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Williams runs for 210 yards to lead BYU to win over Wyoming in Poinsettia Bowl

Williams runs for 210 yards to lead BYU to win over Wyoming in Poinsettia Bowl
Posted at 11:10 PM, Dec 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-22 08:56:27-05

SAN DIEGO — Jamaal Williams rushed for 210 yards and one touchdown in his final game in a BYU uniform to lead BYU to a 24-21 win over Wyoming in the Poinsettia Bowl.

BYU took advantage of a Wyoming fumble on a punt in the first quarter to score the first points of the game. The Cougars took over on the three yard line of Wyoming, and scored two players later on a touchdown run from quarterback Tanner Mangum.

Wyoming cut BYU’s lead to 10-7 in the third quarter a touchdown run from Brian Hill, but the Cougars extended that lead later in the third quarter. Mangum threw up a ball into the end zone, it bounced around off a couple of different players before landing in the hands of BYU’s Tanner Balderree to give BYU a 17-7 lead.

Williams put the Cougars up 24-7 after a 36-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, but Wyoming rallied back with to make a game of it. Josh Allen threw two touchdown pass to Tanner Gentry in the fourth quarter to cut BYU’s lead to 24-21. Wyoming was driving into BYU territory with under two minutes to play, when Kai Nacua intercepted a pass from Allen to seal the win for BYU.

The Cougars end the season with a 9-4 record.