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Difference makers: Washington State’s Tyler Hilinski, Peyton Pelluer spark win over Boise State

Washington State Cougars quarterback Tyler Hilinski (3) is mobbed by teammates after WSU defeated Boise State in triple overtime on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Tyler Tjomsland/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Washington State Cougars quarterback Tyler Hilinski (3) is mobbed by teammates after WSU defeated Boise State in triple overtime on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Tyler Tjomsland/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Tyler Hilinski

WSU sophomore quarterback came off the bench in the second half and helped spark a wild Cougar rally that erased a 21-point fourth-quarter deficit. Hilinski tossed a pair of touchdown passes as WSU pulled even at 31 and forced overtime. He hit Jamal Morrow for a 22-yard touchdown to win it in the third overtime. Hilinski finished 25 of 33 for 240 yards.

Peyton Pelluer

WSU senior linebacker was in the right spot at the right time as BSU quarterback Montell Cozart attempted an ill-advised shovel pass while being dragged to the turf. The ball went right to Pelluer, who raced 36 yards for a touchdown to cut BSU’s lead to 31-24 with 5:51 remaining. Pelluer finished with a team-high 14 tackles.

Cedric Wilson

BSU junior receiver had a big second half (four receptions for 107 yards, one touchdown) as the Broncos built a 21-point lead. Wilson’s 47-yard touchdown catch with 14:53 left gave BSU a 24-10 edge. He also had a 47-yard reception in the third quarter. He finished with nine catches for 147 yards and a pair of touchdowns.