Boise State University has become one of BYU’s more bitter rivals as the Broncos improve to a three game win streak after a 21-16 win over BYU.
Saturday’s game was an exciting one, as BYU looked to make a comeback win. And they almost had it too. With Wilson taking over at QB, we saw something we haven’t seen for a while at QB…some passion.
Wilson went 18-27 with 252 yards and rushed 18 times for a gain of 80 yards for the Cougs.
Boise opened the game with a pair of touchdowns as BYU tried to fight back in the second quarter, but only could snag two field goals. In the third both teams scored, but BYU couldn’t quite make it to the end zone after that. BYU had a field goal in the fourth. They came super close to a touchdown near the end of the game as Wilson fought hard to run it in, but he came up short.
After the game you should see the anguish and passion in Wilson’s eyes, and at that moment most of the BYU fan base knew BYU was going to be just fine with him at the reigns.
With all that being said, have you ever wondered how they became rivals? Here’s a look back at how BYU has faired over Boise the last few years.
This one was a 21-7 win for the Broncos. The game was played at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Tanner Mangum started this game, he went 18/33 with 164 yards. Joe Critchlow then took over at the end and went 2/4 with eight yards.
The Cougars scored right off the bat in the first quarter of this game. Boise State then answered back with 17 points in the second quarter to take over. BYU went scoreless the rest of the game as the Broncos scored a final touchdown in the fourth to win the game. This game has been the only “eh” game for the Cougars over the last few years.