BYU football: Riley Nelson's back in at QB, Taysom Hill's lost for season with knee injury
"He looks as good as he looked since the injury occurred," Hurst said. "I wouldn't let him play unless I felt very comfortable with him playing."
Nelson said he can empathize with what Hill is going through right now.
"My heart goes out to him. My prayers are with him," Nelson said. "A season-ending injury is tough. I've experienced those before. They're frustrating and hard to get over. It's a big blow to our team. He's a playmaker and one of our best offensive weapons. To have him go down leaves a hole in our offense. Other guys are going to have to step up and fill it, like happens every year."
Lark will be Nelson's backup, while junior Jason Munns will be the third-string quarterback, Mendenhall said.
"He's one hit away from playing," Doman said of Lark, "and the way this season has gone, gosh, the percentages are high that he'll play."
Ironically, Oregon State will be without its starting quarterback this week due to a knee injury. Sean Mannion will have knee surgery and is out indefinitely, Beavers coach Mike Riley said Monday. Mannion suffered the injury on a handoff during last Saturday's 19-6 win over Washington State, though Mannion did not leave the game because of the injury.
With Mannion out, backup Cody Vaz, who hasn't taken a snap in a game in two years, will start for Oregon State.
Cougars on the air
No. 10 Oregon State (4-0) at BYU (4-2)
Saturday, 1:30 p.m. MT
LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo
Radio: 1160 AM, 102.7 FM
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