The Cougars face Weber State on Saturday.
The freshman apologized to Taylor in a statement and added, ''I got caught up in the intensity of the game and let my emotions get the best of me.'' He also apologized to Utah, coach Larry Krystkowiak, his teammates and fans of both schools and promised to ''do better in representing myself, the team and BYU.''
West Coast Conference commissioner Lynn Holzman released a statement condemning the act and called it ''unacceptable.''
BYU coach Dave Rose did not comment Thursday. There is no additional discipline from the school.