BYU notes: BYU, MSU remember last year’s double-overtime thriller in Provo

12 Oct , 2017 Sports

STARKVILLE, Miss. — When BYU and Mississippi State met last season at LaVell Edwards Stadium, the Cougars edged the Bulldogs in double-overtime, 28-21.

On the first play of the second OT, BYU quarterback Taysom Hill threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Tanner Balderree to give the Cougars their first lead of the game — which also turned out to be the game-winner.

In that contest, Jamaal Williams became BYU’s all-time leading rusher.

MSU quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, who is now a junior, threw a touchdown pass and ran for two more.

“I remember it was a tough-fought game. I felt like defensively we gave up too many points,” said Cougar cornerback Troy Warner. “I think we’ll switch things up this year, trying to contain the quarterback the best that we can and shut down their receivers on the outside. They have some athletes so it’s going to be tough but I think we’ll be well-prepared.”

Saturday, BYU and MSU meet again, this time at Davis Wade Stadium.

Cougar quarterback Tanner Mangum didn’t play in last year’s matchup but he remembers it well.

“It was a hard-fought game in double-overtime,” he said. “It’s definitely an awesome chance now to get there and have a rematch. We’re all looking forward …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

      

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