GAMEDAY College Football

Brigham Young 24, Arizona 16

By DANNY WEBSTER
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS - Quarterback Jaren Hall accumulated 243 total yards and two touchdowns as BYU defeated Arizona 24-16 at Allegiant Stadium.

Hall, the redshirt sophomore from Spanish Fork, Utah, made his third career start and first in the post-Zach Wilson era. Hall went 18-of-28 passing for 198 yards with two touchdowns for the Cougars, who won have won 12 of their last 13 games.

Hall also added one catch for nine yards and 36 yards on the ground, including a 39-yard dash down the left sideline that set up his second touchdown pass.

BYU's Neil Pau'u caught eight passes for 126 yards and both of Hall's touchdown passes.

Arizona, which played its first nonconference game in 721 days, lost its 13th consecutive game dating to 2019. It was also the debut for Wildcats coach Jedd Fisch, the former quarterbacks coach for the New England Patriots. Fisch replaced Kevin Sumlin, who went 0-5 in 2020.

Gunner Cruz was 34-for-45 passing for 336 yards with a touchdown and an interception as the Arizona starter. Cruz split time with Will Plummer, who amassed only nine yards passing on three attempts before Cruz finished the game.


Scoring Summary
Second Quarter BYUAri
BYU TD 9:17 Tyler Allgeier 15 yard TD run (Ryan Rehkow 2pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD) 6 0
BYU TD 2:06 Neil Pau'u 67 yard TD pass from Jaren Hall (Lopini Katoa 2pt conversion attempt is GOOD) 14 0
Ari FG 0:13 Lucas Havrisik 28 yard field goal 14 3
Third Quarter BYUAri
BYU TD 7:28 Neil Pau'u 6 yard TD pass from Jaren Hall (Justen Smith Extra Point) 21 3
Ari SF 3:12 Team safety 21 5
Ari TD 2:00 BJ Casteel 29 yard TD pass from Gunner Cruz (BJ Casteel 2pt conversion attempt is GOOD) 21 13
Fourth Quarter BYUAri
BYU FG 7:34 Justen Smith 40 yard field goal 24 13
Ari FG 0:49 Lucas Havrisik 37 yard field goal 24 16
Team Stats
  BYU Arizona
First downs 17 27
  Rushing 10 10
  Passing 7 16
  Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Efficiency 4-11, 36% 6-18, 33%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 3-3, 100%
Rushes-Yards 32-161 35-81
Passing Yards 207 345
Return Yards -1 139
Completions-Attempts-Int 19-29-0 37-49-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 1-6 4-48
Punts 5 5
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-0
Penalties - Yards 3-30 4-19
BYU Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Hall 18 28 198 2 0
N. Pau'u 1 1 9 0 0
Arizona Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
G. Cruz 35 46 336 1 1
W. Plummer 2 3 9 0 0
BYU Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Allgeier 16 97 6.1 1
J. Hall 6 33 5.5 0
L. Katoa 9 33 3.7 0
Arizona Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Wiley 15 64 4.3 0
D. Anderson 8 35 4.4 0
W. Plummer 1 1 1.0 0
G. Cruz 11 -19 -1.7 0
BYU Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
N. Pau'u 8 126 15.8 2
K. Hill 3 22 7.3 0
C. Jackson 2 20 10.0 0
M. Wake 1 10 10.0 0
I. Rex 2 9 4.5 0
J. Hall 1 9 9.0 0
T. Allgeier 1 7 7.0 0
L. Katoa 1 4 4.0 0
Arizona Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
S. Berryhill III 12 102 8.5 0
M. Wiley 6 66 11.0 0
T. Cunningham 4 59 14.8 0
B. Casteel 6 54 9.0 1
D. Anderson 6 28 4.7 0
A. Lines 1 26 26.0 0
B. Wolma 2 10 5.0 0
BYU Interceptions
Player Int Yards
H. Livingston 1 0
Arizona Interceptions
Player Int Yards
BYU Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Rehkow 5 240 48.0
Arizona Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
K. Ostendorp 5 211 42.2
BYU Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Arizona Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Berryhill III 3 19 6.3
BYU Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Nacua 1 -1 -1.0
Arizona Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Cunningham 5 120 24.0
BYU Missed FG
Player Length
Arizona Missed FG
Player Length
L. Havrisik 31
L. Havrisik 44




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