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BYU Loses Williams, Anderson to Season-Ending Injuries

The game against Washington is not the only loss the Cougars suffered on Saturday afternoon.

On Sunday evening BYU tailback Ty’Son Williams announced via Twitter and Instagram that his season was over after tearing his ACL against the Huskies.

“Unfortunately my 2019 season has come to an end due to an ACL [tear] in my left knee,” the graduate transfer said on Twitter. “Unsure of what the next chapter holds, but I know the LORD will be [involved] so I have no worries. To my brothers I leave out there on the field finish the mission we still have everything ahead of us. Go Cougs!”

Williams had been the featured back for the BYU offense and was off to an impressive start for the Cougars, totaling 264 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the season, including the game-winner in an overtime win over Tennessee in week two, before his season was cut short.

Williams is not the only member of the Cougars who will miss the rest of the 2019 season. Following the loss, Head Coach Kalani Sitake announced that LB/S Zayne Anderson would miss the rest of the season after needing shoulder surgery for the second straight year.

“[Zayne] was never really 100% going into it (this season),” Sitake told reporters post-game. “I think he is scheduled to have another surgery so we’ll miss him.”

While the season may be over for Williams and Anderson, their careers at BYU may not be. Ben Criddle sat down with former BYU Compliance Officer Nate Burke to discuss the possibility of Anderson and Williams receiving waivers from the NCAA that would allow them to play another season for the Cougars.

Here’s what Burke had to say on Cougar Sports with Ben Criddle:


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