BYU football notebook: Butch Pau’u expected to play against Mississippi State this Saturday

11 Oct , 2017 Sports

PROVO — Butch Pau’u, who has been sidelined with an apparent hand injury, is expected to be back in BYU’s lineup this Saturday, when the football team travels to take on Mississippi State.

The junior starting middle linebacker was forced from action during the first quarter of BYU’s 40-24 loss to Utah State two weeks ago. He then sat out the team’s 24-7 loss to Boise State, but he is expected to be in the lineup against the Bulldogs.

“Butch is good. Butch will play,” said BYU defensive coordinator Ilaisa Tuiaki.

For Pau’u, it’s been frustrating having to nurse an injury while watching his team struggle to two straight losses.

“You take everything for granted before having to just watch from the sidelines,” Pau’u said. “You then have to be in the training room while the team is practicing. I hate it. I can’t stand not being able to help my team as much as possible, so it’s real nice to be back with the boys again.”

Pau’u has tried helping as much as possible the last few weeks, given his limitations. Throughout the Utah State game, he was seen marching up and down the sidelines, yelling encouragement to his teammates. He did much of …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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