Playing in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Zach Wilson made mashed potatoes out of the Western Michigan secondary, as the true freshman threw four touchdown passes to lead BYU to a 49-18 victory over Western Michigan.
The win marked the Cougars’ first-ever victory on the blue turf to help the Cougars finish the season with a 7-6 record.
The BYU freshman sensation put on a clinic as Wilson completed all 18 of his passes for 317 yards. After the game, Wilson was named the game MVP and became just the second player in NCAA bowl history to throw a perfect game.
Wilson’s 18 straight completions were also the second-most in a bowl game and his four touchdown performance also tied a BYU bowl game record.
Junior defensive back Dayan Ghanwoloku also got in on the scoring fest as the 5-foot-11, 200 pounder took a handoff up the middle and punched it in for a 1-yard touchdown run in the second half to put the Cougars up 35-10.
Here’s how fans, players and coaches reacted after the game: