DALLAS (CBSSPORTS.COM) – Riley Nelson threw three touchdown passes to Cody Hoffman, the last with 11 seconds left, and Brigham Young beat Tulsa 24-21 on Friday in the Armed Forces Bowl for another 10-win season.
With no timeouts and the ball at the 2, the Cougars hurried up to the line. Nelson then faked a spike that would have stopped the clock and instead stood up and threw to Hoffman in the end zone.
The Cougars (10-3) wrapped up their first season of independence by winning 10 games for the fifth time in coach Bronco Mendenhall’s seven years.
G.J. Kinne threw for three TDs for Tulsa (8-5), including a 30-yarder to Bryan Burnham with 10:42 left for a 21-17 lead.
BYU needed 12 plays to go 48 yards on its last drive.