BYU football: The five best moments of Cougars’ 2016 season

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No. 3: Jamaal Williams sets single-game rushing record

Jamaal Williams was the best part of BYU football this season.

Williams missed a few games, but he was the undeniable central cog of the Cougars’ offense. He ran for 1,375 yards and 12 touchdowns and paced the BYU offense.

Perhaps no single game was more impressive than his Week Five explosion against Toledo in Provo.

In front of 60,000 Cougar faithful in LaVell Edwards Stadium, Williams carved the Rockets and etched his name into the BYU football record books.

J-Swag Daddy ran for 286 yards and five touchdowns in the 55-53 victory.

After the game? His personality shone through.

“I have to give credit to everyone blocking for me tonight,” Williams said after the game. “Linemen, fullbacks, wide receivers. I’m grateful for them.”