Cougar Beat podcast: BYU looks back on USF rout, ahead to No. 9 Baylor showdown

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PROVO — One down, but so many to go.

A few days after rolling to a win in the season opener, BYU defensive back Gabe Jeudy-Lally and tight end Ethan Erickson looked back on the Cougars' 50-21 win over South Florida on the latest episode of the Cougar Beat podcast, and ahead to a showdown with No. 9 Baylor at LaVell Edwards Stadium — one of just three top-25 matchups in Week 2 of the college football season.

"That was awesome," Erickson said of the road win at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. "It was so cool. We had been preparing for the game the entire week, and we thought it would be a good team, a lot of transfers; we expected them to be good.

"And right out of the gate, Puka went 75 yards. I was standing on the sideline thinking, that was unreal."

It was great, Jeudy-Lally agreed. But not as great as running around the field as a team, slapping palms with the large road contingent of the 31,521 fans on the home field of the Bulls and the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and singing the Cougar fight song with all of them.

The Vanderbilt transfer can't wait to see what the home crowd brings Saturday, especially with the No. 21 Cougars hosting No. 9 Baylor in one of just three top-25 games in college football.

"I genuinely don't have a single idea," said Jeudy-Lally, who admitted he rarely played in front of a sellout crowd of 40,000 at Vanderbilt's FirstBank Stadium. "We probably had as many fans (at Raymond James Stadium) as I did when I was at Vanderbilt."

The guys also broke some news about the Cougars' all-royal blue uniform combination, which includes a unique silver face mask; bond over their loves of dogs; and share Erickson's story involving a snake and his neighbor (that he may or may not have dreamed).

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