Baylor Romney Helps No. 15 BYU Outlast South Florida 35-27 | Sports
Baylor Romney started as quarterback replacing Jaren Hall, who sustained a rib injury on BYU’s final scoring drive against Arizona State a week earlier. With him at the controls, the Cougars rolled over the Bulls from the start.
“We thought Jaren was ready to leave, but the advice from our medical staff was to stop him,” said BYU coach Kalani Sitake. “We felt good when Baylor started this game.”
On his first pass of the game, Baylor Romney struck his brother Gunner with a 49-yard stroke that started BYU’s first touchdown. He followed with a 55-yard dart on Puka Nacua, who set another score on the Cougars’ second drive.
BYU took a 21-0 lead in the first quarter after scoring each of their first three drives. Allgeier made back-to-back touchdowns in this distance and scored twice in 1-yard quarter-down runs.
“I think if you get that many points early you are in a good place,” said Sitake. “I liked all three phases at the beginning. But the second half just puts a kind of dark cloud over it. “
South Florida has lined up several long scoring drives for the past three quarters to make a comeback. The Bulls had four races lasting more than five minutes.
“I can’t wait to go back and look at this tape,” Scott said. “Timmy played with his feet. I think there were some critical third-down and four-down games against a really good defense. “