East Hartford, Conn. • BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall was impressed with the play of his fill-in cornerbacks.
Cougar quarterback Taysom Hill appreciated the work of some of the best scout-team defensive backs in the country.
After all of the uncertainty and speculation that spiced preseason practice, BYU survived its personnel issues in a 35-10 win over Connecticut on Friday at Rentschler Field. Fill-in cornerbacks Jordan Preator and Michael Davis held up well, according to Mendenhall, and Hill liked how suspended starters Robertson Daniel and Jordan Johnson "didn't distract from the team" in practice.
Hill credited them with performing as "pretty freakin' good" scout-team players, preparing BYU's receivers for the season opener. Johnson and Daniel were listed as a starting cornerbacks on the depth chart published Monday, but they didn't board the plane Wednesday.