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SALT LAKE CITY — While it would be easy to vote for BYU quarterback Taysom Hill for the third time in a row, this week's honors goes to Utah State linebacker Zach Vigil in Utah State's victory over Wake Forest.
Player of the Week:
Zach Vigil, LB, Utah State
Zach Vigil intercepted a pass and returned it for a 35-yard touchdown in Saturday's win. He finished the game with four tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, four QB hurries, and was named the Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Taysom Hill, QB, BYU
Hill racked up 360 yards of total offense and accounted for two touchdowns in BYU's 33-25 home win over Houston. Hill completed 21-of-34 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown, and rushed 26 times for 160 yards and a score. In the process, Hill eclipsed the career 2,000-yard mark in rushing yardage and the career 4,000-yard mark in passing yardage; he is one of only 14 quarterbacks in FBS history to reach the 2,000/4,000 plateau before their senior seasons.
Hill became the first of two FBS quarterbacks this season to record a game with 150-plus rushing yards and 200-plus passing yards; there were only four such FBS outings last season.
Billy Green, QB, Weber State
Billy Green set a season-high mark in passing, throwing for 377 yards in a loss to Sacramento State. The performance also matched a collegiate high for the BYU transfer.
Contributing: Greg Wrubell (BYU), Sean Walker (Utah State), Jon Oglesby (Weber State)