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


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 Downs1713
Passing 1st Downs147
Rushing 1st Downs35
1st Downs from Penalties01
3rd Down Efficiency10-192-15
4th Down Efficiency0-02-3
Total Yards296263
Average per attempt5.55.0
Average per completion10.612.0
Rush Attempts3039
Yards per attempt1.73.1
Red Zone (Made-Att)2-42-2
Fumbles lost02
Interceptions Thrown33
Defensive / Special Teams TDs20
PAT Kicks2-30-0
Field Goals1-12-2


Scoring Summary
First QuarterBYUTLS
FG08:31MARDEN, Chance 27 Yd03
Second QuarterBYUTLS
FG10:46MARDEN, Chance 23 Yd06
FG0:00Justin Sorensen 23 Yd36
Fourth QuarterBYUTLS
TD12:32Kyle Van Noy 0 Yd Fumb (Justin Sorensen Kick)106
TD12:15Jamaal Williams 14 Yd Rush166
TD06:09Kyle Van Noy 17 Yd Int (Justin Sorensen Kick)236