BYU football: Riley Nelson, Cody Hoffman injured in BYU loss to San Jose Stae

Published: Monday, Nov. 19 2012 7:50 a.m. MST

Nelson said BYU coaches never talked about him coming out, although it appeared James Lark looked like he was prepared on the sideline. "I stood up and when I elongate the torso, it pops back in," he said.

"It's just one more thing to manage to finish the season. I knew I wasn't coming out. I've played with injuries before. I've played with rib injuries before. When ribs are broken, they stay broken. This isn't a sharp pain (broken) but more of a dull pain. I think it's a subluxation. I trust our training staff. I'll get it checked out Sunday and go from there."

Corner Preston Hadley said the Cougars gave up cheap scores early, then settled down. "It was a lack of focus. They came out fired up and were playing with a lot of emotion and we weren't able to match it. Then we settled down and played like a 'Band of Brothers.'"

Kyle Van Noy and Russell Tialavea sacked Fales once each to start the third quarter, the first sacks on Fales in five games.

Said Nelson, "Too little, too late. Combine that with a slow start. It is heartbreaking. We have got to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and come to work on Monday."

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