A bye week couldn't have come at a better time for BYU senior safety Daniel Sorensen, who suffered a head injury two weeks ago against Boise State.
Sorensen has played every game in his career at BYU except for one, starting in 2008 as a freshman. Missing one of his final college games would not have been ideal.
To help the Cougars recover, BYU coaches gave the team five days off from practice, starting the day after the Boise State game, according to the Daily Herald.
Sorensen said the bye week "came at the right time ... and five days off is big. I think it's been good for a lot of us to have some days off."
Sorensen has been receiving treatment for the concussion and will presumably be playing in Saturday's game against nationally-ranked Wisconsin.
"Wisconsin is one of the few teams we'll play this year that actually huddles up on offense," Sorensen said. "That's different from most of what we've seen this year, because so many teams like us are playing at a faster tempo. That will be different."