Social Media Reacts To BYU Football Win Over SMU In NM Bowl

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – BYU football took down SMU 24-23 in the 2022 New Mexico Bowl. It was a wild finish that saw SMU go for a two-point conversion with eight seconds left in regulation.

BYU defensive back Jakob Robinson came up with the tackle on the quarterback keeper from SMU signal-caller Tanner Mordecai.

The stop gave BYU a victory to cap off the independence era and closed out the Cougars 2022 season with an 8-5 record.

Anytime a bowl game goes down to the wire, social media has its fair share of reactions. The college football world definitely reacted to BYU’s last-second stop over the Mustangs.

Quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava-Peters was also a big topic on social media. The third-year freshman quarterback earned New Mexico Bowl Offensive MVP honors for performance.

Social media reactions to BYU football taking down SMU

#BYU: 2022 New Mexico Bowl Champs 🏆

— KSL Sports (@kslsports) December 18, 2022

Jacob Robinson!!!!

— KSL Sports (@kslsports) December 18, 2022


The Cougars are your 2022 New Mexico Bowl champs!

— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) December 18, 2022

Finishing independence with a win.

— BYU (@BYU) December 18, 2022

BYU threw for 47 yards and ran the ball for 209 yards on 42 carries. It beat Stanford with 93 yards passing and 358 rushing on 50 carries. Sitake wants the Navy job.

— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) December 18, 2022

What a stop ✋ 🤙

— KSL Sports (@kslsports) December 18, 2022

BYU’s final game as an independent is a victory, the Cougars will enter the Big 12 next season.

— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) December 18, 2022

What a stop by BYU! Down does SMU

— Barstool College Football Show (@BarstoolCFB) December 18, 2022

#BYU DC Jay Hill and assistant Kelly Poppinga were celebrating down by the sideline after that stop.#BYUFootball #NewMexicoBowl

— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) December 18, 2022

BYU stuffs SMU on the 2XP conversion and are an onside kick away from a New Mexico Bowl win. Kudos for the Mustangs going for the win.

— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) December 18, 2022

#BYU gets the stop on the two-point conversion. Cougars look like they will win it as Jakob Robinson makes the tackle. #SMUvsBYU #BYUfootball

— Jake Hatch (Yawk) — Slava Ukraini (@JacobCHatch) December 18, 2022


— BYU FOOTBALL (@BYUfootball) December 18, 2022

THE #COUGARS WIN! @BYUfootball beats the #Mustangs 24-23 in the @NMBowl 🏈🎉

— Bowl Season (@BowlSeason) December 18, 2022

Enjoy this BYU. It’s an absolute beauty.

— Sickos Committee (@SickosCommittee) December 18, 2022

New Mexico Bowl Prediction

SMU 41
BYU 33

— CFB Home (@CFBHome) December 16, 2022

SMU owned me all year, betting on or against. When I was on them, the offense struggled to move the ball three yards. When I bet against them, they were the Chiefs. has tip

— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) December 18, 2022

New Mexico Bowl Offensive MVP: Sol-Jay Maiava-Peters 🏈 ✨ #BYU #GoCougs #BYUFootball

— KSL Sports (@kslsports) December 18, 2022

The pottery is coming back to Provo.

— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) December 18, 2022

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Mitch will be in Albuquerque for the 2022 New Mexico Bowl between BYU and SMU. Follow his coverage on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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