FINAL: Brigham Young 52, Idaho 13
The Cougars opened the game with three straight scores on its first three offensive possessions and then never looked back in a dominating performance. The game bogged down with second-team players in the late third quarter through the fourth amid the chilly sub-30 degree temperatures.
Brigham Young had 539 yards of total offense to Idaho’s 273 yards, and controlled the game clock by beating the Vandals in time of possession, 35:47-24:13.
Cougar quarterback Riley Nelson was 19-of-31 passing for 236 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Jamaal Williams, finished the first half with 10 carries for 104 yards and two touchdowns. He didn’t have a carry in the second half.
Idaho quarterback Logan Bushnell was 19-of-37 for 206 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. The Vandals only had 61 yards rushing for the game, and had five total turnovers. The Vandals lead the FBS in turnovers.
With the win, Brigham Young becomes bowl eligible and it is expected that the Cougars will receive an invite to the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.