GAMEDAY College Football

Brigham Young 35, Southern California 31

By JOE REEDY
AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES - Jalen Hall passed for 276 yards and two touchdowns, Tyler Allgeier rushed for 111 yards and a pair of scores and No. 13 Brigham Young rallied to defeat Southern California 35-31 after blowing an 15-point, third-quarter lead.

BYU (10-2) trailed 31-28 with 11:03 remaining after Jaxson Dart's 10-yard touchdown pass to Gary Bryant Jr. and 2-point conversion. But the Cougars regained the lead with 3:57 to go on Jackson McChesney's 7-yard TD run.

USC (4-7) drove to the BYU 15 in the final minute, but Bryant came up a yard short on a pass from Dart on fourth-and-6 and turned the ball over on downs with 38 seconds remaining as Kaleb Hayes made the tackle.

Dart was 23 of 45 for 248 yards and a touchdown for the Trojans, who have dropped five of their last six and saw their bowl hopes dashed.

USC trailed 28-13 early in the third quarter after Keanu Hill caught a 41-yard touchdown pass from Hall that was just beyond the outstretched left arm of Trojans cornerback Isaiah Pola-Mao before coming back with scores on three straight possessions.

Vavae Malepeai started the rally on the ensuing drive with a TD on fourth-and-goal. Malepeai ran right, bounced off an attempted tackle by BYU linebacker Max Tooley and scored from 2 yards out.

Parker Lewis' third field goal brought the Trojans within five points before they took the lead on Dart's strike to Bryant.

After USC's Bryant returned the opening kickoff 62 yards to the BYU 34-yard line, the Trojans took a 3-0 lead on Parker Lewis' 26-yard field goal. BYU took the lead eight plays later when Hall connected with Puka Nacua for a 28-yard touchdown.

Both of Allgeier's scores came in the second quarter as BYU led 21-13 at halftime. USC's lone first-half touchdown was on a 5-yard keeper by Dart. His knee appeared to be on the ground while fielding the shotgun snap, but he didn't have possession of the ball.

Hall completed 20 of 32 passes and was picked off twice.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter BYUUSC
USC FG 11:20 Parker Lewis 26 yd FG 0 3
BYU TD 7:24 Puka Nacua 28 yd pass from Jaren Hall (Jake Oldroyd kick) 7 3
Second Quarter BYUUSC
BYU TD 11:34 Tyler Allgeier 9 yd run (Jake Oldroyd kick) 14 3
USC TD 8:09 Jaxson Dart 6 yd run (Parker Lewis kick) 14 10
BYU TD 5:45 Tyler Allgeier 5 yd run (Jake Oldroyd kick) 21 10
USC FG 0:00 Parker Lewis 33 yd FG 21 13
Third Quarter BYUUSC
BYU TD 11:37 Keanu Hill 41 yd pass from Jaren Hall (Jake Oldroyd kick) 28 13
USC TD 7:12 Vavae Malepeai 2 yd run (Parker Lewis kick) 28 20
USC FG 3:45 Parker Lewis 37 yd FG 28 23
Fourth Quarter BYUUSC
USC TD 11:03 Gary Bryant Jr. 10 yd pass from Jaxson Dart (Lake McRee 2pt pass from Jaxson Dart) 28 31
BYU TD 3:57 Jackson McChesney 7 yd run (Jake Oldroyd kick) 35 31
Team Stats
  BYU USC
First downs 27 27
  Rushing 12 13
  Passing 13 13
  Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Efficiency 7-14, 50% 7-16, 44%
4th down efficiency 3-3, 100% 2-3, 67%
Rushes-Yards 42-189 44-210
Passing Yards 276 248
Return Yards 23 128
Completions-Attempts-Int 20-32-2 23-36-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--19 0-0
Punts 3 4
Punts-Average 44.7 49
Fumbles Lost 3-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 6-40 8-64
Time of Possession 31:09 28:51
BYU Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Hall 20 32 276 2 2
USC Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Dart 23 35 248 1 0
BYU Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Allgeier 21 111 5.3 2
J. Hall 9 26 2.9 0
D. Holker 0 22 0
J. McChesney 3 17 5.7 1
P. Nacua 3 10 3.3 0
S. Nacua 1 5 5.0 0
L. Katoa 2 1 0.5 0
USC Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
V. Malepeai 20 99 5.0 1
D. Barlow 19 81 4.3 0
J. Dart 4 28 7.0 1
B. Campbell 1 2 2.0 0
BYU Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Hill 4 72 18.0 1
D. Holker 3 56 18.7 0
P. Nacua 3 42 14.0 1
M. Wake 1 36 36.0 0
T. Allgeier 5 35 7.0 0
S. Nacua 3 26 8.7 0
L. Katoa 1 9 9.0 0
USC Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
L. McRee 4 63 15.8 0
G. Bryant Jr. 5 56 11.2 1
T. Washington 4 32 8.0 0
K. Ford 2 24 12.0 0
J. Wolfe 1 18 18.0 0
E. Krommenhoek 2 16 8.0 0
D. Barlow 2 15 7.5 0
M. Jackson III 1 15 15.0 0
V. Malepeai 2 9 4.5 0
BYU Interceptions
Player Int Yards
USC Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Bullock 1 0
K. Mauga 1 0
BYU Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Rehkow 3 134 44.7
USC Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Griffiths 4 196 49.0
BYU Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
H. Nyberg 2 2 1.0
USC Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
G. Bryant Jr. 1 5 5.0
BYU Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Christensen 1 21 21.0
USC Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
G. Bryant Jr. 2 88 44.0
T. Washington 2 35 17.5
BYU Missed FG
Player Length
USC Missed FG
Player Length




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