BYU’s season opening win which had a miraculous finish with a hail mary pass from Tanner Mangum to Mitch Mathews to beat Nebraska, 33-28, but it was overshadowed by Taysom Hill’s season ending with another foot injury.
Hill’s BYU career could have been described as what could have been. The senior quarterback’s career is over — unless he wants to come back with a medical redshirt redshirt — after suffering a lisfranc injury.
The injury occurred in the second quarter and Hill missed four plays and freshman Mangum came in to play four plays. Hill seemed unaffected by the injury at the time, but he left for good late in the fourth quarter.
Before leaving Saturday’s game, Hill completed 21-of-34 passes for 268 yards and touchdown and rushed for 72 yards and two scores.
Her is social medias reaction to Hill’s injury.
For me.. Taysom Hill was BYU’s version of Bo Jackson. Never reached his potential, but could have been the greatest ever.
— Benjamin Criddle (@criddler21) September 6, 2015
By far, my favorite player EVER to wear Cougar Blue… Taysom Hill!
— Tom Holmoe (@TomHolmoe) September 5, 2015
I feel so bad for Taysom Hill, back to back season openers with a major season ending leg injury.
— Jake Wills (@jwills227) September 6, 2015
Dang it…. Taysom Hill deserved better. Sometimes you have to sacrifice a goat to please the Football Gods.
— Jeremiah (@SYRmotsag) September 6, 2015
BYU officials said QB Taysom Hill suffers Lisfranc mid-foot sprain, will be evaluated back in Provo, but likely out for year
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 6, 2015