BYU tight end Dennis Pitta (strained MCL) was back at practice Thursday and according to sources looked very close to 100%.
Standout tight end Dennis Pitta will not practice for BYU until at least Thursday as he rehabs a strained MCL in his knee.
BYU star tight end Dennis Pitta strained his MCL in the win at Air Force, and his status for next week is uncertain, though one would bet he'd do everything to play in this week's clash with Utah.
Conventional wisdom suggests that following an excellent outing last week versus Colorado State, freshman tailback for Air Force, Asher Clark, would get the call today against Brigham Young. So much for conventional wisdom. Instead, head coach Troy Calhoun gave the start to senior Todd Newell, who responded by taking 21 carries for 116 yards and a touchdown against the Cougars.
Had it not been for junior tight end for BYU, Dennis Pitta, who tonight against Colorado State caught 12 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns, the Cougars would not have been able to pull off a close three-point victory over the Rams. It was Pitta, after all, that caught a 17-yard scoring pass from sophomomore Max Hall with just 22 seconds left in the game that allowed BYU to go up 45-42.