Cougar Snapshots: BYU vs. Tulsa

The Cougars beat Tulsa in dramatic fashion to win the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. Tough defense and great special teams play afforded the Cougar offense a come-from-behind victory with just 11 seconds left on the clock. Now you can relive some of the best moments of the 24-21 win in this edition of Cougar Snapshots, courtesy of Total Blue Sports photographer Troy Verde.

Former Cougar and Pittsburgh Steeler defensive lineman Chris Hoke carries the Cougar banner out onto the field.

Quarterback Riley Nelson hits Cody Hoffman over the middle.

Senior running back J.J. Di Luigi goes up and snags a pass. Di Luigi finished his final game as a Cougar with two catches for 15 yards and 10 rushes for 43 yards.

J.D. Falslev eludes a would-be Tulsa tackler.

Outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy hits Tulsa quarterback G.J. Kinne as he releases the ball.

After a big hit by a helmetless Matt Reynolds on a Tulsa defensive end, Nelson hits Hoffman over the middle about four yards away from the end zone.

Hoffman ducked under the first would-be tackler and stretched past another for his first touchdown of the game.

Cornerback Preston Hadley, coming on a corner blitz, tackles Kinne.

Safety Daniel Sorensen makes a tackle.

Hoffman catches his second touchdown of the game. The Cougar sophomore finished the game with eight receptions for 122 yards and three touchdowns to lead all receivers.

McKay Jacobson hauls in a 35-yard reception.

In front of 30,000 fans in attendance at Gerald J. Ford Stadium with time running out, a Nelson-led offense willed itself to victory with the help of a fake spike resulting in the game-winning touchdown to Hoffman.

The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl trophy on display.

The Cougars hoist their trophy following the game.

Hoffman, the MVP of the bowl game, takes the stand following the Cougars' victory.

Following BYU's victory, the Cougars made their way to the sidelines to greet fans, including a large group of missionaries who were in attendance for the game.


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