Cougar Fans Riding High After Blowout Bowl Win

Dec 21, 2018, 9:05 PM | Updated: 10:06 pm
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BOISE, Idaho – Quarterback Zach Wilson and the BYU Cougars gave their fans plenty to be excited about with a 49-18 victory over Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Wilson was especially brilliant, completing all 18 of his passes for 317 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, linebacker Sione Takitaki shined with a career-high  19 tackles in the victory. There were also plenty of viral moments in the game as the Cougars were accidentally referred to as the “Tigers.”

Here are some of the best reactions on social media from the Cougars’ big win:

Andy Splatz perhaps jokingly pointed out how blissful BYU fans were after the game.

BYU twitter after their Freshman QB is breaking records…

— 🌟🏟Andy Splatz🏟🌟 (@AndySplatz) December 22, 2018

Playing on the blue turf, the Cougars blended in with blue uniforms.

Where’s BYU? @UniWatch @PhilHecken

A mind-blowing realization by Yahoo Sports.

Just realized that if BYU was still coached by Bronco Mendenhall then Bronco would be coaching against the Broncos in the home stadium for a team named Broncos.

— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) December 21, 2018

Matthew Glade got a kick out of the announcer’s miscue.

All hail the BYU Tigers

— Matthew L Glade (@matthewLksl) December 22, 2018

KSL Sports contributor Spencer Linton got a photo with a giant potato mascot.

It’s been a good day.#BYU #BYUSN

— Spencer Linton (@Spencer_Linton) December 22, 2018

And finally, Zach Wilson, the game’s MVP, celebrated the win with a big bite of potato.


— Zachary Wilson (@zachkapono) December 22, 2018

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