Eager to put last week's disappointing 7-6 loss to Boise State behind them, the Brigham Young Cougars will gear up to welcome Hawaii to Provo on Friday night for a showdown between familiar foes.
The Cougars waltzed into Honolulu and handed the Warriors a three-touchdown loss back on Dec. 3 of last season, but will need to avoid another offensive letdown after producing just six points last Thursday. Expected to shoulder the load if senior quarterback Riley Nelson is unable to suit up due to a back injury, freshman signal caller Taysom Hill will certainly look build on his intriguing performance against the Broncos if he gets the call.
The 6'2, 218-pound Hill only managed to complete four of his 10 pass attempts after replacing Nelson, but still chipped in 72 rushing yards on 12 carries with a touchdown on the ground. Clearly a more viable running option than his predecessor, Hill may have a great chance to breathe new life into an offense that sputtered continuously under Nelson's watch last week.
When: Friday, September 28
Game time: 6 p.m. MT
TV channel: ESPN
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