Sport BYU Hangs on Versus USF to Move to 4-0
Pac-12 reportedly came close to adding TCU, Houston
In the end, Houston ended up joining the Big 12 instead, with TCU staying put in the conference once it decided to expand. Three other schools are also joining the Big 12.Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff denied the report when it was put to him earlier Saturday. Just asked Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff about the report that TCU and Houston were close to being invited to Pac-12. “We didn’t get close to any particular school. We had a unanimous decision among presidents and chancellors.
scored TDs on its first three possession to jump out to a 21-0 lead, but BYU couldn’t stop USF in the second half as BYU held on to win 35-27 versus USF Saturday night in Provo.
Jaren Hall was out for BYU with upper body injuries and Baylor Romney filled in nicely with 305 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. Wideouts Gunner Romney and Puka Nacua each went over 100 yards receiving.
BYU’s offense had a good night but BYU’s defense struggled to get off the field, particularly in the second half. BYU went into the game short handed with multiple defensive starters out and USF controlled the clock and took advantage of BYU’s attrition. The Bulls ran the ball 48 times and methodically moved the ball in the second half.
BYU plays at Utah State Friday night, and health will be a major factor for BYU in Logan and moving forward into a daunting October slate. Outside of Keenan Pili none of BYU’s injuries appear to be season ending, but BYU’s depth will be severely tested.
In the meantime, BYU is 4-0 and has consecutive seasons with 4-0 starts for the first time in program history.
Here’s to hoping BYU can get healthy and focused.
How to watch no. 13 BYU Football at Utah State .
After a month of home games, no. 13 BYU Football is on the road Friday to take on the Mountain West’s Utah State Aggies. The BYU Cougars made it to 4-0 on the season after beating South Florida, 35-27. This was with Baylor Romney taking snaps. Jaren Hall is expected to start in Logan. The Aggies started the season 3-0 but fell at home to Boise State Saturday, 27-3 the final score. In Utah State’s games before that, they scored 26, 48, and 49, so those 3 points were uncharacteristically low. ESPN’s Matchup Predictor gives BYU a 74 percent chance of winning in their first true road game. Who will win the battle for the Wagon Wheel? Here’s how to watch: Game Date/Time: Fri. Oct. 1, 7 p.m.