Bowl Eligible: BYU beats Wyoming, 35-21

Bowl Eligible: BYU beats Wyoming, 35-21

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Curtis Brown ran for 153 yards and two touchdowns to lead BYU to a 35-21 victory over Wyoming on Saturday.

Jonny Harline added two touchdown catches for BYU (6-4, 5-2 Mountain West), including the game's last touchdown late in the third quarter.

Wyoming (4-6, 2-5) was plagued by turnovers: three fumbles and two interceptions. All three fumbles were recovered by Justin Luettgerodt, who also intercepted Corey Bramlet once.

The Cowboys came within 28-21 on a 2-yard touchdown run by Wynell Seldon early in the second half and drove inside the BYU 10-yard line their next possession. But Devin Moore's fumble -- Wyoming's third fumble and fourth turnover -- on the 7-yard line shut the Cowboys down.

Brown and quarterback John Beck both had long runs on BYU's next possession, setting up Harline's second touchdown catch, a 12-yard pass, for the final score.

The Cougars became bowl-eligible with the win, while Wyoming's fifth-consecutive loss eliminated any hope that the Cowboys would play in a bowl game.

Wyoming led 7-0 after a 21-yard reception by Jovon Bouknight, but the Cougars tied the game on Brown's 6-yard touchdown run, then went ahead 14-7 on Harline's 14-yard touchdown catch later in the first quarter. Seldon, who finished with 110 rushing yards, had a 69-yard touchdown run late in the first for a 14-14 tie.

Brown's second touchdown, another 6-yard run, put BYU ahead for good, and Nauhafu Tahi's touchdown gave the Cougars a 28-14 lead at halftime.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

First Quarter
   Wyo--Bouknight 21 pass from Bramlet (Yaussi kick), 13:32.
   BYU--C.Brown 6 run (J.McLaughlin kick), 8:50.
   BYU--Harline 14 pass from Jo.Beck (J.McLaughlin kick), 2:16.
   Wyo--Seldon 69 run (Yaussi kick), 1:11.
Second Quarter
   BYU--C.Brown 6 run (J.McLaughlin kick), 7:50.
   BYU--Tahi 1 run (J.McLaughlin kick), 4:21.
Third Quarter
   Wyo--Seldon 2 run (Yaussi kick), 10:12.
   BYU--Harline 6 pass from Jo.Beck (J.McLaughlin kick), :46.
                           BYU    Wyo
First downs                     26            21
Rushes-yards            50-267    33-166
Passing                       179          241
Comp-Att-Int          20-29-0  20-25-2
Return Yards                    22            46
Punts-Avg.              4-35.5    1-46.0
Fumbles-Lost                  0-0          3-3
Penalties-Yards             7-65        8-80
Time of Possession        38:30      21:30
   RUSHING--BYU, C.Brown 25-153, Tahi 14-72, Jo.Beck 7-40, Tonga
2-7, Team 2-(minus 5). Wyoming, Seldon 16-110, D.Moore 11-40,
Bramlet 3-11, J.Moore 3-5.
   PASSING--BYU, Jo.Beck 20-29-0-179. Wyoming, Bramlet 20-25-2-241.
   RECEIVING--BYU, Harline 4-28, Watkins 3-31, Coats 3-25, C.Brown
2-24, Reed 2-12, Meikle 1-19, Allen 1-11, Collie 1-9, Tahi 1-8,
Ashworth 1-6, Tonga 1-6. Wyoming, Bouknight 7-87, Seldon 3-18, Ford
2-52, D.Moore 2-26, Barge 2-23, Brewer 2-18, Holden 2-17.
   (Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)</p>

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