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BYU loses heartbreaker to Boise State

NCAA Football: Brigham Young at Boise State Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Another heartbreaker on the blue turf.

BYU had one final chance to win, but Zach Wilson was sacked inside the 5-yard line on the game’s final play as BYU lost to Boise State, 21-16.

After falling behind early 14-0, BYU’s defense was stout the rest of the night to allow Zach Wilson and the offense to give the team a chance to win. Wilson responded with 252 passing yards and a rushing TD and almost put BYU over the top.

Early redzone woes and offensive line play were the two biggest culprits in the loss. BYU settled for 2 field goals on 3 first half redzone possessions in the first half, as the offense consistently pushed themselves back with penalties and sacks once they got inside the 10-yard line.

The offensive line was a disappointment as well. After showing so well the first few weeks of the season, Boise State was able to get pressure on Wilson for much of the night. Costly false start penalties stalled drives as well.

Tough loss for BYU. Despite the bright spots of the defense coming up with some huge stops and marked improvement in the passing game, this was a game that would have really jump started the Zach Wilson era.

Now, BYU will have to travel across the country to Foxborough, Massachusetts as they take on 3-6 UMass next Saturday.