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Zach Wilson sets BYU record for consecutive passes without an interception before throwing pick against Hilltoppers

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Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Zach Wilson (1) passes the ball against Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defense during an NCAA football game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.

Yukai Peng, Deseret News

Zach Wilson continues to rack up impressive numbers, and he set a BYU record during the first quarter of the Cougars’ game against Western Kentucky.

During BYU’s second drive of the game Saturday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium, Wilson set the program record for consecutive pass attempts without an interception, surpassing the previous record of 164 set by Charlie Peterson.

The streak came to an end later in the game, though, as Wilson was intercepted by the Hilltoppers’ Dionte Ruffin late in the third quarter. Wilson had thrown 184 straight passes without an interception.

Wilson’s lone interception prior to Saturday came in the Cougars’ season-opening 55-3 win over Navy.

Also in the game against Western Kentucky, the junior quarterback surpassed 2,000 passing yards on the season and 6,000 passing yards for his career.

In the second quarter, Wilson added a 5-yard touchdown run, his seventh rushing score of the year.