Cowboys Shock BYU 13-10

Oct 18, 2003

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Tyler Gottschalk returned his first career interception60 yards for a touchdown and Terrell Vinson intercepted a pass with 43 secondsleft as Wyoming beat BYU 13-10 on Saturday.

The Cowboys (3-4, 1-1 Mountain West) made 13 first-half points stand up asthey forced three turnovers and sacked Cougars quarterback Matt Berry fourtimes.

BYU (3-5, 2-3) nearly rallied from a 13-0 halftime deficit, but BrandonCasavan and Randy Tscharner sacked Berry on fourth-and-2 from the 50-yard linewith 3 minutes left and Wyoming leading 13-10.

After a Wyoming punt, Berry drove the Cougars 60 yards to the Wyoming 30 butthe Cowboys' John Flora tipped a pass over the middle and Vinson made a divingcatch to seal the win.

Casey Bramlet completed 20 of 32 passes for 140 yards for the Cowboys andwas intercepted twice.

Berry, after missing four games with a broken hand, was 21-of-34 passing for225 yards and picked off once.

Freshman John Beck, relieving Berry for a possession in the second quarter,attempted to hit Toby Christensen on a long pass, but Gottschalk picked theball off in full stride and ran down the BYU sideline untouched at the 6:39mark.

Naufahu Tahi's 3-yard TD run for BYU made it 13-10 with 5:53 left.

The Cowboys had a chance to go up 20-0 just before halftime but BYU's IfoPili forced Ivan Harrison to fumble on the BYU 2 with 59 seconds left. BradyPoppinga recovered for the Cougars.

By ROBERT W. BLACK
Associated Press Writer