San Jose State may be able to swiftly punch BYU in the mouth. Their quarterback
is miles ahead of Nelson in skill and durability.
Owl, thank you for the insight. That makes sense. And Striker, what am I
jealous of? Do you have me confused with Chris B? I don't understand your
comment. BYU and even Riley will not have many problems with San
Remember at the beginning of the year, those comparing him to Tebow and saying
he could win the Heisman....Reality is Nelson makes Heaps look good
The first statement of this article I don't think will be accurate. BYU
should win by four touchdowns and our defense will likely not allow San Jose
State 14 points. I don't think that putting the pussycats at the end of the
season will prepare BYU against a bowl game either.
So Riley hasn't been healthy before this game? I find it interesting the
word healthy in the past weeks. Maybe setting up an excuse for Saturdays loss.
Riley doesn't need the defense to back him up as long as Doman is on the
field. To me great performances by past BYU quaterbacks are usually
remembered by specific games such as Detmer vs. Miami, Bosco vs. Michigan,
McMahon vs. every team he faced, and specifically SMU. The best memory I will
have of Nelson will be high-fiving the ref after a two-point conversion against
On a personal note I'm glad Riley is healthy. As a fan I have to say we
could be in big trouble with SJSU.
Riley Nelson fell from Football sainthood at BYU pretty fast this year. He is so
average compared to previous Quarterbacks who played at BYU. San Jose State is
much better than most of the opponents BYU has faced this year, so I
wouldn't be surprised to see the Spartans pull off the upset. @BomarThere is no way Sorensen is the best QB in the state this year.
Chuckie Keeton is clearly the best as far as stats and overall consistency go
(even factoring out my obvious bias). Sorensen isn't bad, but he has had
some wretched games this year. USU and Montana State come to mind.
Also, spinous process fractures, though painful, are functionally
inconsequential. Perhaps maybe that is what he had.However, I agree with
Owl. Other than possibly a hairline fracture of some sort, I doubt there is a
significant fracture at all.
Riley's legacy has already been written. His legacy is that he is a very
average quarterback and will never be mentioned in the same sentence as the
great quarterbacks to play for the Cougars. Also, that his less than average
ability and performance cost the Cougars several wins during his career. I wish
that Riley would have transferred to SUU instead of Sorensen. In my opinion
Sorensen is the best college QB in the state.
Troy,A minimal compression fracture of the spine heals very quickly. The
exact diagnosis was not clearly specified in the paper, but I suspect it was not
a fracture. If there was really a question of a spinal fracture, a MRI would
have been definitive. Riley had a painful "back injury" that slowly got
better. That's all we know.
He's dang good. We're going to miss him a ton.
Mr Harmon, you should of save it till Sunday. Not worth reading. And
"IF". BYU leading some 99 points before half time, PLEASE we want to see
Munns on the field so he can be ready to be 2nd string qb for next year. Sorry
Lark because you are graduating soon.
@ StrikerGeorgia Tech's offensive strength is their rushing game,
which also happens to be BYU's defensive strength. BYU has shown much more
vulnerability against the pass (i.e., Oregon State). I believe our offense is
going to have to have their best game to win this.
I get really nervous with the thought that BYU is playing a team with a winning
record, with the key to the offense in the hands of Riley and Brandon. The 60 QB
rating vs winning teams is just awful. I don't place the entire blame for a
ruined season on the guy, while he set a record for poorest QB play EVER vs
Boise it was Bronco's choice to go for 2, apparently momentarily forgetting
we have overtime in college football. He can't be responsible for the
defensive failures vs Notre Dame and Ore St, he prevented a bounce back with his
mental block while his best receiver was all alone potentially a winning
touchdown just waiting for the ball at ND, and again tossing an INT blanking out
the Cats chance to come back vs OSU. I would have so much more hope if Lark,
having an arm, was starting and if the 2013 season was absent Doman as wlll as
Mr. Harmon, don't listen to any drip brought up by the likes of Troy. Can
you smell jealousy coming out of those words? I sure can, and it's not a
good smell!Georgia Tech has a far better offense than SJSU...not
even close, and BYU held that team to 3 offensive points. BYU will do just
fine. BYU will win its next two games.
@Wiscougarfan"Two Cougar wins have come over a trio of one-win
teams (Hawaii, Weber State and Idaho)." Huh? Yes.
When a team like BYU is playing competition like that, they don't actually
get credit for a FULL win. That must be how it works.
Another 3 minutes of my life wasted. Thanks Dick for another lame Riley article.
Is it humanly possible for a broken vertebrae to heal this quickly?
"High scoring offense with good defense"-- sounds like Oregon State--
Uhh Ohh! Good luck, Coug's! Time to put together another Geo. Tech type
"Two Cougar wins have come over a trio of one-win teams (Hawaii, Weber State
and Idaho)." Huh? This will be a great test for the
Cougars. I think they have a bit of a chip right now and will come out
swinging. BYU may finally field a high scoring offense against a quality
defense. Good luck Cougs.
If Riley was healthy all year, we would have won every game - going away.