BYU vs. Houston: 47-46

Gene Sweeney Jr.

This game was a battle of wills and turnovers.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

In a lot of ways, this was one of the best games of the season. Taysom Hill was throwing better and further than he's ever thrown before. On top of that, he was connecting with his receivers, among whom, Apo showed his worth (catching the first two touchdowns). BYU was throwing consistent 20+ yard passes and we scored ___ points in just 60 minutes of play. We were playing like BYU fans are used to seeing (pushing down the field in the air and on the ground).

In a lot of ways though, it was the worst of times. Not only were we playing extremely well, but Houston was keeping up play for play. They even took a depressing lead by the end of the first half. Not only that, but interceptions abounded through all quarters of the game. Tearing the hearts of BYU fans apart everywhere.

Despite the sheer number of turnovers, each team continued to score throughout the game, staying neck and neck until the final seconds.

With just 5 minutes left to go in the game, BYU was behind by 5 points. A few precision throws later, and we found ourselves a point ahead (47-46). BYU decided to go for the 2 point conversion and failed. With fingers tightly crossed, the defense took the field to hold back Houston with less than 2 minutes to go in the game. And that's all we needed.

Fua made a critical interception with just 1:01 left in the fourth quarter. BYU was up by a single point and Houston was on their last drive. With a victory formation and some solid running, BYU was able to run out the clock and win the game. 47-46.
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