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Social Media Reacts To BYU’s Victory In Wild New Mexico Bowl

Dec 17, 2022, 10:40 PM
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ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO - DECEMBER 17: The Brigham Young Cougars celebrate after stopping a 2-point conversion attempt from the SMU Mustangs with eight seconds left during the second half of the New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium on December 17, 2022 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Cougars defeated the Mustangs 24-23. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.Β – BYU football took down SMU 24-23 in the 2022 New Mexico Bowl. It was a wild finish that saw SMU go for a two-point conversion with eight seconds left in regulation.

BYU defensive back Jakob Robinson came up with the tackle on the quarterback keeper from SMU signal-caller Tanner Mordecai.

The stop gave BYU a victory to cap off the independence era and closed out the Cougars 2022 season with an 8-5 record.

Anytime a bowl game goes down to the wire, social media has its fair share of reactions. The college football world definitely reacted to BYU’s last-second stop over the Mustangs.

Quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava-Peters was also a big topic on social media. The third-year freshman quarterback earned New Mexico Bowl Offensive MVP honors for the performance.

Social media reactions to BYU football taking down SMU

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Mitch will be in Albuquerque for the 2022 New Mexico Bowl between BYU and SMU. Follow his coverage on Twitter:Β @Mitch_Harper.

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