The excitement USF’s football team generated for the last nine months leading into this season vanished in 15 minutes in an opening 52-20 blowout loss to BYU.
Cougars running back Puka Nacua had a 75-yard touchdown run on BYU’s first play. The Cougars led 28-0 after one quarter.
“I’m really very surprised, honestly. Sometimes as a coach, you may see some signs during practice where guys aren’t quite locked in or focused,” USF Coach Jeff Scott said.
“It really was the opposite of that. I felt like we were prepared. Obviously, we weren’t.”
The Bulls host Howard University on Saturday.
– Joe Henderson, Extensive Enterprises Media