Brigham Young 31, Wyoming 28
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) _ Ryan Hancock passed for 408 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as Brigham Young overcame a 14-point deficit to beat Wyoming, 31-28. Wyoming (3-4 overall, 1-2 in the WAC) shut down Brigham Young’s running attack in the first half while amassing 303 yards and a 21-7 lead. But the Cougars (4-3, 3-2) dominated the second half, scoring quickly and often.
Brigham Young began its comeback with a 46-yard field goal from David Lauder with 4:43 gone in the third quarter. Wyoming quarterback Joe Hughes threw a quick interception and 20 seconds later Hancock found Eric Drage for a 20-yard touchdown pass to cut Wyoming’s lead to 21-17.
After Wyoming failed to get past its own 40 on its next series, Brigham Young needed just 54 seconds to score, with Hancock throwing a 67-yard TD pass to Otis Sterling.
Brigham Young got its last touchdown midway through the fourth quarter on an 18-second drive culminated by a 23-yard run down the right sideline by Jamal Willis.
Wyoming got the ball back trailing 31-21 with 5:40 to play, but the Cowboys consumed 4:08 from the clock in driving 67 yards for a 3-yard TD pass from Hughes to Matt Swenson.
The Cowboys had a chance for a last-gasp drive, but the Cowboys ran into punter Brad Hunter and the 5-yard penalty gave the Cougars a first down.
The Cowboys took a 21-7 first-half lead on touchdown runs by tailback Dwight Driver and Hughes sandwiched around a 57-yard Hughes’ touchdown pass to Ryan Yarborough.