Dennis Pitta caught two fourth quarter touchdowns, including a 17-yarder with 22 seconds remaining from Max Hall, lifting No. 17 Brigham Young to a 45-42 win over Colorado State on Saturday night.
Once again, the Cougars (8-1, 4-1 Mountain West) relied on a late rally to rescue another win. They also needed a fourth-quarter comeback to squeak by UNLV last week.
Dion Morton caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from Billy Farris with 1:44 remaining to give Colorado State (4-5, 2-2) a momentary lead.
The Cougars responded, marching down the field on six plays, with Pitta punctuating the drive as he took a pass from Max Hall over the middle and rammed his way into the end zone, crunching one of his own players in the process.
Pitta finished with 12 catches and Max Hall threw a career-high five touchdown passes, three to Austin Collie.
Collie finished with nine catches for 156 yards, his seventh straight game with at least 100 yards. The junior wideout also moved past Matt Bellini for third place on the school's all-time receiving list.
Harvey Unga finished with 143 yards and had a 40-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.
Mychal Sisson recovered two fumbles for Colorado State, including one he returned for a 20-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
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