BYU released a depth chart prior to their Christmas Eve matchup versus Hawaii. We highlighted some of the positions below and have a full depth chart from BYU’s official site at the end.
Quarterback: Zach Wilson is the starter with Jaren Hall as the main backup. Baylor Romney is available, but is not 100% yet with a lingering foot injury. Hall has not seen any action since suffering a second concussion November 2 versus Utah State.
Wilson hasn’t seemed quite as sharp since breaking his thumb versus Toledo, but has had over three weeks to heal since the San Diego State game. Wilson should play the whole game barring a BYU blowout or another injury, but things could get interesting if BYU’s offense struggles early. BYU’s offense was firing on all cylinders versus Utah State when Jaren Hall and Romney played, so coaches could elect to go with Hall depending on the situation.
BYU QBs coach Aaron Roderick said Zach Wilson will start against Hawaii and Jaren Hall will be main backup. He said Baylor Romney has been cleared, too, but isn’t 100 percent.— Jay Drew (@drewjay) December 17, 2019
Running Back: Lopini Katoa is the number one back and Emmanuel Esukpa, Tyler Allgeier and Jackson McChesney all have the “or” designation behind him. McChesney didn’t get any carries after running for 228 yards at UMass, so it will worth noting if he is healthy and in the running back rotation. Esukpa has not had a carry since the Utah State game and looks to finally be healthy.
Wide Receiver: WR depth looks to be the same, but we could see some more Keanu Hill. Hill has played in only three games this season, so he can play in the bowl game while preserving his redshirt. Hill had a couple nice grabs versus Idaho State when he finished with 40 yards on 3 receptions.
Defensive Line: Bracken El-Bakri is finally healthy and is listed as a starting defensive end opposite of Devin Kaufusi. JJ Nwigwe has really come on strong the second half of the season and is a starter at defensive tackle alongside Khyiris Tonga.
Field Goal Kicker: Skyler Southam got the nod over Jake Oldroyd versus San Diego State and finished 1-3. Both kickers are listed with the “or” designation.