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BYU defeats Houston 47-46

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Posted at 9:18 PM, Oct 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-19 23:18:43-04

HOUSTON, Texas — BYU claimed a 47-46 comeback road victory over previously undefeated Houston Saturday.

The game clinching touchdown was an 11-yard pass from quarterback Taysom Hill to Cameron Ridley.

The fate of BYU’s win was set when Alani Fua intercepted a pass from Houston freshman John O’Korn right before the clock ran out.

Cody Hoffman set the record for most career receptions in BYU history and tied the school record with 30 touchdowns.

Houston and BYU came out with a huge first half – scoring a combined 72 points.

BYU started off quickly with an interception by Spencer Hadley on the first play of the game. The first touchdown came from Jamaal Williams on a 15-yard run.

Houston followed BYU with a 95-yard kick-off return for a touchdown. The next 7 points came from a huge pass from Houston freshman quarterback Greg Ward for 69-yards to Xavier Maxwell.

BYU trailed at the end of the first half 34-38.

But, the second half was a different story for offense – they fought for just nine points. Hill hit Hoffman for this 30th career touchdown on a 25-yard pass to give BYU the 41-40 lead.

Houston attempted to respond – and got in range of a goal – but two failed attempts and a sack later, Houston missed the field goal. In the last seconds of the game, Hill and BYU got the last play to clinch a tough road win.