The Boise State Broncos are up 7-0 on the BYU Cougars thanks to a touchdown, but they didn't just score, they scored with style. Defensive tackle Michael Atkinson picked off Riley Nelson and trucked 36 yards downfield in a textbook Fat Guy Touchdown.
Offensive struggles have defined the game for both sides, but Nelson, the BYU quarterback, is having the worst of it. He's 4-for-8 for just 19 yards with three interceptions and a lost fumble. Midway through the third quarter, Boise State has managed less than 200 yards and turned it over on downs twice. An early field goal attempt went wide, leaving head coach Chris Peterson with little faith in his kicking team.