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Utah student wins $100,000 for tuition at football game

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A Brigham Young University student won $100,000 for his tuition during a football game on Saturday.

The Daily Herald reports that Luke Newey won as part of a halftime football toss competition during the Big Ten championship game. He defeated fellow Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway finalist John Wondergem, a student at Michigan State University, by throwing 18 footballs through his target.

Wondergem, who made 14 tosses, took home $20,000 in scholarship money.

Newey is studying engineering at BYU. To make it to the final football toss, he submitted a video in which he said his goal was to help people in poverty. That video helped him secure enough votes to compete in the halftime challenge.

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