BYU opened up their 2015 season with a bang on Saturday beating the Nebraska Cornhuskers on a last-season Hail Mary, 33-28.
Cougars backup quarterback Tanner Mangum connected with receiver Mitch Mathews on the pass that won the game. Mangum entered the game for an injured Taysum Hill.
Hill completed 21-of-his-34 passes for 268 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Hill also added on 72 yards rushing on nine carries and two touchdowns. Mangum finished with 111 yards on seven completions and a touchdown.
BYU led 24-14 at halftime, but Nebraska soared back to take a 28-27 lead with less than a minute remaining in the game.
Junior College transfer Nick Kurtz closed out the game with 123 yards receiving on five receptions, while Mathews collected 69 yards receiving and two touchdowns on three receptions.
Nebraska saw a solid game from their quarterback Tommy Armstrong. He finished 24 of 41 passing for 318 yards and three touchdowns. You can tell the Cornhuskers missed Ameer Abdullah as the team’s leading rusher was Terrell Newby with 43 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown.
Nebraska will host South Alabama next week, while BYU will host #23 Boise State at LaVell Edwards Stadium.