown sustained a concussion on Oct. 5 against Florida State and sat out a week before being cleared to return last Saturday against Wake Forest. Caleb Rowe will start for the Terrapins against Clemson.


Honoring James

More than 20 years after he last coached a game, this week for Washington is all about Don James.

The former Washington coach, who led the Huskies to a share of the national title in 1991, died Sunday at age 80 from pancreatic cancer. And Saturday night, when the Huskies host California, will be the first chance for the school to pay tribute to James.

James’ family will serve as honorary captains and the school will have a halftime tribute. James was so respected among his conference peers that California will wear “DJ” decals on the back of its helmets even though he dominated the Golden Bears during his Washington tenure, going 12-2.


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