What a statement for BYU.
BYU came in as a a 4-point favorite and rode a dominating second half to blow past Boise State 51-17 Friday night on the blue turf.
Tyler Allgeier had a 86-yard TD run on BYU’s first offensive possession to put BYU up 7-0 and the Cougars never trailed the rest of the night. Allgeier finished the night with 123 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns, but QB Zach Wilson stole the show once again.
Wilson had a pedestrian first half by his standards with 123 passing yards and 1 rushing touchdown, but he made some dazzling throws in the second half to put the game away. Zach finished 21/27 for 359 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown. His accurate downfield throws inside and outside pocket put BYU ahead 45-3 after going into the half up 16-3. Zach established himself as a bona fide Heisman candidate and first round NFL Draft Pick in next year’s draft.
Boise State was facing some injury trouble, including losing backup QB and USC transfer Jack Sears early in the first quarter. True freshman QB Cade Fennegan made some nice downfield TD throws in the fourth quarter after the game was out of reach, but BYU’s defense and the magnitude of the moment were too much for him to overcome.
BYU now heads into a bye week before facing FCS foe North Alabama November 21. The Cougars also play San Diego State December 12, so it will be interesting if Tom Holmoe tries to schedule an additional game to keep BYU in the national conversation and give BYU a shot at the College Football Playoff.