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Taysom Hill should add to his impressive numbers when No. 25 BYU hosts Houston

  • FILE In this Sept. 11, 2014, file photo, BYU quarterback Taysom Hill celebrates after scoring against Houston in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Provo, Utah. Hill has made a career of such plays, where he tucks the ball, puts his head down and fearlessly plows downfield. ``Whatever it takes,’’ he says. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

    FILE In this Sept. 11, 2014, file photo, BYU quarterback Taysom Hill celebrates after scoring against Houston in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Provo, Utah. Hill has made a career of such plays, where he tucks the ball, puts his head down and fearlessly plows downfield. ``Whatever it takes,’’ he says. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • BYU quarterback Taysom Hill (4) walks off the field after an NCAA college football game against Houston on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Provo, Utah. BYU won 33-25. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    BYU quarterback Taysom Hill (4) walks off the field after an NCAA college football game against Houston on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Provo, Utah. BYU won 33-25. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

  • BYU quarterback Taysom Hill (4)carries the ball in the first quarter during an NCAA college football game against Houston Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Provo, Utah. BYU won 33-25. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    BYU quarterback Taysom Hill (4)carries the ball in the first quarter during an NCAA college football game against Houston Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Provo, Utah. BYU won 33-25. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

Houston is already leery of Brigham Young's Taysom Hill.

The junior quarterback ran for three touchdowns last week and BYU shredded the Longhorns' defense 41-7, popping the Cougars into the AP rankings at No. 25. It was the worst Texas loss since 1997.

With the Longhorns taken care of, Hill and BYU (2-0) return home to host Houston (1-1) on Thursday night. Houston coach Tony Levine suggested that Hill is the very definition of a dual-threat quarterback.

Hill threw for 181 yards and ran for another 99, including the three scores, to embarrass Texas at home. He even hurdled a Longhorns defensive back to score on a 30-yard run for his first TD.

Hill has been named the FBS Independents player of the week after each of the season's first two weekends.