BYU, Utah gameday glance Sept. 21 (7 items)
A week of smack-talking, pranks and rivalry jokes is gone — rivalry gameday has finally arrived for football fans.
Utah will visit LaVell Edwards Stadium, where they hold a 3-2 advantage over BYU in games played since 2003.
BYU is looking to find the holes through the Utes defensive line and quarterback Taysom Hill will need an even more prominent performance than his 259 rushing yards against Texas.
Here are the stakes, trends and other keys to the rivalry matchup.
1 of 7. At a glance
SATURDAY, 8:15 p.m.
LaVell Edwards Stadium (63,470)
Natural grass, Provo
Radio: 1160AM and 700AM
Weather: Sunny with wind, 82 degrees
2 of 7. The Stakes
For BYU ... After three straight setbacks to Utah, many of BYU’s seniors have never beaten the Utes. The Cougars don’t have a conference championship to play for, so they need to win this game for a shot at the state title.
3 of 7. The Trends
For BYU ... The Cougars have a 2-3 record against Utah at LaVell Edwards Stadium since 2003.
4 of 7. The Edge
BYU will win if ... the Cougars avoid turnovers and if the offensive line protects quarterback Taysom Hill and opens up holes in the running game.