Thursday, August 1, 2013

Van Noy's Poinsettia Bowl Strip-N-Score: The Rest of the Story

By John Ahlander, 

Last night, BYUtv Sports unveiled the Top 50 BYU Football plays of all-time.  At #8 was Kyle Van Noy's strip-and-score in the 2012 San Diego Poinsettia Bowl last December.  What happened right before that series?  Here's the story.

As the game played out, the BYU defense was getting more and more frustrated with the BYU offense for failing to score.  In the first minutes of the 4th quarter, the BYU offensive had just turned the ball over for the 3rd time and the score was SDSU 6, BYU 3.  

Van Noy had enough.  He came over to Running Back Coach Joe DuPaix, who was on the headset with Offensive Coordinator Brandon Doman. He ripped the headset off Coach DuPaix's head and yelled at Coach Doman.  "What the <bleep> are you guys doing?  The defense is holding up our part.  Get it going!".  The coaches and surrounding players were stunned.

Van Noy promptly took the field, stripped Aztec's quarterback Dingwell in the end zone and recovered the fumble for a touchdown.  He followed it up two series later with an interception return for a touchdown.  By the end of the game, he had single-handedly outscored the BYU offensive 12-11.

As Paul Harvey would you have the rest of the story.

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