LIVE COVERAGE: The latest as BYU opens its season in South Florida

Editor’s note: The Deseret News provides live coverage of the inaugural Saturday season between #25 BYU and South Florida. Check back for updates throughout the game.

Finalist: BYU 50, South Florida 21

The fourth quarter


Cougar’s campaign ended with Jake Oldroyd scoring a 37-yard field goal to get BYU to the 50-point mark. 50-21.

Third quarter


The Bulls capped a lead in which they moved the ball very well with 9 yards downhill from Brian Battie. BYU 47-21.


As BYU starts to get a good lead, Chris Brooks’ new run, Cal transfer, is free for 52 yards undisputed. BYU 47-14.


BYU quarterback Jaren Hall threw an interception in the red zone, but then the USF was forced to jump, and the snap exited the end zone for Cougar’s safety. BYU 40-14.


Jimmy Horn Jr of South Florida started the second half opener and returned it 89 yards for the touchdown, helping the Bulls come back from where they left off in the first half and helping them off to a great start in the final two quarters. . BYU 38-14.

Second Quarter


South Florida gave themselves some momentum by scoring in the fourth play – a 1-yard run by Garen Mangham – to culminate in an impressive lead. BYU 38-7.


The Cougars turned the short field into more points, this time on a 39-yard field goal by Jake Oldroyd. BYU 38-0.


South Florida can’t turn a fourth down in its territory, and BYU will get the ball at USF 41 to start another drive.


Cougars roll aggressively. After a rare kick, BYU 65 yards in eight plays scored in a 13-yard pass from Garen Hall to Dallen Holker. Hall enters several young recipients into this. BYU 35-0.

First Quarter


BYU rolled for another touchdown, capping Keanu Hill at 82 yards with a 21-yard touchdown. This could be an opportunity for people like Hill and other young Cougars recipients to show what they have. BYU 28-0.

Here’s Hill’s backstory:


Boca Nacoa left the field faltering after being folded at the end of the play. If the BYU wide receiver is out, that leaves the Cougars without the top two receivers – Gunner Romney out against the Bulls.


The BYU defense entered the scoring category, as linebacker Max Tooley intercepted Gerry Bohanon’s pass and returned it 33 yards for a touchdown. 21-0 BYU.

This is just the beginning – except for the weather delay – for the Cougars.


Another sweep of the Boca Nacoa plane and another landing. Nacua scored at 5 yards on BYU’s second drive to give the Cougars a two-point high. 14-0 BYU.

Garen Hall’s incomplete 10-play 65-yard pass nearly derailed which initially ruled a back pass and returned to land the USF, but was overturned.


Well, this is how to get started at BYU. Puka Nacua cleared a left-side fly and ran 75 yards to land in the first game of the game. 7-0 BYU.

weather delay

Immediately before the start of the matchThe game was put on a weather delay due to “extreme lightning” in the area.

The weather was over two and a half hours late.

The game finally started at 4:35 PM GMT. It was originally scheduled to leave at 1 p.m.

With nothing to do but sit back and wait for the weather to cooperate before the game starts, BYU fans have taken to social media to showcase their time. Click the story below:

before the match

BYU wide receiver Gunner Romney will not play cougars against bulls. Here’s the story from Deseret News BYU writer Jay Drew won.

Here are some other stories to prepare you for the BYU season opener: