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12.20.12 San Diego, Calif. (Qualcomm Stadium, Att. 35,442) 

Linescore 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
   BYU 0 3 0 20 23
  SDSU 3 3 0 0 6

Linebacker Kyle Van Noy scored two touchdowns on defense in the fourth quarter, one with the team trailing 6-3 and led the BYU football team to a 23-6 win over San Diego State in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. The win extended the Cougars' bowl win streak to four to build on their current school record. BYU forced four turnovers in the fourth quarter and out-scored San Diego State 20-0 to overcome a 6-3 deficit. After the Aztecs intercepted James Lark on 3rd and goal, the No. 3 total defense turned the tables on the next play and ignited BYU as Van Noy sacked San Diego State's Adam Dingwell to cause a fumble, falling on it for the first touchdown of the game to put the Cougars on top 10-6 with 12:32 remaining in the fourth quarter. On the next possession, BYU's defense continued to make plays with Jordan Johnson recovering another San Diego State fumble. The Cougars took advantage of the momentum as Williams marched into the end zone from 14 yards out for the only offensive touchdown. A missed PAT attempt moved BYU in front 16-6 with 12:15 left to play. The Van Noy show continued with a pick-six to finalize the score 23-6 late in the fourth quarter. Van Noy was named the defensive MVP after finishing the night with two touchdowns, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, one interception, a blocked punt, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and eight total tackles. Senior Brandon Ogletree led the Cougars in tackles with 10 and added two tackles for loss. All-American Riley Stephenson helped flip the field for BYU with four punts inside the 5-yard line. Junior wide receiver Cody Hoffman grabbed 10 passes for 114 yards to earn offensive MVP. Senior quarterback James Lark finished the night completing 23 of 42 attempts for 244 yards and two interceptions.

Complete Box Score

Team Stat Comparison
     BYU    SDSU
1st Downs 17 13
Passing 1st Downs 14 7
Rushing 1st Downs 3 5
1st Downs from Penalties 0 1
3rd Down Efficiency 10-19 2-15
4th Down Efficiency 0-0 2-3
Total Yards 296 263
Passing 244 144
Comp-Att-Int 23-44-3 12-29-3
Average per attempt 5.5 5.0
Average per completion 10.6 12.0
Rushing 52 119
Rush Attempts 30 39
Yards per attempt 1.7 3.1
Red Zone (Made-Att) 2-4 2-2
Penalties 3-13 5-45
Turnovers 3 5
Fumbles lost 0 2
Interceptions Thrown 3 3
Defensive / Special Teams TDs 2 0
Posession 29:04 30:56
Sacks 3-11 2-18
PAT Kicks 2-3 0-0
Field Goals 1-1 2-2


Scoring Summary
First Quarter BYU TLS
FG 08:31 MARDEN, Chance 27 Yd 0 3
Second Quarter BYU TLS
FG 10:46 MARDEN, Chance 23 Yd 0 6
FG 0:00 Justin Sorensen 23 Yd 3 6
Fourth Quarter BYU TLS
TD 12:32 Kyle Van Noy 0 Yd Fumb (Justin Sorensen Kick) 10 6
TD 12:15 Jamaal Williams 14 Yd Rush 16 6
TD 06:09 Kyle Van Noy 17 Yd Int (Justin Sorensen Kick) 23 6