Jaren Hall was practicing for BYU this week, but he ultimately did not pass concussion protocol and will miss the Boise State game; redshirt freshman QB Baylor Romney will start in his place.
Head coach Kalani Sitake says QB Jaren Hall will not be available tonight; Baylor Romney gets the starting nod with Joe Critchlow backing up. 6’8” freshman Blake Freeland is in line to play and start at RT; BYU is down four O-linemen: Hoge, Saleapaga, Longson, Shoaf (season).— Greg Wrubell (@gregwrubell) October 20, 2019
The offensive line is also low on depth as the line will be down 2 starters and 2 backups. Thomas Shoaf is the lone guy whose injury is season ending, as he reportedly tore his ACL versus USF. True freshman Blake Freeland will get his first career start at right tackle, with Harris LaChance presumably backing him up. Freeland is an athletic tackle who was a good basketball player as well in high school.
Also notable is that senior Troy Warner will make his season debut. Warner will still likely redshirt this season and use this game as one of his four games he can use while still maintaining his redshirt. Warner will backup Austin Lee and Dayan Ghanwoloku at safety — Ghanwoloku is making the move to safety after playing at cornerback in every other game this season.