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Upset! BYU holds on to beat #14 Boise State

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NCAA Football: Boise State at Brigham Young Gabe Mayberry-USA TODAY Sports

Who expected that?

After two embarrassing losses, BYU came back home and shocked the 14th-ranked Boise State Broncos, 28-25.

After going down 10-7 at halftime, BYU pulled out the trickery in the third quarter to jump ahead to a 28-10 lead. Boise State battled back to within three in the fourth quarter, but a 4th down conversion with two minutes left iced the game for BYU.

Walk-on freshman Baylor Romney made his first career start, and avoided big mistakes and made some key throws. Romney finished 15/26 for 221 yards and 2 touchdowns. BYU’s offense as a whole finished with 349 yards and held the Broncos to 355 yards. Sione Finau led BYU with 89 yards and Matt Bushman was the top pass catcher with 5 catches for 101 yards and 2 TDs.

Turnovers played a big role as well, with BYU winning the turnover battle 2-0.

Overall, huge win for BYU that may have saved Kalani Sitake’s job. BYU now goes into a bye week before a big matchup at Utah State in two weeks.