NCAAF Game Recap - Brigham Young at Boise State
Sat Nov 3, 2018 10:15 PM EDT

Ala
29
LSU
0
F
Lou
16
Clem
77
F
ND
31
NW
21
F
PSU
7
Mich
42
F
UGA
34
KY
17
F
Okla
51
TxTch
46
F
Neb
31
OHSt
36
F
Temp
40
UCF
52
F
Cal
13
WaSt
19
F
WVU
42
Tex
41
F
Mizzu
38
Fla
17
F
Utah
20
AzSt
38
F
Hou
31
SMU
45
F
UtSt
56
Hawaii
17
F
Iowa
36
Purd
38
F
Fres
48
UNLV
3
F
LaTec
3
MisSt
45
F
Syr
41
Wake
24
F
Pitt
23
UVA
13
F
BC
31
VaTec
21
F
TxAM
24
Aub
28
F
MiaOH
42
Buff
51
F
Kent
35
BGSU
28
F
Ball
13
Toled
45
F
Ohio
59
WestMI
14
F
NIU
36
Akr
26
F
W Ky
10
MidTN
29
F
Colo
34
Ariz
42
F
Rut
17
Wisc
31
F
SCar
48
Miss
44
F
IASt
27
Kans
3
F
OkSt
31
Bayl
35
F
MSU
24
MD
3
F
C Mi
7
E Mi
17
F
Mem
59
ECU
41
F
AF
14
Army
17
F
GATec
38
UNC
28
F
SJSU
9
Wyo
24
F
TxSt
40
GASt
31
F
GaSo
25
ULMon
44
F
SoAl
14
ArkSt
38
F
Marsh
24
SMiss
26
F
ULLaf
16
Troy
26
F
K St
13
TCU
14
F
UTEP
34
Rice
26
F
Minn
31
Ill
55
F
Tul
41
SoFL
15
F
FlaSt
28
NCSt
47
F
Lib
59
UMass
62
F(2OT)
Navy
0
Cin
42
F
AlcSt
42
NMSt
52
F
Char
3
Tenn
14
F
App
23
CoCar
7
F
UConn
19
Tuls
49
F
Duke
20
MiaFL
12
F
UCLA
21
Oreg
42
F
UTSA
3
UAB
52
F
FlAtl
49
FLInt
14
F
Stan
23
Wash
27
F
USC
38
OreSt
21
F
SDSU
31
NM
23
F
BYU
16
Boise
21
F

Nov 3, 2018, 10:15 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Brigham Young (4-5)

0

6

7

3

16

Boise State (7-2)

14

0

7

0

21

Rypien, Boise St. hold off BYU for 21-16 win
Sun Nov 4, 2018 1:48 AM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Brett Rypien threw for 214 yards and a touchdown and the Boise State defense made a last-minute goal line stand as the Broncos held off upset-minded BYU 21-16 on Saturday night.

Boise State (7-2), which has now won three straight against the Cougars, leaned heavily on its defense to secure the victory. The Broncos registered seven sacks and nine tackles for loss.

Despite notching the victory, Boise State was sloppy on both sides of the ball. But Rypien didn't seem to mind.

"To me, a win is a win no matter how you scratch it up," Rypien said. "Winning these close games builds more team chemistry and camaraderie more so than when we're blowing people out. But we're winning tough games, which is what we need coming down the latter half of the season."

BYU (4-5), which has never won in five tries in Boise, lost for the third time this season in a game decided by a touchdown or less.

"We needed to make one more play than they did and we failed to do that," BYU coach Kalani Sitake said. "This one hurt a little bit."

Boise State led 14-6 at halftime before trading touchdowns with the Cougars in the third quarter. But BYU made things interesting after a 41-yard field goal by Skyler Southam with 4:35 left cut the Boise State lead to 21-16.

After the Cougars defense forced a Boise State punt with 2:05 remaining, Zach Wilson led the Cougars from their own 13 to the Boise State 2 with seven seconds remaining. However, on the final play, Tyson Maeva and Scale Igiehon combined for a sack on Wilson, preserving the victory.

THE TAKEAWAY

BYU: Despite supplanting senior Tanner Mangum as the starter three weeks ago, freshman quarterback Zach Wilson hasn't exactly jumpstarted the Cougars' offense. After piling up 474 yards and 45 points against the porous Hawaii defense, Wilson has struggled in back-to-back games against a pair of FBS teams in the top 50 in total defense. However, he continued to show his running prowess, breaking off a run of 20-plus yards for the third time in his last four games.

Boise State: The Broncos continue to struggle to put away opponents, which is an area of concern heading into the final stretch of the season. If Boise State hopes to defend its Mountain West title, the Broncos will need to be more effective running the ball late in the fourth quarter to put away stronger opponents like Fresno State and Utah State.

UP NEXT

BYU: The Cougars travel to UMass next Saturday.

Boise State: The Broncos will host Fresno State on Friday in a game that will have major implications on the Mountain West Conference championship.

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Passing

BYU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
Z. Wilson 27 18 66.7 0 252 59 0 96.5
N. Pau'u 1 1 100.0 0 40 37 0 118.8
Boise Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
B. Rypien 35 23 65.7 1 214 31 1 79.9

Rushing

BYU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Hadley 11 39 3.5 16 0
Z. Wilson 18 36 2.0 23 1
Boise Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Shakir 1 0 0.0 0 0
A. Mattison 25 89 3.6 11 2

Receiving

BYU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Shumway 3 62 20.7 42 0
M. Hadley 1 59 59.0 59 0
Boise Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Blakley 1 0 0.0 0 0
A. Richardson 4 53 13.3 20 1

Fumbles

BYU F FL
M. Bushman 1 1
Boise F FL
B. Rypien 1 1

Returning

BYU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Shelton 0 - 0 0 1 11.0 0 11
S. Finau 1 8.0 0 12 0 - 0 0
Boise KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Hightower 2 12.5 0 15 0 - 0 0
K. Shakir 1 26.0 0 26 0 - 0 0

Punting

BYU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Almond 2 77 38.5 47
Boise Punt Yds Avg LgPu
Q. Skillin 3 118 39.3 49

Takeaways

BYU Int Yds InTD
M. Shelton 1 31 0
Boise Int Yds InTD
T. Horton 0 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

BYU Boise
Points For 16 21
Total Yards 388 327
Rushing Yards 96 113
Passing Yards 292 214
Passing Completions / Attempts 19/29 23/35
Turnovers 3 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 3/3 1/1
First Downs 21 20
Penalties - Yards 8/58 7/81
Time Of Possession 31:31 29:29
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/12 8/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 2/38 3/39

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter BYU Boise
Boise 5:33 TD Alexander Mattison 1 yd run (Haden Hoggarth kick) 0 7
Boise 14:06 TD A.J. Richardson 7 yd pass from Brett Rypien (Haden Hoggarth kick) 0 14
2nd Quarter BYU Boise
BYU 5:52 FG Skyler Southam 26 yd FG 3 14
BYU 10:02 FG Skyler Southam 43 yd FG 6 14
3rd Quarter BYU Boise
BYU 5:14 TD Zach Wilson 4 yd run (Skyler Southam kick) 13 14
Boise 13:16 TD Alexander Mattison 3 yd run (Haden Hoggarth kick) 13 21
4th Quarter BYU Boise
BYU 8:28 FG Skyler Southam 41 yd FG 16 21

Game Information

Stadium: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Attendance: 35,241
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