Former Wisconsin signee Tolutau eager to continue making a big impact on BYU’s run game


No. 10 Wisconsin (2-0) at BYU (1-2)

Saturday, 1:30 p.m. MDT LaVell Edwards Stadium TV: ABC

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PROVO — For a BYU run game that has been floundering this season, big freshman Ula Tolutau is providing a big boost.

Tolutau’s brief and impactful performance last Saturday against Utah served as what coach Kalani Sitake called a “silver lining” in the 19-13 loss to the Utes.

Entering the game having had only one carry, the 6-foot-1, 255-pounder out of East High rushed five times for 25 yards and scored BYU’s first touchdown of the game.

“It definitely felt good to go into the game and get some touches,” Tolutau said. “It was fun, especially against Utah. It’s a rival.”

This week, Tolutau will be facing the school he originally signed with out of high school — No. 10 Wisconsin, which invades LaVell Edwards Stadium Saturday (1:30 p.m., MDT, ABC).

“It’s just another game. It’s going to be a good game,” said Tolutau, who knows a few Badger players. “They’re a big, physical defense. It’s going to be a challenge and we’re up for it.”

Tolutau, who was named the Deseret News “Mr. Football” in 2013, suffered an injury early during fall camp and it’s taken a …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

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