Tanner Mangum, the kid who came in for BYU quarterback Taysom Hill and had turned into a star overnight with one Hail Mary against Nebraska, is now on his way to becoming a folk hero with his second Hail Mary in a second consecutive weekend.
His deep bomb on fourth-and-7 with a subsequent PAT gave BYU a four-point margin over No. 20 Boise State, and Kai Nacua's 50-yard pick-six on the next Broncos' offensive play sealed the deal for BYU, 35-24.
The come-from-behind win was especially surprising considering BYU trailed for most of the game. When that ball left Mangum's hand, it wasn't necessarily a Hail Mary play, unlike the Nebraska game. But his heroics on the field have led BYU to a 2-0 start and to a much larger bandwagon for the Cougars as the season rolls on.
What the win means for BYU: The Cougars control their own destiny and have plenty of opportunities to continue making huge statements in the college football world. Next weekend, the Cougars travel to UCLA and the following weekend they'll be making the trip up to Michigan. Even if the Cougars come out of this stretch at 3-1, it'll be a higher win total than many predicted, and with their first two wins -- as dramatically as they happened -- Mangum has managed to put BYU on the map for every fan of college football.
What the loss means for Boise State: There is no wiggle room for Boise State from here on out. Even though the Broncos controlled much of the game, the most important part was they didn't close out a game that was within their reach. A road trip to Virginia in two weeks will give Boise State another chance to pick up an impressive win, but it needs to be near perfect and hope others stumble if it wants to be in a New Year's Six bowl game.
How the game was won: Magic? Seriously, at this point someone needs to figure out what exactly is in Mangum's hands because it's not human. Maybe two Hail Marys over a career or lifetime, but two in back-to-back weekends? That's unheard of and strange and why we all love college football.
Top play: Do we even have to?
Player of the game: Mangum was phenomenal, but let's spread the love around and give this one to the receiver who made that stunning catch -- Mitchell Juergens. The junior caught just four passes all game, and two of those were touchdowns and one of those touchdowns was the Hail Mary game winner. His 172 yards against Boise State are a career best, and through two games he's nearly halfway to his season totals of 2014.