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

Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports
Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports /
6 of 6
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 1: Jamaal Williams becomes BYU football’s all-time leading rusher

It’s only right that the Cougars’ No. 1 player got the No. 1 spot on this list.

And boy, did he earn it.

Williams broke Harvey Unga‘s career rushing total on Oct. 14 against Mississippi State. Williams took 26 carries for just 76 yards, but the Cougars defeated the Bulldogs 28-21 in double overtime.

The ROC student section at LaVell Edwards Stadium raised a giant flag in his honor. Everyone erupted on the carry that put him over Unga’s 3,4055 yards.

After the game, the man with smooth dance moves and smoother jukes said he wanted every lineman’s name on the record with him.

Williams leaves Provo with 3,901 yards and 35 touchdowns. He’ll be playing in the NFL next season, which is exactly where he belongs.