Jamaal Williams ‘should be good to go’ for BYU vs. Cincinnati


After a brief absence, BYU should have its all-time leading rusher back off the sidelines and back on the field in Week 10.

Somewhat surprisingly, Jamaal Williams did not play in BYU’s Week 8 loss to Boise State because of an ankle injury.  BYU’s bye appears to have come at the perfect time as, after having Week 9 off, all signs are pointing to Williams playing in the road game against Cincinnati.

“It seemed like a long time, but it came at the right time, I think, for us,” head coach Kalani Sitake said Monday of the bye weekend. “So I think the timing works out perfectly for us — especially in trying to get our main guy healthy. …

“I think it’s going to be huge for [Williams], and his development, and his progression in becoming 100 percent. … He should be good to go.”

Williams currently leads the Cougars in rushing yards (942), rushing touchdowns (10) and yards per carry (5.7).  He’s now ninth nationally in rushing yards but is fifth in rushing yards per game at 133.6.

In the Oct. 14 win over Mississippi State, Williams broke Harvey Unga‘s school record of 3,455 yards rushing.