Matt Berry Solidifies Role as Quarterback Starter

Quarterback <b>Matt Berry</b> established himself as the BYU starter for the Georgia Tech game with his performance yesterday during the team's second full practice scrimmage.

"Matt Berry will be our starter going against Georgia Tech. He's maintained that slot throughout fall camp and today he just further established that," BYU head coach Gary Crowton said.

Berry's four interceptions in the team's first full scrimmage last week. He did not throw any interceptions yesterday.

Crowton added, "Matt was taking what the defense was giving him better today. Last week he was trying to force things way too much, but today I felt he just let the offense come to him and played within the offense and what the defense was giving him better today."

Berry was quick to credit the offensive line for his improved performance. "Our offensive line did a really good job picking up things, especially on my backside. Eddie Keele did a good job. The wide receivers stepped up and our running backs are really going to surprise people this year."

He said his injured finger is feeling much better. "It's feeling real good, the trainers are taking real good care of it."

"It was nice to see Matt out there. He wasn't happy with how he did during the first one, so his performance was encouraging. It was also nice to see him able to throw with that finger," Crowton added.

Crowton also commented on his quarterback situation saying, "Berry is our starter going into the Georgia Tech game, but I'm still thinking of playing Beck in certain situations. I haven't ruled that out. Regardless he needs to be ready, but right now we're going with Berry."

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