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.
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.
One response to “BYU: The Most Clutch Team in America”
grammatically, it should be contests decided by 7 points or fewer, not 7 points or less.