As BYU quarterback Jaren Hall took the field against South Florida at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, he became the first African-American quarterback to start for the Cougars.

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Early in the game, it was the BYU defense the came to play, holding the Bulls to 25 yards through a quarter and a half.

Hall and the offense used a good mix of run and pass, including up-tempo play calling to take a quick 13-0 lead.

But South Florida answered with a touchdown of its own to cut into the Cougar lead.

Coming out of halftime, South Florida ran the ball down the throat of the Cougar defense. But it was Hall, himself, that responded. The Cougar quarterback had a 32-run, before scoring a touchdown on a similar 29-yard rush to the endzone.

South Florida's quarterback, Jordan McCloud scored a rushing touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter.

After a missed field goal by BYU's Jake Oldroyd, South Florida ran the ball nine straight times against the Cougar defense to take the lead for the first time.

Hall left the game with a head injury as Baylor Romney came in to trigger the BYU offense.

South Florida beat BYU, 27-23.

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