More blues in Boise as BYU rally falls just short in 21-16 loss to Broncos

However, Zach Wilson was stopped short of the goal line on the final play of the game, and the clock ran out on BYU’s upset hopes.

The Cougars got the ball back and drove to the Broncos’ 26, but a sack and a false start penalty killed that drive, and Skyler Southam’s 41-yard field goal cut BSU’s lead to 21-16.

But Jaren Hall, making his first appearance of the season, lost 2 yards out of the Wildcat formation and a corner fade pass to Talon Shumway wasn’t close to being completed.

BYU cornerback Michael Shelton, who had been beaten on BSU’s second touchdown, intercepted Rypien and returned the ball to the Boise State 19 on the Broncos following possession.

After John Hightower’s 100-yard kickoff return was nullified by a block-in-the-back penalty, the Broncos had to punt and the Cougars drove into the red zone again just before halftime.

A holding penalty on Brady Christensen backed them up after they reached the 13, and Wilson fumbled a slightly high snap that Boise State recovered to end the threat.

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