BYU held on to win 35-27 over USF, but did so without QB Jaren Hall and a handful of other players who didn’t play or who got banged up during the game. BYU’s defense struggled in the second half to get USF off the field, largely due to guys going out with injuries.
Kalani gave updates on multiple guys and said that “nobody is counted out yet.”
Below are injury updates from Kalani.
- On Jaren Hall: “We thought he’d be ready to go, and the advice from the medical staff they thought it would be best to hold him out. I think if you asked him he wanted to go but we have to be smart and we have to save our guys from themselves, even.”
Kalani later said that “we’re feeling pretty good about him being back” for Utah State.
- Starting right tackle Harris LaChance went out and Kalani said “we think we can get him back for next week.”
- FB/TE Masen Wake also got shaken up and Kalani said “we think we can get him back” for Utah State.
- CB/KR Caleb Christensen: “We’ll see how that looks tomorrow. We’re hopeful.”
- Starting defensive linemen Tyler Batty and Atunaisa Mahe were both held out for injuries. Kalani said “we’re pretty sure” that both guys will play versus USU. Tyler Batty led BYU in sacks last season and Mahe is arguably BYU’s best interior defensive lineman.
You can watch the full press conference from Kalani below. We should have more clarity during Kalani’s Monday press conference and before the USU game on Friday night.