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Monday, August 04, 2008

BYU running back Harvy Unga (Deseret News)

Published: Monday, Aug. 4, 2008 12:05 a.m. MDT

Harvey Unga is a far more polished running back than he was last August, when he began his career and set the BYU rushing record for a freshman with 1,272 yards.

Some might argue Unga wasn't used enough in 2007. The 13-game campaign of 2007 taught Unga some lessons, however, as he enters his sophomore season as a rookie no more.

Unga accepts the challenge that he needs to improve this season, that he can perform at a higher level this time around.

The Cougars resume practice today with one session in the afternoon.

The former Timpview High star still experiences some soreness from a sprained ankle he suffered in the Utah game last November.

"I'm trying to get out a few kinks, it's sore a little," he said. "I've tried to take a rest, take some training on it, but the bottom line is I'm ready to go, it's not that big a deal."

The MWC freshman of the year averaged 94.4 yards per game and scored 13 touchdowns on 244 carries. He liked how BYU's offense, which returns 10 of 11 starters, came out Saturday for the first outing this fall.

"I think we've brought it up a few notches as an offense. But I was really impressed with the defense."

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