Nelson to Start against San Jose State

Oct 07, 2011 - Posted by Jordan Christiansen on October 7, 2011 at 5:35 pm

BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall today announced that junior quarterback Riley Nelson will start against San Jose State on Saturday night.

"My decision to start Riley on Saturday is based on the productivity of our offense at the end of last week’s victory over Utah State," Mendenhall said. "After coming out of the game last week, Jake (Heaps) has responded very well with an excellent week of practice and he is eager for his next opportunity. I have confidence that both quarterbacks can lead this team.”

BYU hosts San Jose State Saturday night at 8:15 p.m. The homecoming game will be televised on ESPNU.