BYU kick returner lost fingertip against Notre Dame

PROVO, Utah -- Brigham Young kick returner Breyon Jones lost
a fingertip during a game last week at Notre Dame.

Coach Bronco Mendenhall said Wednesday that Jones may have
gotten the finger crunched between two helmets in the Fighting
Irish's 49-23 win Saturday.

"I don't know which finger, but about three-quarters of the
nail and up is gone. They closed that and sewed it together after
the game," Mendenhall said.

Jones is the Cougars' top kickoff returner with 13 for 303 yards
-- an average of 23.3 per kick. Jones didn't practice Tuesday, but
Mendenhall said he expected Jones to be ready to play Saturday
against Air Force.

"I just asked him if he could catch it and he said he could, so
he'll be back there," Mendenhall said.