BYU at South Florida: How to watch, listen to or stream the game

No. 25 BYU in South Florida

  • start: 2 p.m. MDT
  • Place: Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium (65,890 capacity).
  • television: ESPNU
  • live: watch ESPN
  • radio: 1160 AM/102.7 FM
  • series: This is the third meeting between the two schools — USF won its first game of 2019 and BYU beat the Bulls last season.
  • weather: There were sporadic thunderstorms before and after kickoff, with temperatures in the 90s.

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For BYU: The Cougars are trying to extend their double-digit streak to three seasons, a quest that began with a trip to Florida. Led by Kalani Sitake, BYU went 5-1 in the season opener.

For South Florida: The Bulls won just three games in head coach Jeff Scott’s first two seasons, and only one of those wins was against an FBS opponent.

What to watch out for

Brigham Young didn’t look particularly impressive in its first two games against South Florida. If the Cougars hope to make a national splash in their final year of independence, especially with 10th-ranked Baylor and 11th-ranked Oregon State next, the Cougars won’t be able to afford to start the season with losses.

There will be some familiarity in this game: According to ESPN’s Bill Connery, BYU is No. 1 nationally with an 85 percent return, while South Florida is No. 3 with an 83 percent return.

The two quarterbacks have some history of going up against each other.

While BYU’s Jaren Hall missed the 2021 USF game due to injury, he played against South Florida State starter Gerry Bohanon while at Baylor University last year.

In BYU’s loss to Baylor last season, Hall put up solid numbers, passing for 342 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for 25 yards and another touchdown, scoring 56 yards on the fourth.

Meanwhile, Bohanon threw for 231 yards and a touchdown on an interception while leading the Bears offense for 303 yards.

key player

BYU running back Chris Brooks (2) runs with the ball during the BYU scuffle at Ravel Edwards Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022.

Running back Chris Brooks (2)’s BYU Cougars runs with the ball during a BYU scrimmage at Ravel Edwards Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022.

Chris Brooks, RB, BYU: Brooks, who moved from California, was tasked with taking on the running back role the year after Tyler Algair (now with the Atlanta Falcons) set a single-season rushing record.

Brooks will be helped, with the likes of Lopini Katoa, Miles Davis and Jackson McChesney returning while guard Houston Heimley comes from Stanford.

Still, the 6-foot-1, 230-pounder is expected to do most of the work in the backcourt, and the South Florida opener will give Brooks his first chance to show BYU fans what he can do.

Quoted

“There are still a lot of unknowns. We don’t really know what they’re doing on offense or defense with the new coordinators they have. So we have to be ready for everything, and we’re preparing for that.” — South Florida BYU coach Kalani Sitake.

“They played really well together. There was a unity, very similar to the culture we had when we were winning games at Clemson. You played one of us, you played all of us. That’s what you turn on watching BYU Seen on video.” – South Florida coach Jeff Scott, a former Clemson assistant, at BYU.

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BYU host the top 10 Baylors on September 10 in the Cougars’ home opener. South Florida hosts Howard on the same day.

Brigham Young University Timeline

September 3 – BYU in South Florida.

Sept. 10 – BYU vs. No. 10 Baylor.

September 17th – BYU at Oregon 11th.

Sept. 24 – BYU vs. Wyoming.

Sept. 29 – BYU vs. Utah.

October 8 — BYU vs. No. 5 Notre Dame (Las Vegas).

October 15 — BYU plays No. 19 Arkansas.

October 22nd – BYU at Liberty.

October 28 — BYU vs. East Carolina.

November 5 – BYU at Boise State University.

November 12 – Bye.

Nov. 19 — BYU vs. Utah Tech.

Nov. 26 – BYU at Stanford University.

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