BYU 35, BOISE STATE 24
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BYU— Mitchell Juergens 84 pass from Tanner Mangum (Trevor Samson kick), 14:09. Key plays: Defensive tackle Armand Nance’s sack set up third-and-19, but Mangum scrambled to his right and chucked a perfect deep ball as he neared the sideline. Juergens had slipped behind the defense. Drive: 3 plays, 75 yards, :51. BYU 7, Boise State 0
BSU— Jeremy McNichols 3 run (Tyler Rausa kick), 4:13. Key plays: Senior wide receiver Shane Williams-Rhodes made catches of 21 and 7 yards, quarterback Ryan Finley gained 5 and 7 yards on designed runs and McNichols did the rest. Drive: 7 plays, 52 yards, 2:38. BYU 7, Boise State 7
BSU— Rausa 31 field goal, :00. Key plays: Williams-Rhodes made a 15-yard catch on a crossing route on second-and-5 and a leaping grab on a pass thrown behind him for 16 yards on third-and-4. But a false start helped kill the drive. Drive: 9 plays, 45 yards, 3:16. Boise State 10, BYU 7
BSU— McNichols 3 run (Rausa kick), 11:01. Key plays: Wide receiver Chaz Anderson gained 15 yards on a third-and-2 reception. The drive was kept alive by a roughing-the-passer penalty on third-and-16 and freshman tight end David Lucero gained 26 yards on his first career reception. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 3:59. Boise State 17, BYU 7
BYU— Adam Hine 21 run (Samson kick), 4:32. Key plays: Mangum scrambled and found wide receiver Devon Blackmon wide open for a 70-yard gain on third-and-19. Hine broke two tackle attempts on the TD, which came on second-and-20. Drive: 5 plays, 84 yards, 3:07. Boise State 17, BYU 14
BSU— McNichols 29 pass from Finley (Rausa kick), 2:03. Key plays: Finley hit tight end Holden Huff for 17 yards to get the Broncos out of bad field position. He added a 23-yarder to Williams-Rhodes before McNichols took a screen pass to the end zone with a nifty cut. Drive: 6 plays, 86 yards, 2:23. Boise State 24, BYU 14
BYU— Mangum 1 run (Samson kick), 10:22. Key plays: Kai Nacua intercepted Finley for the second time on a deep ball and returned it to the Boise State 12-yard line. The ensuing possession included pass interference on the Cougars, a 20-yard run, a personal foul for playing without a helmet on the Broncos and pass interference on the Broncos. Drive: 5 plays, 12 yards, 2:41. Boise State 24, BYU 21
BYU— Juergens 35 pass from Mangum (Samson kick), :45. Key plays: Hine gained 19 yards on third-and-3. The TD was a desperation throw on fourth-and-7. Drive: 7 plays, 64 yards, 2:48. BYU 28, Boise State 24
BYU— Kai Nacua 50 interception return (Samson kick), :30. BYU 35, Boise State 24
RUSHING — Boise State, McNichols 15-46, Demas 5-21, Finley 9-5, Williams-Rhodes 1-3, Team 1-(minus 11). BYU, Hine 19-93, A.Brown 5-22, M.Juergens 2-4, Carter 2-2, Team 1-(minus 11), Mangum 10-(minus 38).
PASSING — Boise State, Finley 25-38-3-297. BYU, Mangum 17-28-2-309, M.Juergens 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING — Boise State, Williams-Rhodes 11-107, McNichols 5-49, Anderson 3-66, Sperbeck 2-13, Lucero 1-26, Huff 1-17, Roh 1-15, Demas 1-4. BYU, Blackmon 6-105, M.Mathews 5-32, M.Juergens 4-172, Hine 1-2, A.Brown 1-(minus 2).