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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Flashback: Brigham Young Cougars 41, Wyoming Cowboys 38 (1984)

Twenty-six years ago today, October 13, 1984, the #5 ranked Brigham Young Cougars had a classic shootout with the Cowboys from Wyoming. BYU quickly jumped out to a 14-0 lead scoring touchdowns on their first two possessions. Wyoming used a halfback pass to get on the board with 7:07 to play in the first quarter. Robbie Bosco threw one of his five touchdown passes with 9:03 to go in the second quarter, which pushed the lead back to 14. Wyoming made this a game again just before halftime by scoring two touchdowns in only 2:16. The Cowboys missed the extra point following the second touchdown, a 77-yard punt return, and BYU took a one point lead into the locker room, 21-20.

Wyoming took the lead 2:44 into the third quarter. It was the first of six lead changes in the second half. BYU and Wyoming combined to score 5 touchdowns in the third quarter. Both teams tried a two-point conversion after each of their third-quarter touchdowns; they were all unsuccessful. The final lead change came in the fourth quarter when Bosco found tight end David Mills for a 14-yard touchdown with 4:16 to play. This time, the two-point conversion was successful as Bosco connected with Kelly Smith.

Robbie Bosco had a big day completing 29 of 44 passes for 384 yards and 5 touchdowns. Three of those touchdowns were to Mills as he amassed 136 yards on seven receptions.

This game marked the 17th consecutive win for BYU, which tied what was then the longest win streak in school history.

More flashbacks can be found on the Flashbacks page.

You can watch the full game here.

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