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BYU football: Receiver Nick Kurtz sits out scrimmage with foot injury

First Published Aug 09 2014 05:09PM      Last Updated Aug 09 2014 11:36 pm
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"Hine did a nice job, and we saw as the scrimmage went, a little bit more creativity, and a little bit more confidence with each rep," Mendenhall said. "Obviously, the one play that stands out is when he went airborne in going over two guys that went down."

Hill, who completed 9 of 15 passes for 98 yards and the TD, gave the offense a six on a scale of 1-10 for its level of sharpness.

"We have to clean up some of the three-and-outs and some of the little miscues on assignments and stuff," he said.

Stewart had a slightly more efficient day, completing 12 of 17 passes for 116 yards.

Defensively, linebacker Jherremya Leuta-Douyere led the way with six tackles, and defensive coordinator Nick Howell said that cornerbacks Michael Davis and Jordan Preator also played well.

"We didn’t stop the run nearly well enough," Howell said. "That’s the biggest takeaway that I took from it."


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BYU scrimmage highlights

» Quarterback Taysom Hill leads two touchdown drives and throws a 39-yard touchdown pass to Mitchell Juergens.

» Backup QB Christian Stewart throws a 23-yard touchdown pass to Devon Blackmon.

» Walk-on defensive back Grant Jones forces the only turnover, intercepting a Hayden Griffits pass on that freshman QB’s only series.