Brigham Young University students tend to wake up early, but so far that hasn’t been the custom of its 2015 football team. But the team, like the school’s early rising student body, does tend to get things done — making sure business is all taken care of at the end of the day. Startled and banging on their alarm clock in the second half against the Cincinnati Bearcats, the BYU Cougars once again made the most of a late start and surged to a 38-24 win on Friday night. More than 57,000 people were in Provo to help rouse the sleepy Cougars, who were down 17-3 in the second quarter.
Junior wide receiver Nick Kurtz was a horror for the Bearcats, catching six passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score. QB Tanner Mangum was utterly at ease, repeatedly hitting Kurtz in the numbers. BYU scored 20 points or more in the fourth quarter for the third time this season. They improve to 5-2 and enjoy a 3-game win streak. Mangum knows you never give up, as he tweets:
Man we really love that 4th quarter! We just keep fighting! Love it. Never give up. #GoCougs
— Tanner Mangum (@tannermangum) October 17, 2015