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PROVO -- The BYU Cougars took on the Idaho Vandals in Provo Saturday night and it was Heaps not Nelson who led the Cougars to a big win.
The Cougars came up short on their first drive, but Nelson moved his team down the field on their second drive and took some hard hits. He hit Hoffman for a 30-plus-yard TD, but took a shot at the same time.
"Riley Nelson does not look good. He is being walked back to the locker room," tweeted KSL NewsRadio's Andrew Adams.
He was right, he wasn't good. Not only was he walked off the field, but he was taken to the hospital for X-rays.
"Riley Nelson diagnosed with broken rib, will stay at hospital overnight," tweeted BYUCougarblue and about100 other accounts.
So, with Nelson out we got to see Heaps and he took advantage against a poor opponent and a moment to shine in an effort to win his starting job back.
"With Heaps coming into the game, this contest just got a lot more interesting to watch," wrote espn700Shep.
Heaps didn't get a lot of chances to air out the ball to start as Doman kept the ball on the ground.
"A lot of ineffective runs up the middle. I'm sure #heaps is itching to throw more than hand off," tweeted ksl.com writer Gjohns.
Well, that didn't last long and Heaps started making some good looking throws.
"Heaps to Hoffman for a 21-yd TD, 13 seconds before the half. Cougars lead 28-0," tweeted BYUathletics.
Heaps later had a pick in the third, but he came back after a Jordan Johnson INT and rifled a shot into his favorite target, Ross Apo.
"Meanwhile in Provo, Heaps hits Apo for a touchdown. BYU up 42-0," tweeted TheUpsetBlog.
With a huge lead, Bronco started throwing in just about everyone on the sideline, including third string QB James Lark.
"Lark throws for a first! Lark for Heisman 2013?" That may have been a stretch for kslsports to tweet, but it was good to see Lark get a few chances.
The Cougars back up D gave a up a huge TD to blow the shutout, but when Idaho was knocking on the door again, but Spencer Hadely picked off the Vandals on the one yard line and returned it to the 50.
The big question for everyone now is, will Nelson be ready to go next week against New Mexico State and if so, is he guaranteed his starting job? We'll just have to wait and see.