BYU football: 3 things we learned from the Poinsettia Bowl

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BYU football can’t resist the drama

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Okay, okay, okay. Stop. Please.

My heart can’t take it anymore.

Hopefully between now and Aug. 26, 2017 (when BYU takes on Portland State) the Cougars can kick their addiction to the drama.

We all know about the Cougars’ four losses this season and how they came by eight total points. But some of the wins were close calls too. BYU won three of its games by a combined 11 points.

BYU fans were hoping the team would take care of business against Wyoming.

It didn’t happen.

The Cougars took a 24-7 lead in the fourth quarter, and it seemed like it was all but over. Then Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen found Tanner Gentry for a 9-yard touchdown with about seven minutes left.

The score was 24-14, but BYU’s lead felt relatively safe.

Then the offense stalled. And Wyoming answered. Allen found Gentry again with just over two minutes left and the Cowboys were down 24-21.

The BYU offense stalled again. Wyoming had about two minutes to tie or win the game and started driving.

But then BYU football’s biggest defensive playmaker did what he does best.

Kai Nacua secured an interception, ending the Cowboys’ drive and sealing the Cougar win.

Was it fun? Sure. Was it stressful? You bet.