PROVO, Utah -- BYU took their first lead of the game on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Taysom Hill to Tanner Balderree in double overtime, and linebacker Fred Warner broke up a pass in the end zone on the final play of the game to help the Cougars beat Mississippi State 28-21 on Friday night.
BYU played from behind for most of the game. The Bulldogs took the lead in the first quarter on a 44-yard touchdown pass from Nick Fitzgerald to Keith Mixon.
BYU tied it up later in the first quarter when quarterback Taysom Hill found Hunter Marshall open in the back of the end zone on a fourth down play from the one-yard line. Mississippi State took a 14-7 lead into halftime after a Fitzgerald one-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
Hill threw his second touchdown pass of the game in the fourth quarter to Moroni Laulu-Pututau to tie the score at 14-14 and send the game into overtime.
The Bulldogs scored first on a touchdown run from Fitzgerald, but the Cougars responded with a touchdown run from Hill.
Hill threw for 165 yards and three touchdowns.
Jamaal Williams rushed for 76 yards, passing Harvey Unga as BYU's all-time leading rusher with 3,468 career rushing yards.
It's BYU's first win over a team from the Southeastern Conference at LaVell Edwards Stadium.