Thus BYU improved its record to 5-0, the best start in its 57 years of football, and now has a real shot at its first undefeated season. Game 11 at San Diego State on Nov. 24 looks like the biggest hurdle the Cougars will have to face before the inevitable bowl game.
In the Wilson-Hippie duel, Hippie, who had to scramble constantly and was one big bruise after the game, hit 19 of 30 passes for 182 yards and gained 11 more on the ground. But Wilson completed 19 of 25 for 372 yards, the ninth time he has gone over 300 yards in total offense. No other college football player has ever done it more than seven times. It is obvious that Ichabod Wilson didn't miss his appendix a bit.