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Jaren Hall’s QB Run Gives BYU Early TD, Lead Against Stanford

Nov 26, 2022, 9:25 PM | Updated: 9:34 pm
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BYU quarterback Jaren Hall (Courtesy of BYU Photo)
(Courtesy of BYU Photo)

SALT LAKE CITYBYU quarterback Jaren Hall found his way into the end zone on a run to give the Cougars an early lead over the Stanford Cardinal.

The Cardinal hosted the Cougars at Stanford Stadium on Saturday, November 26.

With 11:49 remaining in the first quarter, Hall kept the ball on a read-option play before sprinting towards the end zone. As he neared paydirt, Hall battled through defenders, spun, and found his way across the goal line.

Hall’s touchdown run gave BYU a 7-0 lead.

The run capped a seven-play, 75-yard drive that took 3:12 off the clock. After the score, Hall was 3/4 passing for 24 yards. He added one carry for 19 yards and a touchdown.

It was Hall’s third rushing score this season. Entering the contest, Hall had run the ball 75 times for 277 yards and two touchdowns in 2022.

BYU’s game against Stanford is broadcast on FS1, KSLSports.com, and KSL NewsRadio.

BYU vs. Stanford

There isn’t much on the line in this game. BYU, an FBS Independent, is 6-5 and has already clinched bowl eligibility. Stanford has navigated through another disappointing season as they enter the season finale at 3-8.

But despite this game not impacting the national landscape, it could be a matchup that provides some classic “Pac-12 After Dark” entertainment.

BYU comes into the matchup as winners of their past two games against Boise State and Utah Tech. Stanford is currently on a four-game losing streak and is in danger of a second consecutive 3-9 season.

A side note to this game that should be interesting to follow is the crowd. Stanford has been known to have poor showings in attendance numbers. Last month, Stanford offered a “free trial” to get more people into the stands. Don’t be surprised if a lot of BYU fans took advantage of that offer and scooped up tickets.

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