Less than 10 minutes before the clock struck midnight Mountain Time on Saturday night, a former BYU Cougar and a former Utah Ute capped a remarkable comeback win by the Colorado State Rams over the Boise State Broncos.

With 6:12 remaining, the Broncos took a 30-10 lead on a touchdown run from Ashton Jeanty (his third of the game), and it appeared they were going to run away with the victory.

But over the next 4:19, the Rams scored two touchdowns to pull within 30-24 with 1:53 to play.

Boise State was able to burn 1:20 off the clock on the ensuing possession, leaving Colorado State just 33 seconds to go 88 yards for a game-tying touchdown.

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After a couple of plays, including a 44-yard completion from Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi to Tory Horton, the Rams had six seconds to go 33 yards for the equalizing score — a Hail Mary situation.

In the shotgun, Fowler-Nicolosi took the snap and heaved the ball toward the end zone, with time expiring as it was on its way down.

A Boise State defender batted it down, but it went right toward Colorado State tight end Dallin Holker, a Utah native who left BYU partway through the 2022 season and then joined the Rams during the offseason.

Holker cradled the ball as it went toward the ground, securing the touchdown catch to tie the game at 30.

“What a tremendous catch for the young man who transferred from BYU,” the FS1 TV announcer said. “(CSU coaches) said he has been an unbelievable addition.”

Even though time had expired, Colorado State still had an opportunity to kick an extra point to win, but it was made 15 yards more difficult after the Rams were penalized for celebrating the touchdown.

Enter the Ute connection.

Kicker Jordan Noyes, who played for Utah from 2020-2022 before transferring to Colorado State during the offseason, was called upon to seal the deal for the Rams and the 31-year-old from Great Britain made the kick despite the extra distance, giving Colorado State its first-ever win over Boise State.

“The kick is up, and the kick is good,” the announcer exclaimed.

On the night, Holker finished with seven catches for 85 yards with the touchdown, and Noyes made a 48-yard field goal and all four of his extra point attempts.

For the season, Holker is second on the Rams behind Horton with 39 catches for 497 yards, but he is tied for the team lead with Horton in touchdown receptions with six.

Noyes, meanwhile, is a perfect 19 of 19 on extra point attempts this season and 4 of 6 on field goal attempts.