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Mattison's career-high 118 yards leads Boise St by BYU 24-7

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  • Boise State's Sean Modster pulls in a touchdown reception during the second quarter against BYU  during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Provo, Utah. (Drew Nash/The Times-News via AP)

    Boise State's Sean Modster pulls in a touchdown reception during the second quarter against BYU during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Provo, Utah. (Drew Nash/The Times-News via AP)
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  • Boise State's Jake Roh (88) is brought down by BYU's Zayne Anderson after a reception during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Provo, Utah. (Drew Nash/The Times-News via AP)

    Boise State's Jake Roh (88) is brought down by BYU's Zayne Anderson after a reception during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Provo, Utah. (Drew Nash/The Times-News via AP)
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  • Boise State's Alexander Mattison (22) is brought down by the BYU defense during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Provo, Utah. (Drew Nash/The Times-News via AP)

    Boise State's Alexander Mattison (22) is brought down by the BYU defense during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Provo, Utah. (Drew Nash/The Times-News via AP)
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  • Boise State's Emmanuel Fesili closes in on BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum (12) during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Provo, Utah. (Drew Nash/The Times-News via AP)

    Boise State's Emmanuel Fesili closes in on BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum (12) during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Provo, Utah. (Drew Nash/The Times-News via AP)
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  • Boise State's Leighton Vander Esc tackles BYU's Michael Shelton, front, during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Provo, Utah. (Drew Nash/The Times-News via AP)

    Boise State's Leighton Vander Esc tackles BYU's Michael Shelton, front, during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Provo, Utah. (Drew Nash/The Times-News via AP)
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  • Boise State's Montell Cozart runs for a first down during the first quarter against BYU during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Provo, Utah. (Drew Nash/The Times-News via AP)

    Boise State's Montell Cozart runs for a first down during the first quarter against BYU during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Provo, Utah. (Drew Nash/The Times-News via AP)
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PROVO, Utah -- Alexander Mattison ran for a career-high 118 yards and two touchdowns, Brett Rypien threw his first TD pass of the season and Boise State beat BYU 24-7 on Friday night.

Boise State scored 17 straight points in the second quarter to take a 10-point lead into halftime.

Mattison took a direct snap in a wildcat formation and ran it in from the 12 to tie it at 7 in the second quarter. After Kekoa Nawahine intercepted BYU's pass and returned it 51 yards to the Cougars 22, Boise State settled for a short field goal and a 10-7 lead.

Boise State took a two-score lead with 36 seconds left in the half on Sean Modster's first career touchdown catch. Mattison scored the only points of the second half on a 2-yard run early in the fourth to cap an 82-yard drive.

Rypien completed 12 of 19 passes for 125 yards and one touchdown for Boise State (3-2).

Tanner Mangum was 18-of-33 passing for 164 yards and two interceptions for BYU (1-5), which lost its fifth straight for the first time since 1970. Ula Tolutau opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 3-yard touchdown.

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