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First look at UW opponent: BYU

By the numbers


Consecutive bowl victories for BYU


Combined rushing yards by BYU quarterback Taysom Hill (1,211 yards) and running back Jamaal Williams (1,202), the first the program has had two 1,000-yard rushers in the same season


Career sacks by All-American senior linebacker Kyle Van Noy, fourth-most among active players in the FBS.

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Fight Hunger Bowl

6:30 p.m., Friday, AT&T Park, San Francisco


UW coach: Marques Tuiasosopo (interim)

BYU coach: Bronco Mendenhall (82-33 in ninth season at BYU).

UW record: 8-4 overall, 5-4 Pac-12

BYU record: 8-4 overall

UW’s last game: Defeated Washington State 27-17 on Nov. 29.

BYU’s last game: Won at Nevada 28-23 on Nov. 30.

The series: Tied 4-4.

The line: UW by 3 points

BYU key players

Sophomore QB Taysom Hill (6-2, 221 pounds) ran for 259 yards and three touchdowns in BYU’s 40-21 victory over Texas on Sept. 7. In BYU’s 47-46 victory over Houston on Oct. 19, he threw for 417 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 128 yards. … Sophomore RB Jamaal Williams ranks 10th on BYU’s career rushing list with 1,977 yards. He hasn’t lost a fumble in 371 career carries. … Junior RB Paul Lasike, an All-American rugby player for BYU, rushed for 101 yards on four carries against Notre Dame. …Senior WR Cody Hoffman (6-4, 210) holds the BYU all-time records for career receiving yards with 3,445, receptions with 248 and touchdown receptions with 33. … All-American senior LB Kyle Van Noy has 16 tackles for loss. … Senior LB Uani ‘Unga, a transfer from Oregon State, is tied for No. 2 nationally with 136 tackles this season.

BYU notes

BYU is one of six independent FBS teams, along with Army, Idaho, Navy, New Mexico State and Notre Dome. … The Cougars played one of their toughest schedules in program history, with victories over Texas, Houston and Boise State, and losses to Virginia, Utah, Wisconsin and Notre Dame. … BYU and UW have two common opponents this season — Boise State and Idaho State. The Huskies opened the season with a 38-6 victory at home over Boise State, then defeated Idaho State 56-0 three weeks later; BYU defeated the Broncos 37-20 in Provo, Utah, on Oct. 25, then beat Idaho State 59-13 three weeks later. … The Cougars are 6-2 in bowl games under Mendenhall. No program in the country has won more bowl games over that time period. Last season, BYU defeated San Diego State 23-6 in the Poinsettia Bowl. … BYU is 70-120-6 all-time against Pac-12 opponents.

Adam Jude

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