BYU fumbled it away.


Coming into the game without losing a fumble the entire season, the 10th-ranked Cougars fumbled the ball three times, threw an interception and turned the ball over on downs twice in a 26-17 loss to Boise State Saturday afternoon at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

The win snapped BYU’s 13-game home winning streak as the Broncos picked up their first Top-10 road win since 2001. BYU’s shot at a New Year’s Six bid also took a big hit as the Cougars will have to run the table to the rest of the way and get some help to make that happen.

Jaren Hall threw for a career-high 302 yards and a touchdown and Tyler Allgeier ran for 73 yards and a touchdown in the loss for BYU. The Cougars outgained Boise State 413-312 in total yards, but turnovers were the difference in this one.

BYU jumped out to a 10-0 lead and looked like it was going to cruise to another blowout victory over the Broncos. However, that all changed in the second quarter when the rain came down and changed the game. Hall couldn’t throw the ball and the run game got stuffed, managing less than 30 yards of total offense in the quarter.

With the sun out, the Cougars played much better in the fourth quarter, but it was too little, too late at that point.

Here’s how fans, the media, players and coaches reacted after the game:

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