PROVO -- BYU's quarterback situation took, well, a U turn.
BYU freshman quarterback Taysom Hill, who engineered the Cougars' last two victories including a 6-3 win over Utah State late Friday, suffered a knee injury late in the contest.
School officials confirmed the injury Saturday. Few are talking on the record about the extent of the situation.
Several sources reported that BYU is evaluating his knee injury and will provide officiall updates on Monday.
Hill took several big hits in the fourth quarter as the Cougars nursed the three-point lead. The injury is believed to have occurred in the final two minutes. Hill ran the ball in an attempt to run out the clock and took hits to his shoulder as well as his knee.
He appeared stiff after the final plays. He did not mention the injury in post-game interview.
BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said after the game that senior quarterback Riley Nelson, battling a back injury himself, would start next Saturday against Oregon State if he is healthy.
Fans and the media have been speculating for 3-4 weeks that Hill's emergence might mean a change to who starts. Nelson will likely get extended practice and playing time over the next two weeks.