The BYU Cougars made themselves officially bowl-eligible on Friday night as they were able to easily handle the Boise State Broncos at home inside Lavell Edwards Stadium, 37-20, and improved to 6-2 on the season.
Once again, the Cougars were tremendous offensively. On the night, head coach Bronco Mendenhall’s crew finished with 568 total yards of offense.
QB Taysom Hill led the way again for this unit, going 27-of-41 for 339 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. He also added a score on the ground. As a matter of fact, BYU didn’t turn the ball over once all evening.
Boise State, on the other hand, was plagued by turnovers as they tallied four total on the night, including three fumbles.
Grant Hedrick got the start at QB for Boise State in replace of the injured Joe Southwick, and he had some struggles. He completed 60% of his passes, but the offense just couldn’t seem to get into any rhythm.
BYU, as said before, moves to 6-2 on the season as they get set for a huge match up next weekend against Wisconsin on the road in Camp Randall Stadium.
Boise State drops to 5-3–just the second time they’ve lost three games under Chris Petersen–and they’ll travel to Colorado State next week.