BYU kicked off the 2022 season after a 2 1/2 hour rain delay. Then they came out just running and never stopped. It only took them 11 seconds to score after the opening kickoff. The offense showed up ready to play and they never let the Bull’s defense stop moving last night. The defense also came out and on a great night, they played strong and fought hard. “I thought we did a lot of good things, we have a couple of things we will need to get fixed,” BYU coach Kalani Sitake said. “But overall I was happy with our performance and with the way we handled the delay.” Overall the offense put up 575 yards and 337 in the first half. College Football is back! BYU comes away with a 50-21 victory
Players who stood out
He had 3 receptions for 41 yards. Roberts showed well as he was one filling in for Gunner Romney.
Boren played well last night and had a great showing on defense. He had six tackles, one sack, and one tackle for loss.
Players with a big game
Nacua had a big night before leaving the game with an ankle injury in the first quarter. He had a 75-yard rushing touchdown in the opening seconds of the game. His second touchdown came on a five-yard. run. He was handed the ball once again this time got tackled in the backfield and left the game.
Brooks had a great first game as a BYU Cougar. With 135 yards and one touchdown. The starting running back played well and was seen doing a lot last night.
Tooley also had a great night. He had five tackles and one touchdown. He picked off the quarterback and took it to the house in the first quarter.
Play of the game
“Everything is fine, X-rays are negative,” Sitake said. “We didn’t want to aggravate anything. He wanted to play and he did, but once that adrenaline lowered a little bit he was sore. So we decided to keep him out.”
The defense got sloppy in the second half. After coming out and just playing lights-out football in the first half the defense got sloppy. They gave up some big plays in the second half allowing South Florida to put up some more points.
Jaren Hall had a great night. Hall completed 25 passes and threw for 261 yards and one touchdown last night.
Special teams need some work. The tackling just wasn’t it for special teams last night. Missed tackles and giving up yards and then some penalties led to some work needing to be done on special teams.