Fall camp continues with urgency
PROVO, Utah - The tenth day of fall camp is in the books with another two-a-day practice format on Monday. Players and coaches participated in a mid-morning practice and wrapped up the day with an evening practice focused on two-minute offense and playing with urgency.
In the team session at the end of the second practice quarterback Riley Nelson was connecting with receivers all over the field in the uptempo drive. In his first series Nelson found running back Michael Alisa who turned a short pass into a 30-yard gain with an open field in front of him. Nelson's drive fell short when he was sacked by linebacker Spencer Hadley forcing a fourth-down attempt that was batted down by the defense in the end zone.
Nelson's second series was a success, first with a fourth-down strike to wide receiver Cody Hoffman on the sideline for 24 yards to move the chains. Wide receiver JD Falslev hauled in a 16-yard touchdown on the next play. Nelson finished the afternoon practice going 9 of 15 for 106 yards and one touchdown.
Defensive back Skye PoVey had a nice day as well, intercepting a pass in both skelly drills (7-on-7) and another in the team segment later in the afternoon, picking off quarterback Taysom Hill during his drive. Linebacker Austen Jorgensen batted down a pass from quarterback James Lark earlier in the team portion. Lark was 5 of 7 for 28 yards.
The team continues fall camp with another morning practice on Tuesday.
BYU football wrapped up its first week of fall camp with its fifth practice on Saturday morning.