Found December 30, 2011 on Fox Sports Southwest:
DALLAS Tulsa, which has one of the worst defenses against the pass in the country, was able to mask that deficiency throughout most of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Friday afternoon. For more than 59 minutes, the Golden Hurricane was able to keep the pass-happy BYU Cougars in check and was clinging to a 21-17 lead. Tulsa couldn't make it for 60 minutes though thanks to a little trickery from BYU junior quarterback Riley Nelson. Nelson's 2-yard touchdown pass to Cody Hoffman with 11 seconds remaining capped the BYU rally and gave the Cougars a 24-21 victory at SMU's Ford Stadium. Tulsa (8-5) came into the contest No. 118 in the country out of 120 FBS teams, allowing 289.3 yards a game through the air. That didn't seem like it was going to matter though as G.J. Kinne's 30-yard touchdown pass to Bryan Burnham with just over 10 minutes to go looked to be the game winner. But BYU (10-3) wasn't going to be denied, taking over for the final time with 4...
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