As of Saturday, October 12, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Yellow Jackets quarterback Vad Lee (2) scrambles during the first quarter of Saturday's game.
Taysom Hill passed for 244 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for a score as the host BYU Cougars downed the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 38-20.
Jamaal Williams rushed for a touchdown and Cody Hoffman had a scoring reception as Brigham Young (4-2) won its third consecutive game. Alani Fua added a 51-yard interception return score as the Cougars sent Georgia Tech (3-3) to its third straight defeat.
Vad Lee scored on a 2-yard run for the Yellow Jackets' lone touchdown but struggled for most of the contest. The sophomore quarterback was 8-for-21 for 144 yards and rushed for 41 yards on 21 attempts before being pulled.
Hill connected with Hoffman on a 45-yard scoring play in the opening quarter and Williams' 2-yard run gave BYU a 14-7 edge with 5:47 left in the stanza. Hill's 1-yard run pushed the Cougars' lead to 24-10 with 4:53 left in the half before Georgia Tech's Harrison Butker kicked a 44-yard field goal with 59 seconds left.
Fua's interception return essentially iced the contest with 11:01 remaining. Algernon Brown added a 15-yard scoring run with 3:11 left to stretch the lead to 38-13.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Hoffman caught five passes to tie the school record of 221 held by Dennis Pitta and the touchdown reception was his 29th, tying Eric Drage for second in that category. ... The Yellow Jackets rushed for 252 yards, 48 below their average. ... Hill has thrown four touchdown passes over the past two games after having just one in BYU's first four contests.