Tuesday, February 25 2014, 11:47 AM MST
QB Injuries For BYU And OSU Will Impact The Game
(KUTV) BYU has two quarterbacks who like to run and midway through the season, both Riley Nelson and Taysom Hill have been hurt. This week Nelson returns to action and Oregon State is ready to bring the pain.
"Any time a quarterback runs with the ball you wanna give him a little extra just because he is a quarterback," Oregon State defensive coordinator Mark Banker said.
But this guy here will bring it and you gotta bring it when you come tackle him. You gotta be in good position, you gotta wrap up and you gotta bring him to the ground."
On the other side of the ball Head Coach Mike Riley knows the focal point for BYU's defense will be to attack Beavers' quarterback Cody Vaz, who takes over for the injured Sean Mannion. Still, Riley says he has confidence is his back-up signal-caller
"He knows everything we do and has practiced it all," Riley said after Wednesday's practice. "He has always been ready, so there's no need to tear the thing down at all for him."
BYU beat Oregon State last season in Corvallis and three years ago in the Las Vegas Bowl. They'll meet this Saturday in Provo, kick-off is set for 1:30 p.m.
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