BYU: The Most Clutch Team in America


Beginning with Beck-to-Harline, BYU has been the most clutch team in America. BYU has been an amazing 18-2 in games decided by 7 points or less since that moment.

Rank Team Wins Losses Win%
1 BYU 18 2 0.900
2 Wyoming 17 4 0.810
3 Utah 15 5 0.750
4 Cincinnati 15 5 0.750
5 East Carolina 22 9 0.710
6 LSU 17 7 0.708
7 Northwestern 21 9 0.700
8 Oregon St. 16 7 0.696
9 Hawaii 14 7 0.667
10 Syracuse 12 6 0.667
11 Oklahoma St. 12 6 0.667
12 Texas Tech 13 7 0.650
13 Rice 13 7 0.650
14 Kansas St. 13 7 0.650
15 Texas 11 6 0.647
16 Auburn 18 10 0.643
17 Boise St. 7 4 0.636
18 La.-Lafayette 12 7 0.632
19 Miami (OH) 15 9 0.625
20 Penn St. 10 6 0.625

Here are how some of these games have ended:

11/25/2006 – Beck-to-Harline TD pass for 33-31 win as game ended.

11/8/2007 – Dalton sacked twice to prevent game-winning drive in a 27-22 win

11/24/2007 – Hall-to-Collie on 4th and 18th capped off by Unga steamrolling into the end zone with 56 seconds remaining for 17-10 win

12/22/2007 – Eathyn Manumaleuna blocks UCLA’s 28 yard FG attempt on the last play of the game to preserve a 17-16 bowl victory.

9/6/2008 – Jan Jorgensen blocks Washington’s PAT attempt that would have sent the game into overtime, but instead gives BYU a 28-27 victory

10/25/2008 – Dennis Pitta hauls in a Max Hall pass with 1:46 left to put BYU ahead 42-35 against UNLV. Andrew Rich intercepts Omar Clayton’s pass in the end zone on the last play of the game to thwart a comeback.

11/1/2008 – Dennis Pitta scores with 22 seconds left as BYU rallies for a 45-42 win at Colorado State.

9/5/2009 – McKay Jacobsen catches a pass in the back of the end zone to put BYU up 14-13 against #3 Oklahoma. Oklahoma is misses a 55 yard FG as time expires.

11/28/2009 – Andrew George splits two defenders in OT and rumbles for a 25 yard TD in a 26-23 win over Utah.

9/3/2011 – Kyle Van Noy sacks the Ole Miss QB on 3rd and 27, forcing a fumble and then recovering it for a game winning TD in a 14-13 victory.

9/30/2011 – Riley Nelson, in relief of starter Jake Heaps, drives BYU an amazing 98 yards in two minutes and pinballs the game-winning pass to Marcus Matthews with 11 seconds left to beat Utah State 27-24

12/30/2011 – Riley Nelson decides winning another game with 11 seconds left is a good idea as he fake spikes the ball and catches Tulsa asleep as he throws the game winning pass to Cody Hoffman in a 24-21 bowl victory.

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One response to “BYU: The Most Clutch Team in America

  1. psmithut

    grammatically, it should be contests decided by 7 points or fewer, not 7 points or less.

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