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Cougars QB Wilson leads BYU past the Broncos in Idaho

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The BYU Cougars ended the season on a high note. They defeated the Western Michigan Broncos, 49-18, in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho.

The Cougars are now 4-2 all-time against the Broncos. This was their first meeting since a 17-7 win on September 21st, 1969.

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BYU has a 15-20-1 Bowl record all-time. The Cougars have now won its last two Bowl games.

This was the first-time that the Cougars were playing in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

The Broncos also fell to 1-8 all-time in Bowl games. Western Michigan has lost its last two Bowl games.

This is the second Famous Idaho Potato Bowl for the Broncos. They lost 38-24 to the Air Force Falcons on December 20th, 2014.

Cougars quarterback Zach Wilson went 18 of 18 for 317 yards. He also had four touchdowns.

Riley Burt had 13 carries for 110 yards and a touchdown. Wilson had 10 carries for 23 yards. Brayden El-Bakri had four carries for six yards and a touchdown. Dayan Ghanwoloku had a one-yard rushing touchdown.

Dylan Collie had six receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns. Aleva Hifo had two receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown. Neil Pau’u had two receptions for 57 yards. Matt Bushman had four receptions for 52 yards. Dax Milne had a five-yard touchdown reception.

Broncos quarterback Kaleb Eleby went 20 of 36 for 175 yards. He also had an interception.

Jamauri Bogan had 13 carries for 62 yards and a touchdown. LeVante Bellamy had 15 carries for 56 yards. Eleby had seven carries for five yards and a touchdown.

D’Wayne Eskridge had two receptions for 61 yards. Bellamy had six receptions for 45 yards. Keishawn Watson had five receptions for 34 yards.

BYU scored 42 points in the second half. Wilson hit Collie for an eight-yard touchdown reception. Burt scored on a 37-yard rushing touchdown. Wilson hit Hifo for a 70-yard touchdown reception.

Ghanwoloku also scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. Wilson hit Milne for a five-yard touchdown reception. El-Bakri also scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.

Western Michigan scored eight points in the second half. Eleby scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. Following the touchdown, Eleby hit Reed for a two-point conversion.

The Broncos led 10-7 at halftime. Bogan scored on a 33-yard rushing touchdown. Gavin Peddie also made a 37-yard field goal.

Cougars’ Wilson hit Collie for a 26-yard touchdown reception.

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