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Friday, October 30, 2009
BYU's Jacobson to return next week


Posted by ESPN.com’s Graham Watson

BYU receiver McKay Jacobson is expected to be back for the Cougars' game against Wyoming next week.

Jacobson, who has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury, will be welcomed back with open arms by an offense that didn’t have a strong deep threat during his absence.

"To have McKay back is huge for us," BYU quarterback Max Hall told the Deseret News. "He can stretch the 'D' a little bit and get behind guys. He runs good routes. I think he'll be 100 percent and hopefully stay healthy the rest of the year. It always helps when you have a deep threat. The safeties play softer. Everybody plays softer in the secondary when you have a guy who can run past you. It will help our offense in all aspects."

Jacobson warmed up before the TCU game, but did not participate.

Despite missing four games, Jacobson is still the Cougars’ second-leading receiver with 11 catches for 280 yards and three touchdowns. Jacobson had a touchdown in each of his first three games, but the most important touchdown might have been the game-winning score against Oklahoma.