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Highlights, key plays and photos from BYU Cougars’ 28-21 loss to Toledo Rockets

Brigham Young Cougars running back Emmanuel Esukpa (33) breaks tackles from Toledo Rockets defensive back Samuel Womack (19) and Mitchell Guadagni (6) on his way to a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA football game at The Glass Bowl in Toledo, Ohio on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.
Brigham Young Cougars running back Emmanuel Esukpa (33) breaks tackles from Toledo Rockets defensive back Samuel Womack (19) and Mitchell Guadagni (6) on his way to a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA football game at The Glass Bowl in Toledo, Ohio on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.
Colter Peterson, Deseret News

TOLEDO, Ohio — The BYU Cougars played to another dramatic finish on Saturday, this time falling to the Toledo Rockets 28-21 on the road.

In a wild closing stretch, the Rockets had a chance for the go-ahead touchdown inside of two minutes before BYU’s Chaz Ah You took the ball away from Toledo running back Bryant Koback at the BYU 20.

On the ensuing play, Cougar quarterback Zach Wilson threw an interception on the next play, however, and the Rockets scored inside of a minute to go.

BYU backup signal caller Jaren Hall played the final series in place of Wilson and the Cougars couldn’t get much going.

Here are three takeaways from the game.

Zach Wilson

The sophomore finished 22-of-38 for 315 yards with two touchdowns, but his lone interception was incredibly costly. Long term, if he missed the final series because of injury, what could that portend for the Cougars moving forward?

The defense

Up 7-3 at halftime, BYU gave up 301 yards of total offense in the second half as the Cougars were outscored 25-14 in the final two quarters. A talented Toledo rushing attack finished the day with 242 yards on the ground.

Special teams

After getting off to a good start this season, BYU kicker Jake Oldroyd missed two field goal attempts on Saturday and Skyler Southam wound up replacing him on extra points midway through the contest.

Follow along with our live coverage as the game unfolds.

Scoring summary: Toledo 28, BYU 21

First quarter

None

Second quarter

Toledo, Evan Davis 45-yard field goal (11:02)

BYU, Emmanuel Esukpa 32-yard run (4:09), Jake Oldroyd kick good

Third quarter

BYU, Aleva Hifo 75-yard reception from Zach Wilson (14:41), Skyler Southam kick good

Toledo, Evan Davis 26-yard field goal (9:44)

Toledo, Shakif Seymour 18-yard reception from Mitch Guadagni (3:56), two-point conversion good

BYU, Aleva Hifo 3-yard reception from Zach Wilson (2:08), Skyler Southam kick good

Fourth quarter

Toledo, Bryant Koback 1-yard run (14:12), Evan Davis kick good

Toledo, Shakif Seymour 1-yard run (0:54), Evan Davis kick good