BYU QB Zach Wilson Throws For Career-High In Passing Yards Against Troy

Sep 26, 2020, 11:30 PM | Updated: Nov 2, 2020, 3:04 pm

PROVO, Utah – BYU junior quarterback Zach Wilson needs to wear the all-royal blue uniforms more often. His best games in those uniforms.

The last time he wore all-royal blue uniforms, he was perfect against Western Michigan in the 2018 Famous Idaho Bowl his freshman season. Fast forward to Saturday night, Wilson and the No. 18 Cougars torched a Troy defense that had no answer for BYU’s offensive firepower.

Wilson tossed for a career-high 392 yards against the Trojans to lead BYU to a dominant 48-7 victory. Wilson and the BYU offense were making a statement that they weren’t just a one-hit-wonder against Navy.

Zach Wilson goes off for a career night

Wilson completed 23 of his 28 passes and threw for two touchdowns with zero interceptions. His quarterback rating was an eye-popping 223.3. To make the stat line even more impressive, Wilson had two touchdown runs.

The junior signal-caller had a pair of targets that were his favorite on Saturday. Wilson connected with childhood friend Dax Milne seven times, good for 140 yards, a 20 yard per catch average. But it didn’t stop there; Wilson found Gunner Romney five times and those handful of grabs were good for 138 yards. A staggering 27.6 yards per grab.

Wilson’s night was finished after fullback/tight end Masen Wake scored his second touchdown of the night to put BYU up 45-7 early in the fourth quarter.

Through two games, Wilson is up to 624 passing yards with a four-to-one touchdown-to-interception ratio.

Next up for BYU is another home matchup in front of no fans on Friday, October 2nd, against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs from Conference-USA.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m., KSL Newsradio). Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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