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BYU WR Keanu Hill Returns, Scores Touchdown Against Southern Utah

Sep 9, 2023, 1:59 PM | Updated: 2:24 pm

PROVO – After missing the Cougars’ season opener, BYU wide receiver Keanu Hill returned in Week 2 and found the end zone against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds.

The Cougars hosted the Thunderbirds at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah on Saturday, September 9.

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It was Hill’s first action of the 2023 college football season. He missed BYU’s Week 1 win over the Sam Houston State Bearkats due to injury.

With 12:36 left in the first half, BYU quarterback Kedon Slovis hit a wide-open Hill in the back of the end zone for an eight-yard touchdown.

The score gave BYU a 13-3 lead over the visitors from Cedar City, Utah.

Hill’s score capped off a five-play, 36-yard drive that took only 2:12.

Last season, Hill had seven touchdown receptions for the Cougars.

The T-Birds vs. Cougars game is broadcast on Big 12 Now on ESPN+, KSL NewsRadio (102.7 FM & 1160 AM), and KSLSports.com.

Southern Utah vs. BYU Football

The game was BYU and Southern Utah’s second-ever meeting. The Cougars and Thunderbirds first played in 2016. BYU hosted SUU in Provo and won, 37-7.

The T-Birds opened their 2023 campaign on the road against the Pac-12 Conference’s Arizona State Sun Devils. In the second half, SUU nearly pulled off a comeback and fell in a close contest. ASU defeated Southern Utah, 24-21.

BYU kicked off its season with the program’s first shutout in nearly a decade. The Cougars beat the Sam Houston State Bearkats, 14-0. Although the defense blanked the Bearkats, BYU’s offense had a less-than-stellar performance in Week 1.

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. He’s also co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on X/Twitter (@kyleireland), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl), and Threads (@kyleirelandksl).

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