Broncos Take Down BYU On The Road

by 24USATVOct. 10, 2021, 4 a.m. 14
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PROVO, Utah (AP) — threw for 172 yards and Boise State forced four turnovers in a 26-17 upset victory over No. 10 BYU on Saturday.

ran for a season-high 75 yards and a touchdown, and added a season-high 60 yards and a touchdown. The Broncos (3-3) snapped a two-game losing streak in the series.

Jaren Hall threw for a career-high 302 yards and a touchdown for BYU (5-1). Tyler Allgeier ran for 73 yards and a touchdown. The Cougars outgained Boise State 413-312 in total yards.

Hall looked sharp during the first quarter despite a two-game absence with a rib injury. He completed long passes to open each of BYU's first two drives. Hall punctuated the second drive with a 14-yard strike to Samson Nacua that made it 10-0.

Boise State rallied to take a 20-10 halftime, capitalizing on back-to-back BYU fumbles. The Broncos became the first opponent to lead the Cougars at any point this season.

The Broncos tied it when broke free for an 11-yard sprint. recovered a fumble by Allgeier at the BYU 24 to set up Boise State's first touchdown.

Boise State went ahead 17-10 on a 1-yard plunge from . The Broncos' second touchdown came five plays after Lopini Katoa fumbled a kickoff return at the BYU 23.

The Cougars struggled to rally after repeatedly failing to convert in the red zone in the second half. Katoa's second fumble stopped one drive at the Broncos 13. An incomplete fourth-down pass from Hall stopped a second drive at the Boise State 5.

BYU finally cut it to 23-17 midway through the fourth quarter on a 1-yard plunge by Allgeier. A 59-yard catch by Gunner Romney on the opening play of the drive set up the score.

hit a 22-yard field goal with 3:27 left and picked off a pass from Hall at the Broncos 11 to seal it. THE TAKEAWAY

Boise State: Strong defensive play helped the Broncos run off 23 straight. An ability to stifle BYU when it mattered helped Boise State overcome a mediocre outing on offense.

BYU: Back-to-back second quarter turnovers ripped away any offensive momentum the Cougars generated during the first quarter. BYU struggled to convert in the red zone throughout the second half.

Losing to a sub .500 Boise State team will cause BYU to take a tumble in the AP Top 25,

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