Logan Hoping to Play Saturday

Cougar cornerback Brian Logan has been a solid cornerback in BYU's secondary. After suffering a shoulder injury against Florida State last Saturday, Logan was suited up this week and out on the practice field. He hopes to be out on the field this weekend to defend his home field against the Wolf Pack.

Against Florida State Brian Logan was having a solid game blanketing the Seminole receivers, until he left the game with a shoulder injury. Since then, Logan has been trying to heal in time for the fourth game of the season.

"I'm trying to recover from this stinger that I got last Saturday," Logan said. "I've been working out with a trainer about three times a day, so I feel a lot better and [am] having movement in my arm and shoulder. I was really stiff last Sunday waking up, but I can do all kinds of different things with it now."

If Logan is ready to go on Saturday, he'll be facing another big challenge in the Wolf Pack offense and quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who can beat defenses on the ground and through the air.

"They are very similar in Air Force in what they're trying to do," Logan said. "We've seen it before and they're good. They move the ball and their quarterback is probably their best player. He can beat you with his feet and he can beat you with his arm. I don't think he gets enough credit for his arm. Their receivers are averaging 17 yards per catch now, so they've got receivers that can compliment the quarterback and they work well within their system."

Running back Vai Taua, a 5-foot-10-inch, 220-pound first-team All-WAC performer last year, holds two of Nevada's eight best single-season rushing performances in school history.

Logan said that Taua is "a hard runner and runs downfield really well. I think one reason why their quarterback is able to get so many yards on the ground is because defenses have to try and contain a running back that complements the style of offense they run."

Against Air Force, BYU's defense broke down and lost containment because of individual players not doing their assignments and playing disciplined football. On Saturday, the Cougar defense will be successful if they've learned the lesson the Falcons gave them.

"It's just little things that guys are messing up on," said Logan. "If they're assignment-sound, then they'll be in position to better defend against what they're trying to do. I know they try to trick you with all kinds of ‘this way and that way' kind of stuff. If we stay assignment-sound, we'll be good."

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