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Nelson back as starting quarterback

Riley Nelson

Riley Nelson sat out the past two games to heal a back injury while true freshman quarterback Tasyom Hill took over in his stead. So, how close was Nelson to playing against Utah State, the team he once transferred from? Nelson was very, very close.

"Yeah, I practiced all the way up ‘til Wednesday, so yeah, I was that close," said Riley Nelson about last week. "I mean, I was two days away. Coach Mendenhall decided to make the decision, and I told him that I was going to do everything that I can. They allowed me a day to put it on tape what I could do. They allowed me that and their decision was to start Taysom [Hill], and it worked out for... Recommended Stories