"Our safeties have both played really well," BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said on Tuesday night. "They've both done exactly what they've been asked to do defensively. Daniel's been a zero-maintenance player. You sort of wish you can build an entire program with people like Daniel Sorensen."
The tandem offers up differing strengths. With two interceptions, Sorensen is arguably the best ballhawk the Cougars have. Bills has 62 tackles on the season, good for second on the team.
With Van Noy and Uani Unga leading a powerful front seven, the play of Bills and Sorensen's been a bright spot for the Cougars.
Teams have tried to exploit them, but they've answered the challenge of making plays when it matters.
"Craig's played really well, he's done a really nice job," Mendenhall said. "Daniel's more experienced and he's been more featured, but Craig's been solid and consistent. I'm really happy with how he's played."
Hadley has been labeled a game-time decision for Saturday's matchup with Nevada. He's missed significant time with a torn MCL. Return specialist JD Falslev returned early from his fractured hand against Notre Dame. He will play on Saturday.
"It's hard for me to sit back and watch because I feel helpless," Falslev said. "At the same time, I had a nice group of support around me, so I was thankful for that. I'm looking forward to playing on Saturday."
BYU at Nevada
O Saturday, 1 p.m.
TV • CBS Sports