Bulls off to poor start in big loss to BYU

by Gary Shelton on September 4, 2022

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Saturday, 3 a.m.

Those of you who hoped this season would be different for the USF Bulls found their opening game more than a bit disappointing Saturday night.

The Bulls got off to a dreadful start at home and went on to lose to the No. 25 Brigham Young, 50-21. USF gave up a 75-yard run by Puka Nacua on the first play from scrimmage and rolled.

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After a 2 1/2 hour lightning delay, the Cougars scored the first 38 points of the game. It was a bad way to start the season under Jeff Scott, who is 3-19 as head coach of the Bulls.

For BYU, Jaren Hall had 261 yards passing, and Christopher Brooks added 135 yards on the ground. For USF, Xavier Weaver caught five balls for 113 yards.

The Bulls play Howard on Sept. 10.

Florida 29, Utah 26: For the University of Florida, the first step of a new journey was a successful one.

The Gators, with new coach Billy Napier and behind new quarterback Anthony Richardson, knocked off seventh-ranked Utah Saturday night to open their season at home.

Richardson ran for 104 yards and threw for 168 to lead the Gators to their win. Richardson ran for his third touchdown, a two-yarder, with 1:25 left as the Gators came from behind.

Linebacker Amari Burney intercepted Utah's Cam Rising's second-down pass into the end zone with 17 seconds remaining. 

Florida will host 20th-ranked Kentucky Saturday night.

Miami 70, Bethune-Cookman 13: An outmanned Bethune-Cookman team had no chance against the Hurricanes, who passed at will on their way to a big victory at home.

Miami hit 20 of 23 passes on the night for 281 yards as the Hurricanes had an impressive night under new coach Mario Cristobal.

Henry Parrish Jr. rushed for 108 yards and Xavier Restrepo caught five passes for 100 yards.

The Hurricanes are home against Southern Mississippi on Saturday.

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