The BYU football team is about to take on the Thunderbirds of Southern Utah, but the team will be without all-time leading rusher Jamaal Williams.
Jamaal Williams was spotted on the sidelines in a walking boot and will not play today for BYU football.
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Williams is the school’s all-time leading rusher and has ran for 1,034 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. He’s also caught seven passes for 80 yards.
He’s without a doubt the best player on BYU’s offense, but the Cougars should be fine today without him. The last time he missed a game was on Oct. 20 against Boise State, but his backup, Squally Canada filled in admirably.
Canada carried the ball 21 times for 88 yards against the stingy BSU defense. He also caught three passes out of the backfield, but they went for just seven yards.
However, it is worth noting that Canada is dealing with a sprained right thumb. He was warming up with a wrap on it.
SUU doesn’t have the talent that Boise State does, so I can’t imagine that Williams’ absence will hurt the Cougars. Expect a steady dose of Canada, with maybe some Algernon Brown runs thrown in as well.
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BYU football and Southern Utah kick off in about 30 minutes. Both teams are 5-4 and this marks the first of three straight home contests for the Cougars.