BYU Rolls In Second Half To Pull Away From Georgia Southern

Nov 20, 2021, 5:09 PM | Updated: 5:09 pm
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STATESBORO, GA - NOVEMBER 20: Jaren Hall #3 of the Brigham Young Cougars rushes for yards during the first quarter at Allen E. Paulson Stadium on November 20, 2021 in Statesboro, Georgia. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)
(Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The outcome for BYU football against Georgia Southern was what everyone expected. However, it wasn’t as easy as many had forecasted.

No. 14 BYU defeated Georgia Southern 34-17 in the Cougars’ first-ever trip to Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia.

Coming off a bye week, Kalani Sitake said Georgia Southern had some similarities to Coastal Carolina because of their triple-option attack.

Like Coastal a year ago, the GS triple-option gave BYU some fits in the first half. The nationally-ranked Cougars, who are looking to find a way into a New Year’s Six bowl, found themselves down 17-14 in the second quarter.

This resilient BYU football squad didn’t get shell shocked by the deficit, instead, they bounced back from the adversity and took over the game.

Quarterback Jaren Hall passed for 312 yards and two touchdowns and running back Tyler Allgeier carried the rock 25 times for 136 yards and a TD to lead BYU to victory.

BYU football outgained Ga. Southern 510 to 268 in the victory. The Cougars improve to 9-2 on the season.

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With the win, the Cougars improved their record to 9-2 this season.

BYU’s next game will be its regular-season finale on the road against the USC Trojans. The Cougars and Trojans will play on Saturday, November 27 at 8:30 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN and KSL NewsRadio (102.7 and 1160 AM).

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12โ€“3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter:ย @Mitch_Harper.

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