Senior quarterback Taysom Hill has been sidelined for the remainder of the year with a broken foot, putting a damper on the Cougars’ incredible 33-28 win over the Huskers on Saturday.
BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall told reporters that Hill suffered a Lisfranc injury during the season-opener against Nebraska and will be out for the rest of the season.
Hill sustained the injury on 21-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
“He did it on the touchdown run and then played more,” Mendenhall said of Hill’s injury on Saturday. “Our athletic training staff said they’d never seen anyone go back and play in the same game once that’s happened. He allowed us to stay within striking distance. There’s no player or person that I’ve coached that I care about more than Taysom. So it’s bittersweet.”
Hill left twice during the game due to his foot injury and was replaced both times by freshman quarterback Tanner Mangum.
This is Hill’s third season-ending injury. The first being his freshman season with a knee injury and the second in his junior season with a leg fracture and ligament tear. Hill was highly ranked on several Heisman Trophy watch lists before his injury in 2014.
Hill entered the 2015 season with a total QBR of 86.5. Hill was 21-34, 268 yards, one touchdown and one interception against Nebraska Saturday. He also added nine carries for 72 yards and two touchdowns.
The future of the season now lies with Mangum. The freshman quarterback threw for 111 yards, including the game winning touchdown. He also added 26 yards on the ground.