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Lopini Katoa Makes Diving Catch To Set Up BYU’s 5th TD In Boca Raton Bowl

Dec 22, 2020, 6:43 PM
(Courtesy of Jaren Wilkey, BYU Photo)...
(Courtesy of Jaren Wilkey, BYU Photo)
(Courtesy of Jaren Wilkey, BYU Photo)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – BYU running back Lopini Katoa needed to reach out to haul in a tremendous catch to set up BYU’s fifth touchdown of the first half.

Quarterback Zach Wilson threw to Katoa on the sideline who had to dive forward and bring in the ball with his finger tips in order to complete the 30-yard catch. On the very next play, Wilson threw his third touchdown pass of the game, connecting with wide receiver Neil Pau’u for a 35-yard strike.

That gave BYU a 35-7 lead over UCF in the Boca Raton Bowl.

It’s the 33rd touchdown pass of the season for Wilson and the 4th TD catch of the year for Pau’u. Near the end of the first half, Wilson was up to 330 passing yards, completing 17 of his 21 pass attempts. The junior ran the ball three times for 23 yards and accounted for all five touchdowns, three passing and one rushing.

Katoa had 4 receptions for 90 yards for the Cougars at that point in the game.

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