As BYU was putting the finishing touches on a 6-3 win over Utah State on Friday, quarterback Taysom Hill ran a four-yard draw. It was BYU's final play before opting to kneel the ball and run out the clock. Vanquish The Foe has learned that Taysom Hill is being X-rayed for possible leg injuries following that play.
A problem was noticeable after the play:
Hill has thrown 42-71 (59%) for 425 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on the season, and took over the offense in the third quarter three games ago in Boise. He has also posted 336 yards and 4 more touchdowns on the ground.
The possibility of a serious leg injury on a final, meaningless play certainly brings back memories of Luke Staley. The 2001 Doak Walker Award winner broke his leg on the final offensive play of BYU's 12th game that year while the Cougars were setting up a game-winning field goal. BYU would go on to lose its final two games without him.
Needless to say, the quarterback conundrum at BYU takes on even more intrigue, as the possibility of Hill now missing time becomes a reality. James Lark, come on down?