BYU football: Fans on Twitter chronicle fall of Riley Nelson, rise of Cougar D in loss to Boise By Layton Shumway @theshums Published: Sept. 20, 2012 12:00 a.m. Updated: Sept. 20, 2012 11:00 p.m. 9 Comments 1 of 46 View 46 Items Ravell Call, Deseret News head coach Bronco Mendenhall of the Brigham Young Cougars watches during the first half of NCAA football in Boise, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Fans on Twitter reacted to the fall of Riley Nelson, the rise of the Cougar defense, and more during BYU's 7-6 loss to Boise State on Thursday night in Boise. [View the story "BYU vs. Boise State: Twitter recap" on Storify]BYU vs. Boise State: Twitter recapStorified by Layton Shumway · Thu, Sep 20 2012 21:51:14#BYU offense and defense starting off about where they were last week. Good D. Ugly O.Andrew AdamsHey byu... No more option. MmmmkayChristopher V. EngerThat Mountain West logo never fails to remind me that the MWC is the Escher-est conference of all.edsbsThat little option pitch from Nelson to Alisa...might wanna let Crowton keep that playJason FranchukPenalties are going to keep BYU out of a bowl game. Get some discipline #BYUvsBOISEJohn ClydeThis is an important series for the BYU offense. The BSU offense gained some yards and confidence and the Cougars need to respond in kind.Jared LloydJust once I'd like to see BYU line up in I-form on 1st down and pick up 4 yards.Vanquish The FoeBroncos going with 10 men in the box on defense on third and 5 for Cougs = daring Nelson to complete a man-on-man passDick HarmonNelson to Apo happens! And then is negated by a penalty... #BYUBYUfootblogGive BYU credit for being prepared for Boise State fake punt. That's good coaching.Kevin GrahamChop block, BYU goes from the 1 to 17 and Nelson underthrows for a pick to Taylor. No points, no FG, no lead.Dick HarmonNelson 1-4, 3 yards, 1 INTVanquish The FoeThe BYU Cushion. RT @ArtDirectorBYU: ESPN wondering why there's so much DB space. ESPN needs to watch more #BYU games.Drew TroutnerBYU doing what it does best. Painting the field with yellow.Will WickertBYU has 50 yrds in penalties and 29 yrds in offense. #BYUvsBoiseBYUtv SportsBYU: currently 112th in total penalties, or 8th if you're like me and reverse the rankings to reflect your values. #yaypenaltiesedsbsBlindside hit on Riley, which forces a fumble.Josh Furlong#BYU someone mentioned a short leash for Riley this game...they were wrong...this is like the great wall of china longDavid MarshallHalftime. BY United 0, Boise FC 0.edsbsRemember, #BYU had the ball down to the 1. Penalty forced us to the 17. No score. #mehOffenseBYUfootblogEasily the worst half of college football played so far this year, and that includes any game Colorado has played in. #BYUatBSU #BYUCliff SchmidtLast time BYU involved in scoreless 1st half: 1973 vs. Colorado StateBrett McMurphyBYU has only 4 completions at half. Is it the O-line, Riley, Doman, or good coverage by Boise?Clint PetersonRiley Nelson threw a pick-6 to a nose tackle?! That has to be a first in football history!Kevin GrahamDear Bronco: please try Hill at qb. That's all.Matt BrownSomewhere in a small Midwestern town Jake Heaps cracks a smileGarrett MacKayBrandon Doman, you need to punch yourself in the head some more. Riley is still in. Continue head punches until Taysom comes in. #BYUGeoff JohnstonWhat the heck does Riley have over Bronco and Doman this is getting quite embarrassing!DianaCan we call a truce? Boise's stopped kicking FGs; Riley Nelson, stop attempting passes.Stewart MandelTaysom Hill in the offensive huddle; he's coming in.Greg WrubellOh the irony. BYU fans hoping Tayson Hill can pull a Riley Nelson vs. Utah St last year on the same field Nelson's career as an Aggie ended.Spencer CheckettsAnd the Hill era begins with a fumble by Michael Alisa. I'm thinking that's because he didn't expect to get the ball on first down.Kevin Grahamnot a lot of continuity with that group's run-blocking or pass-blocking at this point in the season...just one of many problemsBrandon GurneySometimes your best offense is BYUs offense #BYUSizzleThat was an incredible 4 down save. Way to go BYU DJay Eh Ess Oh EnHonestly, though, how many times have you seen a team fumble on their own one yard line and not give up points?Ben GainesThat's a lot of emotion shown by Bronco. #BYU #MayansD. SeanThe BYU defense is doing everything it can and some. At some point the offense has to give BYU a chance in this.Jarom JordanOption to short side of field against D that is faster than you? Great call DomanSean O'ConnellPeople whining about play calling: Hill probably only knows 3 plays. #BYUfootballNate WatsonRegardless of what happens this is one of the best defensive performances I have ever seenJan Jorgensenwhat i would give for Kevin Feterik right nowMcClane I'm more confident in BYU's ability to score a defensive TD than one on offense at this pointBrandon GurneyAnsah auto corrects to smash on my phone. Well played.CougarCornerRiley clapping, but he's on the outside of offense huddle during media timeout. Still Hill's gig with 8:03 left and Cougars down a TDJason FranchukHats off to Riley Nelson, helmet on and cheering on his team. Class fellaPatrick KinahanI BELIEVE IN TAYSOM HILL! #BYUBYUfootblogThat's why Doman likes the option so much, because Hill actually knows how to run it.Vanquish The Foethe QB run game is slightly more effective when you use a QB who doesn't have a broken back.....KYLE F GUNTHERBYU is likely the worst in the NCAA at managing timeouts. #BYUvsBOISEJohn ClydeNo first down here its over. No TOs left. A crime for the D to play how they did and still lose. Absolutely criminal.JazzCougsThe BYU defense is stout. Too bad the offense can't put it together. With just a decent offense, this team could roll.Jeff RiveraTOUCHDOWN! I just shouted in an empty room.Spencer Ryan HallBronco just coached the best game defensively he could have and killed everything with that horrible decision to go for 2. #BYUJ.D. JorgensenWhat in the absolute world is BYU even thinking.Adam JacobiI don't understand that mindset at all when your Defense has been as dominant as BYU's all night. Tie it up, trust your D. Unbelievable.Spencer CheckettsHey, why not? BYU's already lost a game. Cougars won't go to BCS bowl. They're a lock for Armed Forces. I like the aggressive call.Emerson Lotzia"Whatever." - Bronco Mendenhall, ripping off his headset and turning off his PS3Adam KramerThe fact they chose Nelson as their QB, Doman's play calling & the decision by Bronco to go for two, the coaches cost BYU this game.Kevin GrahamAfter grinding all game to score a touchdown, everything resets itself in OT. I don't get it.Vanquish The FoeI don't get going for two. Not kicking onside even crazier. Try for ball. Still all about 1 stop if you don't get it.Ethan ThomasCongrats to Boise State ... congrats to the rest of us this game is over.Stewart MandelFlat out stupid to go for two. Bad, bad, bad, bad coaching mistake!Deep Shades of BlueWhat's amazing is Bronco Mendenhall was willing to throw the defensive coaching game of his life away on a 2 pt gamble. #BYU #BYUvsBOISEAndrew AdamsBYU Football never ceases to rip your heart out of your chest.Zach Bloxham Enter your email here to subscribe to the daily Sports edition newsletter Sign up Layton Shumway Layton has written for numerous sports and entertainment sites. Layton Shumway @theshums firstname.lastname@example.org Like that? Read this. Sports 5 hours ago With early start to season, BYU set to open fall camp Sports 7 hours ago Kyle Whittingham unable to say much about Darren Carrington II Sponsored by Robert J DeBry and Associates Should you accept help from a stranger when pulled over?