Six hours after Vanquish The Foe first reported the evaluation of a possibly-serious leg injury to BYU quarterback Taysom Hill, BYU has confirmed his injury:
From BYU football SID Brett Pyne: "Taysom [Hill} suffered a knee injury in Friday's game."— Jay Drew (@drewjay) October 6, 2012
More Pyne: "The extent of his injury and related status is currently being evaluated. Any updates will be provided Monday." #BYU— Jay Drew (@drewjay) October 6, 2012
By simple math, BYU could have run the clock below 20 seconds before 4th down by kneeling the ball three times, but on first down, a quarterback draw was called.
Meanwhile, Jay Drew is also reporting a follow-up of sorts to what we heard from Bronco Mendenhall after the game. Coach Mendenhall said that Riley Nelson was "really close" to playing against Utah State. Drew tweeted this:
Apparently, Riley Nelson has told several people at LDS Conference priesthood session tonight that he will definitely start on Sat. #BYU— Jay Drew (@drewjay) October 6, 2012
So, it looks like we'll be waiting until Monday's standard press conference for any official word. In the mean time, I'll be over here popping antacids like Saul Bloom.