Esukpa Scores First Career TD As A Cougar On Drive Featuring Trick Play
PROVO, Utah – BYU desperately needed a touchdown to keep things close against the No. 22 Washington Huskies.
Graduate transfer running back Emmanuel Esukpa delivered with a one-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
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It was a big touchdown drive for BYU as the Huskies were looking to pull away as they had a three-touchdown lead.
BYU’s offense had their best series of the day and it started with a pair of big pass receptions from quarterback Zach Wilson to tight end Matt Bushman.
Bushman, has earned a lot of praise during the ABC broadcast from sideline reporter Todd McShay as a future NFL tight end.
Emmanuel Esukpa with his first career touchdown as a #BYU Cougar. Feed him that soup.
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With BYU on the move and in Washington territory, the Cougars then pulled out a trick play. Running back Ty’Son Williams took the ball on a reverse and then threw a pass down field intended for Bushman. Bushman had Washington defenders all over him and it resulted in a pass interference.
Two plays later, BYU turned to Esukpa for the one-yard touchdown run.
Jake Oldroyd then missed the point after attempt to cut BYU’s deficit to 24-9 in the second quarter.
Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.
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