Boise, ID (Sports Network) - Boise State did not score on offense, but Michael
Atkinson's interception return for a touchdown was all the 24th-ranked Broncos
needed to eke out a 7-6 victory over the BYU Cougars.
Both offenses were held off the scoreboard until freshman backup quarterback
Taysom Hill led BYU on an 11-play, 95-yard drive late in the fourth quarter.
Hill ran in for a 4-yard score with 3:37 remaining, and BYU head coach
Bronco Mendenhall decided to attempt a two-point conversion rather than kick
the game-tying extra point.
Hill, pressured by Atkinson, rolled to his right and was looking for tight end
Kaneakua Friel, but senior linebacker J.C. Percy knocked down the pass, and
the Broncos ran out the remaining time to win their second straight game.
The usually high-octane offense of Boise State (2-1) went 0-for-5 on fourth
down tries and gained just 261 yards.
But the Cougars (2-2) gained a mere 200 yards themselves and turned the ball
over five times to drop their second straight game.
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