BYU Football has clearly been living right the first two weeks of the 2015 season.
A week after shocking the Nebraska Cornhuskers with a last-second Hail Mary touchdown pass in Lincoln, the Cougars faced yet another late deficit, this time at home against the Boise State Broncos.
With 54 seconds left in the game, BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum heaved a prayer toward the end zone, which was caught by receiver Mitchell Juergens for the game-winning touchdown. This time, it wasn’t a true Hail Mary – there was still time left on the clock – but it counted just as much as last week’s heave.
Here’s what this week’s last-minute TD pass looked like:
If you missed it, here’s the Hail Mary from last week:
Of course, you have to wonder when this streak of good fortune will run out, especially when you consider that BYU has been a pretty dirty football team on the field lately. Saturday night, a Cougar player was caught on TV clearly punching a Boise State player in the man-region, and don’t forget about their brawl with Memphis at the end of last year’s Miami Beach Bowl.
Those behaviors make the Cougars a little harder to root for.
Photo: AP/Rick Bowmer