Win over Utah State comes with a cost

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Freshman quarterback Taysom Hill suffered a serious knee injury in BYU’s 6-3 win over the Aggies Friday night.

“Taysom Hill sustained a knee injury in Friday’s game,” said Brett Pyne, BYU’s sports information director. “The extent of the injury and related status is still being evaluated.”

With 1:13 left to play, Hill ran the ball for of 4 yards to seal the victory over the Aggies. As Hill came back over to the sidelines, he could be seen favoring his left leg. The limp was especially prominent as Hill arrived for the post-game press conference.

Hill had been playing well, starting in place of the injured Riley Nelson. Hill had passed for 235 yards and a touchdown. The injury however came on Hill’s final carry. Hill ended the game with 80 yards rushing on 19 carries.

The injury leaves the Cougars with another question at quarterback going into their homecoming gameĀ againstĀ Oregon State. Riley Nelson is coming off a back injury that has left him on the bench for the last two games. Senior James Lark, who began the season as the backup quarterback, has been receiving fewer snaps since Hill took over the offense.

Hill and Nelson’s status for the game against Oregon State, and the rest of the season, will be made available Monday.

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