BOISE, Idaho — Boise State Football Coach Bryan Harsin previewed Friday's highly-anticipated matchup against BYU during his weekly press conference early Tuesday morning.
The press conference can be viewed in its entirety on KTVB's Youtube page.
The Broncos are coming off a 49-30 win over the Air Force Falcons on Saturday night, despite playing without starting quarterback Hank Bachmeier and starting safety JL Skinner.
Harsin praised the performance of USC transfer Jack Sears in the game, saying that he "thought that he prepared himself very well."
The coach has not yet signaled whether Sears will start at quarterback again this weekend, or whether Bachmeier will be cleared to play. Skinner will return to the field for Friday's game, he said.
"We'll figure out what this next week looks like and you guys know this - this is such an unusual year with so many different things, and that's part of what we are dealing with," Harsin said. "It's not a normal season where you know going into each and every week what is going to be the case with your players, and the situation that you're going to be in."
Harsin also revealed that defensive end Demetri Washington suffered a season-ending injury in the Air Force game. Washington is scheduled for an MRI Tuesday.
"We feel terrible for him, he has worked so hard," Harsin said.
Boise State will face off against ninth-ranked BYU at home on Friday, Nov. 6.
"This is a physical game that we are preparing for coming off another physical game against Air Force," Harsin said.
The coach noted that BYU has a strong team that will pose a challenge for the Broncos.
"They've got a really good team, they've played more games than we've played," he said.
Tuesday is an off day for the team, making for a short week as the team prepares to face the Cougars.
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