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Taysom Hill Scores Twice, Leads Saints To Win Over Zach Wilson, Jets

Dec 12, 2021, 2:22 PM

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Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints runs the ball into the end zone for a rushing touchdown against the New York Jets during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on December 12, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

(Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU quarterback Taysom Hill led the New Orleans Saints to a road win over fellow ex-Cougar signal-caller Zach Wilson and the New York Jets.

The Jets hosted the Saints at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, December 12.

New Orleans beat New York, 30-9.

Both quarterbacks struggled during a first half that featured a lot of the run game. Hill and the Saints took a 10-6 lead into the locker room at the halftime break.

After a slow third quarter in which Wilson continued to struggle, Hill and the Saints got things going on offense.

Hill scored a pair of touchdowns on the ground to help New Orleans outscore New York 17-3 over the final 15 minutes of game time.

Hill finished the game 15/21 passing for 175 yards. He added 11 rushes for 73 yards and two touchdowns. Hill was sacked three times.

Wilson ended 19/42 passing for 202 yards. He led the Jets with four carries for 33 yards. Wilson was sacked three times.

Hill fumbled the ball twice but recovered both errors. Neither quarterback turned the ball over in the contest.

With the result, the Saints improved their record to 6-7 this season and the Jets dropped to 3-10.

New Orleans’ next game is on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, December 19 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV.

New York’s next game is on the road against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, December 19 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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Taysom Hill Scores Twice, Leads Saints To Win Over Zach Wilson, Jets