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Cougars Undefeated Dreams Dashed By Boise State

PROVO, Utah -The proper season dream for BYU soccer is over. Boise State gave BYU a dose of the drugs the Cougars dealt in 2019, upsetting the Cougars 26-17 in Provo.

The Cougars hosted the Broncos at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah on Saturday, October 9.

Right here’s a quarter-by-quarter breakdown of what came about within the Cougars loss to Boise State.

1st Quarter: BYU Soccer off to scorching begin

BYU gave the begin to QB Jaren Corridor and the Cougars jumped out to a 10-0 lead. Explosive performs have been on show from brothers Puka and Samson Nacua. Samson Nacua had a formidable “give me that” kind of catch to place BYU up by double digits.

Boise State had a fast reply with a area aim to convey it again to a one possession.

BYU ran some shotgun with cut up working backs, a distinct look than the Cougars have used this season on offense.

2nd Quarter

This was a disastrous quarter for BYU soccer. The diaster was on BYU’s fourth offensive sequence. Star working again Tyler Allgeier put the ball on the turf permitting Boise State to take over deep in BYU territory on the Cougars 24 yard line. Two performs later, Cyrus Habibi-Likio, a backup working again for Boise State in exchange of an injured George Holani discovered the endzone to tie up the sport.

BYU’s subsequent contact of the soccer resulted in one other fumble. This time it was Lopini Katoa returning a kickoff. Katoa was filling in as a returner for return specialist Caleb Christensen who’s out with an harm. So Boise had one other drive in BYU territory. BYU compelled Boise into a third & Objective from the one-yard line giving everybody doable flashes of a memorable aim line stand just like the 2012 sport between these two. However Boise State made certain that didn’t occur as they scored on a one-yard TD run to take the lead.

It was the primary time this season that BYU has trailed all yr. Solely Alabama and Michigan are the final remaining groups who haven’t trailed this season.

BYU’s offense then bought slightly aggressive opting to go for it on 4th & 2 close to midfield. The Cougars didn’t convert on a Tyler Allgeier run in opposition to the nation’s 107th ranked rush protection. Getting stopped resulted in a turnover on downs and allowed Boise State time so as to add some extra factors earlier than the half.

Boise tacked on a area aim to enter the halftime locker room up 20-10. The primary time BYU trailed in a sport since a win over San Diego State final December.

third Quarter

The Broncos opened up the second half with the soccer and BYU was in a lull. Boise gashed BYU on the bottom and ate up the clock. They bought all the way in which all the way down to the pink zone earlier than having to accept a area aim. BYU’s protection dialed up some stress from Pepe Tanuvasa who bought to Bachmeier on third all the way down to drive the sphere aim try.

Boise State hit the sphere aim to go up 23-10.

The next possession noticed BYU’s offense present life once more. They bought Puka Nacua concerned in back-to-back performs leading to first downs. Jaren Corridor took some exhausting hits for the primary time within the sport that made everybody maintain their collective breath contemplating his harm points.

BYU bought all the way down to the Boise State 47 yard line. They put themselves in a troublesome do-or-die 4th & 9 situation. Corridor made a strike to Neil Pau’u to transform the primary down, giving life to the sellout homecoming crowd.

The following play noticed Katoa cough up his second fumble of the day. Going into the sport, he had by no means fumbled the ball in his whole BYU profession. He had a run that appeared to interrupt free for what had the potential of a rating. However a Boise State defender closed in on him and Katoa coughed up the ball. A pricey missed alternative for BYU.

BYU’s protection then made some switches going to a four-man entrance and it resulted in a three-and-out.

4th Quarter

The Cougars had their backs in opposition to the wall however they put collectively a sequence to get them into scoring place. BYU bought all the way down to the Boise State three-yard line. First down execution was a wrestle for BYU all day, glared it’s ugly head once more on an incomplete go to Neil Pau’u. On second down, Allgeier was stuffed. The next play, Jaren Corridor appeared to improvise on a run from the three, he appeared to get close to the aim line for a landing however he ran out of bounds for a two yard loss earlier than getting close to the aim line.

BYU then suffered one other turnover on downs giving Boise possession once more.

Defensive finish/linebacker Pepe Tanuvasa created some extra stress to problem Bachmeier forcing an intentional grounding and the Broncos to punt away.

BYU wasted no time as Corridor discovered Gunner Romney on a deep go for 59 yards. Organising a one-yard Tyler Allgeier landing run two performs later to present BYU hope of finishing a comeback.

BYU’s bought out crowd and pupil part, The ROC, began to make their voices heard making an attempt to rattle Boise as they did with Arizona State. At first, it labored forcing Andy Avalos’ crew to burn a timeout.

Bachmeier then turned to his favourite receiver, Khalil Shakir to seal the sport. Shakir made a outstanding catch with Isaiah Herron and Ammon Hannemann overlaying him. The catch put the Broncos into the pink zone and 4 performs later, the Broncos tacked on a area aim to place them up by two possessions.

Jaren Corridor’s remaining offensive go resulted in an interception that led to him taking a tough hit in his midsection. He was strolling gingerly on the sideline after the hit.

With the consequence, BYU falls to 5-1 on the yr and Boise State improves to 3-3.

BYU’s subsequent sport is on the highway in opposition to the Baylor Bears (5-1) on Saturday, October 16 at 1:30 p.m. (MDT). Tv info for the competition continues to be to be decided. The sport will air on KSL NewsRadio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports activities Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Observe him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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