Tanner Mangum bailed out on TD throw in BYU's Poinsettia Bowl win over Wyoming

BYU and Wyoming had to deal with rain showers during their San Diego vacation in the Poinsettia Bowl on Wednesday night. The elements played a role in the game's low-scoring first half but didn't have an apparent impact on the game's most bizarre play, this deflection touchdown reception by junior tight end Tanner Balderree.

The touchdown gave BYU a double-digit lead after Wyoming opened the second half with a 16-play, eight-minute touchdown drive to cut the Cougars' lead to 10-7. Mangum didn't have the best start to his night in the rain, so getting bailed out here by circumstance and Balderree's awareness played a big role in BYU's efforts to capture a win in Kelani Sitake's first bowl game as a head coach.

The Cougars ultimately prevailed 24-21, despite being outscored by the Cowboys 14-7 over the final quarter of the game.

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Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since 2010. You may have heard him... Full Bio

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