MIAMI (AP) — Paxton Lynch accounted for seven touchdowns including a scoring pass to Roderick Proctor in the second overtime, Jake Elliott made a 55-yard field goal to force that extra session and Memphis topped BYU 55-48 in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl on Monday.
Lynch threw for four scores and ran for three more for Memphis (10-3), in a game marred by a postgame brawl that involved many players from both teams after BYU’s Christian Stewart threw an interception on the final play.
It was Memphis’ first bowl triumph since 2005, and the Tigers finished a season with 10 victories for the first time since 1938.
Keiwone Malone caught two touchdown passes for the Tigers, including one with 45 seconds left in regulation.
Stewart threw for 349 yards and three touchdowns for BYU (8-5).
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